Try the World | Thailand

สวัสดี (That’s Hello in Thai.)

Well it’s just about time for the next Try the World box to come, so I thought I’d better catch up and share what came in the Thailand box.

The Thailand box was put together by Chef Jet Tila, the son of the first US Thai grocery store owners. Jet learned to cook the cuisine of his families homeland with his grandmother and is the owner of the Pakpao Thai Restaurants in Texas.

Coconut Flower Syrup | Chiwadi
Coconut Flower Syrup | Chiwadi

1| Coconut Flower Syrup – this syrup is used as a sweetener and is hand harvested.

Suggested Use: Thai Tea as a substitute for honey, or for spreading on your toast in the morning. (Or evening if you’re like me and like to enjoy breakfast food regardless of the time of day.)

Tom Yum Soup Set | Lumium
Tom Yum Soup Set | Lumium

2| Tom Yum Soup Set – This soup is a balance of sour and spicy flavors, and is well known for it’s medicinal qualities. The spices that are used in this set are harvested from a village in northern Thailand.

Suggested Use: Make a traditional Thai Dinner with a Curry.

Spicy Rice Crackers | Siammit
Spicy Rice Crackers | Siammit

3| Spicy Rice Crackers – Here’s something you may not know. Thailand is the second largest rice exporter in the world. Also, Rice is the base of most dishes in Thai cuisine.

Suggested Use: Crumble as a topping or serve as a snack.

Curry Paste | Nittaya Thai Curry
Curry Paste | Nittaya Thai Curry

4| Curry Paste – This curry paste is based on a family recipe and the maker is known for their high quality product.

Suggested Use: Mix into soup or use it as a dry rub for seasoning meat.

Coconut Crispy Rolls | Virgin Coco
Coconut Crispy Rolls | Virgin Coco

5| Coconut Crispy Rolls – In Thai these cookies are known as Thong Muan and can be given as a gift if you are wishing someone to come into wealth.

Suggested Use: Enjoy as a treat or dessert.

Jasberry Rice | Jasberry
Jasberry Rice | Jasberry

6| Jasberry Rice – This rice is filled with nutritional antioxidants and fiber. Also, an interesting detail about the company who makes this rice… They not only employ small-scale producers and share the profit with the farmers and cooperatives.

Suggested Use: Serve as a side dish or fry with vegetables.

Dried Fruit | Eros
Dried Fruit | Eros

7| Dried Fruit – Locals often enjoy fresh or dried fruits as part of the daily life, and these provide a healthy snack throughout the day.

Suggested Use: Eat as a snack in the morning on it’s own, or mix it with nuts and granola.

Herbal Tea | Chaidim
Herbal Tea | Chaidim

8| Herbal Tea – Chaidim, the producer of this tea, uses organic aromatics that are grown in Northern Thailand. This particular blend is made with lemongrass (which I enjoy) and has antibacterial and antioxidant properties.

Suggested Use: Serve it cold with ice or infuse it in your favorite simple syrup recipe.

Interested in Subscribing to Try the World, or purchasing items from this box or previous boxes? Head over to the Try the World website here.

Stay tuned details on the next box… coming soon!

~thefoodie

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