30 Aug | Riz | No Comments

Benjakiti Park: An Oasis in the City

Every so often, we just need a break from the concrete jungle, traffic and extreme heat along the streets of Bangkok.  However, you need not travel far in order to find an escape. Just a few minute walk from the busy Asok intersection, BTS and MRT lines, is Benjakiti Park.  It may be small by …


22 Aug | Riz | No Comments

Solo Travel Hack: Self-Guided Tours

People often ask, is Bangkok safe for solo travelers? We’d say an overwhelming, yes! As long as you have your wits about you and now how to travel safely, Bangkok is an easy city to enjoy solo. The people are so friendly and helpful and really do enjoy talking to visitors. Public transportation is readily …


16 Aug | Riz | No Comments

Vendor Spotlight: Khun Tai- Miang Kham Vendor

Vendor Details Name: Hatairat Rungrotchokdee (Tai) Originally From: Kampaeng Phet Favorite Food: Somtum For me, Bangkok is: Crowded My Favorite Place in Bangkok: Bangrak Neighborhood Main Quote: My aim is to offer simple, fresh and healthy food. Khun Tai grew up in a family of foodies, of which her grandmother was the head chef with …


9 Aug | Riz | No Comments

Neighborhood Spotlight: Bangrak

Nestled next to the Chao Praya or “River of Kings”, Bangrak is one of the most historic neighborhoods in the Big Mango. “Bang” in Thai means Village and “Rak” means Love—as such, you may hear Bangrak referred to as the “Village of Love”. There are other theories on how this area got its name. It …


2 Aug | Riz | No Comments

July in Thailand: Why So Much Yellow?

You may wonder, why has everyone in the streets, offices and malls around Thailand are dressed in yellow shirts?  Well, here’s why: All Thais knows their exact birth day of the week, i.e. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, etc…. It’s related to Buddhist belief (and based on Hindu mythology) that there is a different God who protects …


27 Jul | Riz | No Comments

It’s Raining Again:  5 Reasons To Love the Rainy Season!

Now we all know that rainy season means more traffic, grey skies and wet shoes, however, there are many upsides to this May – October season in Thailand.  We’d like to take a look at some of the positives of this time of the year, so here are our top 5 Reasons To Love the …


18 Jul | Riz | No Comments

Top Delicious Thai Sweets to Buy at Thailand’s 7-11

In our last 7-11 episode, we wrote about the seven awesome snacks available in Thailand’s myriad 7-11 shops. Many of our blog readers liked it and that inspired us to continue our 7-11 saga to delve in and explore our local ‘seven’ to see what other treats we could find. The best part, is that …


11 Jul | Riz | One Comment

Thai Spirit Houses

Thailand is a majority Buddhist country with amazing golden temples and Buddhist heritage architecture. But you may wonder what are those little buildings in front of your apartment or nearby restaurants? They look almost like miniature temples on pedestals. However, these are Spirit houses, also called San Phra Phum in Thai. San means shrine and …


5 Jul | Riz | No Comments

Northeast Flavour: Surin Prasat Market

Once in awhile, we are able to escape the big city of Bangkok, and often our social media intern, Riz, will head to Surin province, in the southern part of Northeast Thailand to visit friends and family.  Life is slower and it’s nice to see a bit of the real Thai life happening outside the …


28 Jun | Riz | No Comments

Khanom Khrok: A Unique Street Treat

Khanom Khrok, or Thai coconut pancakes or pudding, are a delicious, mouth-watering snack easily found on the streets and markets of every city. These coconut-based pancakes, are a unique mix of sweet and savory flavors. The base for the snack is a batter made of rice flour and coconut milk, flavored perfectly with a bit of salt …


19 Jun | Riz | One Comment

Your top 4 Summer Visit in Thailand

Although we’ve hit the end of summer in Thailand and the rainy season seems to have begun its grip on Bangkok, the temperature still reaches 32-degree Celsius every day. Cold drinks and air conditioning may only go so far in keeping you cool but nothing is as refreshing as an escape from Bangkok for a …


15 Jun | Riz | No Comments

The Magical Benefits of Mangosteen

If Durian is the King of fruit, then Mangosteen is considered the Queen.  Mangosteen has a deep reddish-purple colored exterior when ripe and the inner flesh is white with a heavenly, juicy, sweet and slightly sour taste! Fruit lovers visiting  Thailand flock to try this amazing summer fruit found at most street and store vendors …


7 Jun | Riz | No Comments

TOP 6 DO’s When Travelling or Living in Thailand

Thailand is an amazing country with a beautiful culture and best food (we are a bit biased:)! As well,  all nationalities are most welcome in this ‘Land of Smiles.’ This is one of the main reasons that foreigners fall in love with Thailand pretty easily. While you are here, you should keep in mind that …


30 May | Riz | One Comment

Guide Spotlight: Khun Jenny

We sat down with one of our newest guides, K. Jenny, and asked her a few questions to find out a little bit more about her! Where are you from originally? – U-Thong, Suphanburi How long have you been a guide? – Going on 2 months now! What do you like most about your job? …


24 May | Riz | No Comments

7 Heavenly Snacks to Buy at Thailand 7-11’s

Many visitors will come across a familiar store when adventuring around Thailand, and as you might have guessed we are talking about 7-11. As their international slogan goes many people “Thank Heaven for 7-11”. You will find tourists and Thais alike browsing the shelves and taking a break from the sweltering sun in the cool …


19 May | Riz | No Comments

7 Essential Apps For Traveling

To celebrate the occasion of our newest food tasting experience being released on the bitemojo app, here are a few of our favorite apps for travel: 7.) Couchsurfing Free, iOS and Android, couchsurfing.com Not just a place to find a spot to crash while on vacation, this service has expanded to also share meetups and …


9 May | Riz | No Comments

A Taste of Turkey in Thailand

Today Taste of Thailand will be discussing the Thai version of the Turkish Doner Kebab. Turkish Kebab originated in Turkey (referred to as Kebab in Thailand) has taken its place in Thailand’s street food culture. This handheld dish is filled with hot seasoned meat shaved from a vertical rotisserie – a style of cooking that …


3 May | Riz | One Comment

Top 5 Dishes for the Rainy Season

Now that Songkran is over we have officially entered the rainy season in Thailand. In Bangkok and other areas, rain can be expected almost every day. As the weather starts to take a turn for the worse or you just need to pick up a meal on the way to your home/hotel you should try …


27 Apr | Riz | One Comment

Thai Style Homemade Sukiyaki

Sukiyaki can be prepared in the Hot-pot style or as a dry version. The most popular is the Hot-pot version as you will find many roadside or chain restaurants will offer this dish in Thailand. You will order one or more that will be placed in the middle of your table and will allow you …


18 Apr | Riz | No Comments

Health benefits of Thai food

Thai foods are undoubtedly delicious and, but some of them can also be quite healthy for you.  The infamous Tom yum soup is packed with flavor from lime, chiles, galangal, and lemongrass. You can also add chicken or shrimp to the soup for extra protein. The sweet and sour SomTam ia fruit based and chilies …


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