It is always a blessing for us to be able to roam our own country for something extraordinary. This time, we went down to the lush, green province of Phang-Nga on the Andaman Coast, to find out more about their unique sweet bites, inspired, of course, by the spectacular limestone peaks that surround the town. :D
Category - Foods
This is a story about an ancient Thai tea-time snack. An original recipe since the time of King Rama II that had first been published in the cookbooks written by Lady Plien Pasakornwong in the time of King Rama V. Now revived thanks to the renaissance of Thai cuisine of the current time, this dumpling is as cute as they are super delicious.
Another instalment of our contribution to ThaiPBSWorld - the English-language news site by the Thai Public Broadcasting (ThaiPBS). This time, we devour a typical Thai southern style salad that is regionally ubiquitous in the region. This one particular dish has at least four different names that we know of. Cheers!
Tun Tim Krob - translated as 'crispy rubies - is a type of Thai shaved ice dessert. Late last year, this icy bowl made it to CNN Travel's 50 Best Desserts around the world list. And that shifted things in terms of our attention to this refreshing and beautiful Thai food.
Meet one of the most deceptively simple desserts in the Thai traditional repertoire - Kanom Tom, or a type of Thai sweet dumpling. Like a hidden gem, a good, really delicious Kanom Tom has become harder to find even in the Kingdom.
This can be Bangkok's best place for wine-tasting, Riedel Wine Bar and Cellar at Gaysorn Village features Riedel's 'grape varietal specific stemware' specifically designed to enhance wine's four key sensations: bouquet, texture, flavours and finish. Their 'Wine Emotion' machine that features 40 artisanal wines is a great place to start your wine journey with the right type of glass that can elevate your drinking experience.
Our second contribution to ThaiPBSWorld.com is about the origins of Pad Thai - an iconic Thai dish that, somehow, does not comprise rice which is definitely our staple. Pad Thai was, in fact, a recipe for survival invented when the time was tough after WWII.
The 1823 Tea Lounge by Ronnefeldt at Gaysorn Village in Bangkok is the world's one-and-only teahouse by Ronnefeldt. Apart from their wide selections of Ronnefeldt's premium teas, many of their delicious dishes also incorporate tea leaves that add to the depths of the tastes, making their recipes particularly unique and very interesting.
The Peacock Alley of the Waldorf Astoria Bangkok - named after the lobby-floor corridor of the original Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, which opened in 1897, is a place to gather, sit and talk. Now their newly-launched Summertime Afternoon Tea makes all occasions even creamy and scrumptious. Introduced along with the Milan-born executive pastry chef Andrea Noli, this indulgence highlights the bright tastes of Thai fruits.