Bangkok street vendors sell peanuts that have been prepared differently...they look like the peanuts in shells I am used to, but they have been steamed. Their texture is different...moist and squishy.
Being ignorant of all this, the first time I bought peanuts from a street vendor I thought I had been suckered into purchasing bad product and so I threw them away. Now that I know what is going on, I have learned to enjoy them, and snack on them quite often.
Pictured below is the local steamed peanut vendor, power-napping after her frenetic peak-hour rush...being an innovative, entrepreneurial type, she has diversified, and also offers steamed sweet potato.
I can recommend her entire product range.