Nham , a very special type of fermented pork product,
is a well recognized dish amongst those of us who love to eat Northern Thai
on the traditional knowledge and skills that Lanna people have long since
used in preserving food, Aui Yon started her family business making and
selling nham from a very small kitchen .And within the current generation
of this famous nham producing family. Paratarawan Nirattisayawanit, also
known as Khun Jearn, has become an important
person at Aui Yon Co.,Ltd.
explained to us how she still vividly remembers the way her grandmother
taught her to make nham when she was just a little girl. She had no idea
back then that she would become the custodlan of the family business ,but
she remained willing to further her education about food production after
graduation from Mae Jo University with a Bachelors degree in Food Science
.She later gained a Mastrs degree in Industrial
Manufacture and Management (MBA-AGRO) from Chring Mai University,
learning how to blend the best traditional Northen recipes.with contemporary
business systems and technology.
have become a large company due to regular customer order,along with having
an extended production line .Following may fathers good business plans
has also better supported all of us to know more about food , production
process , and how to take care of the factory.
I had studied about food and production , I better understood that there
has to be high standards when we make our nham,The environment needs to
be clean and safe,to protect our staff and customers , We also use a good
water system that allows us to process and organize waste,so that we are
not pouring polluted water into our public rivers or lakes .We need to
make sure that our community and the environment is kept safe as well
are also always trying to improve the quality of our product. Currently
we are using a special fermentation process engaging specialist biological
techniques using micro organisms to ensure that our nham is really safe
for our customers.We also guarantee that the taste is still the same;
even if we do have to pay a little more to achieve it appropriately.
want to do my best and sell our nham all over Thailand. I also hope that
our consumer base will develop the point of view that nham is in fact
a more general product,like chicken,or regular pork ,and can be used daily
in easy dishes such as Khai Jeaw Nham (Thai style nham omelet).Its such
an easy dish,.and so tasty.
also want to thank our customers who have supported us in becoming a symbolic
Chiang Mai brand. To acknowledge this ,every year we will run special
activities ,such as joining together to learn how to make a giant nham
at Thapae Gate ,during the Song Kran Festival. University students, housewives;
everyone can join in.
Pa Yon is available in nearly every market. More than just a souvenir
of Chiang Mai,It is fastly becoming a culinary staple for visitors and
city folk alike.
Several types of uncooked food appear within different cultures worldwide.North
Thailand has its fair share ,some of which are the countries tried and
as an appetizer ,nham (pickled port sausage),is a well known example,along
with kaeb moo,(crispy pork rinds). Both are easy to find as well as tasting
pretty awesome .And no need to cook a thing ; just tear the wrapper and
its all there ,ready to eat!
the many brands available at any local market , Nham
Pa Yon is well recognized in most Chiang Mai households .Apart
from being a well loved snack, Nham Pa Yons brand of nham can also be
incorporated into several different dishes. Its memorable taste makes
this product a real family favorite.
reputation of Nham Pa Yon has spread across Thailand and is as much a
souvenir of a trip to Chiang Mai as anything else.
translated as nham of Auntie Yon,the Nham Pa Yon bran was inspired by
Yon Kalo, a Lanna woman who was a talented
cock, especially in the local fare of the North.She died in 1997 at the
ripe old age of 92.However, her son and heir, Chuan Niratisayawanit has
continued the family business , maintainling the well loved recipe of
his Mothers famous nham,while also improving manufactuting standards
and especially the quality of the ingredients. The packaging style has
also changed somewhat; from banana leaf, to plastic wrapper brandishing
the logo of the Oui Yon Company Ltd, established
back in 1994.
from meat ,nham is truly a creation formed out of local wisdom. Predominantly
made as a food source with an extended shelf life ,the sour taste of nham
comes from the fermentation process ,supported by its major components
of meat. sugar ,rice and protein. But what makes the taste so very awesome?
Well , the secret is in the quality ingredients .The pork must be extremely
fresh; so fresh that you can actually feel it . Another tip is the length
of time used to prepare the nham; take too long, and the taste is ruined.
people who may have a fear of nasty parasites etc; no worries. Pig husbandry
technology has been greatly developed over the years ,as have hygiene
controis. In fact, the key to the success of Nham Pa Yon thus far is down
to the companys dedication within the field of
biotechnology , instigated by their co-research project with the
National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA).The NSTDA experimented
with and developed how to apply microorganisms to the nham manufacturing
process while killing all diseases and parasites. Nham Pa Yon therefore
has seriously accurate expiry dates. And consistently gives healthy satisfaction
to its eaters!
who buy Nham Pa Yon to take back home can rest assured; this product is
long lasting ,tasty as anything, and the absolutely perfect gift from