Red rice crackers are a staple in Shan and Inthar food. We eat them at the market and with our side dishes. This village specialise in making larger, ceremonial rice snacks as well as for daily eating. The rice is not from here, but the earth in our village is also red, hence why it is called Red Earth Hill.


The crackers take up to a day to make. Early in the morning, we pound the rice to powder than mix with water. We scoop the mixture out, then sort of dry cook it into flat, round thin pancakes. The dried mixture is lifted off and left in the sun to dry some more. Then in the evening, we fry them, ready for the next morning’s market. They are very delicious and can be eaten all year round.


Ma Khin Oo
Rice snacks seller