Kho Taung Monti is a well-known local food of Kho Taung village on the road leading to Mingun from Sagaing in Sagaing Region. It is the salad of rice noodles made in the village. The soup of new root stem of taro with fish ball of featherback fish is the most compatible with the salad.In the recipe, Nangyi noodle is used because Kho Taung Monti noodle is not available. But, I tried my best to be similar with the style what Kho Taung Monti vendor did.
Nangyi noodle/ Khodaung noodle - 2 viss
Featherback fish - 60 tickles
Cabbage -half of a cabbage
Beansprout -10 tickles
Coriander leaves -5 tickles
Long bean -3 bunches
Bean powder -150 gram
Chili powder (roasted) - 5 tickles
Chili powder (raw) - 5 tickles
Fish sauce - 5 tickles
Oil -25 tickles
Garlic - 5 tickles
Onion - 5 tickles
Bean vermicelli -5 tickle
Lime/lemon -one unit
Deep fried Mat Pe -some
Some Dashi/seasoning powder, turmeric
New root stem of taro -20 tickles
Head of featherback fish -30 tickles
Garlic - 5 cloves
Ginger - one inch piece
Lemongrass -two stalks
Fish ball - some
Crispy fried rice noodle - some
Some salt, seasoning powder, pepper
Put thin-cut radish in vinegar, or add lemon juice on slice garlic
Add salt, turmeric and seasoning powder in featherback fish meat and make them into round pieces. Pound five tickle of garlic to make yellow-smelled oil. Heat oil in a wok and put them.To make red oil, put raw chili powder in a cup and pour boiled oil in it.
Rinse long beans and boil them for three minutes and then put in the bowl with cold water. And drain the water using a strainer. Do the same for beansprouts. Shred cabbage and coriander leaves.
To cook soup
Boil heads of fish for a while and throw the water out to get clear broth. Then, boil them for the second time and add smashed garlic, ginger and lemongrass. When the fish heads are tenderly cooked, add fish ball and taro stem. Add salt and pepper later as you like.
To make Monti salad
Put rice noodle, shredded cabbage, boiled beansprout and beans in a bowl. Then add yellow and red cooked oil, fish sauce, seasoning powder, bean powder, and lemon juice. Decorate with fish ball and fried Mat Pe. For the soup, you can serve it adding coriander leaves and crispy fried rice noodles.