Category: Thai Food and Drink

Tasty Thai Snacks – Lotus Pod Seeds

Tasty Thai Snacks – Lotus Pod Seeds

Tesco Lotus is as good a place as any to grab a few tasty Thai snacks but the picture above taken in the heart of Udon Thani’s countryside has a sea of lotus light bites that many Thais and a sprinkling of Westerners love to eat. At the centre of each cluster of green...

Tasty Thai Food – Fancy Eating a Rat?

l can’t personally describe rats as being tasty Thai food because I’ve never eaten one, although if pushed, I think I’d give one a nibble. Rats are a delicacy in the north and northeast of Thailand and I’ve often seen them for sale at roadside stalls while speeding past in...

Thailand Dunkin’ Donuts Racist Advert Storm

Thailand Dunkin’ Donuts Racist Advert Storm

There’s a ‘hole’ lot of trouble brewing at the moment concerning a Thai advertising campaign for Dunkin’ Donuts Charcoal Donut. The advert for a chocolate flavored doughnut features a white-skinned model with a blackened face and bright red lipstick and the advert has been labelled bizarre and racist by Asia’s non-governmental...

Delicious Thai Ice Cream in Bread

A village shop is hardly a place a westerner is going to take a lengthy shopping list to. It has its use, but unless you like a fly in your soup, or want to test your willpower and self-control by eating a garlic sausage in front of a soi dog...

Thailand’s Delicious Jolly Green Giants

Thailand’s Delicious Jolly Green Giants

Despite the many times I’ve travelled to Thailand I’m still amazed at the reaction of some Thais in rural areas when they see a westerner. Generally there’s delight mixed with a touch of horror as behind their beaming smile I’m certain their brain starts to freeze as it searches for...

Thai Elephant Dung and Black Ivory Coffee

Thai Elephant Dung and Black Ivory Coffee

Elephant dung was in the news in Thailand last week in a story about a rare and novel blend of Thai coffee. Black Ivory coffee is ground from Thai Arabica beans but the process starts with the coffee beans being fed to elephants and later picked out whole from their dung....

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