One of the most popular snacks, guava can be eaten when ripe or still green, best
eaten when dipped in salt and sugar. High in Vitamin C.
Papaya ( Malako )
Two main varieties found in Thailand are; one with red and the other with yellowish-orange
flesh. Unripe papaya is used as a main ingredient in Som-Tam, Thailand's most recognized
salad. The ripe fruit is also eaten fresh with a few drops of lime juice.
Banana ( Kluai )
Approximately twenty different varieties are grown in Thailand. Three most popular
are; Horn, Nam Wah and Khai. They can be eaten raw when young and green as a vegetable
with a spicy sauce. Those un-ripe are sliced, dried in the sun then fried for a snack.
In addition, they can also be grilled and soaked with syrup; boiled in coconut milk
with salt and sugar; boiled in syrup; smoked in their skins or cooked as golden fritters
Orange ( Som Khiao Wan )
High in vitamin C, Thai orange is sweeter than those usually found in the west &
is eaten as a between meal snack, as desert or squeezed for the juice