Isaan Pumpkin and Mushroom Stew

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I love food that tells you about the season. The kind of food that boasts local best produce at the moment. Now it’s winter, and it means pumpkin. In Thailand, we are taught to savor pumpkin because it is rich with vitamins and it is also a good source of carbohydrate. I remember my elementary school’s canteen often served us rice with Chicken Curry with Pumpkin. It’s was under-appreciated then, but now it’s one of my favorite dishes.

Pumpkin can be cooked with different kind of proteins in curries, stew and stir fry. Pumpkin is also good for dessert.

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We are on Best Blog in India 2015

Dubare Elephant Camp 4

Good morning! It’s a super chilly morning here in Pune. Winter in India is just perfect to be outdoor. It’s not really as cold as winter in the west, just nice, a little breezy and lovely.

Anyway, I have good news to share with you guys hehehe

We made it to the Best Blogs in India 2015 here. The ranks are based on our organic traffic, Alexa ranks and Quality score. We are at No. 2 in travel blog category. I’m feeling super proud of my blog that our hard work has paid off in some way. I’m

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Video : Tarkarli Beach to Pune


It’s time to go home, and we drive from Tarkarli to Pune, taking a different roads this time. We find a lovely lake in the middle of nowhere. We spend a little time here. I love how I can feel like the whole world is just us. So funny we also find a McDonald’s lookalike restaurant though they serve different kind of food. It is a super long drive, but I will do it again and again any given days. We finally visit Opal Hotel for the meanest Thali. I love everything about this place. So yummy. I hope you

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Boating, Tsunami Island, Local Food here in Tarkarli and Devbagh Beach

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Our second day at Tarkarli was packed with a lot of fun. We went boating in the morning. When we were all soaked in water in Tsunami Island, we came back at the resort to change and relax before we went for a little beach hopping. We visited Devbagh Beach and it was so gorgeous. Then we stumbled on a humble local restaurant where we enjoyed Fish Thali. Okay, let’s not talk to much here. I think you should watch the video

Boating at Tarkarli * Tsunami Island * Devgad Beach

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Cooking Video: Thai Grilled Chicken Liver


Hey guys, I just posted the recipe of Thai Chicken liver a few minutes ago, and now I want to show you that delicious thing in video format. Let me know how you like it and tell me what you want us to cook next.

Thai Grilled Chicken Liver

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I hope you enjoy and have a beautiful day

Love, Tes

Thai Grilled Chicken Liver

Thai Grilled Chicken Liver Skewers 4

I’m not sure winter or rainy season is my most favorite time of the year. It’s very hard to pick. I don’t know if I will ever know myself enough to make that kind of decision. Both seasons make me feel so cozy. It’s inspiring and humble experience to live through these beautiful weathers.

Winter morning in Thailand means a lazy walk on the street to find comforting breakfast. Noodle in hot broth, rice soup with loads of deep fried garlic, fried Chinese dough with hot soy milk and grilled meat on skewers are ready since 5 am. It’s

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Missing Quadcopter at Tarkarli Beach


It’s kind of unfortunate and funny at the same time that we lost a quadcopter at the beach. I was surprised that all of us took it pretty well. We actually didn’t feel bad about it that much. Maybe it’s the quiet and relaxing place we were living in. It’s important to live in the moment and let go of things that doesn’t matter. What’s happened happened, and to let it ruin the rest of the moment ahead seems unfair to how far we came to discover this place.

We looked forward to the bright beautiful day and made the

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New Vlog: Tarkarli Beach and Malvan Fish Market

Tarkali Beach

Hey guys, last weekend we went out again. This time we were back to Tarkarli Beach. We got to spend a lot of time there. I was super excited about it. We also tried our hands on a fish auction at Malvan Fish Market. It’s one of the best experience we had on this trip. There were tons of fun stuff we did at this little beach town. I hope you like this video.

Tarkarli Beach * Malvan Fish Market * Flying Quadcopter at Night

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Thai Fried Sweet Potato

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I first tasted Lays potato chips in middle school. It’s not like I didn’t eat snacks when I was younger. I ate a lot actually. They’re just not in the glossy packages and sold in supermarkets. I bought my snacks from hawkers and street stalls. These snacks were produce-driven food. They’re seasonal, fresh and hot. Every kid loved the rubbery meatballs on skewers dipped in sweet and spicy sauce with fresh cabbage and cucumber on the side. We would be in queue to buy them and eat them as soon as possible. Other than that, we had handmade prawn crackers,

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Kaeng Som Pla Tu

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One of my favorite parts about cooking is the fragrance of the food. I grew up eating fresh homegrown produce. I remember how we rarely purchased any ingredients other than fish sauce and occasionally seafood. Fresh herbs were picked in a garden behind the house. They were galangal, lemon grass, Thai ginger, kaffir lime leaves, and along the line of our fences, there were chilies and eggplants. Ivy gourd naturally crept on the rails of our land. Its leaves are the most nutritious thing, packed with vitamins and iron. We made soup out of it.

A small piece of

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