• Although there are ample Thai restaurants in Brighton & Hove (e.g. Sukhothai, Street Thai and Chilli Cafe), few live up to the dishes I sampled in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Koh Tao, Koh Samui and Ko Phi-Phi. Luckily, I’ve now found somewhere that serves Thai food that comes close to what I had on my backpacking adventures – Giggling Squid in Hove.

  • I was sat in the dining area at the hostel on a remote beach on Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand when I first experienced Massaman Curry. It was love at first bite and for the six weeks I travelled throughout the country it was an affair that continued, though I did often cheat on it with many other tantalising Thai dishes.