Thursday, May 28, 2009

Plaa Tapean

One of my favorite decorations in Thailand are fish woven from palm leaves. Sometimes they're painted with glossy enamel paint and other times they're left unpainted.  The plain ones have a natural simplicity about them, but on the other hand, the ones with painted designs are nice, too.  Apparently, they're supposed to be tapean fish. Besides the palm leaf variety, the real "plaa" are pretty tasty when they're prepared Thai-style with a spicy and tangy sauce.