food

Common Thai Soup Dishes

Here are some common Thai soup dishes with the Thai pronunciation: Kang Jaud Tauhu Moo Sub (แกงจืดเต้าหู้หมูสับ): Clear Soup with tofu and minced pork Kang Pa Pra Duk (แกงป่าปลาดุก): Jungle curry with cat fish (pra duk= cat fish). I do take the jungle curry but we usually have with either chicken or pork and not [...]

7 Eleven- delicious freshly baked bread and pastries

In certain 7 Eleven outlets, they would feature freshly made Thai dishes with rice as well as freshly baked bread and pastries. Usually the outlet also serve freshly made coffee. I have always been impressed with the ingenuity and variety of items available in 7 Eleven. They constantly evolve to offer more food and products [...]

Keropok lekor (fried fish paste fritters) in Thailand

Keropok lekor Thailand style

I was visiting a local market and saw that they sell fried fish paste fritters, similar to keropok lekor in Malaysia. The fried fish paste fritters are dipped in chili sauce. I missed it so much and could practically eat up the entire plate below: And what do you know, the frozen section in Makro [...]

Homemade sticky rice/ khao niao

Sticky rice is eaten as a staple meal, sometimes replacing rice in many rural households. Basically eating sticky rice keeps a person full for longer periods and for farmers and hard labor workers, they need energy sustenance for longer periods with lower cost and sticky rice is often the answer for them. Sticky rice is [...]

Common Som Tum (Papaya Salad) and its variations

Som tum home made

Som tum ส้มตำ (papaya salad) is a very popular dish in Thailand. There are a number of variations of som tum depending on the usage of ingredients and sauce. Being quite a common and staple dish, homes in Thailand would usually stock up all the required ingredients to make som tum. The main ingredient of [...]

Porto Chino shopping and 24 hours food court

Porto Chino Samut Sakhon

Porto Chino is located along the Rama II expressway/ highway 35. It houses many restaurants, eateries and a food court. It also have a co-working place where you can rent meeting rooms or just hang out to do your work (an increasingly popular concept for those working from homes and digital nomads). There is a [...]

Teapot Palace Condensed Milk dips available in Thailand

Teapot Palace condensed milk dips

Thai people love to take their bread with condensed milk. The first time when I saw the Teapot palace dip on the dining table of my host, I thought, well, who put a cleanser or moisturizer cream on the table? The fact is, having such dips packaged, in a squeezable tube, the same way as [...]

Delicious coconut cream chiffon cakes (BB Bakery)

Sponge cake with coconut cream

In Thailand, you can find an interesting variety of cakes and if you know where the search, the taste is comparable with well known bakeries in the West but you only need to pay a fraction of the price. Sometimes local ingredients are being used to add in a unique flavour that is hard to [...]

Yamazaki Bakery- fresh and delicious bread, cakes, pizzas

Yamazaki Bakery in Thailand

Yamazaki is a Japanese based bakery that has come under high recommendations from some Thai friends. They have various types of breads, cakes, pastries, pizzas and sandwiches available. So far we have bought their bread and pizzas and noted that the taste is quite fresh, ie the items are baked fresh daily. It does not [...]

Delicious Thai Longan

Longan in Thailand ลำไย

If you love longan (pronounced as lamyai ลำไย in Thai), you would be be able to find the most delicious longan in Thailand, specially those grown in the province of Samut Sakhon: Longan is one of my favourite fruits and I look forward to eating it each year. Longan session falls around end November to early [...]