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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22 May | Riz | No Comments

Riz Visits the Scala: Bangkok’s Retro Movie Theatre

Watching Avengers: Endgame recently in the Scala cinema is probably one of the best experiences I’ve had in Bangkok! It’s a very well-maintained retro movie theatre open since the late 60’s in the Siam Square shopping area. Amongst Bangkok’s myriad high tech, fancy movie theatres, the Scala Theatre stands out as a unique experience, especially …

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15 May | Riz | No Comments

Vendor Spotlight: May Veggie Home.

Meet Khun May, the owner of May Veggie Home. May was born in Bangkok and began her working career as an executive assistant to the president of a multinational company, which gave her the opportunity to travel around the world and experience many different types of cuisines and flavors. A few years ago she decided …

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8 May | Riz | No Comments

Looking to the Future: The Coronation of Thailand’s King Rama X

Promises to Continue the Prosperity of the Nation In an event befitting royalty, Thailand’s new King, His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun (King Rama X), took the throne on May 4, 2019 – two-and-a-half years after the passing of his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej.   Photo credits: Bureau of the royal household      Photo …

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24 Apr | Riz | No Comments

Khaosan Road

Although we don’t venture into this area on our tours, Khao San Road or Thanon Khao San is a major part of life in Bangkok.  It is one of the hotspots for foreigners and backpackers to visit when they are in Thailand, especially at night. Most people only think of it in this singular view. …

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17 Apr | Riz | 2 Comments

Songkran: The Value Behind Thai New Year and Water Festival

Most people may know only about the water fights that come along with the annual Songkran Festival, and perhaps a little bit about the traditions of the Thai New Year, but let’s find out a bit more! Water plays a strong role in Thai culture. It not only symbolizes fertility and refreshment, but also prosperity …

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