12 Jan | Riz | No Comments

Neighborhood Chronicles: Sammakorn

This is a brief look into a little-known suburb of Bangkok called Sammakorn. Bangkok’s suburbs extend out far beyond the major sites that most visitors experience during their 2-3 days in town.  Located between downtown and the international airport off Ramkamhaeng Soi 112, this neighborhood is composed of a diverse mix of Thai and foreign …

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3 Jan | Riz | One Comment

Taste of Thailand ‘s Year in Review: 2017

Happy New Year 2018 to our foodie friends all over the world! May this New Year bring peace and prosperity, and of course, delicious food adventures! We have 365 blank pages of an amazing book in front of us to be filled with adventure and delicious food in 2018, but we can’t help but look …

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27 Dec | Riz | No Comments

How to Eat Thai Food, Like a Thai!

For anyone who visits Thailand for the first time, you might wonder:  where is the knife?  Well, in Thai cuisine, there is little need for it, as most dishes include bite-sized pieces with no need for cutting.  As well, you might notice that the Thais use the spoon & fork to eat most everything!  At …

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20 Dec | Riz | No Comments

Soup Neua: Delicious Thai Beef Soup

Looking for something different? Perhaps a tasty dish that will also warm you as the cool breezes have finally hit Thailand this winter?  Why not try a beautiful bowl of beef soup? One of the amazing things about Thai food is the endless choice.  Besides the sheer number of Thai dishes out there, there is …

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13 Dec | Riz | No Comments

Michelin Guide arrives in Bangkok and awards street food vendors!

Sampling of Thai dishes Just in time for 2018, the famed French publishing company, Michelin, has launched its guide to the best restaurants and street food vendors in Bangkok. Michelin has recognized Bangkok as one of the world’s best food destination with recognition for a total of 98 restaurants of which 28 were street vendors. …

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6 Dec | Riz | No Comments

Taste of Thailand’s Newest Experience: Dinner Under the Stars

Last month, Taste of Thailand was thrilled to finally launch a new experience; completely different from anything we have done before.  This first event in the My City series was an effort to get locals and visitors alike to engage with new parts of Bangkok they didn’t know existed.  As well, to hear stories and …

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30 Nov | Riz | No Comments

The Origin of Thai Tea Pulling (Cha Chak/Teh Tarik)

The reason you should switch to tea! Enjoyed by all ages! Because of the many coffee and tea street stalls dotted around the streets of Thailand, you will never be without proper caffeination. Following the Chinese revolution and the defeat of the Kuomintang (KMT) by the Chinese communist party in 1949, thousands of KMT soldiers …

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23 Nov | Riz | No Comments

Top 5 Thai Street Foods & How to Order Them

Spoiler: This delicious blog and the photos will make you hungry. Read at your own risk. Bangkok just might be the Street Food Capital of the world based on the large variety of Thai and other foods available on any of its bustling streets. Thai foods are the most common that you will come across …

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7 Nov | Riz | No Comments

The Top 5 Activities as Winter is Coming in Thailand

Winter is coming is the motto of House Stark in the HBO hit Game of Thrones. It’s become quite popular as a meme spreading throughout social media. As you may have guessed when you saw the weather forecast, Winter has finally arrived in Thailand! After the long and drawn out summer, Bangkokians and its visitors …

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1 Nov | Riz | No Comments

Pak KhlongTalat: A hidden gem that is always open

The best spot in Thailand to find Flowers from all around the world. Flowers are considered sacred and they play an important role in weddings and religious ceremonies in Thailand. The tropical nature of the country allows the flowers to be as diverse as they are beautiful.  There are many types of flowers that grow …

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18 Oct | Riz | No Comments

Popular breakfast foods in Thailand

When you are visiting Thailand you will find that Western-style breakfasts are not very common. It is a good idea to manage your expectations that you may not find toasted bread, scrambled eggs, sausages, French toast, or a bowl of your favorite cereal with milk at the breakfast table. With the exception of hotels and …

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11 Oct | Riz | No Comments

What to expect if visiting Thailand this October

Thailand has entered the final month of the official mourning period as the anniversary of the death of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and the royal funeral are approaching. There are some closures around Bangkok that you should know about before making plans, or if you already have plans it is advised that you check …

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4 Oct | Riz | No Comments

Essential Thai Phrases

You will find yourself shopping on the street for many things including flowers, souvenirs, and of course food.   Despite Thailand’s role as a major transit hub for travellers across the world (in fact, Bangkok is the world’s most visited city two years in a row according to Forbes), English is not as pervasive as …

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27 Sep | Riz | No Comments

Thai Wedding Flower Phuang Malai

Flowers are a symbol of love, luck and compassion especially in Thailand. In Thai Buddhist culture, flowers have a great impact and they are often given as offerings or kept for good luck. In temples flowers are placed as offerings on shrines, or are given to special guests as a sign of respect. When getting …

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21 Sep | Riz | No Comments

Neighborhood Chronicles: Bangkunnon Road

Head over from the Rattanakosin, Old City area of Bangkok to the Thonburi side of the Chao Phraya River and you can really find some unique treasures such as the Siriraj Hospital Medical Museum(housing medical experiments and even a forensic museum) or the Royal Barge Museum (home of the ornamental boats used in ceremonial processions …

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14 Sep | Riz | No Comments

Tao Teung : A Unique Thai-Hainanese Dessert

Tao Teung or Tao Teung Yen (cold) is a Hainanese dessert featuring Boi Kia,  glutinous rice flour dumplings and many other things from cooked beans to water chestnuts to Chinese grass jelly to candied tubers to fresh jackfruit- all served in the same bowl with brown sugar syrup and crushed ice. The various ingredients lend …

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6 Sep | Riz | No Comments

Thai Roti: Pan-Fried Crowd Pleaser

Roti, a tasty pan-fried bread, is a popular snack. Similar to Paratha of Indian origin and Malaysia’s Roti canai, roti is widely served all over Thailand.  There are both sweet and savory versions, which can vary in style from vendor to vendor and province to province, however the taste is always a surefire winner! In …

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30 Aug | Riz | One Comment

How to Survive The Rush Hour in Bangkok

Bangkok is indeed a destination city because of the variety of Thai foods, reasonable accommodations, and amazing scenery, which is hard to match in Asia. Like other big cities, Bangkok does however suffer from traffic jams, especially if you are travelling during the morning peak or evening rush hours (which can last and last depending …

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22 Aug | Riz | One Comment

Khao Soi: The Uniqueness of Northern Thailand

Khao Soi is a deliciously rich, creamy, slightly spicy yellow curry dish originating in Northern Thailand. This classic Northern Thai soup will satisfy your craving for a Thai curry dish combined with tender braised meat (chicken, beef are favorites) in a coconut curry broth with boiled and fried noodles. It’s easy to eat, delicious and …

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17 Aug | Riz | No Comments

Mother’s Day in Thailand

Mother’s Day is a highly special occasion celebrated across the globe for honoring mothers and their love for their children. In Thailand Mother’s Day is celebrated on , August 12th,  Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s birthday. It’s a national holiday in Thailand. A giving to monks forms a meaningful part of the traditional Mother’s Day celebrations. …

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