Ginger has many beneficial qualities. Research into its chemical properties has shown that its juice can help reduce migraine symptoms, remove cholesterol from the intestines and decrease the craving addicts feel for drugs.
FISH DISH: ‘Pla jien’ gets its distinctive character from ginger.
When ginger is eaten, either fresh or cooked, its distinctive taste stands out. One example _ more than 20 years ago there was a vendor who set up a stall selling tao huay (soft tofu in hot ginger broth with brown sugar, served with the cruller-like fried bread called pa thong ko) beside a small road in Chiang Rai during the cool season at a time when the weather was especially chilly. He was from China, and had been a soldier in Division 93 of the Chinese Kuomintang army and had been left behind in the north of Thailand.
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