Thailand Part 2: Traditional Cuisine of a Hill Tribe

Asia's Appetizing Adventures

15m 00s
Broadcast on March 25, 2018 Available until March 25, 2023

Culinary specialist Kentetsu Koh travels across Asia in search of great home cooking and person-to-person encounters.

In the Thai town of Mae Ai, near the border with Myanmar, Kentetsu meets a woman of the Lahu ethnic minority and learns about their traditional dishes. He helps make one of them: meatballs flavored with, of all things, tree shavings. Farmers prepare it as an offering during harvest. Then he learns how to make a rice gruel the Lahu people always cook when they welcome guests. He finds out it takes a good bit of time and effort.

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