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!

Thali Platter @ The Avani

Avani Thali Nights

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There is nothing better than to walk into a restaurant and firstly smell the heady aromas of Indian spices, then secondly, to actually sample the diversity of flavours of this great cuisine. The Avani Hua Hin has launched a new concept on Friday nights showcasing Indian food; it is called a Thali Nights.

The Ultimate Surf ‘n’ Turf Seaside BBQ

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When I was asked to try out “The Ultimate Surf’n’Turf” Seaside BBQ at the Anantara Hua Hin Resort, I was not about to say no.

The Sai Thong Restaurant is right on the beach, overlooking the Gulf of Thailand, so you knew the vista and atmosphere was going to be spectacular, though I was interested to see how they would do a BBQ as the ultimate dining experience.

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Hua Hin Chef’s Table Ep. 6

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The sixth and final Hua Hin Chef’s Table event for 2018 was held in great style in the only way the Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa knows how. Chef Xavier Charest-Rehel, from the Big Fish & Bar, designed a 5-course menu based around the freshest local seafood paired with wines from all over the world.

Hua Hin Chef’s Table Ep. 5

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When the advertisement said that the 5th Episode of the Hua Hin Chef’s Table was to be called Journey Cuisine based on flavours from the Middle East, Western and South East Asia, it was one dinner event not to be missed. This sold out event was by Chef Ken Kantapat Agechaosuan at S. Ken’s Bistro in Khao Tao. Upon meeting Ken, I knew that this night of food was going to be great. Ken has travelled and worked all over the world; from the UK to Oman or Penang in Malaysia, hence the Journey title is spot on for the night. This was his way of explaining his journey; with food.

Hua Hin Chef’s Table Ep. 4

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Episode 4 of Hua Hin Chef’s Table was called Thai Fusion from the Royal Project, presented by Sai Thong, an elegant beachfront restaurant at the beautiful Anantara Hua Hin Resort. Each of the four courses had wines matched by Siam Winery.