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4 Thai Edible Flowers You Should Try Right Now

“What is the name of this flower-vegetable?”

It started with an innocent question from my eldest sister, after her visit to Or Tor Kor market recently. Read here if you missed my earlier post.

I was introduced to prettylicious edible flowers in Thailand by my why-are-you-Thai bf, and have never looked back since then.

#1 Cowslip creeper flower, aka Dok ka jon (ดอกขจรน) – my no 1 favorite, and is also a dish I can easily whip up at home. I have even brought these flower vegetables, and brought it back to Malaysia as souvenir. Yeah, it makes an interesting not-your-typical-souvenir to bring home, and cheap too (20 baht+)!

So here you go, big sister, the flowers you asked and also few others:


Dok chomchan

#2 Chomchan flower, aka Dok chomchan (ดอกชมจันทร์)

Dok sano

#3 Sesbania flower, aka Dok sano (ดอกโสน)

Dok kae

#4 Humming bird Sesban Agasta flower, aka Dok kae (ดอกแค)

Happy trying and eat like a local!


Travel opens up a whole new world, which is cliche but true. I am a strong advocate for independent and solo travel. I was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia but now live in Bangkok, Thailand, resulted from a chance encounter in 2009 with my why-are-you-Thai bf. I am now split between two countries. One country for my bf, another for the family, for the occasional weekend together.

2 thoughts on “4 Thai Edible Flowers You Should Try Right Now

  • Wong Siew Fong

    Very interesting edible f lowers you posted on your blog and they’re all from Or tok Kor market. Would you know of any other market where I can get them? Also I’m interested in Pumpkin blossoms. Preferbly
    I’d like to get them in the morning of my departure for home.I’ll be staying in Pratunam. Any advice where to get these flowers besides Or Tok Kor.?
    Thank you,
    Siew Fong

    • Notyourtypicaltourist

      Hi Siew Fong,

      The edible flowers poster in this blog post are not from Or Tor Kor market. In fact, I took the photos at Big C. There is a Big C SuperCenter at Pratunam (opposite CentralWorld), open from 9am onwards You might want to check out whether they carry Pumpkin Blossoms one day before. Good luck!

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