Sai ua

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For the similarly named Laotian sausage, see Lao sausage.
Sai ua sausage
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Grilled sai ua
Course Sausage
Place of origin Northern Thailand and northeastern Burma
Main ingredients pork, red curry paste
Cookbook: Sai ua sausage  Media: Sai ua sausage

Sai ua (Thai: ไส้อั่ว, pronounced [sâj ʔùa]) or Northern Thai sausage or Chiang Mai sausage is a grilled pork sausage from northern Thailand and northeastern Burma. In Thailand it is one of the typical foods of the northernmost Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, and Chiang Rai Provinces[1] and it has become very popular in the rest of Thailand as well.[2] Its name in Thai comes from sai (intestine) and from ua (to stuff).[3] In Shan State this sausage is known as Sai long phik.[4] Sai ua contains minced pork meat, herbs, spices, and kaeng khua red curry paste.[5] It is usually eaten grilled along with sticky rice and other dishes or served as a snack or starter. Traditionally sai ua was a home-made sausage, but nowadays it is commercialized and available in some stores.[6]

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