Saturday, February 9, 2013

Bamboo and rice

I love to visit Phuket because some of the food I am addicted to is not easily available in Bangkok.

(Ed – you are at work in Phuket, hopefully!)

One of them is "Khao Lam" – sticky rice in a bamboo tube. The rice is first soaked in coconut milk and sugar, sometimes black beans are added to the mixture, which is then pressed into a hollow bamboo tube. The tube is then sealed off with banana leaves and roasted.

The result is delicious and the best place to taste Khao Lam in Phuket is Koh Sirey.

Just a word of advice – ask the vendor to break the tube open for you because it can be quite difficult.


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