Laap Gai (ลาบไก่) – Spicy Chicken Salad

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Laab is an ancient salad. The merchants of this part of Asia, the Haw, may have helped to spread this dish from the south-west of China and now, throughout northern Thailand, there are adaptations of this style of salad – laap, nahm dtok and sup. Originally from the north-east, this basic, simple style of Laap is now deservedly popular….

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Neua Pad Bai GraPhrao (เนื้อผัดกระเพรา) Stir Fried Minced Beef With Chilli and Holy Basil

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This dish makes use of one of the three types of basil used in Thai cooking. This one is known as Bai Graphrao (ใบกระเพรา) – Holy Basil, which can often be difficult to find outside of SE Asia. The other two types are known as Bai Horapha (ใบโหระพา), better known as your normal Thai Basil and Bai Maenglak (ใบแมงลัก),….

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King Bhumibol the Great: His Legacy

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Born on the 5th December 1927 and dying on the 13th October 2016, Bhumibol Adulyadej grew to become arguably the greatest king in Thailand’s history. His name means “Strength of the Land, Incomparable Power” in Sanskrit. The youngest son of the Prince of Songkhla, Prince Mahidol Adulyadej, Bhumibol was born in….

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