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Kaeng Mun Nok: Spicy Clear Soup of Lopburi
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Kaeng Mun Nok: Spicy Clear Soup of Lopburi

 

With abundance of yams, local chef of Lopburi cook Kaeng Mun Nok which is a spicy soup with yam. This kind of spicy soup is quite easy to cook. After cleaning, peel off the yam and cut it into small pieces. Boil them until they are well cooked and soft. Then add chili paste, tamarind, Pla Ra (fermented fishes), Lvy Gourd leaves and grilled fish. Season it with fish sauce and chili.  Then you have got a fragrant soup which can refresh up after the day trip.

Mun Nok or Dioscorea pseudotomentosa is a type of local yum widespread in Southeast Asia. The egg-shaped yam can be found in the swamp. It lowers cholesterol and blood pressure and boosts fat burning.

If you are in Lopburi, the local specialty of Kaeng Mun Nok will refresh you up after the journey. Lopburi has a number of attractions that allow travelers to make beautiful day trips. During the cool season from November to January, the province turns vibrant when thousands of acres are filled with this beautiful, bright yellow flower.  The largest field is located in Phatthana Nikom district, some 25 miles east of Lopburi.

Lopburi is best known for its historical sites when it was under the influence of the Khmer. Located in the heart of the town, Phra Prang Sam Yot and San Phra Kan Shrine are famous landmarks that reflect the province’s long history.

 

How to get there: Lopburi is located 93 miles north of Bangkok accessible via Highway 1. Trains run daily from Bangkok Station to Lopburi.