If you've been following me on social media, you will know that I recently went to the United Arab Emirates! I was invited to do cooking demos based on my cookbook at the Sharjah International Book Fair, but on top of that, I got to do some sightseeing in Sharjah, Dubai AND even a little bit of Abu Dhabi!
In this video I share with you my first couple of days in Sharjah, which is just right next door to Dubai.
Day 1: We start out at the beautiful hotel (Sheraton) where I experienced an orange coconut! Met some fans, tasted delicious Middle Eastern dips at the lunch buffet, and then headed off to the book fair for my demo.
Day 2: We visited the largest and most famous mosque in Sharjah. This is where I discovered Arabic coffee, and realized what really good dates should actually taste like!
Part 2 - Local Market & Date Hunting youtu.be/Zo1x6ak0DeY
Part 3 - Dubai Mall & Arabic Sweets youtu.be/uWFQfvWeFlI
Part 4 - Emirati Food & The Louvre youtu.be/isvKUziBNBY
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Pailin “Pai” Chongchitnant is the author of the Hot Thai Kitchen cookbook, co-host of a Canadian TV series One World Kitchen on Gusto TV, and creator and host of the YouTube channel Pailin's Kitchen.
Pai was born and raised in southern Thailand where she spent much of her "playtime" in the kitchen. She traveled to Canada to study Nutritional Sciences at the University of British Columbia, and was later trained as a chef at Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in San Francisco.
After working in both Western and Thai professional kitchens, she decided that her passion really lies in educating and empowering others to cook at home via YouTube videos, her cookbook, and cooking classes. She currently lives in Vancouver, and goes to Thailand every year to visit her family. Visit her at hot-thai-kitchen.com