Good Eatin’ – Jujubes at a Leaving Lunch

It’s always so hard to say goodbye to a work friend. Especially when they’ve sat next to you and provided a lot of entertainment in the last 5-6 months. It’s hard to be sad though as she’s going to a far better place.

No, she isn’t dead. Don’t know why I phrased it like that.

List Item: Try three quarters of the 1001 Foods You Must Try Before You DieFood item: Honeyed Jujube

As a leaving lunch the team went to Suda Thai where I took the opportunity to find some food item to cross off the list.

In the menu these are listed as Chinese dates, but that’s just one of the many names for the honeyed jujube. In the dish they, rather annoyingly, resemble fat dried chillies… so you can guess how my first bite went. Note to self: honeyed jujubes do not rattle when you shake them; if they do, they’re a dried chilli.

If they are NOT a dried chilli then you’ll understand immediately why these are known as honeyed jujubes. They’re juicier than you would expect from their wrinkled look. They also taste a lot like honey.

The dish that they came with, which was a chicken and cashew nuts with rice, was utterly gorgeous. I know that should I leave the team at some point soon I would like to come back here and have the same dish again.

Or the tamarind duck, as that sounds too delicious to pass up.

Progress: 637/751

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