Thai Sweets

Sweet Treats: Navigating the Maze

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When visiting night markets or food areas around Thailand, you will often see vendors with a myriad of colourful sweet treats on display. Common questions from international guests to Thailand are along the lines of “what are they all” or “how and what do I order”. Our very own ‘foodie on the street’, Leigh, strips away the veil on these Thai sweet favourites.

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Khao Hin Lek Fai - Hua Hin

3 Impressive Hua Hin Lookouts

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When you’re staying in Hua Hin and looking for a day of exploring, try visiting these three lookout areas to give you a different perspective on the area.

In Thai, Hua Hin means Head Rock, so whilst Hua Hin is quite flat, there are quite a number of hilltops from which to view the area in all directions. Here are just three hilltop lookouts that you can easily explore in a few hours. Just grab a Tuk Tuk or Songthaew, or if you have a bike licence, hire an inexpensive motorbike or scooter and take off.

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Yam Pak Boong Tod Krop

Vegetarianism: Celebrate the History & Flavours

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Thailand is known for its many festivals and in October this year, it is the vegetarian festival known as Tesakan Gin Jae or Jae Festival. Whilst much of the celebrations will take place in Bangkok and Phuket, where they celebrate this festival with great gusto, Hua Hin and its surrounds also partake in the festivities, which begin on the 15th day of the waning of the 9th month of the Thai lunar calendar – phew! In short from 20 to 28 October 2017.

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Gaeng Hang Lae

Recipe for Gaeng Hang Lae

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This curry comes from the north of Thailand, as the name suggest, and is sometimes called a Burmese curry; it was adopted by the northern Thai when they were under the rule of the Burmese from the 16th to 18th centuries. With the complexities of a Massaman Curry, also an imported curry, this thick and oily dish is redolent of spices that suggest an Indian origin, not very far away from the borders of Myanmar….

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