Peanut sprouts


Peanut sprouts

This is an interesting vegetable I’ve had near Phuket in Southern Thailand twice now. Peanut sprouts (tua ngawk [ถั่วงอก], although this is the same as bean sprouts). I think most Westerners have had bean sprouts or alfalfa sprouts, but I had never even heard of peanut sprouts as a food. These ones were slightly pickled and actually served as a condiment for some kanom jiin [ขนมจีน], a curry with rice noodles where you add your own assortment of vegetables and seasonings. I’ll have to do another post about kanom jiin sometime since it is really interesting in all its varieties and combinations.

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