Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Cashew Nut Factory - Phuket, Thailand


The next stop from Promthep Cape was to the cashew nut factory. The first thing noticeable in front of the factory is the cashew tree. I think I was the only one who stood in front of the tree for a few minutes; looked and stared. For the rest, it seem the tree was invisible.

They weren't interested and obviously they were more keen in buying the stuffs sold in the shop. After a while, I too walked in. I didn't want to miss out on everything related to cashews: the pictures; the information, the process etc etc.






Next: test and taste the different flavors of cashews

and other by products as well.

And followed by walking with a basket in hand, picking the foodstuffs and to the counter to pay.


I bought quite a lot and only when I had to pay, I wondered whether I'm buying because the prices were worth while or it was the temptation. After paying the bill, I felt that the food products weren't cheap.


But I guess since I already purchased, there's nothing much I can do. Still it was an experience; seeing the cashew trees and the process of getting the nut into edible form. 

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20 comments:

  1. OMG, never knew cashew trees look like that! If you didn't say, I would have thought those were capsicums! Lol! Love this post!

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  2. look at the cashews on the tree... they look so good..lovely post ..I'm sure it must have been such a wonderful experience..

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  3. Oh wow, this must be a really Interesting visit
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  4. Woow good post dear . Thank u for sharing

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  5. I missed it during my visit, nice clicks.

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  6. The first pic really made me to fly into my childhood....the cashew nut trees in my home...v n our neighbourhood friends used to play dere, sitting in each branches of those trees....Eventhough there z a cashew nut factory near my home, didnt get a chance to go inside. Ur post gives such a wonderful journey through various phases of cashew nut processing......Enjoyed the post :)

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  7. Wow the cashew tree with all the fruits still intact brings a lot of fond memories.I still remember collecting them along with friends and finally burning them to have the nuts.

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  8. I have seen lots of cashew trees when visiting Brazil...but never saw factories......great and informative pictures Nava.
    Have a great week :D

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  9. We too have went to the same factory when we visited Phuket... N got the same feeling that prices are high only when we paid the bills... ��

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  10. i hv seen the tree before but never saw the factory before. Used to be able to eat cashew nuts but after giving birth I cant eat it anymore. Twill get all itchy and vomity

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  11. u reminded me of my childhood days nava.we have cashew nut forest nearby our grandmas house n we used to get the fruits along with nuts n fry them .hull them n eat them...lovely days.gud we can see them in other coutries as well.

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  12. still we have a lots of cashew trees in my home...now it s season....

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  13. I had no idea a cashew nut tree looked like that! And it must be interesting to watch how the process works for such a popular nut in the world. I myself love cashew nuts so I know I would have been happy to shop at a place like that.

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  14. Very interesting to know about the halal certificate and the different flavors of cashew..

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  15. Wow, never knew it took so much of work to get the cashew that we normally see!!

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  16. I think I went to the same cashew nut factory but how come I never saw any of those cashew tree? Did you try the cashew nut drinks? It's so refreshing.

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  17. This is one product which never really make it here in Malaysia despite the many hundred acres of cashew trees planted all over the east coast in the 70ies.

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  18. I love this factory because I have been known to get obsessed with cashews :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  19. really interesting ; i have been to many food industries too.. really loving your experience i can imagine how much you have enjoyed :) loving the clicks dear

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