Marion's Thailand

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Series 1 Episode Guide


Series 1 · Episode 1

In this first episode Marion travels back to her maternal homeland and after picking up her Mum Noi and Dad Charlie in Bangkok – heads south away from the hustle and bustle of a modern city and deep into the Thai countryside to a modest little village called Nakhom Chung.


Series 1 · Episode 2

Today’s ep is all about that most fundamental of all Thai staple ingredients: rice. Marion meets her friend Nym (a respected food writer) in a rice shop - where they talk about the many varieties of rice on offer and the subtle differences between each that most westerners couldn’t pick.


Series 1 · Episode 3

Today’s ep is all about the food of the sea: fish. Marion starts the day on the beach at Pran Buri in the province of Prachuap Khiri Khan – where she watches the fishing trawlers come in before bbquing fresh prawns and squid to serve with a spicy Nahm Jim Sauce.

Coconut and Chilli

Series 1 · Episode 4

Where would Thai food be without the contrasting flavours of coconut and chilli? On today's show Marion cooks with these ingredients and visits a coconut plantation in Pran Buri where a monkey gathers coconuts.


Series 1 · Episode 5

Marion cooks classic chicken dishes like her family's favourite: 'Beggar's Chicken' which is braised in a soy broth and cooked in a big pot with lots of spices. She then makes the spicy chicken salad she ate as a child


Series 1 · Episode 6

You can't really separate Monarchy and a Buddhist heritage from Thai culture and cuisine. Marion and Noi cook breakfast for the monks in the temple kitchen and present it at a Buddhist ceremony.

Meat Dishes

Series 1 · Episode 7

Marion goes to the local meat market in Cha-Am and gives tips for buying fresh meat - something vitally important in a country where refrigeration isn't universal. She then cooks some authentic Thai meat dishes.

Thai Salads

Series 1 · Episode 8

Marion takes us to a traditional herbal medicine shop where we learn about the health properties of many Thai ingredients. Marion's mum Noi, shows her how to make a spicy mushroom salad, Laab Het.

Noodles & Fruit

Series 1 · Episode 9

Marion gets up in the middle of the night to find out how Thailand's most famous noodles are made and how they're served up a local market. She also looks at the most popular of all Thai take-aways: Pad Thai.


Series 1 · Episode 10

Marion and Thailand's most popular and acclaimed chef, Chef Chumpol make a national dish: Nam Prik Kapi, from a bit of a secret recipe. Marion cooks a whole fish which is steamed in banana leaves on a charcoal BBQ.