Aromatic coconut is a fruit that is outstanding for the taste of its water and delicious sweet meat. Thai coconut's uniqueness is “aromatic” qualification that other breeds do not have.
Longan, also known as “Dragon eye”. Longan is soft and smaller than lychee fruit. It is available abundantly in the summer season and can be consumed either raw or as dried fruits. Longan has a brown and fragile skin. It has sensitive and translucent white flesh which has a musky grape like flavor, encasing a tiny black seed.
Mangosteen is known as “Queen of all Fruits”. It is a tropical fruit that is mostly grown in hot and humid climates of Southeast Asia. The outer rind of mangosteen is a bit hard and the fruit in the center is soft and white in color. It is juicy with a perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavor.
Rambutan is a small round shaped fruit, it is the same size as a lychee and it has leathery skin.The skin is covered in soft spines which are green to dark red. The firm white flesh is juicy and sweet.
Tamarind is a tropical fruit. The fruit has a fleshy, juicy, acidic pulp. It is mature when the flesh is colored brown or reddish brown. The seeds are somewhat flattened, and a glossy brown. The fruit is best described as sweet and sour in taste and also high in nutrition.
Light yellow in color with a golden-yellow and thick flesh, this breed has a sweet fragrance and is usually eaten when fully ripe. Huge in size, elongated with a sharp end, this is the most popular variety of mango grown in Thailand.
Green mango is a dull green, oblong fruit with a curved and slightly pointed tip. The Thai sweet green mango is extremely crunchy, with nutty and slightly floral notes.
Dragon fruits are oval, reddish-pink fruits. The leather-like skin is partially covered with green scales, and the pulp has small black seeds all over, that look like kiwi seeds. It has a mild tast of slightly sweet flavor.
Red Dragon fruit look almost identical to the white-fleshed variety. Among the different variants, the red-flesh fruit is the tastiest and sweeter than others.
Durian is the King of tropical fruits. It has a hugely stalked and pendulous skin. Inner pale yellow flesh is found in a capsule that is split into 3 to 5 segments. Each segment contains 1 to 5 seeds, each of which is embedded in a sweet, rich and creamy pulp.
Guava is another tropical fruit rich in high-profile nutrients. With its unique flavor, taste, and health-promoting qualities, the fruit easily fits into the category of new functional foods, often labeled as “super-fruit.” The flesh may be white or pink with a core of small edible seeds.
A lychee is a small exotic fruit consisting of semi-transparent flesh surrounded by a rough skin which is easy to peel off. The rough skin of the lychee is pinkish red and has small prickles. The skin is not edible. The flesh of this small fruit is sweet and very juicy.
Custard apple is a tropical fruit which is also called sugar apple or sweet-sop. The fruits vary in shape, heart-shaped, spherical or oblong. The flesh is very juicy and aromatic. The flavor is sweet and pleasant, akin to the taste of traditional custard.
Sapodilla has brown skin and is similar in appearance to a small potato with its oval shape and small size. It is very soft inside with brownish or yellowish colors and some black seeds. The taste is very firm, malty, sweet, and juicy.
This little fruit is native of Southern Asia and it is quite popular in Thailand. The fruit looks like a small potato and contains a few seeds. The taste is a bit similar to the grape.
Marian Plum is a tropical fruit that looks like eggs and has a smooth skin. When it is unripe, it is green. When it is ripe, it turns yellowish. It tastes juicy, sweet and a little bit sour.
Salak has a shiny reddish-brown scaly skin. The outside of the fruit, which is also known as snake fruit. The flesh is yellow-white to pink. There are big, flat inedible seeds in the middle of the fruit. The flesh has a crispy apple-like texture, it is juicy and has a tangy flavor.
The big round or oval fruits have a thick rind and a fleshy center, usually with many dark brown to black seeds. The fruits has a green and yellow color on the outside. The flesh inside is usually red, but color variations include type with yellow or orange flesh.
The flesh of watermelons turning yellow is a natural mutation. The fruit has a sweeter, honey-like flavor as compared to red-fleshed melons, but many of the same nutritional benefits.
Jackfruit is a large starchy fruit of approximately 10 to 20 kilos. The oval shaped green fruit has thick thorny skin. When you remove the skin, you can see the jackfruit contains many small yellow bulbs. The yellow flesh of the jackfruit is sweet and has a very specific fruity aroma.
Papaya is very common in Thailand. The skin is green when unripe and orange when ripe, while the flesh is yellow, orange or red. The fruit also has many black seeds, which are edible but bitter.
Pomelo is one type of citrus fruits. It is pale green to yellow when ripe, with sweet white (or, more rarely, pink or red) flesh, and a very thick rind. It tastes like a grapefruit but without the bitterness or sour flavor.
The passion fruit is a sweet, exotic fruit with a delicious, slightly tart flavor. The fruit is round and has a hard skin. It contains yellow pulp with black, edible seeds.
Baby pineapple is a small variety of pineapple. Its appearance and flavor are similar to that of the large pineapple. The fruit has delicious sweet flesh inside. In contrast to the ordinary pineapple, the center of the baby pineapple is soft and sweet and therefore edible.
Rose Apple is very common in Thailand. It has a bell shaped and similar in texture to an apple. It has a shiny skin that is either pink or green in color and extremely refreshing with a crisp and crunchy taste.
Jujube fruit is native to Southern Asia and has become popular around the world. These small round fruits with a seed-containing pit grow on large flowering shrubs or trees. When ripe, they are dark red or purple and may appear slightly wrinkled.
Star fruit is a sweet and sour fruit that has the shape of a five-point star. The star fruit is yellow or green in color. The skin is edible and the flesh has a mild, sour flavor that makes it popular in a number of dishes.
Asparagus have straight upright fleshy spears and are light green. The head of the asparagus spear is usually firm and closed. Asparagus have a delicate flavor and crunchy.
Baby corn, also known as young corn or baby sweetcorn is a cereal grain taken from corn harvested early while the stalks are still small and immature. It typically is eaten whole. It is deliciously tender and has a crunchy bite with a subtle sweet Flavor.
Chili pepper is a fruit from chili plants. Chili peppers are widely used in many foods as spices to increase heat for the dish. It has a glossy sheen to its skin which comes in red and dark green color.
Sweet corn, also known as sugar corn, is much used as a vegetable. It's sweet, and juicy seeds are rich in nutrition.
Morning Glory or Water Spinach is a common leafy vegetable in South East Asia. It is crunchy, juicy and very rich in taste.
Banana leaves are the leaves of the banana plant. The large green, slightly ridged leaves do not get eaten. The leaves are used to wrap food in and are used as decoration.
Pandan is a herbaceous tropical plant that grows in Southeast-Asia. Pandan leaf is used to lend a unique taste and aroma to some savory dishes, but mainly it is used to flavor desserts and some drinks due to its naturally sweet taste and soft aroma.
Krachai is a kind of ginger. Growing in tropical rain forest. In addition to its culinary uses, it is also specifically used as a spice, or as flavoring agents, dyes, or also tradition medicine.
A shallot, which is a type of onion, looks like a small, elongated onion but with a milder flavor and a hint of garlic. Typically, it is a small bulb with copper, reddish, or gray skin.
Turmeric, also known as Indian saffron, is a yellow orange to brown erratically shaped root with a tough skin. The bright orange flesh is slightly bitter, peppery and has an earthy Flavor. The aroma of turmeric is reminiscent of orange and ginger scent.
Lemongrass is an aromatic grass that looks a lot like grass and has a length of around 20 cm. At the top of the stems often has long shaped leaves. The bulb at the base is creamy white to pink. Lemongrass has a delicious fresh taste that is similar to a combination of fresh lemon and ginger.
A lime is a citrus fruit, which is typically round, green in color, 3–6 centimeters in diameter, and contains acidic juice vesicles.
Kaffir lime leaves are the Asian equivalent to bay leaves. They can be added whole to Thai curries, soups, and stir-fries. It can also be cut up into very thin slivers and added to spice pastes or used as a topping in a variety of recipes.
Galanga is well known throughout Thailand for its distinctively sharp sweet taste and fragrance. Like Turmeric, Galanga is a member of the ginger family and this very popular culinary herb is used in soups and curries. Galanga has a long history of use in various medicinal traditions.
Ginger is one of the important spice crops used for its aromatic and medicinal properties. It is a slightly sweet spice with a peppery bite. Many types of cuisine use it freshly grated from the root or in ground or preserved forms.
Pea eggplants look like green peas clustered together like grapes with short stems. It is typically cooked whole in Thai soups and curries, and pop in the mouth when you bite it, releasing a burst of bitterness that combines nicely with richness or heat in the dish.
This aubergine variety produces round eggplants of about 2 inch in diameter with green stripes on the skin. They can be eaten raw and more commonly cooked, with garlic or basil or are chopped into a curry.
Holy or hot basil is a variety of basil with a peppery flavor and distinctive aroma. Its called Queen of Herbs and blends well with hot & spicy foods.
Basil or sweet basil is a variety of basil that is known around the world for its wonderful fragrance and flavor. A basil with whitish or purple flowers that includes several cultivars. Its dried or fresh leaves are used especially as a seasoning.
Bean sprouts are a culinary vegetable grown by sprouting mung beans. They are extensively cultivated and consumed in East Asia. Bean sprouts taste like fresh green peas. They have the most delicate flavor in which the whole sprout including the thin and greenish hull can be eaten.
Kaffir lime is a citrus fruit native to tropical Southeast Asia.They are used in Southeast Asian cuisine and its essential oil is used in perfumery. The fruit is rough and green, and ripens to yellow; it is distinguished by its bumpy exterior and its small size.