Food

Miang

Tea leave:


I have discovered this delicious snack/candy. I didn’t know what it was or how it was called and while walking through the streets of a modest market in the historic center of Chiang Mai I saw it for the first time.

Firstly I was observing the lady eating it, then I tried it myself. The strong taste grabbed my attention. I didn’t have another choice but to ask the lady what it exactly was. So I tried to express my question in a Thai/English mix and in some wonderful way, we undersood eachother.

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You are probably wondering what it is too, aren’t you?

The candy is made of tea leaves. The lady puts the leaves in a kind of liquid and afterwards she presses it in the shape she likes. You have to let it dry for a little bit afterwards. When it is ready to eat, other ingredients such as ginger-, coconut- and sugar paste mix are spread on 2 or 3 leaves and than rolled like a pancake or just fold it in two.

During this conversation a guide and a young couple joined us, because they were also wondering what it was. Apparently this is a snack/candy which a lot of eldery eat. The youngsters usually don’t like it.

 

 

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