Category Archives: Food & Nightlife

red chillies for sale at a vegetable market in Bangkok, Thailand

Some Like it Hot: Fiery Food in Southeast Asia

It comes as a surprise to many people when they find out that chillies aren’t native to Southeast Asia. The chilli originates from South America and it was Portuguese traders who first introduced chillies into Southeast Asia during the 17th and 18th centuries. At that time, black pepper was used in Asian cooking, but the […]

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9 best Bangkok rooftop restaurants & bars

In recent years, the number of al fresco restaurants and rooftop bars in Bangkok have, well, skyrocketed. Come torrential rain or sticky humidity, every night diners and bar-goers head to the skies to indulge in some of the city’s finest wining and dining experience set against a twinkling urban nightscape. You’ll pay for the privilege […]

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Best Khao Soi in Northern Thailand

When people think of Thai food dishes, pad thai and green curry often come to mind. But for those having visited the north of Thailand, khao soi curry noodles may very well be the dish they they most fondly remember. Find the restaurants with the Best Khao Soi in Northern Thailand. Creamy in texture and […]

Mang kaeng is a very pleasant looking creature that is common for Sakon Nakon province. The bug has a very distinct almost flowery smell and an earthy flavour. It is eaten as a snack or together with sticky rice and jaew.

Strange foods from Northeastern Thailand

Thailand’s regional foods are rich and diverse and generally speaking follows the season and what is available from the highly arable land. While it is the food in central Thailand — such as pad krapao, green curry, and perennial favorite pad thai — that has won hearts all over the world, the country’s northeast region, […]

The complete khao chae set, beautifully decorated with elaborate fruit and vegetable carving and a traditional flower arrangement.

Khao Chae: Thailand’s Favourite Summertime Dish

Summer is approaching in Thailand and that means it’s time for the ultimate Thai summer treat: khao chae, a delicacy consisting of rice and several side dishes. Directly translated, ‘khao chae’ means ‘rice floating in water’ but it is so much more than that; it’s a complicated dish with origins in the court of King […]

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Best Cuisine in Northern Thailand

Thai food is renowned the world over for its complexity of flavors and the masterful blend of herbs and spices. Influenced by neighboring countries as well as immigrants who have set up home in Thailand over time, Thai food is best divided into four regional cuisines. Somtam (green papaya salad) and larb (minced meat salad) […]

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Street Food Festival in Bangkok

From June 13, 2013 to June 16, a Street Food Festival will spring into action in Bangkok at the Central World complex along Sukhumvit just outside the mall where many annual events are often held. More than 50 well known restaurants and street food vendors will combine together to offer a wide variety of Thai […]