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I hardly eat fruit at home. But once in Thailand, I want my fruit every day. There is always plenty of different fruits, many of them are unknown to us. Thai like sweet and sour in fruits, and the border between fruit and vegetable is vague. So they will make salads with all ingredients we know for a salad but with additional apple, sour mango or some other fruit.

Fruits to try


Rambutan - looks like it is alive, but ist's just a fruit

Rambutan - looks like it is alive, but it's just a fruit and tastes a bit like lychee



Mangosteen - lookst like nut, but is soft inside
Mangosteen - looks like a nut,
but is soft inside and has a very perfumed taste. Delicious!


Sweet yellow Mango

Is delicious with sticky rice. One of the nicest deserts in the world: Sticky rice with coconut milk sauce on top and nice ripe slices of fresh cut sweet mango. You'll see it everywhere in Thailand.

Sour green mango

is refreshing and is often used in salads


Pineapple with sugar and chili

On the street you will see a lot of vendors selling pineapple. They cut, put in a plastic bag and you can ask for chili sugar to add to the pineapple. It is a special experience.



The king of fruit is a very special one.
It smells like pee, it tastes like a creamy complex dessert and it is controversial. It's expensive, you cannot bring it into most hotels in Thailand, and most Thai love it. 

I was surprised the first time i ate it, that the bad smell is gone once you have eaten it. Nown I love durain. There is no fruit like it.

Should you try Durian? Definitely! Have a small part en try. It could be the best and most tasty fruit you have ever tasted. But you need to get over the smell first.