To be informed for your own Happiness during one of the most popular festivals in Thailand.
Khao means “Rice” and Chae means “to soak”. If you see anyone eating something like Rice Soup with Ice, that’s – “Khao Chae”, especially in summer time. In the reign of King Rama II, the recipe was adapted from a Mon dish to serve in the palace during summer time. Hence there was no ice, so they put cooked rice to soaked with rain water – mixed with jasmine and candle fume scented – in earthen ware and left in the shade to keep it cool. The recipe was modified into the complex, multi-dish variety found nowadays. It’s also considered “Royal Thai Cuisine”. If you visit Bangkok in other season and love to try some Khao Chae, there’re 5 places you can still get khao chae in Bangkok after April. Enjoy your Khao Chae – a cooling Thai summer treat.
Boat Noodle or “KuaiTiao Ruea”, Noodle dish with strong flavor contains either beef or pork, dark soy sauce, pickled bean curd, bean sprouts, sweet basil leaves and some other spices. It’s normally served with meatballs and pig’s liver. One question-mark popping up on your forehead, why is it called Boat Noodle? Some shops even put a little boat on the cooking counter as a display. Taking a time machine back to the time there were plenty of canals in Bangkok. The original boat noodles were one man operational business. The multi-tasking vendors had to do all things, such as: paddling the boat, scalding the noodles, seasoning the soup, serving the dish, getting paid, and cleaning dishes. So if dishes were too big, that would be problems: handling to customers, more cleaning task and more space needed. That’s why Boat Noodle always served in small bowls. For newbies, the Boat Noodle soup is called “Nam Tok” (means WaterFall), which is mixed by cow (or pigs) blood and salt. It may be too dark, but it’s very tasty. Just like any other Thai Street Foods, you can find Boat Noodles everywhere from street vendors, franchised shop in shopping malls to luxury dining places. […]
One of the most popular Thai Foods and the world’s best soup, Tom Yum Goong. It’s the best mixture of Thai medical herbs: lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, fresh Thai chilies, galangal root, mushrooms, fresh lime juice, chili paste, and off course Goong (Shrimps or Prawns in Thai). You can order Tom Yum with some other meat like Gai (Chicken), sea food or even Jay (Vegetarian). Everything in Tom Yum Goong bowl are edible. If you found it’s too hard for chewing, don’t worry. Just leave them. It’s available everywhere from 5 stars hotel to street food venders in any season. You can enjoy your taste bud with Tom Yum Goong in just a minute walk from Naga Residence. (See map below) Cheers!
Created in late 1930s, Pad Thai is stir-fried rice noodle with vegetables, bean sprouts, dried tofu, dried shrimps (sometimes prawn), and egg. “It may be the original fast food in Thailand,” Nitya Pibulsonggram, Thailand’s former ambassador to the United States and former Minister of Foreign Affairsm, told Gastronomica in 2009. Pad Thai, the cheapest protein and most nutritious meal is available from hi-end restaurant to street food venders through out the country. You can try Pad Thai within a minute walk from Naga Residence, see map below.