Hunting for food

Hunting for food

There is some special food that is not widely available, I have to buy it at the few places where it is available.

From top to bottom, left to right: physalis, kumquat, mao berry juice, pumpkin chips, sala loy gaew.

Physalis (the Thai call them cape gooseberry เคพกูสเบิร์รี due to their origin from South Africa), slightly sour taste.

Kumquat ส้มกัมควอท or ส้มจี๊ด somchíd or ส้มกืมจ๊อ look like mini oranges, but slightly sour taste and can be eaten with peel. Label: Thanaton Orchard สวนส้มธนาธร I spotted them by chance at a market in Ramkhamhaeng, as an ingredient for salad and asked staff where they bought them. Haven’t seen them anywhere else (checked Klong Toey, Nang Loeng, Bobe market).

Physalis and kumquat keep 2 weeks in refrigerator (check if there are any rotten before storing). They come from Chiang Mai province and are available during cold season.

Availability and prices:

Physalis 500 g for 100 Baht in Narathiwat Ratchanakarin Soi 5, Silom Soi 7 (Narathiwat end) (both close to sky bridge of BTS Chong Nonsi), On Nut (between Sukhumvit and Big C On Nut), Nang Loeng market, Chinatown (2nd hand information), Makro Ladprao, Doi Inthanon roadside.

Kumquat 500 g 25 Baht Makro Ladprao (only place I know). Those I bought on 15.02.2016 seemed to be the same batch as those from 25.01.2016, and there were only two bags left on 15.02.

Mao berry juice 200 ml 35 Baht OTOP shop Sakon Nakon. Sometimes spelled mulberry มัลเบอรี่, the plant used to feed silk caterpillars.

Pumpkin chips (don’t remember where exactly I bought them, Khlong Padung Krung Gasem floating market?).

Sala loy gaew สละลอยแก้ว glass with total 470 g contents 100 Baht Tourism Fair Lumpini Park January 2016. From Chantaburi province. (I tried to remove the label, but glue is insoluble in water.)

No physalis or kumquat in:
Max Value Gateway Ekkama, Foodland Patpong, Makro Narathiwat, Big C Saphan Khwai.

I would be grateful if readers could point out where I can get any of those above.

For my favorite food from England and Germany see here:

Update: In Chumpon (bus stop at highway) I had fragrant banana cake เด็กกล้วยหอม, which was delicious. Would like to get this in Bangkok as well.

Copyright 2016 ChristianPFC

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