Try the World time again! This time we’re heading to Thailand to sample some of their traditional soups, snacks, and more.
If you haven’t heard, Try the World is a subscription box that invites your taste buds to explore a new city every sixty days. Each box will include 7-10 locally made/grown gourmet goodies as well as cultural finds — such as music playlists and movie recommendations — produced in the city being featured. Subscriptions are $39 every 2 months, or less with multi-month commitments. New customers can save 15% off your first box with coupon code “littlerosebuds15“! Or you can try a FREE trial box (just pay $5 shipping) when you click here.
Let’s see what’s in January’s “Thailand” Try the World box!
As always, the box was presented beautifully and was filled to the brim with Thai goodness.
As with their most recent holiday box, the Culture Guide for the Thailand box was tucked neatly into the specially designed lid.
Inside the fold-out Culture Guide were recipes, a playlist, and photos/descriptions of each item in the box.
Nittaya Authentic Thai Green Curry Paste – I love green curry, so I was excited to see this in the box… until I saw that it wasn’t vegan (damn you, shrimp paste!). Ah well. My MIL will enjoy it. This paste can be used in a traditional curry dish, a soup, a stir fry, or even as a rub for meat or tofu.
Jasberry Rice – This unique rice is grown on small-scale farms and is sold using fair trade practices. It’s organic, non-GMO, and packed with fiber & antioxidants. It’s also gluten-free. Perfect to enjoy as a side or served with a vegetable stir fry.
Minemadame Taro Chips – Taro is a root vegetable that tastes like a potato, but with a richer flavor. These all natural chips are made using an authentic recipe consisting of taro, sugar, palm oil, and salt.
Lumlum Tom Yum Soup Set – How pretty are these ingredients?! This kit contains organic spices harvested from a small village in northern Thailand and includes dried chili, kaffir lime leaves, dried galangal, and lemongrass. Full cooking instructions are printed inside the package, along with a list of additional required ingredients (water, meat, mushrooms, onions, and lemonade — yes, lemonade).
Eros Soft Dried Jackfruit – I’ve never had jackfruit, but have always wanted to try it. Our grocery store actually sells bbq jackfruit in the natural foods section, which has always intrigued me. I’ll guess I’ll start with this dried version and see how it goes.
Wangderm Thai Iced Tea – Iced tea is one of Thailand’s most popular beverages. This kit contains a bag of tea, along with a large filter and instructions on how to properly brew it.
Chiwadi Coconut Flower Syrup – This is a common sweetener in Thailand which is made from the nectar of coconut blossoms. It can be used an alternative to honey by enjoying it on toast or stirred into tea.
Virgin Coco Coconut Crispy Rolls – A traditional Thai snack, these small cookies are referred to as thong muan. Thong is the word for gold, so giving these cookies as a gift is seen as a wish for wealth. They’re crispy cylinder-shaped bites flavored with real coconut.
Try the World curated a nice selection of traditional Thai treats! I’m looking forward to trying the jackfruit, taro chips, iced tea, and jasberry rice. I might even try to make a vegan version of the tom yum soup!
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Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.