She Simmers is a great blog for foodies, especially people who adore the diverse tastes of Thai cuisine. Run by Leela Punyaratabandhu, a Thai national based in Bangkok, the blog covers all aspects of Thai food, focusing largely on recipes so you can recreate your favourite dishes yourself. Beef tongue stew, fruit som tam, shrimp satay, and Thai tea cakes are just a few exciting recipes to try. The photography will make your mouth water! Delve into the history of Thai cuisine and learn new skills, such as how to prepare tamarind pulp, how to wrap spring rolls, and how to prepare a jackfruit.
Another blog that focuses on delicious Thai cuisine, Thai Food Master may have been started by a long-term expat but there are now several Thai people on the team providing both a local and foreign point of view. From links between food and culture and regional variations in Thai food to cooking techniques, ingredients, and recipes, no stone is left unturned when it comes to mastering the art of cooking (and eating) Thai food. Informative and inspiring, the site is available in both English and Thai, and it has video tutorials too.
Oh Happy Bear labels itself as a Bangkok-based food and travel blog, though the site does also dip into other areas as well. Aside from covering Thai food and cooking, the website also details cuisine from other parts of Asia and farther afield. There is a section devoted to vegetarian food and restaurant reviews, which is handy for veggie travellers exploring the Land of Smiles. The activities section may provide exciting ideas for a trip, with museums and exhibitions, art events, and spas among the areas covered.
Sirinya is a luk kreung, a term used in Thai for somebody who is half Thai. In Sirinya’s case, she has a Thai-Chinese father and a German mother. She blogs in English, covering anything and everything related to Thai culture, traditions, and day-to-day life in the Land of Smiles. It offers interesting and educational insights on Thailand through topics ranging from fashion, beauty, food, and festivals, to history, art, religion, and film. It’s an excellent online resource for all things related to being Thai, and you’re sure to spend longer than anticipated perusing the many articles and pictures.
Trip and Teach is a Thai lifestyle blog that covers travel, photography, blogging, and teaching. It is the work of Thai lady called Nahm. Her blog began as a way to share her travels around Thailand and beyond, sharing useful tips like where to eat, where to sleep, and what to see and do. As well as handy reviews, it’s especially great for anyone who is looking to travel like a local and be inspired to visit places that are away from the typical tourist trail. Cycling in Nakhon Phanom, visiting Pak Chong’s Secret Art Garden, and exploring the Khanong Phra Community Market in Nakhon Ratchasima province are just a few ways to do something different during your Thailand trip.
I Roam Alone is another travel blog from a Thai national, detailing solo female adventures in diverse destinations. Content is in Thai, but with an impressive 600,000-plus followers on social media, it’s fair to say that it may well be worth using translation programs for some juicy insights. As well as blogging about her escapades, the author offers practical information too, such as costs of a trip, reviews, and tips when on the road. It’s among one of the most inspirational and aspirational travel blogs for Thai people, especially females.
If you don’t want to do the hard work of translating a Thai travel blog, Roaming Thai is perfect for you. Written in English, it’s a collaboration between several Thai friends that details places both on and off the beaten track to visit around Thailand. There are cultural and historic insights too, adding more depth and greater understanding to articles, and the site is conveniently arranged into the different regions of the country.
One of the most popular parenting, family, and lifestyle blogs to come from Thailand, 2 Madames lets you into the world of a Thai couple and their two young children. You’ll find parenting tips, lifestyle hacks, family travel suggestions (both in Thailand and abroad), beauty advice for busy mothers, leisure activities, fun things to do with the kids, restaurant, hotel and attraction reviews, recommended products for day to day life, household tips, and more. Content is in Thai.
MM Candy is a fashion blog aimed at a male audience. It’s run by a trendy Thai guy called Kai who proudly proclaims that “Vanity is my favourite sin”. Some posts are written in English while others are in Thai, but it’s chock-full of anything a style-conscious man could hope to find on the internet. Fashion events, trending outfits, style guides, and product reviews are just a few reasons to check out this blog.
Moving now to women’s fashion and beauty, Feonalita is one of Thailand’s top beauty influencers. Followed by many fashionistas, the site was established in 2006. Most content is, however, in Thai. There are beauty tutorials and guides, product reviews, tips for taking care of the hair and skin, gadgets and gizmos, clothes, style, accessories, and more. There are also smaller sections on travel, food, and shopping.