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Lay’s Potato Chips - Thailand

Continuing Eataku’s international exploration into the world of Lay’s potato chips, today I’ll show you the different flavors I picked up last summer in Thailand…

Sweet Basil…

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Spicy Lobster…

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Not to be confused with Lobster Hot Plate…

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These didn’t have an English explanation, but my guess was they were a spicy Thai sambal…

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A similar spicy chile flavor, but with dried shrimp, ginger and lime…

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And what’s an Asian potato chip package without a local celebrity or pop star appearance?

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Roast salmon flavor…

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And her boy band counterpart…

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Hawking spicy meatball flavored chips…

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Filed under Thailand Lay's potato chips Thai sambal spicy lobster salmon chili chile chilli basil

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We had the foresight to buy booze at the duty free shop in Malayia, so have been able to save cash by concoting our own drinks here in Thailand! It also allows us to experiment with the absolutely amazing selection of local fruit juices here, like this rum cocktail Mutsumi mixed up with fresh pomelo, pineapple and mangosteen juices!

We had the foresight to buy booze at the duty free shop in Malayia, so have been able to save cash by concoting our own drinks here in Thailand! It also allows us to experiment with the absolutely amazing selection of local fruit juices here, like this rum cocktail Mutsumi mixed up with fresh pomelo, pineapple and mangosteen juices!

Filed under Koh Samui Thailand rum cocktails

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How to Open a Mangosteen

Mangosteen has officially become our new favorite fruit. We’re obsessed with it! And while we were in Penang our Uncle Ng showed us the easiest way to open one…

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Did you know that the number of “leaves” on the bottom of a mangosteen tells you how many pieces of fruit are on the inside?

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So there should be six pieces inside this one.

Supposedly, it’s good luck to find an eight-leafed mangosteen!

To easily open one, you interlock your fingers and place the mangosteen inside them, the bottom facing you…

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You then simply slowly apply pressure on the fruit using the palms of your hands…

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And it should slowly start to tear open…

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Revealing the white, fleshy fruit inside…

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From there you just use your fingers to peel off the rest of the skin…

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Six pieces, as “promised”…

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Ready to eat and enjoy!

Filed under Penang Malaysia Koh Samui Thailand mangosteen fruit