Category: Main Meals

4 great Thai cooking classes in Ko Samui

One of the main reasons to head over to Thailand, apart from the sun and the beach, is the Thai food. Yummy noodle dishes such as Pad Thai, the richly flavoured curries, the Tom Yum soups, the fresh seafood and young papaya salads… it is a foodie heaven! Thai cooking is an art and knowledge of local spices and ingredients is required to do the magic. Now, wouldn’t it be the best thing to learn the secrets of Thai home cooking in the country of origin to surprise your loved ones back home with an exquisite meal? Good news, in Ko Samui there are several great cooking schools turning you from a Thai food enthusiast to a master chef. Pick the one closest to your private villa on the island. All of the following 4 cooking schools are perfectly good, fun and inspiring: (more…)

Good Food: Three Places You Don’t Expect to Find It

Food is necessary to live and the majority of us love that idea, because we love food. Fast food, home cooked meals, and even food from a box are all satisfying options. We love to eat food and most of us have favorites in every category from fruits and vegetables to Italian cuisine, but those things only exist in grocery stores and fine restaurants. Right? Below, are three places most of us would name off as places you might find the worst food. (more…)

The Best Food In the Best Environments

A big part of your food experience, for better or worse, is going to be dependent on where you eat. It’s been shown time and time again that environment and presentation of food is almost more important than the quality of the food itself when it comes to your overall culinary experience. The same food in a different location will taste totally different – knowing this allows you to make interesting choices about where to have the best food in the best environments! (more…)

Vegetarian okonomiyaki (Japanese cabbage pancakes)

To be honest, Japanese food has never particularly appealed to me. I’ve never been to Japan (though it’s definitely on my list!), so I’m pretty ignorant about Japanese cuisine – the only thing I’m familiar with is (vegetarian!) sushi, which I don’t really enjoy. Cold rice and raw veggies really isn’t my thing.

So when I first learned about okonomiyaki, I was pretty surprised by how amazing it looked. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s a savoury Japanese pancake full of shredded veggies (I used cabbage, carrot and spring onions), and it’s really, really tasty. It’s also super easy to make – you may have noticed that it looks a bit of a mess, which means that if you muck up the pancake at all, you can just drizzle a load of sauce over the top, and nobody will be any the wiser.