26 Apr | Riz | No Comments

Guide Spotlight Interview: Khun Thee

We would love to introduce our tour guides as professional storytellers!  Why? Because storytelling plays a major role in Taste of Thailand Food Tours. In fact, Thailand is a country with rich historical and cultural heritage. Bangkok is one of the biggest metropolitan areas in Asia but it also has a lot of tourist attractions …

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19 Apr | Riz | No Comments

Thai Sauce Spotlight: Nam Prik Kapi

Sauces and condiments are widely used in Thai cuisine. They add extra flavor and spice to all types of dishes from noodles to stir-fries after they are cooked and presented. Today we are going to highlight, Nam Prik Kapi, which is actually more of a dip.  It is made with fermented shrimp paste, chilies, and …

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12 Apr | Riz | No Comments

Celebrating Songkran at The Local Temple

Songkran is upon us and we’re all feeling the heat here in Bangkok.  But behind all the water fights and parties, there are the basic Thai rituals that have traditionally been a part of the Songkran holiday:  merit-making and paying respect to your elders.  Here is our homage to the quieter side of Songkran, in …

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5 Apr | Riz | No Comments

Bangkok to Chiang Mai by train

The Thai New Year, or Songkran, is coming up and is celebrated widely here in Thailand, mainly from 13-15 April. It’s hot here at this time of year and everyone is setting their sights on a nice break from work for a few days and if lucky enough, an escape from the city. We thought …

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28 Mar | Riz | No Comments

Taste of Thailand Food Tours Guide Spotlight: Khun Jah

Food Specialist &Tour guide, K. Jah Tour guides are the heart of our food tour business and recently Taste of Thailand had this opportunity to sit down with our guide KhunJah to find out a little bit more about her. -Where are you from originally? -Nakonpathom (City of the Great Stupa),which is a peaceful city …

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22 Mar | Riz | No Comments

The Mighty Mayong-chit: A Must Try Summer Fruit!

In Thailand, certain fruits are available seasonally, such as durian, mangosteen, longan, lychee, and mango.  Thais look forward to savouring these delectable treats and often tend to go overboard, enjoying them to the maximum.  Mayong- chit, is no exception!  However, you will have to act quickly as it’s season lasts only a few weeks from …

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15 Mar | Riz | No Comments

Taste of Thailand Vendor Spotlight: Bae Sun Li Dessert Chinatown

Bae Sun LiDessert is a well-known pastry shop located at the heart of Bangkok’s Chinatown, Yaowarat.  Taste of Thailand Food Tours had the opportunity to sit with KhunMonthon, the shop owner last week where he told us about his shop and pastry business. -Good afternoon KhunMonthon! – Hello, I am MontonAsavajindajitra, I am the owner …

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8 Mar | Riz | No Comments

Celebrating Bangkok’s Spots on the 50 Best List, 2017

Bangkok is famous for nightlife, shopping, and plenty of amazing food!You can find great eats from the low budget to the extreme in price.  Once only know for local, traditional Thai specialties, Bangkok has now taken its place on the global food stage because of its variety in cuisine and experimental restaurants creating fresh new …

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1 Mar | Riz | No Comments

Taste of Thailand Food Tours Guide Spotlight: Khun Sarida

Food Specialist & Tour guide, K. Sarida Tour guides are the heart of our food tour business and recently Taste of Thailand had the chance to chat with our guide Khun Sarida to find out a little bit more about her. Sarida is a very smart, intelligent and hardworking tour guide who always welcome foodies with …

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22 Feb | Riz | No Comments

Nam Tok: The lesser-known sister of Larb

In a recent post, we discussed Larb, a well-known spicy meat salad , originating from Laos. It is a zesty, often warm, salad, made with chicken, beef, duck, fish, pork or even mushrooms. The chili, onion, fish sauce, lime juice, vegetable, lemon, roasted ground rice (khao khua) and kaffir lime leaves that go into it …

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15 Feb | Riz | No Comments

Island Life: Riz Hits Koh Larn

Koh Larn had always been on my travel checklist- not only because of its proximity to Pattaya beach but also because it’s a coral island for which I always have had an obsession. The name Koh Larn actually originated from the word coral. In Bangladesh, where I come from, we have St. Martin’s island, which …

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8 Feb | Riz | No Comments

Behind The Scenes: A Chat with our Food Curator, K. Jacob

Meet the Food Curator: Jacob Holder Good afternoon, Khun Jacob! It’s a nice sunny day and thanks a lot for your time. My first question is- Tell us something about how the idea started. Why did you decide to operate a food tour instead of establishing a travel agency or something else? Inspired by friends …

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30 Jan | Riz | No Comments

The Many Types and Flavors of Thai Rice

Thailand is the second largest rice exporting country in the world.  But much of the rice stays in the country, as well, since rice is so central to Thai life.  When we say we want to eat, we say ‘Kin Kao’ which literally translates to ‘eat rice’!  It is eaten morning, day and night in …

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22 Jan | Riz | No Comments

Taste of Thailand Food Tours Guide Spotlight: Khun Jum

Tour guides are the heart of our food tour business and recently Taste of Thailand had the chance to chat with our guide Khun Jum (WATCHARAPORN PONPAI) to find out a little bit more about her.   Where are you from originally? Kanchanaburi province. How long have you been a guide? I have been a …

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16 Jan | Riz | No Comments

Happy Children’s Day Thailand!

This weekend, we celebrated Children’s Day here in Thailand.  This annual day brings families and children out to play, explore, learn and discover.  We at Taste of Thailand Food Tours like to think that everyday is Children’s Day!  Here are some of the great shots of kids on tour with us over the last few …

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10 Jan | Riz | No Comments

Suan Luang Rama IX Flower Park

         If you are ever bored with the same scene  in Bangkok, day in and day out, and want to try something different and refresh your mind, then Suan Luang Rama IX could be the best choice for you. It’s a little bit of heaven on earth and the largest green space …

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25 Dec | Riz | No Comments

Taste of Thailand Food Tours Guide Spotlight: Khun Noom

Food Specialist & Tour guide, K. Noom Tour guides are the heart of our food tour business and recently Taste of Thailand had the chance to chat with our guide Khun Noom to find out a little bit more about him. -Where are you from originally? – I was born and live in Bangkok, I’m a …

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19 Dec | Riz | No Comments

Good Foods to Eat in Cool Weather

It’s officially winter in Bangkok and Thai people and the expat community already started to wear long sleeves. In morning, sometimes a gentle, tender breeze blows and Bangkokians might just switch their morning drink of choice from iced to hot coffee to stay comfortable in this chilly (well, for Thais, at least) weather. Apart from …

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12 Dec | Riz | No Comments

Cool Times in Chiang Mai

With this great breeze, cooler temperatures and lower humidity, Thailand has been finally blessed with a dip into cool season!  While many choose to stay in Bangkok and enjoy the different weather and special, quieter time of year, many do run for the hills to really take advantage of the cooler weather and get a …

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4 Dec | Riz | No Comments

In Memory of King Bhumibol, on the occasion of his birthday

King Bhumibol Adulyadej (born 5 December 1927) was the ninth monarch of Thailand (Rama IX). He was the world’s longest-serving head of state having reigned for more than 70 years. He was regarded not only as the Father of Thailand, but as a role model for all through his generosity, compassion and sincere love of his …

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