Author Archives: The Guide

My life in Phuket

In January 2013 I decided to leave Bangkok and try my luck in Phuket. Phuket is Thailand’s biggest island and one of the main tourist spots in the country. Phuket has an amazing beautiful landscape and beaches with clear turquoise … Continue reading

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Tom Yam Gai – Delicious Thai meal

For today’s dinner I had a famous Thai dish called tom yam. Basically this dish is served in two varieties, tom yam nam khon and tom yam nam sai. The first has a sour taste and is thicker, due to … Continue reading

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Yam Taeng Gwaa Thale – Sweet and sour cucumber salad with seafood

For today’s lunch I ordered a yam, a spicy  Thai salad. There are hundreds of different yams but what they have all in common is a sweet, sour and spicy taste similar to the famous somtum. I ordered a cucumber yam, … Continue reading

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Fried Thai Basil – A standard Thai meal

Today I had one of my favorite meals, which can be ordered in almost every Thai restaurant allover the country. Phat gra phraw means fried basil and there are various varieties of this dish, such as phat gra phraw muu … Continue reading

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Canned fish curry with glass noodles and chicken

Today my girlfriend cooked me a meal I never enjoyed before, which is called gaeng wunsen plaa grapong. The curry was spiced with fish sauce, a seasoning powder, Thai ingwer and kaffir lime leaves. Then the famous wunsen noodles were … Continue reading

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Mango – Food of Angels

In this post am going to introduce you an important fruit for Thailand, as well as for all of  Southeast Asia. The mango tree is essential for Thai agriculture and Thailand is the third biggest mango producer, behind India and … Continue reading

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Nam chim with green mango

Tonight I’ll present you a very strong and strange tasting snack called nam chim mamuang. The snack consists of two elements: nam chim, a dipping sauce made of chili and some other ingredients and green sour mango (mamuang). Fortunately I … Continue reading

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Tamarind – Sweet and sour delicious fruits

One of my favorite fruits available in Thailand is the fruit of the tamarind tree or makham how Thai people call it. The tamarind tree become huge, up to 25 Meter and is a really impressive and beautiful tree. The … Continue reading

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Sour chicken soup – Gaeng som gai

Today my girlfriend presented me another delicious meal called gaeng som gai. Gaeng is often translated as “curry”, but gaeng in fact simply describes a soup-like dish. Gaeng can be very watery or more like a thick soup or even a … Continue reading

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An Issan Style Meal

Today my girlfriend cooked three dishes for us. As she comes from Northeastern Thailand the dishes were of course Issan style. As we don’t have the tools to cook the typical Northeastern sticky rice, we eat the meals with the … Continue reading

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