Tamarind

Thai Fruit

dining thai fruit

Thai name: Makham wan
Season: December to March

The fruit is, as the name suggests, a sweet variety of a fruit generally associated with an acid taste. After being peeled it is generally eaten fresh, though boiled in water it also makes a refreshing juice. Other, more sour varieties of tamarind are used in various cooked dishes for flavoring.

During the reign of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V), Phuket became the administrative center of the tin-producing southern provinces.

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