1 lb. flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
oil for frying
2 cups sugar (for syrup)
1 cup water

Sift flour, baking soda and salt. Add enough water to mix a stiff dough. Knead dough well and let stand for a few minutes. Roll out dough and cut into thin strips. Fry in deep oil.

Put sugar and 1 cup water in a saucepan and boil over low heat until syrup forms a soft ball when tested in a saucer of water. After the syrup is thick enough, put in the strips of Metai and coat them with the syrup. Place sugared Metai strips on waxed paper and let cool and set. * A few drops of vanilla essence (extract) can be added to syrup mixture well it's hot. Enjoy your crunchy snack.