i love me some stink bean. thais call it sataw (please not 'sato', it's สะตอ) and go crazy for it twice a year. Parkia speciosa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia i think most thais eat it with shrimp but my wife cooks up a mean spicy curry with chicken (pad kreuang gaeng gai sataw). the bean's crunchy texture and slightly bitter taste perfectly compliments a spicy dish over rice. just watch out later...the smell coming out makes the aftereffects of asparagus seem undetectable--hence the name. on the vine: the raw bean: on the plate: anyone love some stink bean?