Kiamoy is a salty dried plum that is one of the many popular Chinese treats in the Philippines. It is usually dry and ranges in color from red to orange to brown. There are versions that are not very dry.
A Chinese name for this salty dried plum is Li hing mui (旅行梅), but it is called huamei (話梅) in many regions. Kiamoy is likely a southeastern rendition of the word huamei.
It is also spelled kiamuy or kiam muy. The powder is called kiam-muy-hoon.
Mexicans call them saladitos. (Though seriously, the kiamoy that Filipinos enjoy are waaaaaay more flavorful than saladitos.)
Another popular Chinese treat in the Phillippines that is of the same genre of treats is champoy, which is smaller, of a different fruit, moist, black and sweet.
Kiamoy is good for overcoming feelings of nausea as a symptom of carsickness or other forms of motion sickness when traveling on a ship or by air.
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