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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31 Aug | Riz | No Comments

Taste of Thailand Food Tours Guide Spotlight: Khun Jung

Food Specialist & Tour guide, K. Jung 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 Jung to find out a little bit more about her. -Where are you from originally? -Nonthaburi,which is a peaceful city to the north …

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24 Jul | Riz | No Comments

Thai Salads: Yum

  Thai salads are most commonly know as ‘yum’. Yum, meaning “mix,” is a hearty dish consisting mostly of meat, fish, or seafood together with many other typically Thai ingredients which may include peanuts, fruit, and herbs. It’s tossed just before serving often with chili fish sauce, sliced fresh shallots or onions, fresh or dried …

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14 Jul | Riz | One Comment

Taste of Jungle Food in the city

A favourite hidden gem on our tours is a restaurant is run by Khun Somyot and his family from Song Peenong district, Suphanburi (one of the provinces in Thailand which is very famous for “jungle food”). A former Police Sargeant, when Khun Somyot moved to Bangkok 20 years ago and started this restaurant, the name “Song Peenong …

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17 Jun | Riz | No Comments

Taste of Thailand Spotlight: Social Media Intern, Riz

It was the sunny month of June 2015 while I was having my summer break when I came looking for an internship opportunity in Thailand. Locals say that Thailand has only three seasons- hot, hotter and hottest! It’s true because Thailand is hot year-round but extremely hot from April onwards and during June, the weather gets hot …

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4 Jun | Riz | 3 Comments

Wa Tow – Historic Chinese Herb Shop

   This store, visited by Taste of Thailand Food Tours on our Village of Love Tour, has a very long history dating back to World War II. The store is run by Mr. Prawit, the grandson of the original founder. Before the war started, Mr. Prawit’s grandfather was a carpenter, then he had an idea …

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16 May | Riz | 2 Comments

9 Auspicious Thai Desserts

There are many amazing desserts in Thailand, but today we are highlighting nine special sweets used for traditional ceremonies such as weddings or housewarmings, because of their good meaning.  They are intended as a blessing for the one who receives them. Many of the desserts use egg yolks and sugar, originally brought to Thailand in …

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8 May | Riz | No Comments

How to eat Durian

Durian has always had a bad rap. It has a very strong odor and formidable thorn-covered husk. It is not quite welcoming to those who have never tried it before. This king of fruits should not be feared, however! Those who love it, really love it, so why not give it a try? Check out …

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3 May | Riz | No Comments

Boonsap Desserts: Classic Thai Desserts in The Village of Love

While our tours focus on delicious Thai food, it’s the stories behind the food and the people who make it, that really bring our tours to life!  We’ve decided to share some of those stories and personalities with you through our blog, starting with a real gem:  Boonsap Desserts. On our latest jaunt through the …

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20 Apr | Riz | No Comments

Beat the Summer Heat, Royal Cuisine Style!

A few weeks ago, we mentioned Kaow Chae, in our post about regional Thai foods. Being that it is truly the hot season now, this is a “must try” dish when visiting Thailand in summer, especially around Songkran time!   Originating from the Mon people, this dish, considered Royal Cuisine, is traditionally found in abundance …

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10 Apr | Riz | No Comments

Celebrating Songkran: Traditions & Festivities

The Songkran Festival is the celebration of the Thai New Year in mid-April (13-15), the hottest month of the year here in Thailand. Having fun (Sanook) is a part of Thai culture and during Songkran, Thai people enjoy themselves and play friendly water fights as part of Songkran’s ‘fun’ activities. But this is not all, …

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28 Mar | Riz | No Comments

Thai Herb Refreshing Drink

Thailand is very hot country, as you know. We have only hot and very hot seasons. We are coming upon the month that is typically the hottest month of the year in Thailand, April. So, how do we stay cool here? Besides the usual staying in the shade, fanning ourselves and eating ice cream, refreshing …

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15 Mar | Riz | No Comments

Local Thai Food from Four Different Regions

There are so many very famous Thai foods such as Tom Yum Kung, Phad Thai, and Papaya salad (Som Tum). However, those well-known foods are not all we have in Thailand! I would love to tell you more about different kinds of food from other regions and provinces in Thailand. Let’s start from the North …

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7 Mar | Riz | No Comments

Our Great New Ayutthaya Adventure

W e are excited to announce that Taste of Thailand Food Tours has finally launched “The Great Ayutthaya Adventure”, our full-day food and cultural tour to Ayutthaya! Ayutthaya is the ancient capital and modern city in the Central Plains of Thailand, 85 km north of Bangkok. It is the Capital City of the Province of the same …

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