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Delicious Thai Crepe: Khanom Bueang

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Khanom Bueang, also known as Thai Crispy Pancakes or Thai Crepes is one of the most popular street snacks/sweet you will find in Thailand. This ancient Thai dessert is actually from the Ayutthaya period. These crepes look a bit like Mexican tacos (as some foreigners have noted!). Khanom Bueang’s cute little bites look simple but …

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What food should first-time visitors try?

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On my way to home from office, I asked one passer-by about what she thinks about foreigners traveling to Thailand and what foods foreigners must try when they are here! What is your name? My name is Pranee Pookaew. Where are you from in Thailand? I am from Surin province, but now I live Chachoengsao. …

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Respect & Family Culture in Thailand

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Thai culture is heavily influenced by Buddhism, ancestral beliefs and spirits. As well, there are also some traditions or rituals that visitors may not know about in regards to how Thais behave in and around their families. Here are some: The Wai: The Wai is a customary Thai greeting.  It is traditionally given by a …

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Vendor Spotlight – Giulio Saverino : About Eatery

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Vendor Details Name: Giulio Saverino Originally From: Torino, Italy Favorite Food: Whole wheat pasta with tomato sauce For me, Bangkok in one word is: Interesting My Favorite Place in Bangkok is: The Riverside District Owner Giulio Saverino, a long-time expat in Bangkok opened About Eatery with the vision to provide high quality ingredients paired with …

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Thai Style: How we eat Rice!

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Rice is a staple in the Asian diet.  It’s so central to the Thai cuisine, as well, that often people will feel out-of-sorts when they don’t consume rice for a few days!  It’s not just tasty and a great companion to most Thai dishes, it’s comfort food! To see a bit about different types of …

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The Jae Festival in Thailand

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The Thai Vegetarian festival, locally known as the Jae Festival, is a nine-day vegetarian food festival celebrated all over Thailand. It is also known as the Nine Emperor Gods Festival.  Jae, is actually even more strict than straight-forward vegetarianism or veganism. Besides staying away from meat or animal products, pungent-odour vegetables are not used in …

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Taste of Thailand Guide Spotlight: Khun Katy

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Tour guides are the heart of our food tour business and Taste of Thailand team love to give them a little love in our special Guide Spotlight blog series. Today’s blog we will introduce you to Khun Katy.   Where are you from originally? Chiang Rai- it is a city in Northern Thailand. It has …

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Is it good to eat spicy foods?

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There are some common myths surrounding eating spicy foods, such as that they cause heartburn (which they don’t, though they may worsen it) or that they may give you ulcers. No need to listen to spicy myths, there’s a ton of research out there that points to spicy foods as having some great health benefits! …

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Cuisine Curious: Thai Fruit Seasoning Dips

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Fruit vendors are a major mainstay of the street food culture here in Bangkok and all over Thailand.  The amazing array of tropical fruits available make it easy to grab them morning, day or night for a quick refreshing and healthy treat!  Often some of the longest lines for street food are for the fruit …

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Surprise Bangkok: Chalermla Park

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So, last week, we took you to one of our favorite hidden spots, the canal walk near Hua Chang bridge (Saphan Hua Chang).  The graffiti writing there is fantastic! But guess what? There is another sister-spot right nearby which is also teaming with amazing graffiti artwork:  Chalermla Park. Renovated by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) …

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Surprise Bangkok: Hua Chang River Walk

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Every so often, when walking, driving or speeding around Bangkok on a train, bus, car or even motorcycle, you may have come across a muddy looking canal running straight through the center of the city.  Now, there are many canals that do this, however, the Saen Saep canal is famous! It’s the one that always …

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Benjakiti Park: An Oasis in the City

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Every so often, we just need a break from the concrete jungle, traffic and extreme heat along the streets of Bangkok.  However, you need not travel far in order to find an escape. Just a few minute walk from the busy Asok intersection, BTS and MRT lines, is Benjakiti Park.  It may be small by …

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Solo Travel Hack: Self-Guided Tours

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People often ask, is Bangkok safe for solo travelers? We’d say an overwhelming, yes! As long as you have your wits about you and now how to travel safely, Bangkok is an easy city to enjoy solo. The people are so friendly and helpful and really do enjoy talking to visitors. Public transportation is readily …

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Vendor Spotlight: Khun Tai- Miang Kham Vendor

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Vendor Details Name: Hatairat Rungrotchokdee (Tai) Originally From: Kampaeng Phet Favorite Food: Somtum For me, Bangkok is: Crowded My Favorite Place in Bangkok: Bangrak Neighborhood Main Quote: My aim is to offer simple, fresh and healthy food. Khun Tai grew up in a family of foodies, of which her grandmother was the head chef with …

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Bangrak

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Nestled next to the Chao Praya or “River of Kings”, Bangrak is one of the most historic neighborhoods in the Big Mango. “Bang” in Thai means Village and “Rak” means Love—as such, you may hear Bangrak referred to as the “Village of Love”. There are other theories on how this area got its name. It …

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July in Thailand: Why So Much Yellow?

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You may wonder, why has everyone in the streets, offices and malls around Thailand are dressed in yellow shirts?  Well, here’s why: All Thais knows their exact birth day of the week, i.e. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, etc…. It’s related to Buddhist belief (and based on Hindu mythology) that there is a different God who protects …

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It’s Raining Again:  5 Reasons To Love the Rainy Season!

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Now we all know that rainy season means more traffic, grey skies and wet shoes, however, there are many upsides to this May – October season in Thailand.  We’d like to take a look at some of the positives of this time of the year, so here are our top 5 Reasons To Love the …

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Top Delicious Thai Sweets to Buy at Thailand’s 7-11

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In our last 7-11 episode, we wrote about the seven awesome snacks available in Thailand’s myriad 7-11 shops. Many of our blog readers liked it and that inspired us to continue our 7-11 saga to delve in and explore our local ‘seven’ to see what other treats we could find. The best part, is that …

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Thai Spirit Houses

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Thailand is a majority Buddhist country with amazing golden temples and Buddhist heritage architecture. But you may wonder what are those little buildings in front of your apartment or nearby restaurants? They look almost like miniature temples on pedestals. However, these are Spirit houses, also called San Phra Phum in Thai. San means shrine and …

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Northeast Flavour: Surin Prasat Market

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Once in awhile, we are able to escape the big city of Bangkok, and often our social media intern, Riz, will head to Surin province, in the southern part of Northeast Thailand to visit friends and family.  Life is slower and it’s nice to see a bit of the real Thai life happening outside the …

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