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

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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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Taste of Thailand Food Tours Guide Spotlight: Khun Jung

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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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Thai Salads: Yum

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  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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Taste of Jungle Food in the city

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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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Taste of Thailand Spotlight: Social Media Intern, Riz

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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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Wa Tow – Historic Chinese Herb Shop

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   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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9 Auspicious Thai Desserts

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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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How to eat Durian

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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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Boonsap Desserts: Classic Thai Desserts in The Village of Love

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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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Beat the Summer Heat, Royal Cuisine Style!

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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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Celebrating Songkran: Traditions & Festivities

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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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Thai Herb Refreshing Drink

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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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Local Thai Food from Four Different Regions

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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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Our Great New Ayutthaya Adventure

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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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Coming Together Over Food: A Banquet for the Senses in the Countryside of Chiang Mai

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   Living in the city, It’s rare that you get a chance to experience the quiet of the country, an uninterrupted view of the sky and the sounds of nature.  In an effort to get outside of our regular life, we ventured out into the countryside of Chiang Mai, driven in the back of a …

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Chinese New Year : Places to visit in Bangkok

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It’s Chinese New Year – what a great time to enjoy the tastes of sites of Bangkok’s Chinatown! Located in the Yaowaraj district of Bangkok, Chinatown is full of Chinese traditional shops, foods, and flavor. Chinese New Year is one of the most vibrant events in Thailand. It’s widely celebrated all over the country.  The …

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Low Fat Thai Foods for New Year 2016

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Are you a health conscious foodie? Do you love to eat Thai food? Do you want to begin your food journey with “Low Fat” Thai Foods for this year?Then we have written this blog article  for you! Thai foods are a great choice for the diet-conscious and those who love to keep fit. Personally, I …

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Thailand National Children’s Day (Wan Dek)

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Children are the future of a country and in Thailand, they are considered the most valuable resource of the nation. There is a Thai saying that states, “Children are the future of the nation, if the children are intelligent, the country will be prosperous.” Like other countries, Thailand observes National Children’s Day (Thai: วันเด็กแห่งชาติ), celebrated here …

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Don’t Waste Your Food!

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  Can we imagine how many foods are being wasted every year throughout the world? According to a recent report by UNEP and the World Resources Institute (WRI), about one-third of all food produced worldwide, worth around US$1 trillion, gets lost or wasted in food production and consumption systems. The amount of food lost or wasted …

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A Culinary Journey with Gaggan Anand

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In June, CNN’s ‘Culinary Journeys’ follows Chef Gaggan Anand of Bangkok’s Gaggan, as he takes us on a Culinary Journey to his home town, Kolkata in India. Anand has seasoned his reputation in Bangkok, one of the world’s culinary capitals. His eponymous restaurant in the Thai capital reinvigorates Indian cuisine by incorporating modernist cooking techniques. …

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