Travel Thailand… Some of my more unusual food recipes… including the Jack Fruitfeatured

You probably all know by now that I love the unusual even unusual food recipes, being that I am slightly quirky, whimsical and often laugh ( when) I really shouldn’t… Oops.

Given to coming up with some unusual foods recipes, which even make me baulk at times, however, more often than not and I know the saying says ” We eat with our eyes” But you miss some damn good food and recipes by bypassing that bit… just close your eyes and go for it…

One unusual food recipe came about from a request from one of my readers who was looking at alternative food sources and asked me if I had a recipe…

Do I have a recipe???? Haha

Would you eat me?

My first unusual food came about from a challenge and I am never one to shirk a challenge and that is not an invite…haha

Elephants Ears.


I did tell you I looked for the unusual. Are you still with me ??? We now have…

Dock leaves and Dolmas


Have any of these tickled your taste buds yet ???

My next unusual food recipes is from one of my Down on the farm posts… I have discovered so many fruits and vegetables this last year and am still getting new things coming up…The nearby jungle is providing some weird-looking fungi and vegetables and I love finding out about them and what I can cook with them…

Snake Gourd Raita

snake gourd 1

Now when I saw these growing I walked among those very, carefully as we do get lots of snakes here and I don’t particularly want to disturb one or find one hanging down right in front of my face… They look quite spooky, don’t they??

My next one came about on a visit to the village where my grandson’s other nanny lives and she had been out foraging and was making soup.. so an ideal opportunity for me as I love learning and watching… This unusual food recipe was also a beautifully refreshing soup and with the addition of the ant’s eggs, gave it a lovely lemony taste. The young shoots of Melientha sauvis or Thai Phak Waan paa which is a wild evergreen tree…Please click the link for the recipe and further information.

Authentic Thai Village Soup recipe.

Melientha Soup

Doesn’t that look awesome so fresh and the taste was amazing and made from a few simple foraged ingredients…

Lastly, I have for you what is called the Wonder Tree… The Jack Fruit which I have growing in my garden here and it is now being touted as a very viable alternative to meat… Classed as the poor man’s fruit and left to rot in many places it is now being given high priority and getting much publicity… I spent time in my kitchen recently cooking it… and I don’t mind admitting I was pleasantly surprised how cooking changed the texture drastically… It is used as an alternative to pulled pork by many and it does indeed look and have the texture …Awesome… cooked before the fruit ripens gives it an entirely different taste and texture to the ripe fruit… It is indeed a wonder Fruit…

The Jack Fruit.


The jackfruit’s flesh is very sweet and aromatic and tastes like a combination of banana, mango and papaya when ripe.

I hope you have enjoyed this little trip down memory lane of unusual food recipes… If you love cooking Thai food then below are a few items I have handpicked for you which can be delivered directly to your door.

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Please let me know in the comments and if you loved it please share as sharing is caring and make a note in your diaries that I will be bringing a Cookbook out this year….amongst my chatter, there will be some awesome recipes as you know I can’t just deliver a recipe …I am a storyteller.

Have a great weekend xx

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Enjoying life in The Land Of Smiles I am having so much fun researching, finding new, authentic recipes both Thai and International to share with you. New recipes gleaned from those who I have met on my travels or are just passing through and stopped for a while. I hope you enjoy them. I love shopping at the local markets, finding fresh, natural ingredients, new strange fruits and vegetables ones I have never seen or cooked with. I am generally the only European person and attract much attention and I love to try what I am offered and when I smile and say Aroy or Saab as it is here in the north I am met with much smiling. Some of my recipes may not be in line with traditional ingredients and methods of cooking but are recipes I know and have become to love and maybe if you dare to try you will too. You will always get more than just a recipe from me as I love to research and find out what other properties the ingredients I use have to improve our health and wellbeing. I will be showing you cooking pots and dishes used here and local traditionst hat I discover on my travel and interesting places to visit. I am having a wonderful ride and don’t want to get off, so if you wish to follow me on my adventures, then welcome! I hope you enjoy the ride also and if it encourages you to take a step into the unknown or untried, you know you want to.......Then, I will be happy!

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