I went home to visit my family in Thailand in September this year. It’s always an astonishing moment for me to visit my motherland, particularly this time as I spent many days at my hometown of Kaset Sombun, Chaiyaphum. Please let me share some of this special trip with you.
The temple, or “Wat”, is a very significant place for Thai Buddhists. Temples play an important role in everyday life, with people going to the temple to make merit and pray to Buddha for good health, good fortune and increased wealth.There are tens of thousands of Buddhist temples in Thailand. Some of you that have been to Thailand may have visited Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha) or Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn).
Outside of Thailand, there are also Thai temples in many places around the world. In my blog post this time I will take you to a Thai temple in Canberra called “Wat Dhammadharo”.
I recently went back to Thailand for my little sister’s wedding so I would like to take this opportunity to share my Thai Isaan traditional wedding with you.
The wedding was held at our home town in Chaiyaphum, a small province in Northeast Thailand (Isaan) where both my sister and I were born and raised and where our parents and relatives liveWe decided to do it the old way in which we prepared as much as we could ourselves instead of paying a wedding organiser or catering business. I think this way is more significant and memorable.
Do you know which dishes come from different parts of Thailand? Charinya Ruecha of @charinyas_kitchen gives us an overview of the four main food regions of Thailand
“There is always fish in the water and rice in the paddy field” is a traditional phrase that illustrates the abundance of
food in Thailand – Charinya Ruecha
Few countries are blessed with Thailand’s natural resources, and for centuries Thai people have enjoyed the natural bounties on offer throughout the country. This does not mean however that all Thai people eat the same food in the same way! Describing all the different cuisines embraced by the diverse ethnic groups in Thailand is impossible in a short post like this, but I would like to briefly introduce you to what are, perhaps, the four main food regions in Thailand.
On every Sydney trip there is always a place I must visit and that is Thai town! Thai Town is located in Haymarket around Campbell Street/Pitt Street, to the east of George Street. To the west of George Street lies Sydney’s Chinatown. The area has a Thai vibe as it consists of Thai grocery shops Thai video stores, Thai massage shops, training businesses and, of course, so many Thai restaurants.
Each restaurant does a good job providing authentic tastes. I can’t really tell you which are better as it depends on what you like. Some shops might make a better Pad Thai but their somtum might not be as good as the others.
Here are some of my activities from my recent day trip to Sydney Thai town.
Among my favourite restaurants is Do Dee Paidang, just to the side of Paddy’s Market. The perpetual queue of Thais outside is always a hint to the quality of food on offer, and Do Dee is no exception.