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Try The World: A Taste Of Thailand

23/12/2015

“Food makes travel so exceptional, because you get to taste what it’s actually supposed to taste like. To eat the real Pad Thai or finally have a proper curry is something pretty amazing.” Meghan Markle

Try The World: A Taste Of Thailand - 8 carefully curated Items to Enjoy!

Try The World: A Taste Of Thailand – 8 carefully curated Items to Enjoy!

Try The World: A Taste Of Thailand - 4 of the 8 carefully curated Items to Enjoy!

Try The World: A Taste Of Thailand – 4 of the 8 carefully curated Items to Enjoy!

Try The World: A Taste Of Thailand - 8 carefully curated Items to Enjoy!

Try The World: A Taste Of Thailand – 8 carefully curated Items to Enjoy!

I was born into the ‘first family’ of Thai food in Los Angeles. My parents came here separately in 1966 and went on to open the first restaurants and grocery stores in this country and I was the kid doing homework in the back corner of the restaurant. Chef Jet Tila
What is Thai food? Every country in the world has its own food profile. It reflects its culture, environment, ingenuity and values. In the case of Thailand, these words come to mind: intricacy; attention to detail; texture; color; taste; and the use of ingredients with medicinal benefits, as well as good flavor. The Principles of Thai Cookery, Chef McDang

The Kingdom of Thailand, formerly known as Siam, is at the center of the Indochinese peninsula in Mainland Southeast Asia Thailand boasts a rich and varied culture with beautiful landscapes, great architecture, fantastic foods, numerous languages and Indian, Lao, Burmese, Cambodian, and Chinese influences. While this beautiful southeast Asian nation has had a volatile history with its share of war and change, it is also an emerging economy and the 51st largest country in the world; about 16% (?) of the country’s economy comes from Tourism. Anyone who has been to Bangkok, Chiang Mai or any of the tourist attractions in Thailand, will tell you that there is much to do, see, eat and enjoy in these cities and in the countryside. I’ve always loved Thai food and, for the life of me, I can’t remember my very first experience with this exquisite cuisine. What I do know is that I was thrilled to receive my Try The World – Thailand Box, and I’ll gladly join you for some great Thai food any day.

Try The World – Thailand Box Subscription Box Review: If, like me, you are a foodie who enjoys foods from around the world, I bet you have had the gastronomic pleasure of enjoying an exquisite dish or two from Thailand. Aside from being one of the most beautiful, tourist friendly countries in the world, Thailand is also famous for its array of fresh, spicy, delicious and complex flavors that would satisfy even the most refined palate. For this excursion through the world of fine  Try The World -Thai foods, we have the good fortune of Chef Jet Tila’s wisdom and experience. The son of the first Thai Food grocery store owners in the USA, Chef Jet learned to cook Thai cuisine from his grandmother.  He went on to study, open restaurants and create delicious Thai dishes enjoyed by many fans around the country.

Today, Chef Jet is the First Culinary Ambassador to Thailand and he kindly agreed to curate the 8 items in our Try The World – Thailand Box . Come along on this boat ride through the floating markets of Thailand as our guest chef selects 8 items for your enjoyment.  I promise you won’t be disappointed by the selections and accompanying recipes he created to help us enjoy them. I remember seeing Chef Jet on Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations, and his enthusiasm for Thai cuisine and down to earth approach won me over. He has pulled together some Thai food favorites and offered us three recipes to whet your appetite.

“Our minds are like our stomachs; they are whetted by the change of their food, and variety supplies both with fresh appetite.” Quintilian

Try The World: A Taste Of Thailand - 8 carefully curated Items to Enjoy!

Try The World: A Taste Of Thailand – 8 carefully curated Items to Enjoy!

Try The World: A Taste Of Thailand - 4 of the 8 carefully curated Items to Enjoy!

Try The World: A Taste Of Thailand – 4 of the 8 carefully curated Items to Enjoy!

Try The World: A Taste Of Thailand - 8 carefully curated Items to Enjoy!

Try The World: A Taste Of Thailand – 8 carefully curated Items to Enjoy!

We not only pay attention to how a dish tastes: we are also concerned about how it looks, how it smells, and how it fits in with the rest of the meal. We think of all parts of the meal as a whole – sum rap Thai (the way Thais eat), is the term we use for the unique components that make up a characteristically Thai meal.” The Principles of Thai Cookery, Chef McDang

Did you know? Thai cuisine (Ar-Han-Thai) is one of the most popular cuisine in the world. In 2011, seven of Thailand’s popular dishes made it to the list of the “World’s 50 Most Delicious Foods (Readers’ Pick)”— a worldwide online poll of 35,000 people by CNN International. Thailand had more dishes on the list than any other country. They were tom yam goong (4th), pad Thai (5th), som tam (6th), massaman curry (10th), green curry (19th), Thai fried rice (24th) and moo nam tok (36th). Via Wikipedia

What is in the Thailand Box? The Thailand Box, like all the other Try The World boxes I’ve received to date, had me salivating for didn’t disappoint. My Thailand Box contained the following 8 items: 1. Tom Yum Soup mix Set by Lumlum; the spices are harvested in a small village in Northern Thailand and the soup is popular because it has medicinal properties. 2. Coconut Flower Syrup by Chiwadi; made from the nectar that flows from freshly cut coconut blossoms, it is a commonly used sweetener. The producer pays fair wages and funds projects in Western Thailand. 3. Curry Paste by Nittaya Thai Curry; this green curry paste is made fresh herbs based on a traditional family recipe. 4. Taro Chips by Minemadame; taro is a root vegetable that tastes like potatoes but with a richer, milkier flavor. These are a sweet and salty snack. 5. Coconut Crispy Rolls by Virgin Coco; called Thong Muan (gold) in Thai, these crumbly cookies are given as a gift, with the blessings of wealth bestowed on the receiver.

6. Jasberry Rice by Jasberry; this new rice strain is a healthy grain packed with antioxidants and fiber. Jasberry partners with small Fair Trade farmers and cooperatives. 7. Dried Jackfruit by Eros; locals enjoy this fruit year round and eat it fresh or dried. Jackfruit is a key part of the local Thai diet. and 8. Thai Iced Tea by Wangderm; this classy, milky, and grassy flavored tea is made by a long standing company well versed in Thai culinary culture, and it is a great way to wrap up an evening of eating delicious Thai food made right in your kitchen. Enjoy the selections and do come back for more as Try The World travels the globe to bring you the best foods and condiments. What are you waiting for? Happy Holidays All! ❤

 

Sign up today for your first journey into Try The World’s  gourmet items to enjoy. As an Ambassador for this extraordinary brand, I’d like to remind everyone about our special deep discount. SPECIAL OFFER: Try The World has made a special offer of 30% discount off the first subscription box to all my readers. As a reader of this blog, you can use the 30% discount code on purchasing your first $39/box subscription option. Use the coupon code MIRTHANDMOTIVATIONTRAVELS during your checkout to get your awesome discount.

Try The World: A Taste Of Thailand - 3 Scrumptious Recipes to Enjoy!

Try The World: A Taste Of Thailand – 3 Scrumptious Recipes to Enjoy!

 

Try The World: A Taste Of Thailand - 8 Scrumptious Items to Enjoy!

Try The World: A Taste Of Thailand – 8 Scrumptious Items to Enjoy!

What about pricing?  Subscriptions now start at $33/Box.
A bi-monthly subscription is $39/box charged every two months
A 6 months tour subscription is $35/box charged every six months
A year tour subscription is $33/box charged every year
People have the option to order a gift single box and/or gift tours.

If the Thailand Box calls you, sign up today, save 30% on your first box and a new box will be shipped, every other month, when it becomes available.

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“Food is your body’s fuel. Without fuel, your body wants to shut down.” Ken Hill

Try The World: A Taste Of Thailand - 8 carefully curated Items to Enjoy!

Try The World: A Taste Of Thailand – 8 carefully curated Items to Enjoy!

Try The World: A Taste Of Thailand - 8 carefully curated Items to Enjoy

Try The World: A Taste Of Thailand – 8 carefully curated Items to Enjoy!

Try The World: A Taste Of Thailand - 8 carefully curated Items to Enjoy

Try The World: A Taste Of Thailand – 8 carefully curated Items to Enjoy

Thai food ain’t about simplicity. It’s about the juggling of disparate elements to create a harmonious finish. Like a complex musical chord it’s got to have a smooth surface but it doesn’t matter what’s happening underneath. Simplicity isn’t the dictum here, at all. Some westerners think it’s a jumble of flavors, but to a Thai that’s important, it’s the complexity they delight in. Chef David Thompson

The food connoisseurs at Try The World love hearing from people like you who enjoy trying cuisine from other parts of the world. To encourage us to explore other cultures through food, from time to time, they offer wonderful opportunities to win free boxes of food. So why not get your first box at 30% off, share your dishes and photos by using the hashtag #TryTheWorld and following @TryTheWorld on Instagram, and you’ll be on board for a chance to win your next box for free!  You can visit their Website for more information and also connect with them on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and LinkedIn.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I have received product for review, but all opinions are mine. I have not received any other compensation for writing this post.  I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services mentioned. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

If you have any questions, please leave me a comment. I would love to hear from you. Thank You!

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos: Are from my Personal Collection and/or via TTW – Try The World

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

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50 Comments leave one →
  1. Cindy (Prime Beauty) permalink
    23/12/2015 3:47 pm

    Thailand is definitely on my bucket list!

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  2. Liz Mays permalink
    23/12/2015 4:04 pm

    Thai food is really yummy, and having a whole selection of culinary delights is a wonderful idea. I love these Try The World boxes.

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  3. Terri Ramsey Beavers permalink
    23/12/2015 4:39 pm

    Everything looks really interesting. I’m not sure that I’ve ever eaten anything from Thailand before. Which is your favorite?

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  4. tara pittman permalink
    23/12/2015 10:05 pm

    What a great way to taste some new food. I like thai food also.

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  5. michelle permalink
    23/12/2015 11:13 pm

    this would be a great way for me to get to try some thai food

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  6. Claire'scomfycorner permalink
    24/12/2015 12:54 am

    Oh wow! I wish this was available in the UK – I love Thai food 🙂

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  7. 24/12/2015 2:51 am

    Just wanted to wish a very happy Christmas and New Year, and I hope you have a great 2016 🙂

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  8. Tisha permalink
    24/12/2015 4:40 am

    Tom yam and Pad thai will always be my fave thai food!

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  9. Tisha permalink
    24/12/2015 4:41 am

    i always love Tom yam and pad thai! They are my fave thai food!

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  10. Ana De-Jesus permalink
    24/12/2015 4:51 am

    Thai food is the best I especially love green thai curry and their version of papaya salad. It is so good!

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  11. Masshole Mommy permalink
    24/12/2015 5:00 am

    I think this is so cool. I would love to try some food from Thailand.

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  12. Hannah Holt permalink
    24/12/2015 5:20 am

    I’ve been eager to visit Thailand for years now, and if I can experience a bit of it before I go that would be amazing. You’ve inspired me!

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  13. Fashionable Librarian permalink
    24/12/2015 5:59 am

    This looks absolutely amazing….I see jack fruit which is one of my favs

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  14. jmanandmillerbug permalink
    24/12/2015 6:30 am

    Thailand is a place that I can’t wait to travel to. The food that I have tasted is outstanding! It would be fun to give this as a gift to someone.

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  15. Jessica Beal Harlow permalink
    24/12/2015 6:37 am

    I have a deep appreciation for Thai food, but rarely get to enjoy it. This would be the perfect box for me…I’d love to try those Coconut Crispy Rolls!

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  16. Yonca permalink
    24/12/2015 7:33 am

    Yummy products to try! Actually, i loved packages too!

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  17. Ickle Pickle (@IcklePicklex) permalink
    24/12/2015 8:10 am

    These boxes are such a great idea – a lovely gift for a food lover. Kaz 🙂

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  18. Norah Salazar permalink
    24/12/2015 9:06 am

    Love Thai food. Sometimes we cook it at home. This is an awesome service!

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  19. Mia Foo permalink
    24/12/2015 9:08 am

    thai iced tea, tom yum goong and green curry are definitely the ‘mascots’ of thai cuisine. not that into tom yum goong though, but green curry and the iced tea are my favourite!

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  20. Claudette Esterine permalink
    24/12/2015 1:04 pm

    This one is not for me but you have featured some others that seriously tempt me! 🙂

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  21. Leslie permalink
    24/12/2015 5:02 pm

    I love Thai food, I get a lot of great ingredients from The World Market. I love that store.

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    • 24/12/2015 9:57 pm

      Yes, I love their selections too… I buy locally through Farmigo.com and at the various supermarkets, farmer’s markets and small stores in my area. I comparison shop a lot… 🙂

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  22. 24/12/2015 10:22 pm

    Everything here looks so good! I’d especially like to try the taro chips. I only recently tried jackfruit for the first time, and it was quite interesting. I wouldn’t mind trying it again!

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  23. Coolchillmom permalink
    26/12/2015 5:26 am

    I didn’t know this cuisine was so popular around the world but I can totally see why. I need this box in my culinary life!

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  24. Ari Adams permalink
    26/12/2015 8:04 am

    I love Thai food and these boxes seem like a great idea! I’d love to see if it’s really as easy as it looks.

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  25. sacha permalink
    26/12/2015 4:04 pm

    Definitely will be trying them, and giving some away for Christmas. ;}

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