You all know that Thai people eat rice as a main dish, we have a lot of rice dishes. Did you know that we also eat rice from the bamboo?
My parents came to visit me and they bought me Khao Lam (ข้าวหลาม: kâao lăam) which is actually a Thai dessert. Khao Lam is sticky rice mixed with coconut milk and black beans with a little bit of sugar and salt squished inside and then roasted over open fire.
There are two types of Khao Lam :  White sticky rice (ข้าวหลามข้าวเหนียวขาว :kâao lăam kâao nĭao kăao) ,  Black sticky rice (ข้าวหลามข้าวเหนียวดำ : kâao lăam kâao nĭao dam). I think they both taste the same.
The most famous Khao Lam is Khao Lam Nong Mon (ข้าวหลามหนองมน) from Chonburi province. They cost 35 Baht each or three for 100 Baht. When you buy Khao Lam, the vendor will ask if you want the bamboo cracked open. I recommend you to let them do this as it looks a bit tricky at times. The vendors are very skilled with their sledgehammer 🙂
Learn Thai with Mod key learning points:
ข้าวเหนียว kâao nĭao = sticky rice
Classifier for Khao Lam is กระบอก [grà-bòrk]
When you buy Khao Lam you usually have to say how many bamboo tubes you want. For example; three Khao Lam in Thai is ข้าวหลาม 3 กระบอก [kâao lăam săam grà-bòrk]