Tuesday, February 17, 2009
The long wrapped objects are called 'onsom'. They are banana leafs wrapped around powered rice, coconut, a little sugar and either banana or pork. Once wrapped and tied they are steamed and later eaten. A third version has beans. I like all three. If you ever come here do not ask for 'onsom mango' (here mango is called swi). I frequently joke with anyone who presents me with 'onsom' by complaining that "but no onsom swi!". These people laugh outloud with this comment. Maybe I should try stand-up comedy here.