|Place of origin||Laos and Thailand|
|Main ingredients||Piper sarmentosum or Erythrina fusca leaves, coconut, shallots, bird's eye chili, ginger, garlic, lime, among others|
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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]). It is often sold in the street, with the ingredients wrapped separately in small plastic bags.
The name "miang kham" translates to "eating many things in one bite", from miang (food wrapped in leaves) and kham (a bite).
Miang kham mostly consists of raw fresh Piper sarmentosum (Thai: ชะพลู; rtgs: Cha phlu) or Erythrina fusca (Thai: ทองหลาง; rtgs: Thong lang) leaves that are filled with roasted coconut shavings and the following main ingredients chopped or cut into small pieces:
- Fresh red or green bird's eye chili peppers
- Lime (Citrus aurantifolia), including the peel
- Chopped unsalted peanuts or cashew nuts
- Small dried shrimps
- Sour green mango
A variation called miang pla includes pieces of deep-fried fish in addition to the standard ingredients.
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