Wednesday, January 26, 2011
A Rare Delicacy In Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai has a large Muslim population. Walking around one day I came across a predominantly Muslim neighborhood with a day-market in progress. This is a picture of some of the wares of a meat vendor. It's a duck! See it? My first reaction was: is that a baseball glove? Then I saw the duck's head.
It's a dried duck, boned and sun-dried whole. I spoke to the seller, it was pretty expensive too. This one was about three pounds (one and a half kilograms), and it would sell for almost five hundred Baht (fifteen dollars). I showed this picture to a friend of mine and she said that she hadn't seen a dried duck like that for forty years.