Rachel Roobe

Healthy Mate/Happy Mate Peanut Butter with Honey: Best Natural Peanut Butter in Thailand

  I am in the process of going vegetarian, so I have started to buy a lot of natural foods I haven’t bought in a long time. One of them is my favorite brand of natural peanut butter in Thailand —¬† Healthy Mate Peanut Butter (** July, 2018 — now called Happy Mate Peanut Butter). …

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Siam Paragon’s Hand-Painted Elephant Exhibition Celebrates Thailand’s Elephant Day

  Thailand’s ‘Elephant Day’ was on Wednesday, March 13th and even Siam Paragon, one of Bangkok’s top luxury malls is helping to celebrate. I was shopping at Siam Paragon last night and then having dinner with friends and was thrilled to find an exhibition to celebrate Thailand’s ‘Elephant Day’ that included some of the most …

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Where to Buy the Cheapest Cheddar Cheese in Bangkok, Thailand That’s Still Tasty?

  If you’ve been in Bangkok, Thailand for a while, you’ll probably know how expensive Cheddar cheese can be. Buying good Cheddar cheese in Bangkok usually requires a trip to Gourmet Market at Siam Paragon, a Bangkok delicatessen¬†or somewhere equally upscale at Central World Plaza or Emporium. You then spend 250 baht ($8.25) for the …

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Easter at the Four Seasons Hotel in Bangkok: Lovely But Very Pricey

  Looking for somewhere beautiful to celebrate Easter in Bangkok? The Four Seasons Hotel is the perfect place. Easter at the Four Seasons Hotel starts with an Easter Brunch, continues on with an Easter Afternoon Tea and some amazingly delicious cakes at the hotel’s gorgeous cafe. Be warned though, it’s definitely very pricey. Easter Brunch …

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Thailand’s Credit Rating Upgraded by Fitch Ratings to BBB+

  As western countries like the United States and United Kingdom are seeing their credit ratings downgraded, the reverse is happening to Thailand. Fitch Ratings has upgraded Thailand’s credit rating back to BBB+ from its former rating of BBB. The organization cited a strong economy, low government debt and a stable political situation as being …

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Finnair Bangkok to London Heathrow Review: Awesome Airline, Great Flight

  Taking a Finnair flight from Bangkok to London Heathrow is something I had never done until November, 2012. But, when my father found a cheap Finnair flight online that was a couple of hundred dollars less than China Air or Jet Air, and had better flight times and shorter lay-overs, I couldn’t pass it …

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CP Foods Frozen Ready to Eat Four Seasons Grilled Duck with Rice is Delicious

  I think I’m becoming obsessed with Charoen Pokphand (CP) Foods frozen meals. I don’t eat frozen meals often but, this week, I’ve already eaten three CP Foods frozen meals and, in doing so, have discovered something amazing — CP Foods Frozen Ready to Eat Four Seasons Grilled Duck with Rice. I kid you not. …

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Marucho Chicken-Coated Roasted Peanuts: A Thai Brand Just as Good as Koh Kae

  Marucho peanuts are a Thai brand I bought for the first time this week. Usually a purchaser of the Koh Kae brand of coated peanuts, I decided to give Marucho chicken-coated roasted peanuts a try this week as they’re currently on sale at my local Bangkok supermarket. Three bags of Marucho chicken-coated roasted peanuts …

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Ovaltine 3-in-1 Chocolate Malt in Thailand: Better Than Nestle’s Milo? (Video)

  I’ve been doing taste testing at my Bangkok house this week as I decide if I prefer Ovaltine’s 3-in-1 chocolate malt drink or that of its closest rival Nestle’s Milo. Milo is currently the top selling chocolate drink in Thailand with Ovaltine a very close second. I don’t often drink chocolate drinks but, last …

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MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra Wins Bangkok Governor’s Race: What a Surprise

In a surprise election result, MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra has been officially named the winner of the Bangkok governor’s race in Sunday’s election. The former governor, who resigned in January to devote himself to the race, was not expected to win re-election after polls during the last few weeks and exit polling on Sunday showed his …

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