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Visititing Bangkok on a Budget: Luxury for Less

. . BANGKOK – One of the most packed places to dine in Thailand’s capital is not a restaurant with tablecloths and fussy waiters. It’s the food court at the Terminal 21 shopping mall. Stall after stall on the fifth floor of this mall offers an array of cuisines and dishes: Thai, Chinese, Indian, Hainanese, […]

December 9th, 2016 | Posted in Food,Tourism News | Read More »

Top Tips of a Cruising Couple For Eating In Thailand

. Whether you’re planning a trip to the country or you just want to look like a savvy foodie the next time you hit up your neighborhood Thai restaurant, here’s what you need to know about eating in Thailand. Thai cuisine varies depending on where you are in the country. There are primarily four different […]

December 6th, 2016 | Posted in Food,Food | Read More »

The Good, Bad and the Ugly of Dietary Fats

  . Fat has gotten a bum rap over the years. Some fats are actually good, and you need them in your diet. Good fats can help you manage your emotions, stay sharp, fight fatigue, and control your weight. But bad fats do exist. They’re the ones that can lead to weight gain and raise […]

April 18th, 2016 | Posted in Food,Health | Read More »

Polo Marco Serving Chiang Rai with Perfect New York Pizza

. CHIANG RAI – Joe Spollen, 55, from New York and Kai Kwong, 51, a Hong Kong- American opened the Polo Marco restaurant on August 15 with the aim of providing Chiang Rai with the perfect New York pizza. I was there at the opening night and can confirm that they’re on their way to […]

August 28th, 2015 | Posted in Tourism News,Western Food | Read More »

There’s More to Detox than a Fad Diet

  You hear the term “detox” sprinkled all over lifestyle and health ads, but most people aren’t exactly sure what it means to detox, other than to somehow clean your body of toxins. So how does a detox work and what toxins are getting cleaned out? “ Whether we like it or not – and […]

July 14th, 2015 | Posted in Food,Health | Read More »

Vegetable Prices Skyrocket Due to Drought in Korat

  NAKHON RATCHASIMA – Severe water shortage in North Eastern Thailand have substantially slashed the production of vegetables and herbs, driving up their prices. Mrs Samrit Rithmai, a vegetable vendor at Suranakorn Muangmai market, the largest fruit and vegetable wholesale and retail market in Nakhon Ratchasima, said that the price of parsley, for an example, […]

June 28th, 2015 | Posted in Food | Read More »

Starbucks Thailand Offers Mobile App with “My Starbucks Rewards”

  CHIANG RAI – Starbucks customers in Chiang Rai and at any of the 215 Starbucks stores across Thailand, can now conveniently pay for purchases using a phone app. Murray Darling, Managing director of Starbucks Coffee (Thailand) Co. said in addition to being able to pay through your phone , the app allows users to […]

March 14th, 2015 | Posted in Chiangrai News,Food | Read More »

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