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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 and garlic.

 

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,

 

Festivals

 

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

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Tak Province, Page 19, Festivals held here