Exotic Spicy Thai Food…Ant Egg Salad…Koi Khai Mod Dang

It is National Egg Month which means today we will talk eggs…Spicy Ant Egg Salad…something the Mexican call caviar on land…Many of you may not have heard or tried it…some of you may have tried it or decided it wasn’t for you…The opinion is certainly divided…

It can also be quite a dangerous collecting the eggs…if you are in Thailand and see anyone hopping about and brushing themselves down quite frantically under a tree…They are collecting Ants Eggs…..A dangerous game and why they are by Thai standards a delicacy and quite expensive to buy.

Ant Egg Salad…Koi Khai Mod Dang ก้อยไข่มดแดง 


  • 3 tbsp Ant Eggs.
  • 1 tbsp Fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp Roasted rice
  • 1/2-1 tsp chilli flakes.
  • 2 Spring onion finely sliced.
  • Handful chopped coriander
  • 7-10 Mint leaves
  • 2 tsp. Ground pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp. Lime juice
  • 3 shallots finely sliced.

Stir all ingredients together gently. Add the seasoning. Serve with fresh vegetables.

ant egg salad


If you get over any initial reticence to try it most people like it….really….I do.

Well, I will be honest. with you…I shut my eyes the first time I tried it…How THAT helps I don’t know…haha

I love eggs …any which way as long as I know they are free-range and allowed to roam and forage what they will …but some people, unfortunately, are allergic to eggs or have a reaction in which case to make some recipes an egg substitute is required. Below are some 6 substitutes for eggs in your recipes….




Applesauce is a purée made from cooked apples.

It’s often sweetened or flavoured with other spices like nutmeg and cinnamon.

Using one-fourth cup (about 65 grams) of applesauce can replace one egg in most recipes.

It’s best to use unsweetened applesauce. If you’re using a sweetened variety, you should reduce the amount of sugar or sweetener in the recipe itself.

Mashed banana is another popular replacement for eggs.

The only downside to baking with bananas is that your finished product may have a mild banana flavour.

Other puréed fruits like pumpkin and avocado work too and may not affect the flavour as much.

Whichever fruit you choose to use, you can replace each egg with one-fourth cup (65 grams) of purée.

Baked goods made with puréed fruits may not brown as deeply, but they will be very dense and moist.

This substitution works best in cakes, muffins, brownies and quick bread.

Flaxseeds and chia seeds are both tiny seeds that are highly nutritious.

They are high in omega-3 fatty acids, fibre and other unique plant compounds

You can grind the seeds yourself at home or buy ready-made seed meal from the store.

To replace one egg, whisk together 1 tablespoon (7 grams) of ground chia or flaxseeds with 3 tablespoons (45 grams) of water until fully absorbed and thickened.

Doing so may cause baked goods to become heavy and dense. Also, it may result in a nuttier flavour, so it works best in products like pancakes, waffles, muffins, bread and cookies.

Silken Tofu

Tofu is condensed soy milk that has been processed and pressed into solid blocks.

The texture of tofu varies based on its water content. The more water that is pressed out, the firmer the tofu gets.

Silken tofu has high water content and is, therefore, softer in consistency.

To replace one egg, substitute one-fourth cup (about 60 grams) of puréed, silken tofu.

Silken tofu is relatively flavourless, but it can make baked goods dense and heavy, so it’s best used in brownies, cookies, quick bread and cakes.

Mixing 1 teaspoon (7 grams) of baking soda with 1 tablespoon (15 grams) of vinegar can replace one egg in most recipes.

Apple cider vinegar or white distilled vinegar is the most popular choices.

When mixed together, vinegar and baking soda start a chemical reaction that produces carbon dioxide and water, which makes baked goods light and airy.

This substitution works best for cakes, cupcakes and quick bread.

Aquafaba is the liquid leftover from cooking beans or legumesIt’s the same liquid that is found in canned chickpeas or beans.

The liquid has a very similar consistency to that of raw egg whites, making it an excellent substitution for many recipes.

You can use 3 tablespoons (45 grams) of aquafaba to replace one egg.

Aquafaba works especially well in recipes that call for just egg whites, such as meringues, marshmallows, macaroons or nougat.

Thank you once again for reading this post I hope you all are having a good week so far… stay safe and wash those hands xx



22 thoughts on “Exotic Spicy Thai Food…Ant Egg Salad…Koi Khai Mod Dang

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I never thought in a million years that I would like them, Liz.. they are really nice but I do get it as it was my initial reaction… I haven’t tried apple sauce but am beginning to realise how many options there are.. Does it change the taste of the dish? ❤️

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  6. koolkosherkitchen

    I will take a back seat on ant eggs, but I usually use aquafaba to substitute for the real ones. I tried silken tofu and wasn’t very happy with the results, but perhaps I did something wrong – I don’t remember.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Aquafaba does seem to be one of the best substitutes for egg’s I don’t use substitutes enough I keep meaning to do more experimenting with different substitutes and time just gets away from me… As for ant eggs they are not for everyone.. Stay safe dear Dolly x

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      1. koolkosherkitchen

        Which reminds me how my son’s friends made faces at caviar – “Uggh! Fish Eggs!” – when they were all in high school. For us, coming from Russian, caviar is a staple on any festive table.
        Be well and stay safe, darling!

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  7. johnrieber

    I’ve always said I’m up for anything that isn’t some sort of “shock” item…I don’t need to eat a chocolate-covered scorpion, for example….I’m really not sure about Ant Egg Salad…and remember I ate salted egg yolk fish skin chips! As always, your posts are terrific!

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Thank you,,​John.. Yes, some food concoctions are just for sensationalism others are traditionally what certain cultures eat.. I love salted egg yolk fish skins…

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Just lemon but I can’t think of a more fitting end as those little buggers bite so I enjoy every mouthful and leave the gathering of the eggs to someone else…lol

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