How to cook dog tongue
‘Lin ma’ (dog tongue) is a dessert commonly sold in the Chiang Mai markets. To my understanding it is simply sesame seeds pounded in a mortar. The rich oil makes a nice black paste which is shaped into a rectangle (a tongue) and wrapped in plastic. Eat it with a spoon after your main course – very delicious and very cheap! I strongly believe that sesame would be a valuable crop in the dry season of Chiang Mai and Esan. Sesame oil is expensive.
While writing dark clouds appear in the sky, and Ketsanee reported rain in San Patong, the district south of Dokmai Garden. For the past two years, we have had a January shower. I do not like that. The mangos are in excellent blossom, the big wild forest mango is just beginning making thousands of flowers. A rain may spoil the harvest – again!