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  hua chao thao (Chinese-style snack)

 

Thailand

In the northern Thai village of Doi Mae Salong, members of the -largely Chinese- community slice-up hua chao thao roots, and hang them out to dry in the sun and wind.

 

This root, known in English as East Asian white radish, is widely used in oriental cuisine for its mild flavour.

 

  hua chao thao (Chinese-style snack)

 

  hua chao thao (Chinese-style snack)

 

In the right season, large parts of the village are covered with clotheslines, filled with hundreds, if not thousands of sliced roots.

 

It seem the local people make use of every available spot they can find to hang up the roots.

 

  hua chao thao (Chinese-style snack)

 

  hua chao thao (Chinese-style snack)

 

Once they are ready, the dried roots are seasoned with chilies and other local spices, making a crunchy, Chinese-style snack.