Kao Soi Noodles

This delightfully creamy coconut-curry noodle dish is called, Kao Soi (ข้าวซอย)

​The origins of the dish is said to have been a fusion of Shan (an ethnic group from Burma) and Yunnanese-Muslim cuisines and it is now recognised as a de facto dish of Northern Thailand. It is a great comfort dish to eat all-year round for breakfast, lunch or dinner. In my opinion, this is a mildly-spicy curry noodle dish, for people who are unable to take spicy food, I would rate it 3–4 out of 10 on the spice-scale. …


Photo: BangkokAirBlog.com

An enchanting experience: where the sky is illuminated with man-made stars and the river glows bright with fire and flowers.

1) Loy Krathong is an annual festival celebrated nationwide.


Braised Pork Belly Noodles

This has got to be one of my favourite recipes — it’s a Braised Pork Belly (served with noodles), inspired by one of the Singaporean contestants, Audra Morrice from Masterchef Australia 2012.

It was probably one of dishes I was so motivated to replicate in my tiny student apartment (while I was living abroad in Australia). It’s not too complicated to make and absolutely melt-in-your-mouth delicious!

Yes, it might look slightly similar to the Japanese version of this dish, which is more commonly served with soba in Okinawa — it also known as Buta no Kakuniku — yet for this…


PS: No, we are not part of China or South America.

  1. Where is Singapore?


Singapore has been home to me for 18 years, until I left home for the very first time to pursue my studies abroad. In a blink of an eye, three years flew by quickly and I graduated with a college degree.

In my opinion, I’ve always thought of myself as a pretty adaptable person because I didn’t suffer from homesickness too badly like some of my other peers. …


When people think of Thai food, there is a 99% chance that Pad Thai and Tom Yum Goong will be at the top of their list. Singapore is blessed with an abundance of Thai restaurants in every neighbourhood and mall. Also, not forgetting our very own ‘Little Thailand’ at Golden Mile Complex. In short, it’s safe to say that Singaporeans love our Thai food. The misconception is that Thai cuisine is only made up of only Pad Thai and Tom Yum Goong? Really?!

There’s so much more to the Thai cuisine than these two well-known dishes and here are 10…


Singapore Noodles/Photo Credit: SBS Australia

As a citizen born and raised in the tiny island-state of Singapore that has a population of approximately 5.7 million and a land area of 719.1 km2 (277.6 sq m), I can confidently tell you that this dish did not originate in Singapore and it does not exist in restaurants back home.

*GASP!* Yes, I heard your jaw drop.
Kindly take your seats ladies & gentlemen! — and allow me to fill you in!

When I was just a fresh college student studying in Australia, I would often introduce myself to new people, they’d eventually find out that I’m a…


Gaeng Keow Wan

Thai Green Curry is one of the most popular curry dishes in Central Thailand. If you didn’t know that, you should definitely check out this other article that I wrote! In Thai, it is called Gaeng Keow Wan — which could be literally translated as Curry Green Sweet.

Bite-size pieces of chicken/beef/pork/fish/mushrooms/tofu. Little green-apple eggplants. Strips of tender, crunchy bamboo shoots. Fresh sprigs of cilantro. A nice generous bunch of fragrant, sweet basil. Creamy, coconut (cream) milk. Fish Sauce. Palm Sugar.

These ingredients and seasonings form the base of this glorious curry dish. The vibrant, green color in the curry…


Dok Anchan (ดอกอัญชัน) or better known as the Butterfly Pea Flower is a highly intriguing plant.

I was introduced to it when I first travelled to Thailand on my own. My first time was drinking it as a beverage, mixed with a squeeze of lemon juice in Ko Kret (an artificial island in Bangkok well-known for their clay pottery). It was sooooo refreshing and I was immediately hooked! But that was the first and last time I drank it, as I was only there for a short holiday.

It wasn’t until years later that I returned to Thailand again and…

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