Month: December 2015

VIBRANT COLOURS OF CHIANG RAI FLOWER FESTIVAL 2015

VIBRANT COLOURS OF CHIANG RAI FLOWER FESTIVAL 2015

Winters are beautiful, cold and white, but without a single flower in sight. I found myself waking up in Chiang Rai, where Thai people travel to in our cold season to experience something somewhat close to “Winter”.   The “wintery” weather here isn’t so cold but cool enough […]

COOKING A THAI SEAFOOD FEAST WITH KHAO KOR LOCALS

COOKING A THAI SEAFOOD FEAST WITH KHAO KOR LOCALS

It was our final night of at Saiphin’s hometown in Khao Kor, and we all knew it was going to be epic. Nearly 20 people gathered up at Saiphin’s house as we started to prepare ingredients for our cook-up session.  Prawns, squid, kaffir lime leaves, coriander root, […]

THAI-LAOS CULINARY TIME WITH KHAO KOR LOCALS

THAI-LAOS CULINARY TIME WITH KHAO KOR LOCALS

When in Rome, do as the Romans do.

Having arrived at Saiphin’s house in Khao Kor district in Petchabun province, Thailand, I found myself surrounded by the laughter and joyful smiles of Saiphin’s friends and family.  It had been a year since she last visited her hometown, so we all were greeted by over 40 people from her local area.

Being known as the best chef in town, Saiphin took no time to wind down;  she headed straight to her mother’s kitchen at the back of her house.  Excited to get to learn to cook with the locals and for the locals, (more…)