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  • LIFE

    Unknown pleasures

    B Magazine, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 30/06/2019

    » Culture Minister Vira Rojpojchanarat said his ministry will seek to have tom yum goong (spicy prawn soup) listed by Unesco as part of the country's tangible cultural heritage. That the ministry is giving some attention to Thai food culture makes for a welcome, and somewhat surprising, change.

  • THAILAND

    Water way to go

    B Magazine, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 03/03/2019

    » There was once a time in Thailand when the population was small and the waters were full of life. Today, the country has nearly 70 million people, but the number of marine creatures is decreasing all the time. In the past, people had respect for the seas, lakes, rivers and their inhabitants. We are not so conscientious anymore. There isn't enough concern about what our activities could mean for the future.

  • LIFE

    Local wisdom

    B Magazine, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 23/12/2018

    » Let's have a look at some regional food that is representative of different regions. Nasi dagang is a speciality in the three southernmost provinces of Pattani, Narathiwat and Yala. It consists of rice cooked in coconut milk, with salt, sugar, cumin, fenugreek, ginger and shallots. This type of rice is suitable for fish curry and chicken curry. In the past, it was typically reserved for important occasions, but now it's considered part of the regular cuisine.

  • LIFE

    A tour of taste

    Life, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 05/10/2018

    » The Vietnamese are no strangers to Thailand. Going back 230 years, to the beginning of the Ratanakosin reign, a group of Vietnamese were forced to move into Kanchanaburi province as a military troupe to protect the country from war enemies.

  • LIFE

    Making a good meal start at home

    B Magazine, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 28/04/2019

    » Why do people in Bangkok rely mostly on food from vendors or restaurants? There are multiple answers to this. Some spend most of their time on the road. Cooking is not allowed in some apartments and condominiums. Hoarding ingredients like meat and vegetables is too complicated for some. Others have no cooking experience. Or believe it's a waste of time. Some think it costs more to cook at home than dining out.

  • LIFE

    Spice as religion

    B Magazine, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 24/02/2019

    » An old Thai national dish that will continue to excite palates long into the future is nam prik -- or spicy dip. Every region in Thailand has its nam prik with its own unique characteristics. It can be consumed daily and it's affordable. It's quite nutritious, too, despite some seasoning to spice up the flavours.

  • LIFE

    Dishing on noodles

    B Magazine, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 29/01/2017

    » It might just be chauvinism on my part, and perhaps I just have it wrong, but I have the impression that Thailand has more noodle dishes than any other country. For starters, there are kuay tio luuk chin plaa (rice noodles with balls of pounded fish meat), ba-mee muu daeng or pet yang (wheat noodles with Chinese red pork or grilled duck meat), kuay tio ruea (rice "boat noodles"), kuay tio nuea (rice noodles with beef), kuai tio khae (Hakka style), kuay tio kaeng (also known as kuay tio khaek, in curried coconut cream sauce) and kuay tio kai mara (with chicken and bitter melon).

  • LIFE

    Home comforts

    B Magazine, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 05/03/2017

    » When you see a country housewife picking krathin shoots along the fence bordering her property and gathering pea-sized eggplants called makhuea phuang, she'll probably tell you that she is going to pound up some nam phrik (chilli dip sauce).

  • LIFE

    The robe offering

    B Magazine, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 02/12/2018

    » A combined festival of merit-making and dining takes place once a year. It's a festival most Buddhists wouldn't miss, the kathina ceremony.

  • LIFE

    A Noodle's Tale

    B Magazine, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 18/02/2018

    » Noodle trends in Thailand come in waves; movements initiated by both sellers and customers. But the popularity of noodles won't go away any time soon. It's like reading a never-ending novel.

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