Food and Drinks

Garlic and onions from Thailand- unusual souvenir to consider buying

Garlic from Thailand

The garlic from Thailand really taste more fragrant compared to the garlic that are imported from China. I am not joking…. some of my Malaysian and Singaporean friends who visit Thailand actually buy back the garlic and onions that are grown from Thailand. It makes a good gift for those who love to cook. It [...]

Hokkaido Bread- 20 baht bread with fillings in BigC and Lotus

Bread 20 baht ปังฮอกไกโด

At certain BigC and Tesco outlets as you walk in, you may see a small stall selling freshly made bread for mostly 20baht each. The store is known as ปังฮอกไกโด (read as Bang Hokkaido) or translated as Hokkaido bread (bang is short form for ขนมปัง khanom-bang which means bread in Thai language). We have purchased the bread [...]

Famous toasted buns from Bangkok Chinatown (Yaowarat)

Bangkok Chinatown famous toasted bread

Bangkok Chinatown, also known to locals as Yaowarat is packed with both locals and tourists literally the entire day. At night when it is much cooler, more roadside stalls open and the place literally comes alive. There is a particular roadside stall that is very well known for its toasted buns or bread. Well, you [...]

Krispy Kreme outlets in Thailand

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts have 34 outlets throughout Thailand. Krispy Kreme outlets are in the following locations: Central Plaza Bangna Central Plaza Chaengwattana Central Festival EastVille Central Plaza Grand Rama 9 Centra Plaza Ladprao Central Plaza Pinklao Central Plaza Rama 2 Central Ratthanathibet Central Plaza WestGate Central Plaza Salaya Central World Fashion Island Future Park (Rangsit) [...]

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts menu and pricing in Thailand

In Thailand, there are about over 30 Krispy Kreme doughnuts outlets in Thailand, mostly at the region of Bangkok and 2 in Korat. As of June 2019, Krispy Kreme have the following flavours:   Original glazed Chocolate iced custard filled Sugar doughnut Powder strawberry filled Dark chocolate Peanut butter stripes Chocolate iced with sprinkles Caramel [...]

CJ Express Supermarket vs 7 Eleven

CJ Express Thailand

If you are in Central Thailand region, you would be able to see many CJ Express Supermarket around. There are more than 300 CJ Express outlets located across Thailand. 1. Types of items being sold I would say that CJ is similar to mini BigC or Tesco Express whereby it is a supermarket/ convenience store occupying [...]

Should you eat in a food court or savour the street food?

Food court Tesco Lotus

If you ask most of the Thai people, they would prefer to eat in shops or the street food. In terms of taste, they tell me that street food or restaurant taste better than food court. I tend to agree too. However they would still eat in a food court for convenience’s sake. For example, there [...]

Vegetarian Snow Skin Lotus Paste Mooncakes

Snow skin lotus mooncakes

At Don Wai floating market, I came across a stall that also sells Snow Skin Lotus paste dessert. But the way the dessert is made- it really resembles the snow skin lotus paste mooncakes…. even though I noticed the owner did not market it that way. This dessert, according to the Facebook page is fully [...]

Thai durians vs Malaysia durians

Thai durians ทุเรียน

Durian (ทุเรียน)  is the type of fruit that either you would love it or hate it. Some foreigners are able to acquire the taste of durian and absolutely love it. While for some, the smell itself would make one faint. You are able to find Thai durians sold in stalls at the roadside, like the [...]

Mooncakes sold in 7 Eleven Thailand

Mooncakes at 7 Eleven Thailand

It is only the month of June and Mid Autumn or Mooncake festival this year falls on 13 September 2019. But some of the 7 Eleven stores have gradually started to sell mooncakes: Mooncake festival is celebrated mainly by the Chinese community. It falls on the 15th day (full moon day) of the 8th Chinese [...]