Thailand is also the land of fruits; you will find some already cut or peeled everywhere, sold for a small fee, here is a list of the 14 best fruits from Thailand.
If there is one country that can encourage you to eat more fruit than usual, it is Thailand.
Not only are the fruits of Thailand cheap, but you can also find them easily in restaurants and markets.
And if you don’t want to go, all you have to do is hail a traveling merchant who will sell you the fruit cut into pieces in a plastic bag with a wooden stick for 15 baht.
Your travel to Thailand is also an opportunity to eat much more fruit than usual and to realize the positive effect it will have on your health.
1) The mangosteen, mang-kout, มังคุด
For me, it is the best fruit in Thailand, the one I give priority to people who do not know the country, and it is also very rich in vitamins.
For the Thai, it is the queen of fruit or the second-best fruit; the first, the king, is Durian.
See our article: Mangosteen and its fruit the mangosteen
2) Durian, Thourian, ทุเรียน
Some people find it stinks and has no taste; others find its smell bewitching and its taste delicious.
The first time I ate it, it made me think of avocado flesh with less taste; the second time I liked it but no more.
In any case, you should never consume it with alcohol; it can make you sick or kill you!
Every year there are deaths in Thailand due to the consumption of strong alcohol and durian.
3) Papaya, Malako, มะละกอ
In Thailand, you can taste green papaya as a vegetable, in salad Som Tam, for example, or as a fruit.
The papaya is a generous tree; it does not only give a delicious fruit, but the juice of its leaves can also cure dengue fever or Zika, and its seeds with a peppery taste are deworming.
4) Mango, Ma Mouang, มะม่วง
Of course, you know mango, but in Thailand, you can eat it in a very different way, like with sticky rice and coconut milk, or green and crunchy to enjoy with a mixture of sugar, salt, and pepper.
You will also have, on many occasions, the opportunity to drink its fresh and thick juice from the blender, one of the best fruit juices, in my opinion.
5) The Dragon’s Fruit (pitaya), Kèow Mang kon, แก้วมังกร
A fruit that reminds us a little of kiwi in its consistency, you may have tasted some bland, without too much taste; in Thailand, I had the opportunity to taste some delicious very sweet with violet flesh.
6) Watermelon, Taeng Mo, แตงโม
In Thailand, you will find it very easily, because watermelon is one of the fruits always present in the carts of itinerant fruit vendors.
7) Jackfruit, Ka Noun, ขนุน
It is better not to buy the whole big fruit at a market if you don’t know how to open it, the inside contains an extremely sticky part, and it is complicated to cut.
8) Longan, Lam Yaille, ลำไย
Taste is very close to Litchi, Thai people love it particularly.
Longans are rich in vitamin C and potassium.
9) The Langsat, langsat, ลางสาด
The fruit consists of 5 or 6 quarters, with slightly bitter seeds.
10) Tamarin, makham, มะขาม
On the other hand, there is a variety of sweet, non-acidic tamarind, Makham Wan in Thai that you must taste if you have the opportunity, the fruit has the same shape, but the shell is red.
11) Grapefruit, Som O, ส้มโอ
Their pretty pink flesh and softer, less bitter taste will make you love them!
12) Pineapple, saparote, สับปะรด
13) Java Apple, Chom Pou, ชมพู่
It should be eaten in Thai style, with a mixture of salt, sugar, and chili pepper; it enhances its taste a little.
14) Guava, Farang, ฝรั่ง
Guava is a crunchy and refreshing fruit that should also be eaten in Thai style, with a mixture of salt, sugar, and chili.
Sala, Sala, สละ
Sala has a rather particular sweet and sour taste, a little bit of a medicine taste, I’m not a big fan, but I’m just putting it here for information.
Photos: Fruit seller: Lynhdan; Pitaya: Skeeze; Watermelon: Segobou; Jaque: Mullookkaaran; Language: Surukuku, Ananas: Security; Langsatte: Go place ; Sweet Tamarin: Dinesh Valke; Java Apple: GkGegk; Goyave: Liguoze; Sala: Takeaway