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Coconut milk is used in a number of dishes in Thai cooking. It gives any dish a sweet flavor and also adds texture and thickness. Tom yum goong is a good example of a dish that uses the sweetness of the milk to counterbalance the spice and lemon flavors in the soup.
Jackfruit is a widely cultivated and popular food item throughout the tropical regions of the world. Jackfruit have a distinctive sweet and fruity aroma. A fully ripe and unopened jackfruit is known to “emit a strong aroma,” with the inside of the fruit described as smelling of pineapple and banana. The flavor is comparable to a combination of apple, pineapple, mango, and banana.
Ripe mangoes in Thailand are primarily yellow-orange in color and are green before they ripen. Both ripe and green mangoes are used in different Thai dishes such as salads and desserts among others.