Arak in Indonesia: Alcoholic Mixer or Lethal Cocktail?

June 13, 2017 by | Filed Under: Authentic Experiences, Culinary, Indonesia

The national snack krupuk, crispy shrimp crackers, typically generate a thirst for some sort of liquid refreshment. Indonesia’s award-winning national beer brand, Bintang, is an excellent choice.

Local Snacks and Street Life in Yangon

January 20, 2016 by | Filed Under: Authentic Experiences, Culinary, Myanmar

For travelers who want to sample local snacks, Yangon’s 19th Street in Chinatown is the place to go. Street vendors are always nearby selling their snacks while locals and foreigners alike are washing them down with glasses of local Myanmar beer.

Vietnam Snack Food in a Shell

August 1, 2014 by | Filed Under: Culinary, News, Vietnam

A visit to one of the numerous snack restaurants serving the Vietnamese version of tapas opens a window to a remarkable experience combining both food and drink. While wandering along Ho Chi Minh City’s narrow streets, if you look closely at the trendy and crowded street food “restaurants” you will notice the low key bamboo […]

Lao Character and Culture Distilled into Whisky

It goes without saying that whenever one visits another culture, country or continent, foods and eating habits are one of the first noticeable differences. Khiri Travel Laos is a strong advocate of showing visitors the character of the ‘real Lao life’ and therefore we often bring or encourage travelers to visit local markets or restaurants […]

Phuket Mixer: Chalong Rum, Sugarcane & Lemon

July 31, 2014 by | Filed Under: Authentic Experiences, Culinary, News, Thailand

Thailand is the world’s fourth largest producer of sugarcane, the raw material for rum. The Chalong Bay brand of rum is made with the finest selection of Thai sugarcane and centuries old French distillation methods. Chalong, translated as “celebration” in Thai, was aptly selected as the name of a product that has already won some […]