This was my first time in Thailand. I spent 48 hours there but managed to pack it all in! Shortly after I arrived, I went to a welcome dinner at a restaurant called Bo.Lan, where I was introduced to the chef Dylan Jones. He took us back to the kitchen and explained how they prepare their local meals. He told us how they prepare everything in-house and fresh. For example, they serve pork from pigs that have been fed fermented coconut, which provides a very unique flavour. What a strange yet genius idea!
The restaurant makes everything from scratch – from their spices to their coconut milk, which is my favourite, so I enjoyed eating a lot of Thai desserts and dishes containing coconut milk. My favourite dish from that evening at Bo.Lan was coconut cream served in a beautiful bowl with rice balls. It was super-tasty, light and had a lot of coconut flavour, while the rice balls gave it that slightly chewy texture. It was really nice. I also enjoyed watching the traditional Ramakien puppet show in the same restaurant, where the male Hanuman puppet approached us and started kissing, joking and flirting with us. That was really cute.