8 Jan | Riz | No Comments

Bangkok’s Old Town Charm

We really do love our street food here in Bangkok, but every once-in-a-while, you may find us out  inspecting and savouring some of the beautiful sights and neighborhoods of the city, not just eating! We’ve recently been spending more time in the Old Town neighborhood of Bangkok. Its chill vibe is the complete opposite of …

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1 Jan | Riz | No Comments

10 Pictures from 2019 on tour that made us smile!

Happy New Year 2020!   It has been a great, tasty and colorful year here at Taste of Thailand and we owe so many thanks to our lovely guests who ate, smiled and learned their way through our 11 unique food & culture tours of Bangkok, Ayutthaya and Chiang Mai (not to mention all of …

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18 Dec | Riz | No Comments

Thai Herbal Drinks: Roselle Juice

Nothing grabs you attention like a cold drink on a hot day in Thailand!  But when you get a glimpse of one of our favourite herbal drinks, Roselle Juice, it may just mesmerize you with it’s deep red hue, as well! Roselle is a type of hibiscus plant, sometimes also known as rosella, karkade or …

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11 Dec | Riz | No Comments

Taste of Thailand Guide Spotlight: Khun Ohm

We sat down with one of our guides, K. Ohm (Varunyu Taweerutchana), and asked him a few questions to find out a little bit more about him! Why do you love being a tour guide? The main reasons why I love being a guide are:  First, I love to meet different people from different cultures. …

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5 Dec | Riz | No Comments

Hidden Bangkok: The Saen Saeb Canal

Running the length of the city (actually all the way to Chachoengsao province!) from west to east is the small, but mighty, Saen Saeb Canal.  Hidden to most visitors (and locals!) in Bangkok, this small waterway carries locals across town daily (60,000-100,000/day!) via speedy canal boats.   Originally, this canal was built by the order of …

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28 Nov | Riz | No Comments

Video Diary: Temples & Tradition Along the Chao Phraya

  Take a walk through the old town of Bangkok, also known as Rattanakosin, and you will truly get a shot of local Thai life.  Here there are quiet streets for walking, with hidden temples and local, generations-old restaurants and street food stalls on display for all to see and taste.      Another perk …

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20 Nov | Riz | No Comments

Why We Do What We Do

Visitors to Thailand will always be sad to leave.  An experience here, whether 24 hours or 2 weeks long is packed with amazing tastes, experiences and the occasional Thai massage!  So, how do you ensure you make the most of this amazing country and ensure that your time here is well spent at the best …

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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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