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.
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….
No matter where you are in the world, the motto is to always ‘eat what’s in season’; Thailand and fruit are no exception. Thailand has some fantastic fruits to try right now. As you explore local markets, you will constantly see a vast array of tropical fruits, yet you can always tell what is at the height of the season when you travel the streets and see particular fruits for sale from the back of a pick up or a pop up street stall.
If you love Thailand’s world-famous soup, Tom Yam Goong – Hot ‘n’ Sour Soup with Prawns, then you’ll love this NorthEastern version called Tom Saep.
This recipe for Tom Saep is a variation on the one Andy uses at his Whiskey Soda Lounge in Portland…..