About this recipe:This is a flavour packed snack that is a great start to any meal. You can either lay out the ingredients so people can make their own, or, for dinner party hors d'oeuvre, I like to premake them and poke them on toothpicks for people to pick up.
Smash the grapi, 1/4 cup palm sugar, 1 tablespoon peanuts and 1 tablespoon in a mortar and pestle until smooth.
Place the remaining palm sugar and water into a wok and heat. Caramelize, not burn, the sugar and carefully add the grapi. Cook the mixture until syrup-like and place into a bowl and reserve. Sometimes the grapi is not salty enough, if this is the case add a bit of fish sauce until it is adequately salty.
Arrange all the ingredients on a plate. Place a bit of each ingredient on the dull side of the leaf, roll up and eat.
Wild pepper leaf is known as chaa pluu-Thai, la lot-Vietnam, duan kaduk-Malay, Kadok-Indonesia