The coconut story of Ban Bang Phlap Community Samut Songkram

The coconut story of Ban Bang Phlap Community Samut Songkram

The essence of Thai cuisine comes from the care taken to produce the natural ingredients and Thai food is notable for its five balances of taste in sweet, sour, spicy, bitter and salty. One important ingredient is sugar, and the best sugar for Thai dishes is not processed white or brown sugar but coconut palm sugar. 

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The art of wine in GranMonte Vineyard and Winery Khaoyai

The art of wine in GranMonte Vineyard and Winery Khaoyai

Many vineyards around the world are steeped in old family traditions. This is no different from the story of the GranMonte Vineyard and Winery in Khaoyai, which is in the province of Nakhon Ratchasima next to the Khaoyai National Park in Thailand. Continue reading The art of wine in GranMonte Vineyard and Winery Khaoyai

The aromatic trail of hill tribe coffee in Chiang Mai

The aromatic trail of hill tribe coffee in Chiang Mai

Thailand is one of the largest consumers of coffee in the world. Therefore the introduction of coffee plants into Chiang Mai was a way to meet the market demand for the beverage. Original seedlings were imported from South America and other countries and acclimatized to the conditions in the hills of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai. Hill tribe farmers were taught how to grow coffee plants, harvest and turn the produce into coffee grains for beverages. Continue reading The aromatic trail of hill tribe coffee in Chiang Mai

Unbelievable vineyards of the tropics

Unbelievable vineyards of the tropics

Every wine lover is familiar with the wine regions of France, Spain, Australia, America, Italy, and Africa as the most prominent wine producers. However, now there is a new wine destination that is taking the world by storm and it is in the least expected place that one would imagine would be able to produce wine grapes. Right in the heart of tropical Thailand is the new wine region of the world in the province of Nakhon Ratchsima. Continue reading Unbelievable vineyards of the tropics

Vegetarian Food Festival in Thailand

The Vegetarian Festival is widely celebrated throughout Thailand and especially of significance in Phuket with a big community of Thai Chinese. This festival is celebrated over a nine days period and in other parts of South East Asia it is known as the Nine Emperor Gods Festival. In Thailand, it is known as the thetsakan kin che or Vegetarian Festival. This celebration falls on the … Continue reading Vegetarian Food Festival in Thailand

Chivit Thamma Da Restaurant Chiang Rai

The extraordinary at Chivit Thamma Da Restaurant Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai city has an affection for things Colonial, and this is the second restaurant that we have been too with similar affluent Colonial styles. Both these restaurants are situated along the same river, the River Kok but Chivit Thamma Da or “The Ordinary Life” in English is quite different in subtle touches and food. It is a family-run restaurant that has a concept of … Continue reading The extraordinary at Chivit Thamma Da Restaurant Chiang Rai

Melt in your mouth Chiang Rai

Absolutely Melt in Your Mouth experience in Chiang Rai

    Going to Chiang Rai is like stepping back in time to the old country where there are very few modern buildings, the airport is still small and life is basically on a slow mode . This is great when you want a different atmosphere not too far from the cities and is just a one hour fifteen minute flight from busy Bangkok. You … Continue reading Absolutely Melt in Your Mouth experience in Chiang Rai

The Sky Gallery Pattaya

Where sky meets the sea at the Sky Gallery, Pattaya

A dream holiday always starts better with a great breakfast wherever in the world you may be traveling. It is made all the better when you add in a dash of cool tropical drinks, a sprinkle of early morning sunrise, a whiff of sea breeze and the alluring aroma of delightful fresh oven-baked breads tempting you to stay and have a bite. Get your own … Continue reading Where sky meets the sea at the Sky Gallery, Pattaya

Baan Mai Chaynam, an oddity museum off the beaten track in Nakhon Ratchasima

If you are looking for something truly unique in terms of adventure, sightseeing and food while on your way to the Khaoyai area, the Baan Mai Chay Nam restaurant, resort and museum is worth a stop. Located mid-way between Bangkok city and Khaoyai, getting there is a little tricky as there are not many road signs in English and the turn is quite obscured and … Continue reading Baan Mai Chaynam, an oddity museum off the beaten track in Nakhon Ratchasima

Chocolate indulgence by the sea shore

The resort city of Pattaya always seem to have something that never fails to fascinate the many tourists and visitors to its shores which is not just for the sun and sea. The area of Pratumnak Hill has many new developments and currently lauded as one of the most prestigious areas to live in and invest. That aside, this knoll of hill has a commanding … Continue reading Chocolate indulgence by the sea shore

Grilled Frog

Bizzarre foods of Thailand – Frogs or Kob

While the frog is not an uncommon dish even by western standards especially in French cooking, it is considered a delicacy in Thailand. The frog or known as “Kob” กบ in Thai has many functions and one of it as a source of fat-less protein. These frogs are found in rice fields or in the jungles under damp conditions and are of the bullfrog variety … Continue reading Bizzarre foods of Thailand – Frogs or Kob

King crabs in Thailand

King crabs or better known as Horse Shoe Crabs, are now easily available for the dining tables around Thailand but predominantly along the seaside townships of the country. They are now a part of the aqua-culture efforts to grow and harvest these beauties in estuaries along the shores. Where they were once almost a rarity has now been successfully cultivated and become a staple cuisine … Continue reading King crabs in Thailand