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Kabinburi’s water mimosa: the tastier submerged vegetable
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Kabinburi’s water mimosa: the tastier submerged vegetable

 

Water Mimosa, called “Pak Krached” in Thai, is a widely used vegetable. However, a farmer in Kabinburi District of Prachinburi grows the water mimosa differently than the others and it is worth trying.

During the rainy season, the stream of Kwai Hanuman turns fierce and overflows plantations on both sides of its shores. The seasonal flood regularly damages rice cultivation. Like the others, Somnuk Prommee switches to do water mimosa farming instead. 

With white, spongy air-conduct tissues around its stem, the vegetable can float on the water and survive the flood. Its young ends of stems of leaves are edible. When submerged, the water mimosa naturally loses its sponges and grows faster to get above the water surface. It called “Pak Krached Chaloot Nam" which makes the vegetable crispier and tastes better. With a great demand for the tastier plant, farmers in Kabinburi earn good money from the flooded water mimosa during the season.

But Somnuk develops her own technique. She regularly keeps her water organic mimosa plantations under water and collects the tastier “Pak Krached Chaloot Nam” all year round. If you are in Kabinburi, you should not miss it. Stir-fired water mimosa with chili and oyster sauce is among the famous dishes made of Pak Krached.

If you visit Kabinburi during the monsoon season, whitewater rafting amidst the wilderness at Hin Perng Rapids is a gentle adventure that will make your day enjoyable. Visit the Chao Phraya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital, you will love its classic architecture and a great variety of Thai traditional medicine.

 

How to get there: Kabinburi is located 180 km east of Bangkok accessible via Highway 304. Sommuk Prommee can be contacted at 089-036-6228.