chapter  14
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Production of Thai Fermented Fish: Plara, Pla-som, Som-fak

Plara (fermented fish) is the rural staple food in the north, northeast, and central regions of Thailand. Traditionally, almost every household, especially in northeastern Thailand, make their own fermented fish for domestic consumption. Thai local names of this fermented fish are plara or pla ha (north), pla-daek (northeast) and ra (south) (1,2).