Fast Food - Thai StyleThe unique Sticky Rice in Bamboo Reeds
A absolute "Must do" when visiting Thailand .. try the local tucker...There are two varieties; one filled with white rice (khao lahm khao) and one filled with black rice (khao lahm daeng). There are different sizes to chose from.
What is (in) the stick?
The outer shell of Khao Lahm consists of a piece of hollow bamboo. The bamboo-stick is cut into pieces and the cleaned wooden shell is filled with cooked rice that will be heated up to finish the preparation inside the bamboo stick. As the bamboo builds naturally divided "cells" the way it grows, every stick has a naturally closed bottom. The top is closed by a spongy cork-like filling of wood and banana leaves.
Khao Lahm is a wonderful snack. It is pure, ecological nature through and through. The heating process in the bamboo stick gives it a sweet, fragrant taste that you have to try out yourself! The sticks keep their freshness for several days even outside a refrigerator. They can be discarded of anywhere, as they are 100 percent recyclable.Unfortunately a recent computer glitch lost the photos so we have attached some new pics until will can replace with a new batch of pics.