8 Mar | Riz | No Comments

Celebrating Bangkok’s Spots on the 50 Best List, 2017

Bangkok is famous for nightlife, shopping, and plenty of amazing food!You can find great eats from the low budget to the extreme in price.  Once only know for local, traditional Thai specialties, Bangkok has now taken its place on the global food stage because of its variety in cuisine and experimental restaurants creating fresh new …

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1 Mar | Riz | No Comments

Taste of Thailand Food Tours Guide Spotlight: Khun Sarida

Food Specialist & Tour guide, K. Sarida Tour guides are the heart of our food tour business and recently Taste of Thailand had the chance to chat with our guide Khun Sarida to find out a little bit more about her. Sarida is a very smart, intelligent and hardworking tour guide who always welcome foodies with …

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22 Feb | Riz | No Comments

Nam Tok: The lesser-known sister of Larb

In a recent post, we discussed Larb, a well-known spicy meat salad , originating from Laos. It is a zesty, often warm, salad, made with chicken, beef, duck, fish, pork or even mushrooms. The chili, onion, fish sauce, lime juice, vegetable, lemon, roasted ground rice (khao khua) and kaffir lime leaves that go into it …

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15 Feb | Riz | One Comment

Island Life: Riz Hits Koh Larn

Koh Larn had always been on my travel checklist- not only because of its proximity to Pattaya beach but also because it’s a coral island for which I always have had an obsession. The name Koh Larn actually originated from the word coral. In Bangladesh, where I come from, we have St. Martin’s island, which …

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8 Feb | Riz | No Comments

Behind The Scenes: A Chat with our Food Curator, K. Jacob

Meet the Food Curator: Jacob Holder Good afternoon, Khun Jacob! It’s a nice sunny day and thanks a lot for your time. My first question is- Tell us something about how the idea started. Why did you decide to operate a food tour instead of establishing a travel agency or something else? Inspired by friends …

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30 Jan | Riz | 2 Comments

The Many Types and Flavors of Thai Rice

Thailand is the second largest rice exporting country in the world.  But much of the rice stays in the country, as well, since rice is so central to Thai life.  When we say we want to eat, we say ‘Kin Kao’ which literally translates to ‘eat rice’!  It is eaten morning, day and night in …

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22 Jan | Riz | No Comments

Taste of Thailand Food Tours Guide Spotlight: Khun Jum

Tour guides are the heart of our food tour business and recently Taste of Thailand had the chance to chat with our guide Khun Jum (WATCHARAPORN PONPAI) to find out a little bit more about her.   Where are you from originally? Kanchanaburi province. How long have you been a guide? I have been a …

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16 Jan | Riz | No Comments

Happy Children’s Day Thailand!

This weekend, we celebrated Children’s Day here in Thailand.  This annual day brings families and children out to play, explore, learn and discover.  We at Taste of Thailand Food Tours like to think that everyday is Children’s Day!  Here are some of the great shots of kids on tour with us over the last few …

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10 Jan | Riz | No Comments

Suan Luang Rama IX Flower Park

         If you are ever bored with the same scene  in Bangkok, day in and day out, and want to try something different and refresh your mind, then Suan Luang Rama IX could be the best choice for you. It’s a little bit of heaven on earth and the largest green space …

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25 Dec | Riz | No Comments

Taste of Thailand Food Tours Guide Spotlight: Khun Noom

Food Specialist & Tour guide, K. Noom Tour guides are the heart of our food tour business and recently Taste of Thailand had the chance to chat with our guide Khun Noom to find out a little bit more about him. -Where are you from originally? – I was born and live in Bangkok, I’m a …

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19 Dec | Riz | No Comments

Good Foods to Eat in Cool Weather

It’s officially winter in Bangkok and Thai people and the expat community already started to wear long sleeves. In morning, sometimes a gentle, tender breeze blows and Bangkokians might just switch their morning drink of choice from iced to hot coffee to stay comfortable in this chilly (well, for Thais, at least) weather. Apart from …

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12 Dec | Riz | No Comments

Cool Times in Chiang Mai

With this great breeze, cooler temperatures and lower humidity, Thailand has been finally blessed with a dip into cool season!  While many choose to stay in Bangkok and enjoy the different weather and special, quieter time of year, many do run for the hills to really take advantage of the cooler weather and get a …

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4 Dec | Riz | No Comments

In Memory of King Bhumibol, on the occasion of his birthday

King Bhumibol Adulyadej (born 5 December 1927) was the ninth monarch of Thailand (Rama IX). He was the world’s longest-serving head of state having reigned for more than 70 years. He was regarded not only as the Father of Thailand, but as a role model for all through his generosity, compassion and sincere love of his …

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28 Nov | Riz | No Comments

Taste of Thailand Food Tours Guide Spotlight: Khun Joker

Food Specialist & Tour guide, K. Joker Tour guides are the heart of our food tour business and recently Taste of Thailand had thechance to chat with our guide Khun Joker to find out a little bit more about him. -Where are you from originally? -I’m from right here in Bangkok! -How long have you been …

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20 Nov | Riz | No Comments

Thailand Favorites on Ice: Refreshing Drinks

It’s no secret that Thai people love sweets. Well, it just doesn’t apply to Thailand! The love of sweets is quite universal! Every country has their own cultural desserts, cakes, and sweet traditions to celebrate different types of festivals and enjoy the everyday wonders of their cuisine.   One very common way to enjoy sweetness …

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15 Nov | Riz | No Comments

Taste of Thailand’s Vendor Spotlight: J.Long

  J.Long is a fruit vendor located at Bangrak area. Taste of Thailand had this opportunity to have an interview session with her last week.   -Where are you from originally?   I am originally from Samut Songkram province.   -How long have you worked here/owned the business?   My family were gardeners, growing Pomelo. …

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6 Nov | Riz | No Comments

Bangkok Unseen Part I: Rajamangala Night Market

Welcome to our new blog attraction Bangkok Unseen’s first episode! We plan to keep you in-the-know about places you may not have known about. Rajamangala Night Market is one such place and it’s located in the square right in front of Rajamangala Stadium in the Ramkhamhaeng area near Ramkhamhaeng University. It is open daily from …

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30 Oct | Riz | No Comments

Taste of Thailand Food Tours Guide Spotlight: Khun Bella

Food Specialist & Tour guide, K. Bella Tour guides are the heart of our food tour business and recently Taste of Thailand had this opportunity to sit down with our guide Khun Bella to find out a little bit more about her. -Where are you from originally? -I come from SamutSakorn province. My hometown is there. …

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12 Oct | Riz | No Comments

Thai Beer Part I: The Famous Brands

Beer is a popular drink of choice, here in Thailand. Whether it’s because of the refreshing feeling during the hot weather or the way that it pairs so well with many local foods and snacks, Thai beer is a great choice! In Thailand, you can also get foreign beers like Heineken, Corona, Hoegarden, Carlsberg etc. …

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27 Sep | Riz | No Comments

Talad Rod Fai Vintage Night Market: A great place for your weekend!

Talad Rod Fai (translated as ‘train market’)is an authentic open-air bazaar,  night market, and popular hangout with the city’s hip and stylish. There are two Rod Fai markets, one located on Srinakarinsoi 51, and the other is in the Ratchada area. The markets are not your typical experience, however.  They display items from antique furniture …

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