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!
This is a question we get asked extremely often, so here’s our take on things.
For us, there are basically two types of travellers; those who want to get under the skin of the country they are visiting, therefore after an experience which allows them to understand the culture and food which drives the region; then there are those traveller who are not overly food-centric; they eat to live, not live to eat. For them, when holidaying, it is no different.
In our opinion, we are spoilt for choice when looking for great Thai food in Hua Hin. From the shiny 5 star resorts, to small family run raan aa-haans and everything in between. Then you try Tanyas Homemade Eatery at Seenspace Hua Hin; it certainly could not be described as anything in between. It really stands alone in both concept and delivery. Before we start talking about the food, you need know a little about what Tanya’s is all about.
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.
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.
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.