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.