a note from Chef Kris:
while i am stoked that food & wine featured my nam prik noom in their august issue, there are a few points i wanted to clear up, mostly to preempt scornful emails from the authenticity police (assholes!)....
1.) 'thai chile relish' can refer to hundreds of different 'nam prik.' this particular one is called 'nam prik noom' and is found throughout the northern regions of chiang rai and chiang mai.
2.) "Asian fish sauce"? not my words
3.) white granulated sugar, not light brown sugar