7 Nov | Riz | No Comments

Loy Krathong

The Loy Krathong festival falls every year, in the 12th lunar month (usually in November), at the end of the rainy season. This is the time to thank the Water Goddess for a year’s worth of her abundant supply, as well as apologize for polluting the waters.  The evening of Loy Krathong is a lively …

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24 Oct | Riz | No Comments

Taste of Thailand Guide Spotlight: Khun Sasa

We sat down with one of our guides, K.Sasa, and asked her a few questions to find out a little bit more about her! Where are you from originally? Bangkok- the city of smile! How long have you been a guide? 5 years What do you like most about your job?  I like to meet …

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18 Oct | Riz | No Comments

Vendor Spotlight – K.Naya Broccoli Revolution

Vendor Details: Name: Naya Ehrilich – Adam Originally From:   Bangkok  Favorite Food:   Isaan (Northeast Thailand) – papaya and mushroom salad with sticky rice For me, Bangkok is: an exciting adventure  Born and raised in Bangkok, Naya, the owner of Broccoli Revolution, has an insatiable hunger for travel and exploring places unknown. A world traveler, …

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10 Oct | Riz | No Comments

Photo Blog: One Night in Bangkok

So many tours and so many great experiences happen each night here in Bangkok!  We’d like to share a few of these moments captured by our lovely guides during our tours: Foodies tasting the Mysterious Chinese Herbal tea at Wa Tow shop in Bangrak! Delicious Thai street snacks to kill your hunger!  Night view of …

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2 Oct | Riz | No Comments

Roti Bai Toey Khun Duen Pen

You’ve seen her in our latest video and photos, that lovely lady who shares her delicious roti with our guests on the Village of Love tour in Bangrak at night!  She is Khun Duen Pen, working hard each night preparing delicious treats for our guests.   Roti is typically made of wheat flour, water, salt and …

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18 Sep | Riz | No Comments

Lido Connect: A Revitalized Favorite

Recently we found ourselves at Siam Square, the old favorite shopping, hangout and social ground in the center or the Siam area of Bangkok.  Popular with all due to its abundance of shopping malls of different styles (Paragon, Siam Center, Siam Discovery, MBK Center), this neighborhood really has it all.   One of the oldest resident …

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12 Sep | Riz | No Comments

Vendor Spotlight K. Jajah Veganerie

Owner Details Name: Jajah Originally From: Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand Favorite Food: Som Tam Thai and Banana Smoothie For me, Bangkok in one word is: Fun My Favorite Place in Bangkok is: Benjasiri Park It was Jajah’s mom that inspired her to start on her culinary vegan food adventure. Wanting to give her mother the healthy …

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5 Sep | Riz | No Comments

Taste of Thailand Guide Spotlight: Khun Yok

We sat down with one of our guides, K. Yok, and asked her a few questions to find out a little bit more about her! Where are you from originally? Bangkok- one of the most vibrant cities in Asia!  How long have you been a guide? It’s around 1 month (smile).    What do you …

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29 Aug | Riz | No Comments

What is the Giant Swing?

The Giant Swing (locally called Sao Chingcha) is located in front of Wat Suthat. It was constructed in 1784 in front of the Devasthan shrine by King Rama I.  It’s made of teak wood, brought down from the Phrae province in northern Thailand. Standing at over 21 meters (69ft) tall, the Giant Swing is a …

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24 Aug | Riz | No Comments

Khanom Krok – Thai Street Food at its Best!

You have heard us go on and on about one of our favorite desserts, Khanom Krok, before, but it is so good, that we can’t stop thinking about it!       Recently we have found one of our favorite vendors of this lesser-found treat, hidden away on a street in old Bangkok.     Here …

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14 Aug | Riz | No Comments

A Mother’s Day Outing in Chinatown!

For a change we took a step out of the ordinary, this past Monday, which was Mother’s Day here in Thailand. Most Thais will spend the day with family, especially around the table for a big meal together to celebrate mom. Instead of heading to a restaurant with the family as usual, we ventured on …

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7 Aug | Riz | No Comments

Kuay Jab: A Unique Noodle Soup!

Every once-in-a-while, we get a nice comment from one of our guests, such as ‘i never would have tried that on my own’ or ‘I have never heard of this dish before.’  These such comments make us so happy! It means we are doing our job of introducing our guests to the tastes of this …

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17 Jul | Riz | No Comments

Vendor Spotlight: Prachak Ped Yang

Name: Khun Lek Originally From: Bangkok Favorite Food: Bamee (Egg Noodles) For me, Bangkok is: Convenient My Favorite Place in Bangkok: Tha Chang  Main Quote: Make sure products meet my standard! Prachak Ped Yang restaurant was started by Khun Lek’s great grandparents in 1909, who immigrated from South China, similar to many other families in …

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11 Jul | Riz | No Comments

Chinatown Evening Food Crawl

We LOVE Chinatown!  And what we love even more, is EATING in Chinatown!!!!  Here is our new video giving just a hint of some of the tasty treats and bright lights of this amazing part of Bangkok that we experience together on our Chinatown Evening Food Crawl. Chinatown Evening Food Crawl

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2 Jul | Riz | No Comments

Travel with Kids in Bangkok: Fun For the Whole Family!

Honestly, so many people shy away from visiting Bangkok with kids, but they have no idea what they are missing!  Yes, it’s hot. Yes, it’s humid. Yes, there is traffic. But, Bangkok is actually a great place for kids! Besides activities, movies, parks, proximity to beautiful beaches, swimming pools and tons of shopping and grand …

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27 Jun | Riz | No Comments

Lhong 1919 – A hidden Instagrammers Dream

Lhong 1919 is one of a handful of sites along the Chao Phraya river that have been renovated in recent years into community spaces, effectively reusing old warehouses and neglected spaces on prime Bangkok real estate. The sit, a mid 19th century port, included offices, shops and a shrine.  In 1919, it was sold to …

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21 Jun | Riz | No Comments

Taste of Thailand Guide Spotlight: Khun June

We sat down with one of our guides, K. June, and asked her a few questions to find out a little bit more about her! Where are you from originally? I am originally from Bangkok.    How long have you been a guide? It’s been 1 year already!    What do you like most about …

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13 Jun | Riz | No Comments

A Visit to the Thai Curry Paste Shop in Bangrak

One of the memorable stops along our Village of Love morning tour is a local shop that makes a rainbow of fresh curry pastes! Thai curry is traditionally made only from a paste, not from a powder as Indian curries.  They range is spice-level from mild to hot (also of course, depending on the chef)! …

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5 Jun | Riz | No Comments

Architecture on Tour!

We always plaster our social media and blog with mouth-watering Thai treats, so why not show off the other stars of our tours – the buildings, scenery and neighborhoods!   Our tours include these fabulous spots full of great history, stories and culture that make Thailand come alive and make the food taste even better! …

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30 May | Riz | No Comments

Tasty Thai Bites: Miang Kham

Recently, we introduced you to K. Tai, our lovely friend in Bangrak, who serves up the tastiest bite-sized treats on our tours, Miang Kham!  So, we thought we’d give you a little glimpse into what goes into these lovely Thai snacks! Miang Kham is an herbal snack popular in Thailand and Laos. It is a …

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