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    Tua Tom Steamed Peanuts

    Now everybody like peanuts, well apart from those who have an allergy against them, but Thailand does them slightly different from back home which can be a bit of a shock.

    So there I was down on the beach, I was hungry and along came the peanut seller, well I knew they were peanuts as we have them in England, though they didn't look anything like the KP adverts but what would you expect in a 3rd world country down on the beach, at 10baht a bag I order 1 to go, on opening the first nut I popped it into my mouth and promptly spat it out, some dozy git had let the nuts get soggy, how disgusting, thoughts of parties and ashtrays full of soggy dog ends went through my mind, after some discussion with both the peanut seller and the other local vendors they had swayed me into believing them and that's how they were supposed to be, I am now a convert, I can down soggy peanuts with the best of them, they are actually really nice, lots of flavour and the texture is much better than say the dry roasted peanuts which I don't really like that much at all anyway, so if like me your a bit wary of unusual stuff and unexpected things, you have been warned so give these a try, you will like them.

    Often the vendors will be walking round with one of these shoulder things, peanuts in one cradle, the other may have anything from Isaan style noodles to tiny little birds eggs.



    A nice handfull of ground nuts.





    A small bag of steamed peanuts about this size is 10baht, many do a larger bag for 20baht, damn good eating once you have got over the idea of soggy peanuts, often the peanut sellers also sell quails eggs, the tiny little ones, a bag I believe is 10baht, they come with a great dipping sauce, shall try to find some in the next week or so, but if you see them order yourself a bag, you won't regret it.



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    Call 'em boiled peanuts in North Florida. An acquired taste, but addictive once you get into them.

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    Tua Tom is boiled peanuts in Thai, pretty sure they steam though, boiling them would be messy to the extreme.

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    Used to have drive-in bars when I was in college in North Florida, A can of beer with a packet of salt on top of the can and a sack of 'boiled peanuts' - $1.50 (45 Baht).

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    Coincidence this OP. The wife has 4 large baskets drying as we speak. She'll boil a few but roast most.

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    Even more coincidence - we just planted 1/2 hectare in peanuts yesterday. Maybe it's a good harvest/good price omen.

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    Pubs in Queensland Oz boil em up in salt water! put em on the Bar as a freebe,

    bit of a shock to the system if never tasted them before..

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    Yes, i really like them and many a night the g/f. will sit peeling the nuts out while i sit watching the movie.
    These taste so much nicer and fresher than the packeted shite.

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    They taste great but they don't half make your farts smell

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    I am also a big fan. Of the peanuts, not of Thetyim's farts. Like the quail eggs, too. And a nice crunchy green mango. Not too sweet, not too sour, just in between.

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    Sorry Boys, but I hate them!!!

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