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Pig skin salad – Yeah, you read that right!

This here is an image of ยำแยหนม [yam naem] which literally translates to sausage salad. That sounds pretty innocent, but it actually doesn’t contain sausage – at least not in the western sense.  The main ingredient is pig skin (boiled, I believe).  Chewy, thick, julienned, tasteless pig skin.  The saving grace is the other main [...]

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Sapodillas!

The name sounds like some sort of dinosaur, but in actuality it’s just a tasty fruit.  They’re very sweet with a pear-like, but soft texture.  Sapodillas are really natives of Mexico, but they have grown in popularity in Asia to the point of being a cheap, common find when they’re in season.

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