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I have always loved avocados with mayonnaise, French dressing or simply plenty of salt - and wonder of wonders they are actually good for you!

It’s so rare to find something that does your body good whilst satisfying your taste buds at the same time but the health benefits of the avocado are many. They include protection from heart disease, osteoarthritis and diabetes. It can also help the body absorb nutrients and is great for your skin with its antioxidant properties. The avocado is even credited with helping to increase the body’s circulation whilst reducing the risk of liver damage, vitamin K deficiency and even cancer! 

They used to be quite tricky to find in Pattaya often Villa Market being the only safe bet but now they are popping up all over the markets and even via some enterprising firms who will take your order and deliver to your door. Of course these are home grown and aficionados may argue not as tasty as say the New Zealand variety. So if you really hanger for the Hass type then you should pop in to the Hass Bistro where they are really serious about their avocados.

In Bangkok The Hass Bistro is a cafe all about avocados. 

The Hass Bistro, on Sukhumvit Soi 49., has an all-day-dining menu dedicated to the avocado. Their Hass avocados are shipped from New Zealand and are served in every imaginable form. For example the “Crunchy avocado” 240 baht comprises breaded wedges of avocado deep-fried and accompanied by an aioli dip. There’s an

Avo Burger - prawn 395 baht, chicken 335 which substitutes bread for avocado halves and beef for chicken or prawn, with layers of lettuce, cheese and red onions. Avocados are even available to buy @89 baht.

The décor at Hass Bistro is suitably soothing and natural there’s a mezzanine with traditional seating, sofas and tatami cushions around low tables. Then downstairs there is a juice bar where you can get an avocado smoothie,155 baht, of course but also combinations such as The Bloody Roar 140 baht, cold-pressed juice of red apple, beetroot, watermelon and pineapple

If you love avocados give it a try the next time you’re in Bangkok.