food

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 [...]

No more plastic bags at 7 Eleven and major department stores

7 Eleven stores in Thailand

7 Eleven has implemented no plastic bag policy starting from January 2020. When you walk in to 7 Eleven now, you would not get a plastic bag for the items that you have purchased. So if you are going into the store to buy some burgers, ready made meals, drinks, bread, daily essentials, do not [...]

Bangkok Chinatown- delicious food, shopping and sightseeing day and night

Bangkok Chinatown Yaowarat

Bangkok’s Chinatown (Yaowarat) is a very busy and active place both day and night, 7 days a week all through the year…. even during Chinese New Year. In Thailand, both Christmas and Chinese New Year are not declared as public holidays. Unlike Chinatown of most countries where it gets quiet around Chinese New Year, Yaowarat [...]

Delicious kway chap in Bangkok Chinatown (Nai Eik Roll Noodle)

If you are visiting Bangkok’s Yaowarat (Chinatown), there is shop there that is most famous for their kway chap called Nai Eik Roll Noodle. They are also famous for their crispy pork, char siu and braised pork that goes with the kway chap noodles or served with rice. I have been to the shop a [...]