For the Love of Thai Food

If you were stranded on a desert island and could choose only one cuisine for the rest of your days, which would it be?Have you ever considered this? The thought of choosing just one cuisine for the rest of our days makes us break out in sweats.But change that question to: "What's your favorite place for street food?" … [Read more...]

Boom Boom Boom (Richard Marx in Our Room)

A Family Affair

If I were ever tortured, my captors would break me by playing the morning music from the elementary school next door. -- Dan, after the fifth straight day of waking up at 7:15 AM to enjoy a 45-minute syrupy Thai musical loop resembling “It's a Small World After All" followed by a live, 15-minute booming drum and bass cadence used to drive a herd of students to their … [Read more...]

Krabi’s Cheap and Divine Eats

We've often been asked "What's the best food you've had in mainland Southeast Asia?" If forced to choose, we'd opt for an easy way out and vote Thai food as the king of cuisines in the region. And after eating our way through Bangkok, Chiang Mai in northern Thailand, and Krabi in the south, our vote more specifically goes to Krabi. … [Read more...]

Patong Patterns

Guesthouse Alley

Patong is not a place we would choose for a vacation - its main attraction is the beach, but sex tourism comes in a close second. We chose it deliberately as a place to get some things accomplished with ADSL internet in our room, few sites to distract us, and a beach within ten minutes walk when we needed a break.We were surprised by Patong's overdevelopment. … [Read more...]

Bangkok’s 15-Course Street Meal on the Cheap

Bangkok Street Curries

Thais love their street food and seem to snack all day and all night. As a result, the streets of their capital, Bangkok, are flush with food stalls and street-side restaurants to suit just about any taste. If you are wary of “Thai spicy,” just let the person know to go easy on the chili peppers when preparing your dish.Condiment racks often sag with all manner of … [Read more...]