The Black Durian of Chantaburi, Thailand :D

Above: This is not your everyday durian, but the rare and much-coveted ‘black durian’ that fruit orchardists usually keep for themselves and exclusively share with their loved ones. View this post on Instagram The story of the much-coveted black durian of Chantaburi is now on my blog. Link via bio. #durian #thailand #chantaburi #JoyfulChanthaburi #LocalStrength #Thailand #amazinggolocal...

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Street Food In Bangkok Chinatown with Chilean Journalist

I still remember the faces of my Japanese friends when they slurped into the spicy, sour, and herbal fragrant soup of tom yum and some other ubiquitous Thai dishes for the first time. I was perhaps in my senior year and thick in excitement for joining series of cultural-exchange programs at the Bangkok YMCA. It was then, at around the age of 19, that I learnt how Thai food, which I grew up eating and thinking nothing of, can be...

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Breakfast in Singapore – Nanyang Tea and Bak Kut Teh | อาหารเช้าแมนๆ แบบชาวสิงคโปร์

Above: Tea packing at Pek Sin Choon is still being done traditional ways. By hands and two masterful ladies. Apart from poached eggs and kaya toasts, it’s the tea and Bak Kut Teh that make up for a real traditional Singaporean’s hearty breakfast. FIRST, THE TEA An old-time habit of drinking tea together with slurping a bowl of ‘Bak Kut Teh‘ is a kind of thing that defined a real Singaporean treat. The tea itself is no...

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ข้าวแกงถาดหลุม ตลาดอินทรีย์ ร้านบ้านนาวิลิต ราชดำริ | Rice, Curries, Urban Farmers Market at Baan Na Vilit, Ratchadamri, Bangkok

(⬇︎English⬇︎) สรุป – ข้าวแกงจานหลุมแสนน่ารักและอร่อยถาดนี้ มีจำหน่ายทุกวันจันทร์ – ศุกร์ ที่ร้าน “บ้านนาวิลิต” อาคารรีเจ้นท์เฮ้าส์ ถนนราชดำริ เวลา 11.00 – 14.30 น...

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ธนาคารปู บ้านปลา ประจวบคีรีขันธ์ | Crab Bank + Fish Habitat in Prachuab Khiri khan

(⬇︎ ภาษาไทย ⬇︎) Local fishermen in Thailand are fighting a losing game against the deterioration of marine ecology caused by destructive fishing equipment and over fishery. In this video, we interviewed two fishermen in Prachuab Kirikhan province. One heads the community’s blue swimming crab cooperative that plays an important role sustaining and increasing the crab populations in the area. Another is a young...

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Blue Lotus Hua Hin – When Pastries Become Plant-Based

or plant-based cuisine is still pretty much in its infancy in Thailand, but somehow in Pranburi – the seaside resort town about half an hour south of Hua Hin – there is a serious plant-based culinary school with various courses catering to those looking for some fulfilling and healthy meat-free alternatives to their daily diets. I recently spent a week learning how to make vegan pastries at Blue Lotus Hua Hin‘s plant-based...

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Phuket – UNESCO City of Gastronomy

PHUKET, THAILAND, UNESCO CITY OF GASTRONOMY for a big time foodie like myself, stalking the aisles of super scrumptious local foods in Phuket still feels like running a full-blown marathon. It is exhilarating, euphoric, and yet so never-ending. Allow me to clarify. This is not our first time visiting Phuket and stuffing our faces away. Phuket is our top-listed favourite town. We come for the gorgeous beaches, the superlative resorts, the...

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Muntri Grove Hotel, Penang

 (⬇︎ภาษาไทยด้านล่างค่ะ ⬇︎) last day in Penang for the 30th International Convention of Baba Ngonya was eventful and delicious. We stayed at Muntri Grove – one of the four boutique hotels of George Town Heritage Hotels – that was in a row of restored shophouse in the back alley of Muntri Street of Penang. Christopher Ong – the founder and owner of the hotel – says that this row...

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Penang and Phuket Peranakan Culture | พี่น้องเพอรานากัน ปีนัง ภูเก็ต

   (⬇︎ภาษาไทยด้านล่างค่ะ ⬇︎) was an interview on the run, as we were hurried from one place to another. But somehow our exuberant source managed to put together a concept for us to draw a clear picture of Penang in relation to Phuket and perhaps making our next trips (or eating trip in most cases) to both cities much more fun. In 2015, Phuket was listed by UNESCO to be a City of Gastronomy and...

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