All hail the mighty khao pat gai

Boring yes, but never a dish to be underestimated

How many times have I been out for dinner with a group of Thai friends and that enormous bowl of khao pat gai has saved the day?


What's with the fuss about street food?

Is it really all it's cracked up to be?

What is it about Thai street food that brings tourists, travelers and even long-term Thailand expats to virtual orgasm? I would genuinely love to know why.


The Jae Festival

Going vegan for 10 days in Thailand

To "gin jae" means that one not only avoids meat, dairy, honey, or eggs, but also abstain from alcohol, garlic, onions, and sometimes coffee


Thai cuisine and The Royal Court

Some fascinating historical aspects of Thai food

The contribution of the royal court to the cooking of Thai food is perhaps more significant than in any other nation.


What's cooking, teacher?

The amazing characteristics and flavors of Thai food

The food most Thai people eat everyday reflects the simple, labor- intensive lifestyle of the paddy fields. Many families cook in an outside kitchen and Thais only consider a meal a meal if it is served with rice.


How delicious is Thai food really?

Thailand - where food and hospitality go hand in hand

I will always remember Thai generosity, and I will certainly never forget Thai food.


Ten reasons to teach in Thailand

Why choose Thailand over other TEFL destinations?

Now, more than ever, being a native speaker of English (Or even non-native speaker) is a valuable world export and can be an easy, economic, and deeply rewarding way to see the globe.


Eating healthy in Thailand

Is it becoming more and more difficult?

My long held belief that Thai food was generally very healthy has diminished fast. The diet of rice is generally healthy- the accoutrements of creamy sauces and fried meats are not.


Oh boy...I went to Loei

Amazing travel experiences in North-east Thailand

Even if it's just for a handful of days, hopping back into the traveling circuit is an epic feeling. I love my job and I'm happy everyday, but there's this euphoric buzz that runs through me every time I clip on my Osprey bag and wedge myself onto another box-on-wheels.


Five for Friday

Exploring food in Thailand

Thai food is widely varied and I haven't touched the surface when it comes to sampling everything on offer, so here is my top five for food in Thailand, in no particular order.


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