My favorite Thai chili

A small bush of Prik-khi-noo near our rice fields in Ban Nong Thai.

Unripe, but extremely aromatic Prik-khi-noo on a small bush outside of Kabin Buri.
I found a few ripe pods, which I brought home to Sweden and I had the descendants from this bush in a
50 liter pot on my balcony for several years. I had to bring it in during the winter and keep it alive with
a lot of extra lights indoors, until I could bring it outside again in the spring.

Ripe Prik-khi-noo on a 2.5 meter high "tree" in my brother-in-law's garden in Kabin Buri.

My wife and the 2.5 meter high Prik-khi-noo "tree". The chili pods ar not ripe yet.

My wife Waritsara is picking Prik-khi-noo, so that I can bring some with me to Sweden.
She must stay in Thailand for som more months, waiting for her residential permit, before
she and our daughter Kattaleeya can come with me to Sweden.

Waritsara is standing on the concrete stairs to the house, to reach as many Prik-khi-noo pods as possible.

When I was traveling in Thailand, I had to bring my own Prik-khi-noo
(or Hotchili-Mike's sauces) to the restaurants as the never could put enough chili
in my food, even if I asked for EXTREMELY HOT food.
It seems like they can't understand that a "farang" (white person)
can eat spicier food than they eat themselfs.

The last evening of my first journey to visit Warisaras family in Thailand (we met when she was visiting her sister
in Sweden and we married before her tourist visa expired). She is feeding me with 2 Prik-khi-noo on each spoon
of food, so that I get a really hot meal before leaving her for almost one month.

In Sweden, August 2009, our son Gösta is now 8 and 1/2 months old and has allready learned to walk.
The only problem is that he wants to pick all of the beautiful red Prik-khi-noo I have in a big pot on our balcony.