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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 […]


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, […]

Bon Appétit – La Cuisine De Nathalie is another regular. The friendly Nathalie sells her home made jams, preservatives and pates that she has been perfecting over 7 years. I recommend you try the bean cassoulet.

Bangkok Farmers’ Market

One of the most enjoyable ways to get acquainted with a destination is undoubtedly through its food. Known the world over for its street food, Bangkok is also home to farmers’ markets, a relatively new concept to the Thai capital but one that has been embraced wholeheartedly by residents. For visitors to the city, the […]

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 […]