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magazineThis section « magazine » include a bit like a real magazine, full of articles on various subjects. I’ll speak here of everything , like Thai recipes , travel tips and tricks, news of Thailand, politic, gossip or the best things to do in Thailand. Find all my articles regularly on this page!

 

(2 votes, average 5.00 out of 5)

Land Title Deeds

Rights of Possession

land_titleThere are two main types of land ownership in Thailand which I should explain. Firstly there is the right of possession, for example, land that has been used by a family for generations to the benefit of the land and they have possession rights of the land under the civil and commercial code. Such titles are Sor Kor 1, Tor Bor 5, 6 or Sor Por Gor 4. These titles basically are only family possession rights and generally only used for farming. These titles can not be bought or sold and no building rights or legal acts would be allowed on the land. I do know of cases where families being in possession of certain pieces of land for generations have been able to upgrade them to regular land title deeds but this is not generally the case and any serious investor would not normally give any credibility to these titles of possession.

(2 votes, average 4.50 out of 5)

Thai spicy seafood salad (yum talay)

spicy_seafood_saladShrimp, bell pepper, cucumber and herbs are tossed with a spicy Thai dressing in this colorful salad. Served in Bibb lettuce cups, it's perfect for lunch, a light supper or as an appetizer. You can use any selection of seafood that you like for this simple popular Thai salad recipe (yum talay). Note the seafood needs to be cooked before it is added to the salad. To blanch seafod, use just enough water sufficient for cooking. When cooked fish out the seafood with a wire mesh strainer. Reserve the cooking water to use for stock. If you are using crabs or lobsters, it is best to steam them.

(3 votes, average 4.33 out of 5)

Thai Fried Rice with Chicken

fried_rice_with_chickenThai Fried Rice with Chicken (khao pad gai – ข้าวผัดไก่) is a very easy dish to make, and a great way to use up leftover rice. There are a few varieties of Fried Rice across Asia; Thai fried rice starts goes in a much different direction than most. In Thailand, Fried Rice is a good lunch dish, served with cucumber and a wedge of lime.

(1 vote, average 5.00 out of 5)

Bua Loi (บัวลอย - Thai Rice Balls in Coconut Milk)

bua-loiUsually Thai desserts are served cold, but this one is unique as it is meant to be served warm. Very fragrant and easy to make.

(2 votes, average 5.00 out of 5)

Consumer Protection in Thailand

consumer_Many people while they are on holiday will buy products in Thailand to take back home with them. Here are some pointers about what to look out for terms of your rights if you buy faulty or substandard product and want to get a replacement or your money back. Remember that if you negotiate a price at a stall or corner shop and you don't have a receipt getting your money back will be difficult.

(2 votes, average 5.00 out of 5)

Tom Yum Goong (Spicy soup with shrimp)

tomyum-goongTom Yum is the most famous of Thai soups, being very popular in Thai restaurants in the US. It is a clear sour soup which is flavored with fresh lemon grass and kaffir lime leaf. The most well-known version uses shrimp (in Thai: goong, koon, kung), but you may also use firm white-flesh fish (see Tom Yum Taleh) or chicken (gy or kai).
(3 votes, average 4.67 out of 5)

Pad thai recipe

pad_thaiPad Thai - This Pad Thai recipe is how you actually find it in Bangkok and comes from testing hundreds of different variations from food carts all over the city. Pad Thai is the ultimate street food.

(2 votes, average 5.00 out of 5)

Thai Omelette (khai jiaw, ไข่เจียว)

thai-omeletteThai-Style Omelette (khai jiaw, ไข่เจียว) is a common snack to eat on the street or a quick breakfast or lunch. It’s usually eaten as a one-dish meal or snack over rice, and not eaten as part of a large family-style meal. It’s very easy to make and goes really well with chili sauce or tomato sauce. One of my favorite dishes, I love to cook this dishes ... let's cook.. Enjoy!Smile

(3 votes, average 4.67 out of 5)

Thai Green Papaya Salad (Som Tum)

papaya_saladGreen Papaya Salad is one of the few dishes that Thai people will eat without rice. Usually it is eaten as a light lunch, or a social snack. It is the perfect dish to be eaten in the Western World in the same way. Low in calories and fat, high in nutrition and incredibly delicious. Prepare with fewer chillies if you want an easy to eat, tasty alternative to a traditional salad.

(2 votes, average 5.00 out of 5)

The Gecko in Thailand

thai_geckoWhether you're staying on a beach or in a town, chances are you'll be sharing your room with a few geckos (even in my room). These pale green tropical lizards, which are completely harmless to humans and usually measure a cute four to ten centimeters in length, mostly appear at night, high up on walls and ceilings, where they feed on insects.

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Poll

Where do you like to go in Thailand?

Chiang Mai - 19.1%
Sukhothai - 4%
Ayutthaya - 3%
Pattaya - 30.2%
Hua Hin - 13.1%
Koh Samui - 9.5%
Koh Phi Phi - 4.5%
Phuket - 16.6%

Total votes: 199
The voting for this poll has ended on: 31 Dec 2011 - 00:00

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