ร้านอร่อยจังหวัดตรัง | Eating Guide to Trang, Thailand

Since my previous blog was already on Trang’s sea and what to eat over there in Pak Meng and Kantang area, this episode, we will focus on the food in Trang’s town.   Trang is not a big place, and it doesn’t attract a whole lot of tourists. Having said that, you’d notice that the ratio of good restaurants per capita is quite extraordinary. This is because Trang people are born foodie on their own right. They eat to...

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The Fountain Market of Chantaburi | ตลาดน้ำพุ จันทบุรี

A town’s market is always a great place to start exploring local foods. In the case of Chantaburi, their main fresh market – ‘Talad Nam Pu’ – is the main draw. Named after a fountain erected as a roundabout in the middle of the entrance plaza, Talad Nam Pu is bursting with fresh produce, cooked food and Chantaburi’s famous ingredients twice a day: early morning from dawn or about 5am until about 9am and...

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Chicken Mussamun Curry with Durian.

Durian Massaman at Chantorn Potchana in Chantaburi, Thailand

A durian by itself is already something. But in Chantaburi – as Thailand’s tropical fruit haven – they are ahead of the curb. Instead of just showcasing their abundance ‘king of fruits’ in fresh and preserved forms as much-expected, they make a good, salacious curry out of it. Chantorn Potchana ร้านจันทร โภชนา is a long-standing restaurant in Chantaburi town. This is a place where...

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Road Trip to Mae Hong Son, Thailand | เที่ยวแม่ฮ่องสอน

Here’re my tentative headlines for this story when we first got back and I was still literally ‘fumed’ from the experience: ‘Beneath the Smoky Clouds in Mae Hong Son’ or ‘The Town of Three Fogs + One Man-Made’ or perhaps …’Summer’s Mist, And Some Fresh Smoke’ ….. The fact is, Mae Hong Son – one of the most beautiful and, may I say, mesmerising, towns in the...

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Road Trip to Mae Sarieng, Mae Hong Son | เที่ยวแม่สะเรียง แม่ฮ่องสอน

After a couple of days in Chiang Mai, we drove west to Mae Sarieng – a large district almost southernmost of Mae Hong Son. We took the highway 108 – or the ‘Hod’ route (after a major district) as Chiang Mai people would call it – that winds through mountain ranges. These hills are apparently the reason why this 194-km passage takes over three hours to cover. However, we had plans to stop along the way because we didn’t want to...

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Thailand Road Trip to Chiang Mai, Mae Sarieng, Mae Hong Son

Some people thought we had gone nuts when we said we were hitting north in the summer. And they had all the decent rights to say so. Usually, Chiang Mai and all other places up north of Thailand are good for cooler months from the end till early of each year. But since our work schedules sometimes didn’t accommodate peak-season traveling, we had to adapt as we go. This time, March allowed us to make some road trips, and the north, we just...

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รีวิว อนันตรา เชียงใหม่ | Anantara Chiang Mai Resort

SPECIAL PLACE TO STAY The riverside, in-city property of the Anantara Chiang Mai Resort is small, cozy, and very special. The architecture that unites the whole concept together is exceptional. Walking through this property, you will see how immaculate the thinkers conceived this beautiful place. The general look is clean, almost minimalist, with stark and straight lines from the two main materials of marbles and woods. Yet, there’s a lush...

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ห้องอาหารที่อนันตราเชียงใหม่ | The Service 1921 Anantara Chiang Mai

The name is long. But also its history. For ‘The Service 1921 Restaurant and Bar’ was once the British Consulate in Chiang Mai back in 1921. This is the place once bustled with political economic, trading and diplomatic activities that were highlights of the day. And if you love things of the pasts (as well as good food – like me), you will sure appreciate the fact that they managed to preserve this building so well. And not just...

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Six Senses Samui

  As I have posted earlier, works recently took us to Samui. Even though it was such a short trip, it was a great trip all the same. I mean, we are forever in love with Thai seas, islands, and all the seafood cooked Thai-style. Both of us never get bored of going back to the beach no matter how often and what occasions. Our first night there was spent at the luxurious Banyan Tree Samui which is all exuberant by any standard. Their pool...

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