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Sweet, sour, salty, and undoubtedly spicy. The spice in Thai food is one of four magical elements that combine to create a cuisine that is beloved around the world. To understand Thailand’s love of spicy food is to appreciate some of the best dishes in the world and tantalize your taste buds with zinging, tangy, hot flavors. The great news is that not only do these hot classics taste delicious but they are feel-good foods that inspire wellness benefits too. Of course, if your delicate constitution cannot handle spicy, fear not, there are plenty of Thai foods you can enjoy without having to cool down with iced water. Classic Thai Flavors The spicy flavors within Thai recipes are integral to creating perfectly balanced dishes. Whilst many restaurants cool-down the heat for tourists, the true way to appreciate Thai food is to let the heat work its magic. Many Thais judge …

Thailand promises a sweet escape for luxury vacationers and aside from the glorious beach destinations of tropical isles such as Phuket and Koh Samui, Thai food is one of the most loved cuisines in the world. Whilst the classic Asian flavors of soy, chili, ginger, garlic, and lime combine to create culinary magic, Thai desserts are a whole other world of sweetness and wonder; spoonfuls of deliciousness that sweeten the taste buds. Morning delights, afternoon coolers, exotic fruitiness, and late-night indulgences; Thailand’s desserts are must-try bites. Rather than being an after-dinner course, Thais enjoy sweet dishes in their own right at different times of the day. Pa Thong Ko As the monks line the streets to collect alms early in the morning, street stalls set up to make a huge stack of Thailand’s very own donuts. Hot, light, crunchy, and soft, these deep-fried goodies are served until they run out …

Not only can a badly handled food allergy blight a holiday, as well as seriously damage a luxury villa vacation business, it can, in some cases, be life-threatening. Dining on holiday can increase the risk of a reaction for those who suffer with food allergies, which can make eating out on vacation a stressful experience.   Personalized Menus One solution for holidaymakers is to avoid random restaurants and busy resorts catering for a glut of guests and instead relax in a luxury villa rental with your own personal chef. Being able to create customized menus is a plus point for guests as well as for villa owners looking for a niche market to appeal to. Personalized menus that eliminate allergens can avoid mild, yet unpleasant reactions as well as severe symptoms such as anaphylactic shock. Even food intolerances and sensitivities, such as gluten, can seriously turn a dream holiday into …

Villa dining in Thailand is all about a glorious setting and the right menus to suit your tastes and any dietary requirements or requests you might have. Once your villa staff know what you like and what you do not like or simply cannot eat, then every meal is prepared exactly to your liking, whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner, as well as snacks and light bites throughout the day. This gives you more time to unwind and ‘be’ without having to organize every mealtime or spend time and energy explaining time and again what you want and need. Your Personal Menu From allergies to food intolerances, food exclusion to health programs, and specially formulated diets, not to mention plain old-fashioned likes and dislikes, there are plenty of reasons you may be watching what you eat. The chef at a private villa in Thailand can serve up a special menu …

Some drinks will certainly give you a wanderlust feeling, especially these amazing homemade refreshers that will make you come crawling to the sea! We have listed five best beverages that exude the ‘sea-calling’ effect once you get to try them.   1.Virgin Passion Fruit Mojito What can better freshen you up than a glass of Virgin Passion Fruit Mojito? This special drink is a good mix of sour passion fruit with a drop of lime juice. Soda water is added to act as a mixer, and fresh mint leaves on top of the mixture finish preparation of this thirst-quenching drinks.  The ingredients used for this refreshing beverage can virtually make you smell the tropical ocean from afar. The good thing about Virgin Passion Fruit Mojito is that there is no alcohol included which means there is no limit to how much you can enjoy it without worrying about getting yourself …

Dining Experience is one of the services that top-line travelers would set their expectation high. Especially, when they stay at private luxury villas, high rollers tend to have special requests on their meals. That leaves hard work to the one in charge of the cuisine at the villa – the Chef. Who is a villa chef and what are his/her responsibilities. Get to know one of the most talented villa chefs in Koh Samui – Chef Sakda, from Villa Upni Duniya. Get some insight of “a Chef” in this high-end accommodation industry works. Hello Chef Sakda, it is very nice to meet you and thank you for having The Luxury Signature team here at Villa Upni Duniya. Can you please tell us more about yourself? Chef Sakda: My name is Sakda Boonjung. I am the head chef at Villa Upni Duniya. Nice to meet you all too. Do you like …

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When you are in this land of smile, one of the very top things that you cannot miss is to try Thai food. Thai cuisine is famous across the world. You can probably find Thai restaurants in your country, but they cannot compare to the original taste you can experience in Thailand. Last year we posted an article of the Top 10 Must-Try Thai Food. This time, we narrowed it down to Top 5. And to make it even more exciting for you, we included a video tutorial of how to make each one of them so you can still enjoy it even when you are back home, after your travel. 1. Tom Yum Goong Tom Yum Gung or spicy prawn soup is one of the most well-known Thai dishes. The main ingredients of Tom Yum or spicy soup include mushroom of your choices, meat of your choices, galangal, lemongrass, and …

When visiting Thailand your taste buds will be thrilled and so will your nostrils with its cuisines’ taste and smell that have various flavors and fragrances which are hard to exhaust. We have therefore come up with a list of top 10 Thai food that you must try when in Thailand. The following dishes will leave you convinced that Thai food is among the best things in life. 1. Tom Yum Goong This is a must try spicy shrimp soup with a classic aroma. It is made of refreshing blend of fragrances from chilli, lime juice, lemon grass, galangal, shallots, fish sauce and lime leaves. All of these give it a herbal touch. To give the soup dish some body are straw mushrooms and succulent fresh prawns. You can use it with any meal. If you love spicy-sour-hot taste and distinctive smells, you better start shouting “Thailand here I come!” …