Posted on 08 February 2012 by Danny
I remember having this a really long time ago and loving it. It has an unmistakable flavor and texture that makes it my favorite as far as sausage goes. I’m at Jumpa Thai, a very casual strip mall restaurant on Brookhurst in Garden Grove. Just found it driving by.
The thing that makes Esan sausage unique is its slightly sour flavor. It gets this way because it’s allowed to ferment a few days before it’s cooked. The texture is also slightly softer than your usual sausage due to rice being a key ingredient along with pork, garlic, fat, and salt.
Try not to get weirded out by the fermenting thing, it’s perfectly safe and freakin delicious.
Still being hungry, I also had Green Curry Chicken with bell pepper and green beans. But the real star of this meal was the Esan sausage, maybe I should’ve just got 2 orders!