Miang kham (or "mieng kham", miang kam, miang kum, Thai: เมี่ยงคำ, IPA: [mîəŋ kʰam]) is a traditional snack from Thailand and Laos (Lao: ໝ້ຽງ Lao pronunciation: [mȉaːŋ]). In Thailand, it is often sold in the street, with the ingredients wrapped separately in small plastic bags. In Laos and Thailand, by most people's opinion, miang kham is particularly popular at festivals[Is this a fact or an opinion?] and is usually prepared on-site and sold ready-made to attendees.
The name "miang kham" translates to "eating many things in one bite" (miang (เมี่ยง) means "food wrapped in leaves"; kham means (คำ), "a bite").
Miang originated in Northern Thailand near the Thai-Myanmar border. The original miang consisted of fermented and or pickled wild tea leaves (see Lahpet). Over time, other ingredients were added. Miang is most popular during the rainy seasons for most people because tea leaves are youngest at that time.[Is this a fact or an opinion?]