Crispy Lotus Blossom Cookie (photo: bloggang.com)

Crispy Lotus Blossom Cookie: Khanom Dok Jok

Crispy Lotus Blossom Cookie (Khanom Dok Jok, ขนมดอกจอก) is a beautiful traditional Thai dessert shaped in the form of a lotus. ‘Dok Jok’ means lotus and this water plant can be found throughout Southeast Asia. If you have a brass mold in the form of a lotus, it is really easy to do this dessert at […]

Red Ruby - the gem for Sunday and the God Surya (photo: Humanfeather, wikimedia.org)

Gemstones & Birthday Colours in Thai Culture

In Thai culture, each day of the week has a colour which is based on the colour of the God who is protecting the day. This attribution goes back to an astrological rule influenced by Hindu mythology. Gemstones & Birthday Colours in Thai Culture Thus, Thai people believe that each day of the week coincides […]

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A Hidden Gem: The Bangkokian Museum

The Bangkokian Museum is also known as the Bangkok Folk Museum. In Thai, it is called Phiphithaphan Chao Bang Kok (พิพิธภัณฑ์ชาวบางกอก). This museum is located in the Bangrak district only several hundered meters from the Chao Phraya River and hence not far from the well-known Oriental Hotel. It is placed at Soi Charoen Krung and […]

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Him and Her: Thai Fashion Designer

Him and Her was launched in 2010 by the couple and fashionistas Diloklarp ‘Him’ Junthachotibutr and Ploy ‘Paloy’ Horwang. Initially, they sold vintage fashion and collected pieces from around the world. Ploy is the creative director of this brand and she brings much of her vitality and happiness into the designs. Him and Her Thai fashion […]

Sweet coconut sticky rice, Khao Niew Kaew (photo: bloggang.com)

Sweet Coconut Sticky Rice: Khao Niew Kaew

If you’re a lover of sweet coconut sticky rice, you will also love this one: Khao Niew Kaew (ข้าวเหนียวแก้ว) 🙂 Similar to Thai sticky rice with mango, Khao Niew Kaew is a very popular traditional Thai dessert that is often served at ceremonies or partys. It is easy to prepare since you only need Thai […]

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SIN: Thai ’Song Painter’

Tossaporn Achawanuntakul was born on 1st October 1985. His nickname is Sin and he was a singer-songwriter of the well-known band Singular. This band was originally a duo with singer Sin and guitarist Chotiwut ‘Nut’ Boonyasit as its members. Sin Singular Singular was active in the years 2010 to 2013 and its genre may be […]

Thai egg cake, Kanom Kai (photo credit: bloggang.com)

Thai Egg Cake – Kanom Kai

Thai egg cake is called ‘Kanom Kai’ (ขนมไข่) in Thai. This is a traditional Thai dessert recipe influenced by the Portuguese. The perfect egg cake should have a light texture, be soft inside and crispy outside similar to sponge cake and should not be too sweet. Thai egg cake Here is what you need to prepare 10 portions: […]

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Ek Thongprasert: Designer and Founder of Curated

Ek Thongprasert is a well-known Thai designer creating contemporary jewellery and fashion. Thus, he is the founder of the same-named brand and of Curated. He launched the Ek Thongprasert label in 2008 and just one year later ,in 2009, he founded Curated, his conceptual clothing brand which is inspired by Arts. Thai designer Ek Thongprasert […]

Thai dessert, Sago with coconut meat (photo: bloggang.com)

Thai Dessert: Sweet Sago with Coconut Cream

Today I come to you with an easy and delicious Thai dessert. It’s sweet sago with young coconut meat which is called Sa Koo Ma Prao On (สาคูเปียกมะพร้าวอ่อน) in Thai. If you love traditional Thai desserts and the fresh taste of coconut, this is the treat for you. Sweet sago (i.e. tapioka pearls) are combined with […]

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Ice Sarunyu: The Prince of Smiles

Saranyu Winaipanit is a talented young singer who was born in September 1984 in Chainat, Thailand. He is also an actor, DJ and model. His love for entertaining has brought him the nickname ‘The Prince of Smiles’ and of course, he is known as Ice Sarunyu. The Story of Ice Sarunyu His parents are Thai […]