UNESCO has this year declared Doi Chiang Dao in Chiang Mai to become the latest UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Now that Thailand has five biosphere reserves stretching from the north to the upper south, it is time to look back to the beginning of it all. Here's to Thailand's very first UNESCO Biosphere Reserve at Sakaerat Environmental Research Station (SERS) in Wang Nam Khiao District of Nakhon Ratchasima.
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Khao Soi and Nam Ngiew are delicious staples of Thai northern cuisine. However, there are some surprises lurking among the ingredients. And also, do you know why in Phrae, a northern province about 200 kilometres south of Chiang Mai, people choose to serve their version of 'Nam Ngiew' in small bowls?
We can really measure the trends of the foods throughout the different phrases of our time. Here comes the period of Pla Lin Ma (Soleidae), a once for-nothing fish caught up along the shores, that is now gaining recognition among eaters, me included, who love their delicate cottony flesh and crispy to crunch bones. Yumm!
On a roll into Thailand's UNESCO sites, I am now writing about Satun UNESCO Global Geopark where not one, not two, but four hundred million years worth of geological sites can be observed and studied and enjoyed for their pure sceneries on a good day.
Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex, with all its 2.5 million rais of land, is home to arrays of wild animals, endangered and not. This news is good for humankind but much greater for wild animals. I am over the moon.
Southern pineapple made an impromptu extra in the usually stinky-bean-only dish of 'Sator Pad Goong.' And it seems that the fruit season brings out the best of this acidic yet sweet taste of the crunchy type.