The story of Xieng Mieng is the story of the famous Lao folk hero that has won the hearts and minds of the Lao people. “A Sticky Mess”, is a comedic origin story that represents the strong personality and perseverance of the Lao culture. A young monk keeps getting in trouble with the head of the monastery who think the boy can’t do anything right. Finally, the young boy decides to turn the tables with the help of a chicken and a little bit of a sticky snack called mieng. What happens next has become the stuff of legend for over 600 years!
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