Kiamoy: What Exactly Is Kiamoy? (A Filipino Street Food)

Answers To The Question: What Is A Kiamoy?

KIAMOY – There are many popular street foods in the Philippines, but today, we are going to talk about a popular Chinese treat Filipinos love.

Li hing mui is better known in the Philippines as “Kiamoy”. It is a salty and dried-up plum! It is usually colored red, orange or brown.

Kiamoy: What Exactly Is Kiamoy? (A Filipino Street Food)
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Additionally, it can also be spelled as Kiamuy or Kiam muy. Likewise, the powder that gives the treat its distinct flavor is called “Kiam-muy-hoon”.

Meanwhile, Mexicans call these treat “saladitos”. However, the Philippines’ version of this treat packs a lot more flavor than its Mexican counterpart.

Aside from being a tasty and flavorful mix of sour and sweet, and saltiness the kiamuy is also used when dealing with symptoms of nausea, or other forms of motion sickness.

In a nutshell, the treat is a preserved dried prune or plum and is usually sold in street carts near schools, offices, and public places. It is best known for its sweet, sour, salty, and tangy flavor that leaves an electrifying after taste.

However, eating too much of this could cause health problems due to its salty nature. As such, it is recommended to drink plenty of water after eating.

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