Jackfruit

Thai Fruit

dining thai fruit

Thai name: Khanun
Season: January to May

The jackfruit is the shape of a large melon. The fruit has a grey skin, and contains a great number of pips or kernels which are about the size of a pigeon's egg. These, when roasted, taste like chestnuts. The fruit is yellow and succulent, of a sweet taste and powerful smell. Thus wrote Simon de la Loubere, a French visitor to Thailand in the 17th century, and his description of the popular jackfruit still holds true. Thais eat the yellow flesh alone, with ice cream or mixed with other fruits and coconut milk in a compote. The cooked seeds find their way into many dishes.

Tin mining has been a major source of income for Phuket island since the 16th century. Chinese businessmen and Chinese workers were employed in the mines.

Other interesting reading

Mangosteen ...me of the mangosteen, which appears on markets in May and continues through most of the rainy season. This delicious fruit has a thick, dark-red skin, inside which are creamy white...

Ground pork hot dip ...until light brown. Add paste and stir-fry until blended. Add ground pork, sugar and nampla. Keep on stirring until the pork is cooked. Spoon into a serving dish. Serve with pork ri...