Chang Chui creative venue in Bangkok, Thailand - photo by Chang Chui

The newest Bangkok night markets

Bangkok and its night markets are synonymous. From the heydays of legendary markets like the Suan Lum Night Bazaar to the wave of new openings in recent years prompted by the original and infamous Talat Rot Fai train market in Saphan Khwai – now relocated and with no fewer than three locations across the city […]

Sampeng Lane - photo by Fabio Achilli

What to do in Chinatown in Bangkok

One of Bangkok’s most vibrant, authentic and unchanged neighborhoods, Chinatown – known locally as Yaowarat – is a must-see area for visitors to Thailand’s capital. Just a short hop from both the downtown business districts and the old-town Rattanakosin area, Chinatown is alive with opportunities to explore and discover a unique side to day-to-day life […]

Phraeng Phutton in Bangkok, Thailand - photo by Chris Wotton

What to see and do (and eat!) in and around Phraeng Phutton

Set in Bangkok’s old town, and a short stroll from infamous attractions and destinations like Khaosan Road and the Grand Palace, Phraeng Phutton is an under-the-radar town-square-like street that still has a local-feeling, village-like atmosphere, even despite its proximity to the hordes of tourists who take to Bangkok every year. One of three so-called ‘phraeng’ […]

Fruit at Lamphaya floating market in Nakhon Pathom, near, Bangkok, Thailand - photo by sugree

Lamphaya floating market: local foodie heaven in Nakhon Pathom

Of the countless choices when it comes to floating markets in and around Bangkok, Lamphaya floating market – located in neighbouring Nakhon Pathom province – stands out as a local-feeling destination with a rural setting and a heavy focus on good food. If you’re not at a Thai floating market as much for the delicious […]

After You dessert café in Bangkok, Thailand - photo by After You

The best places in Bangkok for dessert

Desserts are big business in Bangkok. Aside from delicious traditional Thai desserts that can be found everywhere from high-end restaurants to local fresh markets all over the city, there’s a seemingly never-ending choice of dedicated dessert cafés – and east-west-fusion trends that come and go so quickly it can be hard to keep up. If […]

Cooking class at The Market Experience at Pak Khlong Talat flower market in Bangkok, Thailand - photo by The Market Experience

Our guide to the best Thai cooking classes in Bangkok

  Thailand is famous for its food, so it’s no surprise that most tourists visiting Thailand want to explore the country’s cuisine. The best way to do so is by taking either a food tour or a cooking class. At Expique, we are slowly becoming food experience experts – following the launch of The Market […]

Ratchadamnoen Road Sunday night walking street market in Chiang Mai, Thailand - photo by Filipe Fortes

The best markets in Chiang Mai

Thailand’s northern capital of Chiang Mai offers more than mountains, temples, and cooking classes. Chiang Mai is also a great place to place in some serious retail therapy – while it might not have the multitude of night markets that Bangkok boasts, for a city of its size it does deliver a wide variety of […]

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 […]

Pad thai at MBK shopping centre - photo by David McKelvey

The History of Pad Thai

Possibly one of the most recognised Thai foods abroad, pad thai might not be the most widely consumed dish inside Thailand – we’d probably give that gong to somtum, a fiery papaya salad from the northeast – but it is nonetheless certainly a popular meal among Thais. Whereas abroad it is often found made with chicken, […]