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Foods of this kind abound in most of the countries in the region. The origins get murky unless there is some original documentation or historical trail to follow. Sometimes it can be the name but in most cases the names have been changed to the vernacular. Ingredients don't prove the origin. In Thailand this food is called Khao Tom Mud (ข้าวต้มมัด) and is identical in presentation to the Lao version.



Ingredients:
  • 1/2 kg Sticky rice
  • 1 1/2 cup Coconut cream
  • 1 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 10 Bananas
  • 1 cup Black beans
  • Banana leaves

Method:
  1. Soak rice overnight, drain and mix with coconut cream, salt, and sugar and stir until well mixed
  2. Peel bananas
  3. Lay banana leaves, put mixture of rice on top of leaves
  4. Put   banana of top of rice and roll and fold
  5. Repeat until the mixture is finished
  6. Cook the rolled bunch in a streamer for 45 minutes