Miang Kham ingredients for wrap

Miang Kham

I come from north-east Thailand, a region also known as Issan. Every year there is a festival called Bun Bang Fai  which is held to celebrate the coming of the rainy season so essential to our rice crops. It takes place over three days starting with Buddhist ceremonies and traditional dancing, by the second day events become far more raucous thanks to the liberal use of alcohol and the Thai desire for “sanook” which means “fun” in English. This means by the third day most of those taking part awake with huge hangovers for which the most popular cure is usually more beer or rice whisky. It is at that stage that they stuff huge tubes with around 100 kg of gunpowder which they then haul up rickety wooden scaffolds and launch their rockets into the sky. Or not:-)