Author Archives: The Guide

A trip to Sri Phang Nga Nationalpark

It was a long time that I hadn’t left Phuket, due to my busy life as a scuba diving instructor. But on the beginning of march, I got the chance to take five days off. First I went to Bangkok … Continue reading

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Kaaw Tom – Thai breakfast for a healthy stomach

Thai people love to eat boiled rice in the morning. There are many restaurants, which just open mornings to offer those foods. There are two varieties of boiled rice. There is the usual kaaw tom (ข้าวต้ม), which is just rice … Continue reading

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Phat Si Ew – Soy sauce noodles

Another dish I enjoyed recently, is called phat si ew (ผัดซีอิ๊ว), which literally means fried soy sauce. As the name already says, it is made of a soy sauce called si ew, Chinese broccoli, garlic, wide rice noodles (sen yai), … Continue reading

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Khao Lam – Thai/Khmer dessert

This dish, I discovered during the Phuket Vegetarian Festival. The dish is called khao lam (ข้าวหลาม) and is made of sticky rice, red beans, coconut as well as coconut cream, sugar, eggs and red beans. The whole thing is then … Continue reading

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Vegetarian festival of Phuket

One of the main cultural events in Phuket is the annual vegetarian festival or tesagan gin je. The festival takes places all over the island, but Phuket town is the heart of it, as there are the most important shrines … Continue reading

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Watcharin Art Studio – A genious of naturalistic art

Today I visited an amazing art gallery called Watcharin Art Studio. From outside, this shop looks more like a market garden than an art studio. The entrance is emblazed with overgrowing trees and bushes. The inside of the shop is … Continue reading

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The Cook – Thai Italian Cuisine

One of my favorite restaurants in Phuket Town is called the Cook. It is one of the rare Thai restaurants which offers both, delicious western and Thai food. There are plenty of Thai restaurants offering western dishes actually, but their … Continue reading

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Central Phuket – Modern Thai Shopping Mall

My category “local markets” wouldn’t be complete without including one of Thailand’s modern shopping malls. Thais love them, as they are cooled down with aircons and offer everything, including lots of Thai and international foods, clothes, jewelery, supermarkets, IT and … Continue reading

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A trip to Krabi – Southern jewel of Thailand

Last weekend it was time for another trip, this time further south, namely to the province of Krabi. From Phuket, Krabi is reached within 2-3 driving hours (around 180 km). We had the luck to be invited by a woman, … Continue reading

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Salak – The acid palm fruit

Today it was time for another bunch of salak fruits. This fruit is grown on a little palm tree, which grows only up to 6 meters. Its scientific name is salacca zalacca, but the fruit is common known as snakefruit. … Continue reading

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