The Hokyao Blog

Multi-Language Hokyao photo blog, updates from the East side of the Planet...

Cheap eat-out in Bangkok [ range 1-2$ ]

Fried minced pork on rice with egg is something that you should stick to if you are on a budget.


I have had this really nice meal in the outskirts of Bangkok, where there was no single word in English on the menu and nobody could speak English in the restaurant. In the same time the dish was perfect and reasonably priced ( 30-40 thai baht with a drink ). ...

Pineapple fried rice on Phuket beach, Thailand

Pineapple fried rice is a representative Thai food, that you need to try, if you go to Thailand. It is the best if served in a real pineapple.


We have had this really nice meal on the beach of Phuket where there are really nice restaurants, with nice atmosphere. ...

Pad Thai

Pad Thai is a well know Thai noodle, that is a must-try when you are in Thailand.


It is based on rice noodles and there are at least ten to fifteen ingredients, such as peanuts, soy sauce, egg, red pepper, lime, prawn, chicken breast, soy beans. ...

The Chinatown in Bangkok

The first Chinese merchants as immigrants have arrived to Thailand in the 12-13rd century . In the 18th and 19th century the Thais have encouraged Chinese immigration in order to restore the economy after the war.


In the middle of the 19th century the immigration has reached such a level that almost half of the population of Bangkok was Chinese or half blood Chinese and Thai . Nowadays the Chinese population is slightly less but they still dominate in the business and trade sectors and one can find many elements of the Chinese religious traditions in the city . ...