20 Jul | jacob | No Comments

Lost In Translation Competition

Oftentimes foreigners in Thailand don’t choke from the spiciness of Thai food, rather from the laughter at some of the Thai-English menu translations one can encounter in the Land of Smiles. While Google Translate is a terrific tool, when solely relied on, it can sometimes have highly entertaining consequences. Like our surprise to see we …

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15 Jul | jacob | 3 Comments

The History Of Thai Food

Undoubtedly, one of the most popular cuisines worldwide, but what makes Thai dishes so well loved? How did they originate? Thai cuisine is a simple yet clever combination of Eastern and Western influences harmoniously combined into that je ne sais quoi. Sour, sweet, salty, bitter and spicy flavours work together to make each dish come …

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6 Jul | jacob | No Comments

Giving Back To Our Community

Thailand is a predominantly Buddhist country. From a Buddhist perspective,  karma is very important. People who follow Buddhist principles believe it is why we are here and why we experience ups and downs in life. Thai people believe that Buddhist monks are the ones that have entered the path to enlightenment and help keep the …

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30 Jun | jacob | One Comment

Southern Thai Cuisine

Southern Thai food tends to be much hotter than Thai food from other regions of Thailand and being heavily influenced by flavours and spices used in Indonesia and Malaysia, it is known for its sharp and intense taste. We would like to share with you some popular dishes from Southern Thai cuisine. Geang Probably the …

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25 Jun | jacob | No Comments

Why Thais Love Tea!

There are many coffee and tea street stalls dotted around the streets of Bangkok, and indeed the rest of Thailand. Following the Chinese revolution and the defeat of the Kuomintang (KMT) by the Chinese communist party in 1949, thousands of KMT soldiers and their families were forced to flee China. They were welcomed by the …

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17 Jun | jacob | No Comments

5 Fun Facts About Thailand

This is probably evident already, but just in case it isn’t we will say it again. We are massive fans of our beloved Thailand. The food (this at the very least was probably apparent!), the people, the temples, – we love it all! But did you know the following about Thailand? 1. Land of the …

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8 Jun | jacob | No Comments

Where To Eat After Curfew

You would probably have had to have been asleep for the last two weeks to have missed that there has been bit of a shakeup in Thailand with the country now being governed by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), a junta of the military army. The main question for visitors to Thailand …

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1 Jun | jacob | No Comments

Food As An Aphrodisiac

We’ve blogged before about our food tour being set in Bangrak, Bangkok’s village of love, which is very apt. There is something about food and love which just goes together hand in hand (pun intended). Scientific tests have proven that some aromas can cause a greater effect on the body than the actual ingestion of …

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19 May | jacob | 10 Comments

5 Benefits Of Coconut Water

Coconut water is the liquid found inside young, green coconuts and is the ultimate thirst quencher, offering a tasty alternative to water, especially in the recent heat and humidity of Bangkok. April and May are the hottest months in Thailand, and it is important to ensure you keep properly hydrated, especially if you are off …

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5 May | jacob | No Comments

Tom Yum Goong (Spicy Prawn Soup)

We’re just going to come out and say it. Tom yum goong (sometimes pronounced tom yum kung) is the flavour that defines Thailand! There’s just something about that tangy flavour and the rich colours which emanates Thailand. The words “tom yum” are derived from two Thai words: “tom” and “yam”. “Tom” refers to boiling process, …

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28 Apr | jacob | No Comments

Spice Up Your Life: Thai Chillies

The chili (also known as chile pepper or chilli pepper) is the fruit of plants from Capsicum, which are members of the nightshade family, Solanaceae. The term in British English and in Australia, New Zealand, India, Malaysia and other Asian countries is just chilli without “pepper”. The substances that give chili peppers their intensity/heat when ingested …

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20 Apr | jacob | No Comments

Durian: King of Fruits and Discussion

We are now in the durian season in Thailand.  There are 30 recognised species of the “king of fruits” which belongs to the Malvaceae family. Thanks to its distinctive smell, durian is very much a love it or loathe it type of fruit. Fruits can grow up to 30 cm long and 15 cm wide …

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11 Apr | jacob | 3 Comments

Best Places To Celebrate Songkran in Bangkok

Thailand is well known for its festivals, and as of this weekend, Songkran, the most popular festival of all will be with us. Songkran celebrates the start of the new solar year and sees Thailand move officially into its summer season! April is also Thailand’s hottest month, so it is probably good in more ways …

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6 Apr | jacob | No Comments

Top 5 Thai Restaurants Along Sukhumvit Road

As much as we enjoy our street food, and eating fabulous meals for under 50 baht, we also enjoy visiting restaurants for a slightly different experience of food. Bangkok is such a large city it would be remiss of us to simple pick our five favourite Thai restaurants across the city, so we are going …

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23 Mar | jacob | No Comments

Popular Thai Snacks

It’s probably hard to believe that in between all of the tasty Thai dishes we consume each day that we have room to snack, but somehow we manage it – we burn a lot of calories on our food walking tours so we need something to keep our energy levels up! One of our favourites …

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17 Mar | jacob | One Comment

Khao Man Gai

As we highlight in our very first post, one of our favourite Thai dishes is the simple and humble, yet tasty khao man gai. Despite being commonly found with street vendors, this is a meal you are unlikely to find in Western Thai restaurants – that said we hear there is a street food chain in Portland, …

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9 Mar | jacob | No Comments

Thailand: Street Food On Sticks

Thai street food is world famous, but probably every third store that you stumble across will have some form of food on a stick for sale. So why is food on a stick so popular in the Land of Smiles? To be honest, we are not really sure why, but it is probably because it …

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2 Mar | jacob | No Comments

Top Five (Other) Places To Visit In Bangkok

Well of course, our number one recommendation is the backstreets and alleyways of historic Bangrak where incidentally we happen to host our delicious Village of Love food tour, but when we aren’t busy eating our way through the dishes and culture of the neighbourhood, we do like to get out and explore the rest of …

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23 Feb | jacob | No Comments

Mango Sticky Rice

Although famous for its delicious savoury dishes, Thailand desserts are perhaps not so well thought of. However, the simple but delicious mango sticky rice is one of the most, if not the most popular Thai desserts and it is also one of our favourites! Although mangos seem to be available in Thailand all year around, …

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16 Feb | jacob | No Comments

Our Favourite Thai Fruits

We’ve said it once, and we will say it again, Thailand is known for food. Many of the food stalls you will see adorning the streets will be selling freshly cut seasonal fruits, and wander around any wet market and at least half of the stores will be selling them whole. So we thought it …

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