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Bamboo salad

This here is an Isaan dish called supnawmai [ซุบหน่อไม้]. It is basically a bamboo salad in a similar vein as somtom. I really enjoy this dish and for a little while was going on a binge ordering ever day. It is nice and sour from the pickled bamboo that forms it’s base, but it’s got [...]

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Pak Grachet

This is an interesting, leafy vegetable that is common around Thailand but I’ve never seen elsewhere. In English it is called water mimosa (sometimes water minosa), and in that it is called pak grachet [ผักกระเฉ] or pak runawn [ผักรู้นอน]. The pak grachet name seems to be much more common. It is one of what I [...]

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Jicama, part 2

I had a post about jicam before.  Here’s a nicer shot from a different occassion of the jicama found in Thailand.  Look at the other post for more details.

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Those ugly Thai pumpkins

Here’s a shot a small vegetable stand in a market around here.  There’s a variety of vegetables including winter melons, mushrooms, cabbage, and, most notably, pumpkins.  Thai pumpkins, called fak tawng [ฟักทอง], are used in a lot of dishes ranging from main entrees to desserts.  They remind me a lot of acorn or butternut squash [...]

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A dinner of weeds

I call this a dinner of weeds because essentially that’s what it seems like to me. Get some chili sauce (nam prik [น้ำพริก]) to dip the veggies, a plate of rice as the base, and maybe a tiny fish for some protein. There’s countless combinations this dish can take with all types of chili sauces [...]

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Huge artichokes

Now this vegetable here, the common artichike, may not seem so strange to most readers but I figured I’d give a change of perspective.  This is one of those things that we ten to take as normal, but many Asians would look at this with curiousity and intrigue.  A bit similar to cheese which, although [...]

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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 [...]

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