Khao Chae ข้าวแช่ is something Thai people eat to cool off during the scorching summer. Preparing Khao Chae takes a village, and doing it right and beautiful is no small act of dedication. So, as eaters, we might want to know more about this special rice and the accompanying side dishes. And also how to eat it properly! It's time now to be cultured!
Tag - Thai food history
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?
Khao Chae is a delicious ritual of Thai summer chilled rice, a historic meal that harks back centuries with the origins lying west of Bangkok. Here is the savoir-fair of this meal, sometimes deemed as an acquired taste, that will relieve you the heat from the sweaty summertime.
Ice made their first voyage to Siam back in 1857, via ship, in big slabs contained by crates. To preserve the cool temperatures throughout their Singapore - Bangkok route, each slab of frozen water was painstakingly covered with layers of sawdust. It was not until almost 50 years later, however, that Bangkok was able to produce ice locally. And that was the beginning of the tasty explosions in the forms of Thai ice desserts.
Guay Tiew Reur ก๋วยเตี๋ยวเรือ or 'boat noodle' is a type of Thai noodle that is so unique and delicious. This typically fiery bowl has its origin linking to the man-made canals in Rangsit District of Pathum Thani. This blog post is about the noodle's genesis, its tastes, and rituals. And how Thai people usually eat them right to the sweet ending.
What to eat in Bangkok? Or, more likely, what best to eat? Where to go for the best local Thai food? Thai food repertoire is so much more than Pad Thai and green curry, so here are 26 Thai dishes you need to try when in Thailand.