August 9, 2010

Thai Fruits "Polamai Thai"

Thai Fruits "Polamai Thai".

    It's often a strange land for foreign eyes,but weirdness is all relative. To you those fuzzy,furry,spiky,hairy,sometime humongous obscure items are just downright bizarre.But to the locals well, it's just good ol' healthy nutritious fruit.Having unfamiliar names like rambutan,mangosteen and durian only lends to the mysterious,perhaps even scary, stigma surrounding Thai fruits.Fruits are often eaten as a snack or transformed into a dessert,or featured in meals.Particularly coconuts.Street carts patrol the sidewalks with ice-chilled offerings of seasonal fruits.However these vendors don't exactly uphold hygiene standards,so proceed at your own discretion.All fruits are almost always available year round in supermarkets,but some are better at certain times of year.Here's a look at what and when to eat.





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