The fruits of Siam, or at least of the neighbourhood of Bangkok, are excellent and various, surpassing. The Siamese themselves consume great quantities of fruit, and the whole neighbourhood of Bangkok is one forest of fruit trees. Fruit is not only eaten on its own, but often served with spicy dips made from sugar, salt, and chilies. Fruits are also used in certain Thai chili pastes. Although many of the exotic fruits of Thailand may have been sometimes unavailable in Western countries, Asian markets now import a lot. Chantaburi province in Thailand is responsible for half of the durian production of Thailand and a quarter of the world production.