Le thoke sohn is supposed to be a salad made with anything like veggies or meat whatever readily available along with rice or noodles and as per wiki ogonori sea moss. I found a simple vegan version at this site here thanks to the links given in the AWED announcement .It was very simple and easy to make and was called Letho salad.I presume this is the Americanized version of the original salad as it surely does not have sea moss or any such extravagant ingredient and as the name suggests makes use of readily available items. Letho or Le- Thoke is supposed to mean everything /anything - I have just read it somewhere on the web and am no authority to confirm it and sohn means salad.Anyway the salad turned out much better than expected.
Green /Raw Papaya: 1 cup
Shredded Green cabbage: 1 cup
Shredded Carrot: 1/2 cup
Spring onion Whites: 1/2 cup chopped
Cooked White Rice : 2 cup ( I used basmati)
Cilantro: chopped for garnish
Sesame Oil: 2 tbsp
Lemon Juice: 2 tbsp
Fresh Grated Ginger: 1 tsp +
Mix together all the salad ingredients in a bowl. Pour the dressing and mix well. Serve as a lightmeal with your choice of accompaniments like chilli oil,shrimp powdered,fried garlic chips etc.I also served it stuffed in Vietnamese spring roll wraps.
The salad is simple and delicious and the gingery dressing is very fresh and the flavours burst in the mouth.This is the first time I am trying Burmese and am bowled over by this.There are few veg dishes thanks to the Buddhist culture in Burma. Anyway,this is my first entry to AWED:Burma hosted at Swathis,an event by DK.