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KaengKhanun (Young Jackfruit Curry)

Zone Northern

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KaengKhanun (Young Jackfruit Curry)


Formerly, KaengKhanun or KaengBumnun is cooked when important ceremonies because theNorthern people believe that khanun (jackfruit) is a lucky name in Thai.


Nutrition Facts

Young jackfruit is high in protein, fat, fiber, with high antioxidants.



  • 300 grams pork ribs
  • 500 grams young jackfruit, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 200 grams roughly pounded tomatoes
  • 50 grams handful Cha-om or Acacia Pennata
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 5 cups water


Curry Paste ingredients

  • 8 large dried chilies
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sliced galangal
  • 3 tablespoons sliced garlic
  • 4 tablespoons sliced shallots
  • 1 tablespoon fermented fish



Zone South

Pla Saai Tod Khamin (Deep fried fish with fresh turmeric)

Back ground Threadfin Bream fish, pla saai, is a medium-size fish. The fried fish recipe originated from fishing communities of the south of Thailand. The fish is deep fried in hot oil after marinating for couple of hours in a curry-like paste that is prepared on garlic, lemongrass, black peppercorns and fresh turmeric.   Nutrition facts Fish is enriched with Omega 3 and protein which strengthen muscular. Turmeric is an excellent source of both iron and manganese. It is also a good source of vitamin B6, dietary fiber, and potassium. Having turmeric relieve flatulence and inflammation.   Ingredients 500 fish, pla saai ½ cup fresh turmeric, sliced ½ cup lemongrass, sliced ¼ garlic cloves 2 salt Cooking oil


Zone Central

Tom Yum Goong (Spicy prawn soup with milk and chili paste)

Background Tom Yum Goong is a signature Thai dish, popular at both national and international levels. Simultaneously sour, salty, spicy and sweet, the dish can be divided into two types: a light soup and a soup made stronger by adding coconut milk and chili paste. In the past, people are preferred to add freshwater prawn to the dish then the soup turns red with fat from a head of the prawn. Now, freshwater prawn is expensive then people use the chili paste instead of the prawn.   Nutrition Facts Tom Yum Goong is a refresh dish. It is aromatic from herbs and contains proteins, minerals, vitamin B12, good cholesterol, zinc and selenium. Having the dish increases immunity, and relieves flatulence, coughing and nausea.   Ingredients 200 grams Freshwater prawn/prawn, peeled and de-veined 1 cup straw mushrooms 20 grams galangal 80 grams lemongrass, rough crushed 5 grams kaffir lime leaves, shredded 5 grams chilies Fish sauce Lemon juice Coriander leaves


Zone Northeast

Thai charcoal-grilled pork neck

    Background Pork neck is rich in fat so this part is not hard. It has a better taste after fermentation and grill. This menu is very popular eaten with sticky rice and papaya salad.   Nutrition Facts Pork meat is full of protein which helps reduce body deterioration. The iron helps to produce the red blood cell.   Ingredients 300 grams pork neck meat 10 tablespoon of condensed milk 5 tablespoons seasoning sauce 2 tablespoons oyster sauces 1 tablespoon grounded pepper 1 tablespoon sugar 5 tablespoon water 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon coriander root, mashed