Category Archives: Fruits, Herbs and Vegetables

Salak – The acid palm fruit

Today it was time for another bunch of salak fruits. This fruit is grown on a little palm tree, which grows only up to 6 meters. Its scientific name is salacca zalacca, but the fruit is common known as snakefruit. … Continue reading

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Cemepedak – Another smelly, delicious Southeast Asian Fruit

At my trip to Krabi, I discovered a new very tasty fruit, which strongly reminded me of the delicious but smelly durian fruit. Thai people call this fruit jampata, but the fruit is generally known as cemepedak or its scientific … Continue reading

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Santol – Another Delicious Southeast-Asian Fruit

Not long ago, I discovered a new fruit at the local fresh market here in Phuket. Thai people call this fruit gra thon, but worldwide the fruit is more common under the name santol, the Filipino word for the fruit. … Continue reading

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Mango – Food of Angels

In this post am going to introduce you an important fruit for Thailand, as well as for all of  Southeast Asia. The mango tree is essential for Thai agriculture and Thailand is the third biggest mango producer, behind India and … Continue reading

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Tamarind – Sweet and sour delicious fruits

One of my favorite fruits available in Thailand is the fruit of the tamarind tree or makham how Thai people call it. The tamarind tree become huge, up to 25 Meter and is a really impressive and beautiful tree. The … Continue reading

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Moringa – Tree of life

In this post, I’ll going to introduce you another very interesting plant, which Thai people call marum.  Marum is a small size tree, which grows up to 5-10 meters. It’s scientific name is moringa oleifera. The name probably derived from … Continue reading

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Coconut – Tropical Tree of Life

In this post, am going to give you a few information about the world famous coconut. The coconut palm can be found everywhere in Thailand, and modern Siam belongs to the six largest coconut exporters of the world. But where … Continue reading

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Sadao – Natual pharmacy tree

In this post, I’m going to introduce you the sadao tree, scientifically known as azadirachta indic. Outside of Thailand, the sadao tree is also known as the neem tree, it’s Urdu and Hindu name. The sadao is native in India, Pakistan … Continue reading

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Makamong – A rare fruit tree

In this post, I’m going to introduce you a fruit tree endemic to Southeast Asia. The makhamong, scientifically known as Afyelia xylocarpa is a tree growing wild in Thailand, Vietnam, Southern China, Laos and Myanmar. The tree grows in evergreen … Continue reading

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Fah Talai Jone – Bitter remedy

This small plant is an annual herb, probably native to India and Sri Lanka but found and used since ancients times allover Southeast Asia. It grows up to 30 – 110 cm and can survive in various areas, such as … Continue reading

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