Khao Yum is a Thai one-dish meal that provides complete nutrients in all 5 food groups. It also contains many vegetables and herbs that have medicinal effects. Khao Yam is local food in the south. Especially in the lower South, it is popular to eat as breakfast or lunch. It’s known in the local Malay language as ‘Nasi kerabu’ (Nasi kerabu), where the word ‘Nasi’ means rice and ‘Kerabu’ means mixing together, therefore means khao yum or cooked rice mixed with budu water. There are many types of Khao Yum. There are different names according to each locality, such as Khao Yum Bai Pan Samor or Khao Yum Narathiwat, Khao Yum Bai Yo, Khao Yum Ya, or Khao Yum Saya, etc.
The origin of Khao Yum is presumed to be in southern Thailand and Malaysia. From then on, it has been a traditional food with the high nutritional value of the Southern people who inherited the cooking method and have eaten for many generations. There are many unique ingredients like ‘Budu’ sauce that are indispensable in this menu. It can be said that khao yum is delicious because of the Budu sauce at its core, impossible to miss. The Budu water that is used to drizzle with Khao Yam, If it is an authentic Islamic recipe, people will use only Budu sauce. But if it’s a recipe for the upper south, other seasonings will be added to make the sauce over Khao Yum taste delicious in a different way.