Tom Yam Kung – Excellence at Mitr Ko Yuan

March 27, 2015 // 7 Comments

Few dishes and even fewer soups, if any, are as good as Tom Yam Kung, the famous Thai shrimp soup. Unfortunately there are quite some pit falls in making it. Mitr Ko Yuan avoids them all. The soup is delicious and tasty with a good acidity base. One of the better once in town. The owner does his [Read more]

A feast of authentic street food – Phetchaburi Soi 5

February 8, 2015 // 2 Comments

Hidden between the modern shopping area of Siam and Victory Monument, in the Phaya Thai neighborhood, you find Phetchaburi Soi 5 where a street food feast will be waiting for you. The variety of options are good. And even better, it’s still very much a local community giving authenticity [Read more]

Beating the chilies – it’s a wonder world behind the spicyness

January 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

It was a surprise. Not the chili itself. But the fact. It’s a fruit. A fruit! I really never thought about it before, but for me, a fruit was more associated with sweet, sour, bitter and even something on the fatty side, but certainly not spicy. But it is, and it burned and burned. I took [Read more]