A too-long stretch in hometown spurred us to look further to something exotic and beyond. Case in point is these colourful Indian sweets - and their unique cultures and traditions that have been a part of Thailand for centuries.
Category - Food Stories
For almost a year since its debut of creative and delicious Thai-inspired Nordic Cuisine, Front Room at Waldorf Astoria Bangkok has just released its new seasonal menu. The seven-and-ten-course degustation takes us deep into the woodland with earthy and somewhat wild things that appear on the plates. A must-try, a very creative and delicious cuisine in Bangkok.
This sweet, cold noodle is a secret recipe of a family of Talad Noi - a residential cluster south of Yaowarat. And it happens to be vegan, hence a specialty exclusively available during the Chinese Vegan Festival. But now, the descendants are bringing back this comforting and cooling bowl to the visitors of the area. Yumm.
What's better than stumbling onto something as great as a real artisanal goodie. Case in point is this delicious deep-fried dough locally known as 'Pa-Tong-Go.' While many places depend on the quick recipe using baking powder, this one still relies fresh yeast made and taken care of overnight. The kneading and deep-frying techniques - passed along from father to son - also add to the extra crunchiness. Yummmmm!!!
Wise people, and I mean wise foodie people, once told me that to get to really know the place well, you might want to start at the fresh market. The stomach of the place, the galley, the soul, and the direct path into the heart of locals. So here we are tackling Phuket fresh market for their special UNESCO-listed delicious repertoire.
UNESCO City of Gastronomy, Phuket Town is a real foodie town. Among their amazing arrays of local delicacies is a variety of tea snacks, many of which are an integral part of their daily life. The delicate and cute and delicious Pang Pia is among the oldest recipes.
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
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!