I just returned yesterday from my beloved home, Burma . I reunited with many of my extended family members during the 28-days I was there. Reuniting does not go well unless there’s plenty of food around, and food we did have.
I, of course, wanted to eat everything. As I sat in front of my cousin’s storefront which I did several days in a row in the New Bogyote Zay, I ate everything my stomach could stomach.
Today, I want to share a childhood drink that I’ve forgotten about until I went back to Burma. I’ve had this drink several times there during my stay but I really wanted to get another glass before I left yesterday. Time was not on my side before I had to be at the airport to return to Chiang Mai. So out of desperation, I made some of my own here in Chiang Mai.
This yogurt drink is called DainChin in Burmese. I love it so much mainly because it’s made with palm sugar and there is a distinct taste and flavor one cannot get in a yogurt drink made with table sugar. . Yum, right?
The yogurt we normally find in Burma is not made from cow milk. Though the yogurt I am using here in CM is not clumpy and sour like I would normally like, I settled for a glass of what I had in my fridge this morning. Remember, you can make your own yogurt as well and I have a post that tells you how to do that.
We purchase our thick yogurt from Decheeso which is in walking distance from our place. And I like this yogurt a lot.
On our return to Chiang Mai, I brought back different types of palm sugar rocks (zee palm sugar made with plum powder; coconut palm sugar; and milk palm sugar) All very yummy!
I took a few of the palm sugar rocks and added water to it in a pot and cooked it until all melted. Then I added the melted palm sugar to my yogurt. Simple right?
The palm sugar can be purchased at the Friday morning market I love to go to weekly. I was just here this morning.
If you’re in Chiang Mai and want to make this, can’t find the palm sugar rocks, give me a shout. If I am here and available you can usually find me at the market every Friday morning.