22 May | Riz | No Comments

Riz Visits the Scala: Bangkok’s Retro Movie Theatre

Watching Avengers: Endgame recently in the Scala cinema is probably one of the best experiences I’ve had in Bangkok! It’s a very well-maintained retro movie theatre open since the late 60’s in the Siam Square shopping area. Amongst Bangkok’s myriad high tech, fancy movie theatres, the Scala Theatre stands out as a unique experience, especially …

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15 May | Riz | No Comments

Vendor Spotlight: May Veggie Home.

Meet Khun May, the owner of May Veggie Home. May was born in Bangkok and began her working career as an executive assistant to the president of a multinational company, which gave her the opportunity to travel around the world and experience many different types of cuisines and flavors. A few years ago she decided …

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8 May | Riz | No Comments

Looking to the Future: The Coronation of Thailand’s King Rama X

Promises to Continue the Prosperity of the Nation In an event befitting royalty, Thailand’s new King, His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun (King Rama X), took the throne on May 4, 2019 – two-and-a-half years after the passing of his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej.   Photo credits: Bureau of the royal household      Photo …

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24 Apr | Riz | No Comments

Khaosan Road

Although we don’t venture into this area on our tours, Khao San Road or Thanon Khao San is a major part of life in Bangkok.  It is one of the hotspots for foreigners and backpackers to visit when they are in Thailand, especially at night. Most people only think of it in this singular view. …

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17 Apr | Riz | 2 Comments

Songkran: The Value Behind Thai New Year and Water Festival

Most people may know only about the water fights that come along with the annual Songkran Festival, and perhaps a little bit about the traditions of the Thai New Year, but let’s find out a bit more! Water plays a strong role in Thai culture. It not only symbolizes fertility and refreshment, but also prosperity …

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11 Apr | Riz | No Comments

Taste of Thailand Video Rewind

Besides taking nice tour photos we also love to document our tours on video. We believe that videos are also an integral part in our food tour, showcasing some of the great culture, food and smiles along our tours! Check out our Village of Love tour: Village of Love Food Tour Village of Love at …

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4 Apr | Riz | No Comments

Top 5 Fun Facts in Thailand

Being a traveler in Thailand you may always wonder what are the fun facts or weird culture they do believe in? In this episode we would like to highlight five interesting and fun facts in Thailand! 1. The Land of….: Thailand is not only the Land of Smiles! There are 1,430 islands in Thailand (land …

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30 Mar | Riz | No Comments

Pa Thong Ko

Pa Thong Ko is a very popular Thai deep-fried dough or Thai-style Chinese cruller, generally made by street vendors. Pa Thong ko actually originated from Chinese cuisine, called Teochew. Originally, this snack was called Yau Cha Guay but due to a bit of confusion of the Thai people with another kind of Chinese dessert and …

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21 Mar | Riz | No Comments

Guide Spotlight- Khun Beau

We recently sat down with one of our cheerful guides, K. Beau, and asked her a few questions to find out a little bit more about her. Where are you from originally? Uthai Thani. It’s near Nakhon Sawan   How long have you been a guide? Almost 10 years What do you like most about …

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14 Mar | Riz | No Comments

Our Favorite Sites: Wat Pho

Wat Pho (Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklararm Rajwaramahaviharn) is famous for its giant reclining Buddha that measures 46 metres long and is covered in gold leaf. The temple complex also has the largest collection of Buddha images in Thailand and maintains the title as the country’s earliest center for public education, specializing in religion, science and …

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6 Mar | Riz | No Comments

Ginger Root

  Ginger Root Ginger has been part of the Thai culture for a very long period of time, some records say for over 5,000 years. It is a member of the Zingiberaceae family which also includes: turmeric, cardamom, and galangal. It is considered a hot ingredient. Ginger contains a lot of nutrients essential for our …

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27 Feb | Riz | No Comments

Bananas!

What is a tropical country without bananas?  Here in Thailand, banana is not only a fruit but also considered an important element in daily life, diet and culture. Thailand has a great variety of bananas of different shapes, sizes and colors. Thai people love to eat bananas not only as a healthy snack right out …

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20 Feb | Riz | No Comments

Vendor Spotlight: Khun Mhuay (Fish Cakes)

Name: Khun Mhuay Originally From: Mae Klong, Samut Songkram Favorite Food: Tod Mun Pla (Fish cakes) and Kaeng Som (Sour curry soup) My favorite Place in Bangkok: Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of Emerald Buddha) For me, Bangkok is: Heavenly, Modern and Convenient Main Quote: I want people to taste a simple Thai delicious bite! Khun …

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14 Feb | Riz | No Comments

Beat the Summer Heat: Thai Sodas

Thailand is a hot country and roadside drink stalls are very common here. Before we talked about Beat the Summer heat with roadside ice-creams and its varieties. But in this blog post we will know about colorful Thai sodas which are widely available through the streets. Shingha Drinking Soda- it’s the main soda that’s usually …

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31 Jan | Riz | No Comments

Guide Spotlight: Khun Pat

We sat down with one of our guides, K. Pat, and asked him a few questions to find out a little bit more about him! Where are you from originally? -Bangkok.   How long have you been a guide? -6 months.   What do you like most about your job? -Meeting new people and sharing …

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23 Jan | Riz | No Comments

Lesser Known Fruits: Noina, Sala, La mut

Durian is often #1 on the list of strange fruits to try when visiting Thailand. In our previous blog posts, we’ve written about it and also other well-known fruits like Mangosteen and Mayongchit but today let’s focus more on fruits that you may never heard of! Noina (Custard apple): Noina or Custard Apple is available …

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16 Jan | Riz | One Comment

Jay Fai – Thai Street Food (with a side of Michelin Star;)

We were curious…So, last week we finally made it out to try the one-and-only Raan Jay Fai – the Michelin-starred street food eatery in Bangkok. Jay Fai is the name of the owner and also the Chef, a 72 year old known for her iconic ski goggles and incredible skills and speed at the wok. …

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9 Jan | Riz | No Comments

Thai Bamboo Salad- Soup nor mai

Soup nor mai, also known as spicy thai bamboo shoot salad, is quite rarely seen by foreigners visiting Thailand, but it’s a common Isaan (Northeastern) dish. This unique salad recipe originated in Laos. In Thailand, it is enjoyed warm, with sticky rice, similar to other Isaan dishes, such as Larb. Some choose to accompany each …

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2 Jan | Riz | No Comments

How Thais Celebrate New Year

Every year Dec 31st is marked as a day of celebration across Thailand like other countries in the world. Thais love to celebrate the New Year Holiday and organize new year parties. It’s a fun day with friends and family, filled with eating, gift-giving and celebrating. Although Thailand has its own Thai New Year, the …

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19 Dec | Riz | No Comments

Taste of Thailand Guide Spotlight: Khun Aoy

We have quite a good number of smart, hardworking and dedicated tour guides. These tour guides are the heart of any food tour business and they are the story tellers as well. Bangkok is a city of stories and to introduce each and every places with a good story is the unique identity of Taste …

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