- Ceramic Mortar And Pestle
Thai: ครกดิน (croke din)
This type of Mortar & Pestle is essential for making Som Dtum. Don’t try it in the stone variety, as it won’t work correctly. This type is deep and has a wooden pestle, which bruises the papaya just right.
- Stone Mortar And Pestle
Thai: ครกหิน (croke heen)
The stone kind is essential to Thai cooking. Use it to grind up curry pastes, marinades, smash herbs, etc.
- Tea Sock
Thai: ถุงชา (tung cha)
A tea sock (for lack of better descriptive name!) is used to make Thai style tea and coffee. Essentially you boil the tea and then strain it with this sock. You can buy them at most South East Asian groceries.