Next to the grocery store, there was a store selling betel leaves. A large number of betel leaves were lined up in front of the store as if they were proud of it. The amount of leaves they sell is different from those found in other stores in town because they have their store in the market. The baskets were all full of betel leaves.
Myanmar people love to chew betel leaves and areca nuts together. It is called Kun in this country, the same thing that is called paan in India and betel nut in Taiwan. It is a favorite snack of the common people and is sold here and there in town. This store is one of many. While I was looking around, the man who owns the store was standing by the basket, hurriedly piling up betel leaves. The leaves were stacked in a neat circle. There seemed to be a way to stack them in a way that looked beautiful.
When I walk around Myanmar, I often see stores selling Kun, but I have never tried it. No matter how many times I see it, it always looks hard and greenish. When I looked at the leaves again, the petiole growing assertively from the edge of the leaf did not look tasty at all.
|May 2019 IN THE CITY MYANMAR|
|BASKET LEAF MARKET PAAN THANLYIN|
May 12, 2019
July 26, 2022
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