You might think fusion cooking is only to be found in the restaurants and food festivals of the western world but along the Thai-Burma border there’s an amazing baker making delicious spicy potato Chinese samosas. This baker is also a Burmese refugee who’s built up his business from scratch. He learnt the recipe in a Chinese bakery in Burma before fleeing his home becoming a refugee in Thailand. His baking skills are extremely impressive and his dedication is unequalled. He works incredibly hard, getting up every day at 2:30am to bake and then travels to the market to sell his produce. He buys the ingredients for the next day’s production at the market before heading home and he eventually gets to bed around 9pm.
The pictures below and our Facebook album – Making spicy potato samosas along the Thai-Burma border - show you this incredible culinary master at work.
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1. First, peel and slice the potatoes. In a hot frying pan, fry the potatoes with spices and fresh coriander.
2. Once the filling is ready, prepare the dough. Pour flour onto clean surface, make a well, and add liquid. Mix well to blend the dough.
3. Kneed the dough until smooth and elastic.
4. Separate dough into even pieces.
5. Roll out each piece into a thin circle. Add filling. Fold, and fry.
6. Sell… or eat!
For a more detailed recipe you can try yourself at home: BBC Good Food spiced potato samosas