From "Elements of Life": A single bite of mieng salmon displays Thai ingenuity in creating a dish with perfectly balanced taste and flavor. Bitter endive and spicy ginger and onion answer your Fire element's requirements. Sour lime and tart apple acknowledge the presence of nature's Water element during the evening hours. Buttery peanut nurtures the Earth element within you.
Line a platter with the endive leaves. Fill each with a cube each of the lime, ginger, and apple. Add a quarter of a pearl onion and a peanut. Top with a cube of salmon. When ready to eat, pick up the endive and eat in one or two bites.