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.
Category - Southern Thailand | ภาคใต้
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
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!
Thai people have a word for those with frustratingly always innocent and optimistic views of the world. We call them 'beautiful-world people' or 'Puak Lok Suay.' I am definitely not one of those, and this is my not-so-rosy review of Koh Lipe in Satun, southern Thailand. This is a paradise so fragile, it can easily be ruined by an inconsiderate next door neighbour. What can we do better with our environment and human manners?
We spent a wonderful weekend in Had Yai - Songkhla's major trading district that has been the centre of the Thai deep south. The place is unique and packed with great delicious local cuisines.
The apartment room at the Centara Hotel Had Yai was our base during our trip down there. Perched on top of the building (23F) and fully equipped with kitchenette and living room, this is what we call a home away (way south) from home. :D
Pa Yang is a long-standing family-style Thai southern restaurant that Had Yai locals bring their friends and family in for a hearty tasty meal. This restaurant might not be big on the Internet, but in real life, they are a real deal.
Above: Dinner at Ban Sam Chong Nuea community in Phang Nga, south of Thailand. Above: Be at one with waters at Pa Tew Community (Bang Son) in Chumphon. Localism is on the rise as evidently in latest get-to-know local program by the Tourism Authority of Thailand. Their newly-launched ‘One Night Stay with Locals’ is packed with 13 new programs that spread from North to South and everything in between. Choose from small villages in Phang...