The jackfruit has to be one of my favorite Thai fruits. It has a completely unique taste and texture that is unlike just about any other fruit. It's also definitely high on the list of the world's strangest fruits. You have to keep a sharp eye out for it, as it doesn't make a regular appearance on the street. The best time to find it is around the end of the rainy season in October or November.
This simple dessert is often served with crushed ice, like many Thai sweets. The gem-like quality of this dish makes it a rather elegant finish for a dinner party. Although red is the traditional color, you can try other colors to suit your mood, or match the décor of your dining room.
Mock Pomegranate Seeds
(4 - 6 Servings)