Koh Samui's Best Fruit Stand

This is a local fruit stand in Bangrak where you’re able to purchase all sorts of tasty Thai fruits that likely can’t be found in your home country. Unless you’re from the tropics of course! They also do great smoothies where you can select up to three different fruits and mix them together. Tasty business.

Video Transcript

There’s Haelee going to her favorite fruit stand in Bang Rak so this pin yeah it’s gonna get you to this fruit stand here look at all those mangoes oranges but the video is also going to show the inside of a mangosteen you might not have tried these before but that is a Thai fruit worth getting to know and it’s not the only one oh there’s another one right there passion fruit we’ll save that we’ll save that for another pin but this is a fruit standing walk up to the fruit stand in the neighborhood where you’re in take a look around buy some fruits that you may not have in whatever country you come from because Thailand has some fruit that is spectacular and one teenee tip is you’ll know what fruit’s in season because you’ll see pickup trucks on the sides of the streets and driving around selling those fruits only when they’re in season those are the fruits that you really want to try because when they’re in season you just pop and then just pop them off now i’m going to take you home and i’m going to show you uh just how we eat mangosteen so you know what the inside looks like and I’ll describe the taste for you but this is nothing more than a uh roadside fruit stand one of our favorite ones in Bang Rak which is it’s kind of our home village here in Koh Samui so come and check it out!
Okay, as promised back home ready to eat a few mangosteen I like to eat three maybe four at a time…
Step number: one you’re gonna want to give them a wash okay you don’t eat this outer skin you don’t eat the stock or the leaves but it’s always good to give them a little bit of a wash first.
Step two: make sure you grab a napkin tissue I got a paper towel here this is gonna get a little messy and grab a fork uh I got a big fork but get the littlest fork possible okay now we got all the tools we got three fresh clean mangosteens let’s crack into these so start just twist off the top here get rid of that so now you got a nice clean mangosteen now I’m gonna break into it here look at this the flesh easily it’s very you know it’s ready to eat when there’s a lot of give when you can feel it and it’s a little bit soft that’s when you know it’s ready to eat and look inside it’s like little garlic cloves right looks like little garlic cloves this is where the fork comes in and you just get a couple of these pick them out one or two at a time and then you just…

they’re sour they taste nothing like mango they’re sour they’re tangy it’s like a sour candy my daughter loves the sour candies the sour keys and stuff this is nature’s version of a sour candy right here um visit your local Thai fruit stand and in teenee I’ll find the little nicest little fruit stands in many parts of this country I’ll share them with you and each time I do i’ll walk you through a different Thai fruit oops one thing I forgot to tell you look at the size of this one when you get these big ones they do have there’s a little seed or pit inside you don’t want to eat, the smaller pieces don’t have it these ones do so be careful of that!


Additional Information

Bangkok, Thailand has some of the most epic shopping anywhere on earth. Many of these massive mall complexes would put their counterparts in Europe or North America to shame. The Holy Grail of Bangkok shopping is IconSiam. This is a newly built architectural masterpiece located right on the east side of the Chao Praya river across from central Bangkok. It has anything and everything that you could think of. Whether you’re looking to purchase something from a luxury brand like Gucci, Chanel, Fendi, Rolex, etc. or simply want a basic Tee from Uniqlo, this place has it all. You can even buy a Ferrari right in the mall if you’re looking to spend some serious coin. There’s also an epic food court on the ground level of IconSiam which features all sorts of tasty Thai treats that you can get at street food prices. One thing that’s actually quite common across many Bangkok shopping centres is to have at least one or two food courts that act more like Thai markets than they do a typical eating area. The food in these areas are both tasty and cheap. The reason that these exist is because the developers or owners of these massive shopping complexes want to drive as much foot traffic as possible inside of their real estate. So, they give significant rent breaks to the vendors that would normally have to compete for space in an outdoor market. What ends up happening is that residents find a specific vendor or restaurant that they like, and make it a weekly routine to go and enjoy some food from that specific location, inside of whatever mall it exists in. The food courts inside of these malls actually become attractions on their own, resulting in more foot traffic inside of the mall.