The best food in the world

The food in Laos was really underwhelming, and while Cambodia was a little better, I think I can say with authority that Thailand has the best food in the world (yep, the world. Or at least of all that I’ve been exposed to, it’s my favorite) We landed in Chiang […]

The Perfect Thai Iced Coffee

I pretty much stick to four main food groups here in Thailand: Iced Coffee, Fruit, Noodles, and Food On A Stick. Every day, I eat something from each group. I’ve made it my personal mission to find the best in each of these groups, and today I’m going to show […]

Thai Cooking Class: Part 2

Of course the best part of the cooking class was the actual cooking! It was kind of a challenge to get good pictures because it was a little dark in the kitchen…but here are the highlights! We started off with Tom Yam – the popular and delicious hot and sour […]

Cooking Schools In Chiang Mai

Taking a cooking class is an incredibly popular activity in Chiang Mai.  Every tourist office (where you can book tickets, excursions, classes, etc) has advertisements for cooking schools, and there are probably 20 cooking schools in town.   If you’re looking for a great class, skip the tourist offices […]

Thai Cooking Class: Part 1

When you travel, the world seems to get a lot smaller. It’s amazing how common it is to bump into acquaintances or friends of friends, even in far-flung locales thousands of miles from home. It turned out that a friend of a friend from college was going to Thailand […]

Beverage Love

Thais are serious about beverages (and with good reason – it is so hot that if you’re not drinking all day long, you’ll end up severely dehydrated). Along the main street in our neighborhood there are at least a dozen little stands that make coffee, tea, and other delightful […]

Check out my mansion!

Before we came over here, I didn’t really think too much about where we would live. I was sure we’d just find an apartment or something, but I didn’t really have any idea what to expect.  When Mike signed up for the TEFL course, the school recommended a hotel […]

More Noodles I Can't Live Without

I saw a cart on our street ladling out steaming bowls of bright pinkish-red noodle soup,  and asked the lady making them (in Thai!) what it was.  (“What’s this?” might be one of the most useful phrases I’ve picked up so far). The answer, it turned out, was Yen Ta […]

My new favorite noodles!

     Thai restaurants in America are keeping a secret from you, and you deserve to know what it is. This is a dish that recently replaced Pad Thai as my I-must-eat-this-at-least-once-a-day-or-I-will-suffer-painful-withdrawals meal. It’s that good.     The shocking thing is, I never knew it existed. I never tried it […]

Fun snacks

WARNING: There are photos of insect consumption in this post. If you have a weak stomach, move on! I probably mention in every post that I love all the food options here – the carts are plentiful and cheap, and there are always new things to try. When I saw […]

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