Bangkok skyline by night - photo by Nik Cyclist

What to do in the wee hours in Bangkok

Bangkok might be known as a capital that never sleeps – where a million and one different things are always happening in various corners of the city – but increasingly tight enforcement by authorities over recent years can make it seem like Bangkokians are going to bed earlier and earlier. There’s still plenty to see […]

Fruit vendor in Thailand - photo by lynhdan

Nine of our favourite Thai fruits

Sure, it might be Thailand’s show-stopping curries, stir-fries and salads that get most of the glory, but the county also has countless varieties of delicious, exotic and healthy fruits that we practically live for. Some are well known, others much less so – whether you enjoy them in a fruit salad, blend them into a […]

Somtum papaya salad stall in Bangkok - photo by Chris Wotton

The origins and future of street food in Thailand

Thailand’s street food scene is well renowned, and Bangkok is widely regarded as among the world’s best spots – if not the single leading place – for street food gorging. It’s no accident that Thailand is home to such rich culinary traditions, or that the variety and quality of dishes offered by its mobile hawkers […]

Kopi coffee in Phuket town, Thailand - photo by Rob Taylor

What to eat in Phuket

In spite, or perhaps because, of Phuket’s position as one of Thailand’s most popular tourist destinations, the island’s cuisine is one of the country’s most endangered. That’s not to say there’s no good food to eat – Phuket is packed with restaurants serving international cuisine, and there’s lively street food scene, albeit primarily focussed on […]

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The ultimate guide to Bangkok’s best street food

Thailand’s street food is world-renowned, and anyone who has visited the capital will tell you it is difficult to walk through the streets of Bangkok without dodging an endless collection of food stalls. From curries to salads to stir-fries, Thais love to eat – and some of the best and most authentic flavours are found […]

Khao soi at Khao Soi Khun Yai in Chiang Mai, Thailand - photo by Chris Wotton

Northern Thai food in Chiang Mai: what and where to eat

There’s a reason that the northern Thai capital of Chiang Mai is popular with visitors not only for scenic temples, mountains and waterfalls, but also for Thai cookery classes. This green, traveller-friendly city, often described as a much slower-paced version of Bangkok, also happens to be a foodie’s paradise. And it’s no wonder: with plenty […]

Kuang buang Thai taco-like dessert - photo by Krista

8 of our favourite Thai desserts

Thai desserts don’t get the same level of attention that’s afforded to the savoury dishes such as pad thai, green curry and papaya salad that have made the country’s cuisine famous around the world. In fact, cookbooks and travel guides all too often write off Thailand as being a country that doesn’t indulge in dessert. […]

Taling Chan floating market in Bangkok, Thailand - photo by Chris Wotton

Taling Chan: a Bangkok floating market perfect for a lunchtime visit

Of the many floating markets in and around Bangkok, weekend-only Taling Chan might not be the one you first hear of when you arrive in the Thai capital. The likes of Damnoen Saduak and even Amphawa see far more tourist footfall, but Taling Chan is still a worthy alternative, large enough to satisfy most visitors […]

Grilled skewered frogs - photo by Chris Wotton

Have you tried these 12 unusual Thai foods?

Think you’re an adventurous eater who has tried most of what Thai cuisine has to offer? There’s more to Thailand’s foodie scene than pad thai, green curry and moo ping. Away from the tourist hotspots, local eating is an even more hardcore adventure that many visitors don’t get to see – how many of these 12 […]