Thais love eating noodle soups and you will find soup shops and mobile street vendors everywhere, though it can sometimes be quite daunting to the uninitiated as to what soup they are making. There are many different types of noodle soups sold all over Thailand, however many travellers may walk past the queue without ordering because of uncertainty as to what the vendor is selling.
If there’s one dish every traveller to Thailand must try, it is Som Dtam; the wonderful, spicy green papaya salad. This dish is fast becoming the Kingdom’s national dish, if not already.
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.
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.
The Hua Hin Food Festival 2017 presented some of Hua Hin’s best food offerings, with everything from Thai street food to local specialties, sweets and the major hotel chains showing off wonderfully innovative menus.
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….