Chaplu Leaf

Chaplu is a herbaceous plant that grows along streams and lowland forrests, and the leaf is loaded with antioxidants, beta-carotene and calcium. Thais often use the leaf to wrap around condiments such as roasted coconut shavingso, diced shallots, chillies, ginger, garlic, lime, cachew nuts, small dried shrimps, and topped with palm or sugar cane syrup, to make a traditional snack called Miang Kham. This snack is most popular during the raining season when the young and tender leaves become abundant.