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.
Category - Food Stories
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.
This is my debut column on ข่าวต่างประเทศ ไทยพีบีเอส (www.thaipbsworld.com). My weekly contributions will cover Thai food and places and perhaps a bit of intrinsic culture of our country - a lifestyle column on the channel that is known more for their insightful political and social coverage. And I feel honoured. :D
The recent talk about African American and Thai foodways organised by the US Embassy in Bangkok, Museum Siam and Queen Sirikit Museum of Textile revealed the fact that despite the distance, the traditional foods of the two countries can be quite similar.
?Sponsored ?- Front Room at the Waldorf Astoria Bangkok is not only known for their thought-provoking 'Thai-Nordic' cuisine, but also for their wonderful gourmet vegetarian and vegan menus. Chef Fae Rungthiwa Chummongkhon is a master of ingredient manipulation. Her vegetarian menu is vibrant, tasty and interesting. A great balance between refreshing, clean and indulgence.
US Dry Bean Council teams up with the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) hosted a cooking workshop in Phnom Penh to introduce more dry beans into Asian recipes.
Above: This video highlights Chantaburi’s beautiful nature, captured during our recent ‘Pure Nature’ trip to Chantaburi with the TAT. So we were in Chantaburi in September. Which, as everyone might have already taken note, was an offseason for this tropical fruit haven. The Tourism Authority of Thailand is now promoting ‘second-tier’ provinces, trying to boost awareness for the smaller, on-the-fringe...
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...
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...