Sweet, salty, crunchy, sour, savory and spicy. This one-bite wonder exemplifies what Thai flavors are all about: as you slowly chew on these packets, flavors explode on your palate like fireworks’ grand finale. Khum translates as mouthful and miang refers to multi-component snacks.Great for casual parties, these little morsels can be set up for guests to assemble to their own tastes. If the pepper leaves (“bai cha-ploo”) are not available, use large spinach leaves, yu choy or other bitter greens leaves that are about 2 inches (5 cm.) in diameter.
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