Kabong Cho This kind of snack got its name from Burmese words: Kabong means a pumpkin
and Cho means being fried. Pumpkin is coated with flour and fried until crispy. The
tip of crunchiness lays on flour called Paemong from Myanmar which is made from young
soybeans. Nowadays, besides pumpkin, other vegetables, such as raw papaya, gourd,
bean sprout, etc., are applied. The fried vegetables are eaten with sweet and sour
dipping of which ingredients are tamarind juice, sugarcane juice, salt, ground peanut
Seng phe and Halawa These are typical sweets of the people of Thai Yai. Seng phe
looks like red sticky rice conserve, cooked from sticky rice, sugarcane juice and
coconut milk, and baked or grilled until its coconut creamy topping turns brown.
Halawa is cooked from rice flour, granulated sugar, coconut milk,
Loi Krathong Sai Lai Prathip Phan Duang Tradition Loi Krathong Sai is an ancient
tradition which has long been inherited over the past. It is held every year in November
which coincides with the full moon night of the twelfth lunar month. Krathong Sai
is different from a Krathong cup in general. A cup of coconut shell is used as its
body. Since the people of Tak love Miang a local snack made of coconut flesh, and
produce Miang as an important local product, a lot of coconut shells are left.
During the Loi Krathong Festival, the people bring them to be cleaned and polished
for making Krathong Sai. Prepared fuel is put in the coconut cups and then lit before
floating them away in a line along the Ping River. The glittering cups provide an
attractive scene on the Ping River at night. During this event, there is a competition
of releasing the Krathong cups called Krathong Sai Lai Prathip Phan Duang to win
His Majesty the King’s Cup, cultural performances, a beauty contest entitled Thida
Krathong Sai, and OTOP booths.
As the full moon of the twelfth lunar month ( usually in mid November ) lights up
the night sky, throughout the Thai kingdom, hundreds of thousands of ornately decorated
krathong or traditional banana leaf floats are set adrift in rivers and waterways
in a spell binding ritual called Loi Krathong the festival of lights. This is one
of the Kingdom's oldest and best-preserved traditions.
Local Products available in Tak. Also Festivals held here