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Honey - Naphung น้ำผึ้ง:

This lady government worker on the left bought two bottles. She has it with lime juice to help with a cough.

A literal translation of the Thai word is 'bee water'. We were at Noi's Kitchen yesterday for Peng's pizza treat lunch when I guy turned up with a bucket of nam phung, which is how Gaun pronounces it to my ear. I had only run out of honey the day before and was going to pick up some more from Tesco's next visit. As you know, the stuff you buy in supermarkets and some roadside stalls may or may not be honey in any country.

Professional filtering.

Australians will know what I mean:

One in five samples of local honey sourced along the eastern seaboard of Australia, including boutique brands, has been found to be fake, deepening the global scandal over the impurity of honey.
The study, which tested five raw samples of honey and 95 local and global-branded honey, found 27 per cent were adulterated. But the big shock was Australian honey. Of the 38 honey samples sourced from supermarkets and markets, 18 per cent, or almost one in five, detected adulteration. The states implicated in the scandal include Victoria, Queensland, NSW and Tasmania.

200 baht per bottle.

My bottle being filled now. As you can see, there are real honey combs involved, which at least looks nice even if the honey isn't totally real.

Gaun helping out.

Although we picked up the honey, the offer of a puppy was turned down. Peng was hopeful I think but seeing she's heading to Chiang Mai tomorrow, guess who'd be left to look after it!

This one being sold here may be fake honey poured over a few honey combs, but it looked the real thing.

Thanks for reading.



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