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Thai Food Introduction

Introduction Eating and ordering Thai Food What Comprises a Thai Meal Preparing Thai Food Thai food is internationally famous. Whether chilli-hot or comparatively bland, harmony is the guiding principle behind each dish. Thai cuisine is essentially a marriage of centuries-old Eastern and Western influences harmoniously combined into something uniquely Thai.The characteristics of Thai food depend […]

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Regional Foods of Thailand

Northern Thai Cuisine Thai food of the north, in some way, is cooked with the sole thought for the taste for the northern people. The recipe consists of vegetable and ingredients available in their immediate vicinity. The common meal includes steamed glutinous rice, chili sauces which come in a host of varieties, such as “namprik […]

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Akha (Ekaw)

Akha are the largest of the hill tribe groups, and originated in Tibet and Southern China, before they migrated to Burma, Laos and Thailand. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNm_0i-VP7A The video above is of Akha women in full traditional dress, dancing at the Hill Tribe Cultural & Sunflower Festival, Doi Hua Mae Kham, Chiang Rai province (Nov 2010) Perhaps […]

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Thai Cooking Courses

Introduction Finding a cooking school Hotels And Resorts Where Cooking Classes Can Be Arranged Introduction Thai cooking as now enjoyed all over the world is a blend of Asian and European influences adopted through centuries of trade and diplomatic exchanges. Thais have traditionally lived close to the land and the waters, and original Thai cooking […]

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Yao (Mien)

Some 33,000 Mien are located in Thailand, remaining closely connected to their Chinese heritage. Their language, long ago derived from Han Chinese, is written in Chinese characters. Their paintings are usually of a religious nature. Artworks incorporate ancient Chinese artistic styles, albeit with a distinctive Yao style, and are sought after by Western collectors. Yao […]

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Tai Lue

The Tai Lue (Dai Lue) have one of the oldest recorded histories, the first Lue Kingdom was formed in southern Yunnan in 1180. The original areas controlled by the Tai Lue included both sides of the Mekong River in the Sipsongpanna region of Yunna, southern China. The “Sipsongpanna” (or “Xishuangbanna”) Dai are the Dai Lue […]

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Thailand Information

1. GENERAL INFORMATION 2. CLIMATE & WEATHER CONDITIONS 3. PEOPLE AND CULTURE 4. LOCAL CUSTOMS 5. CURRENCY 6. THINGS TO KNOW 7. VISAS & PASSPORT 8. CUSTOMS REGULATIONS 9. TRAVEL TO THE COUNTRY 10. TRAVEL WITHIN THE COUNTRY 11. CAMPING 12. DINING AND DRINKING 13. ENTERTAINMENT 14. PHONE NUMBERS 15. VISITORS INFORMATION 16. USEFUL PHRASES […]

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Thai Culture

The Monarchy and religion are the two sacred cows in Thailand. Thais are tolerant of most kinds of behaviour as long as it doesn’t insult one of these. Buddhism is the dominant religion, and orange-robed monks and gold, marble and stone Buddhas are common sights. The prevalent form of Buddhism practised is the Theravada school, […]

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Laab Gai

Larb Gai #ratingval# from #reviews# reviews Print   Recipe Type: Appetiser   Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 40 mins Serves: 6 This a popular snack dish across Thailand Ingredients Minced / ground chicken – 2 lbs Green onion (sliced) 1/2 cup Red onion cut in thin wedges 1/2 cup Mint […]

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Theravada Buddhism

Theravada – Teaching of the Elders Theravada (Pali; Sanskrit: Sthaviravada) is one of the eighteen (or twenty) Nikaya schools that formed early in the history of Buddhism. These developed in India during the century subsequent to the death of the Buddha. The name of the school means “Teachings of the Elders” which implies that this […]

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