Trang, Thailand

Parkia speciosa (petai), English: bitter bean, twisted cluster bean, or stink bean, is a plant of the genus Parkia in the family Fabaceae. It bears long, flat edible beans with bright green seeds the size and shape of plump almonds which have a rather peculiar smell, similar to, but stronger than that of the shiitake mushroom, characterised by some as being similar to natural gas.

In Malaysia, petai also commonly served with sambal, or mixed with dried shrimp, chili peppers, red onions, belacan (prawn paste), soy sauce and prawn.

In Thailand it is called sato (Thai: สะตอ), as mu phat sato, stink bean with stir fried pork.


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