18 Apr | Riz | No Comments

Health benefits of Thai food

Thai foods are undoubtedly delicious and, but some of them can also be quite healthy for you.  The infamous Tom yum soup is packed with flavor from lime, chiles, galangal, and lemongrass. You can also add chicken or shrimp to the soup for extra protein. The sweet and sour SomTam ia fruit based and chilies …


11 Apr | Riz | No Comments

Biking the “Green Lung” Bang Kachao

Are you looking to escape the traffic congested city without getting on a long train or car ride? Well you are in luck, as you will only need to travel a few minutes from the BTS line and take a short boat to find Bangkok’s “Green Lung” or the island of Bang Kachao. How to …


4 Apr | Riz | No Comments

Beat the Summer Heat

April is typically the hottest month in Thailand and all that fun in the sun can leave you tired and thirsty. To quench your thirst try an ice-cold Thai lemon tea, blended smoothies, or a nice cold water. Another great way to cool down is with ice-cream available in different combinations of flavours and toppings. …


28 Mar | Riz | No Comments

A trip to Guay Tiaw Alley

On occasion, we are lucky to have special visitors come along on tour with us.  A few weeks ago, Steve Dolinsky, the Food Reporter for ABC 7 News in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., was in Bangkok getting sound bites for his report for PRI’s The World, on unique and tasty dishes in Bangkok. Our jaunt started …


22 Mar | Riz | No Comments

Try These Thai Isaan Dishes Now

Isaan is the largest of the 4 regions of Thailand and borders on two countries Cambodia and Lao. This region style of cuisine is gaining popularity worldwide. You may have heard of a few of these Isaan dishes and their crunchy or spicy flavor popularized byLarb (a meat salad) type dishes.Larb Ped (duck), Larb Moo …


14 Mar | Riz | No Comments

Top Ten Thai Condiments

Thailand has plenty of delicious dishes and mastering all the right ratio of condiments that are provided to your table will add that extra flavor or aroi to your dishes. Traveling around Thailand and eating Thai dishes you may wonder what are the popular condiments set on your table in a little carrier or the …


7 Mar | Riz | 2 Comments

Tasty Thai Chicken Salad – Yam Gai

Today’s blog post from Taste of Thailand will show you how to cook tasty Thai chicken salad or Yam Gai. It’s easy to cook and prepare right at home whether you leave in Asia or not. This salad is popular with health-conscious people as the chicken adds a portion of protein. The taste combines spicy …


28 Feb | Riz | No Comments

Tolerance of Religion in Thailand

Thailand is home to many different religions and ethnic groups and they all coexist peacefully. Religion continues to be a part of Thai culture and locals and immigrants enjoy religious freedom in every aspect of life. As you may have guessed, the main religion practiced in Thailand is Buddhism, but there are significant numbers of …


21 Feb | Riz | One Comment

Wang Hinghoi – A Unique, Hidden Dining Experience

We at Taste of Thailand are always on the lookout for new and exciting ways to enjoy the incredible flavors of Thai food, so when we heard about the soft-opening of Wang Hinghoi or Palace of the Fireflies, we jumped at the chance to see what it was all about! Temporarily located in a completely …


14 Feb | Riz | No Comments

Authentic Thai Recipe:Thai Chicken Sticky Soup with Broccoli

Tasty Thai food Alert! Today we will learn how to cook your own homemade Thai dish. You might have enjoyed another dish that is similar Kao Ob Gai (Thai Chicken in Gravy over Rice). This dish is perfect for when you want to cook something delicious and healthy at home.       Preparation: 1. …


8 Feb | Riz | No Comments

Valentine’s Day in Bangkok

Like many other international holidays, Valentine’s Day is celebrated by residents and tourists in Thailand.  Shopping malls and restaurants will offer special discounts; even the ice cream parlors offer special Valentine flavors! Bangkok turns pink with heart-shaped gifts, chocolates, red roses and gift cards found at shops everywhere. Even in the local 7-11’s get in …


2 Feb | Riz | No Comments

The Land of Food and Drinks, Thailand

Thailand is a food heaven and it’s very rare to find foodies who try Thai food who don’t come back craving more. Even Spiderman and Aunt May ‘larb’ it!  You may remember the Prachaya Thai restaurant scene from the movie Spiderman Homecoming where Peter Parker and Aunt May were enjoying Larb dishes with a glass …


25 Jan | Riz | No Comments

Chinese Moon Cakes: Not a Fortune Cookie

Chinese moon cakes are a very popular bakery product around Southeast Asia. It’s a round sweet cake that comes in a variety of different flavors including red beans, sesame seeds, ground lotus seeds, and egg. The decorative crust is made from a dough based on lard or vegetable oil. There are also more rare options that …


18 Jan | Riz | No Comments

Discover a hidden side of Bangkok and beat the traffic

Bangkok traffic is a part of the daily struggle when you need to move about the city. The most common way to avoid the traffic is to use public transport via the BTS, MRT or Airport Link lines. During rush hour, these three train lines often are overcrowded as well. If you want to save …


12 Jan | Riz | No Comments

Neighborhood Chronicles: Sammakorn

This is a brief look into a little-known suburb of Bangkok called Sammakorn. Bangkok’s suburbs extend out far beyond the major sites that most visitors experience during their 2-3 days in town.  Located between downtown and the international airport off Ramkamhaeng Soi 112, this neighborhood is composed of a diverse mix of Thai and foreign …


3 Jan | Riz | One Comment

Taste of Thailand ‘s Year in Review: 2017

Happy New Year 2018 to our foodie friends all over the world! May this New Year bring peace and prosperity, and of course, delicious food adventures! We have 365 blank pages of an amazing book in front of us to be filled with adventure and delicious food in 2018, but we can’t help but look …


27 Dec | Riz | No Comments

How to Eat Thai Food, Like a Thai!

For anyone who visits Thailand for the first time, you might wonder:  where is the knife?  Well, in Thai cuisine, there is little need for it, as most dishes include bite-sized pieces with no need for cutting.  As well, you might notice that the Thais use the spoon & fork to eat most everything!  At …


20 Dec | Riz | No Comments

Soup Neua: Delicious Thai Beef Soup

Looking for something different? Perhaps a tasty dish that will also warm you as the cool breezes have finally hit Thailand this winter?  Why not try a beautiful bowl of beef soup? One of the amazing things about Thai food is the endless choice.  Besides the sheer number of Thai dishes out there, there is …


13 Dec | Riz | No Comments

Michelin Guide arrives in Bangkok and awards street food vendors!

Sampling of Thai dishes Just in time for 2018, the famed French publishing company, Michelin, has launched its guide to the best restaurants and street food vendors in Bangkok. Michelin has recognized Bangkok as one of the world’s best food destination with recognition for a total of 98 restaurants of which 28 were street vendors. …


6 Dec | Riz | No Comments

Taste of Thailand’s Newest Experience: Dinner Under the Stars

Last month, Taste of Thailand was thrilled to finally launch a new experience; completely different from anything we have done before.  This first event in the My City series was an effort to get locals and visitors alike to engage with new parts of Bangkok they didn’t know existed.  As well, to hear stories and …


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