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Chef David Thompson at Nahm Restaurant in Bangkok

Chef David Thompson at Nahm Restaurant in Bangkok

We recently spent a couple of fascinating days with Chef David Thompson at Nahm restaurant in Bangkok. Much of it passed gossiping over coffee. Some of it was spent in the kitchen tasting dishes the chef was cooking. One evening we dined in the kitchen on cushions at...
Our Guide to Eating and Drinking in Battambang

Our Guide to Eating and Drinking in Battambang

Some of the best Cambodian cuisine in the country is found in Battambang, the capital of Cambodia‘s most fertile province and the country’s rice bowl. Here’s our guide to eating and drinking in Battambang. A few tourist restaurants aside, Cambodia’s second city of Battambang, set in an...
The Cambodian Curry Paste Called Kroeung

The Cambodian Curry Paste Called Kroeung

Kroeung, the Cambodian curry paste, along with prahok (fermented fish paste), is one of the distinctive signature ingredients in the Khmer kitchen. Flavouring everything from soups to stir-fries, its characteristics are a source of immense pride for a good Cambodian cook. The Cambodian Curry Paste...
Best Bangkok Floating Markets for Foodies

Best Bangkok Floating Markets for Foodies

Skip the touristy floating markets such as Damnoen Saduak if you’re a fan of street food. Instead, make a beeline for these comparatively off-the-tourist-radar spots which we believe are the best Bangkok floating markets for foodies. A birds-eye-view of a canal crammed with narrow wooden boats,...
Authentic Beef Massaman Curry Recipe

Authentic Beef Massaman Curry Recipe

An authentic beef Massaman curry is my favourite kind of Thai curry so there was no doubt I’d get around to making it sooner or later as part of our Year of Asian Cookbooks project. It’s the earthiness of Southern Thailand’s Massaman curry that makes...
Monday Memories: Tetsuya Wakuda

Monday Memories: Tetsuya Wakuda

On a brilliant, bright, sunny Saturday afternoon in Sydney, Australia in 1990, Lara and I took a taxi to the slowly-gentrifying working class suburb of Rozelle. We were armed with three bottles of wine and were on our way to dine at a restaurant called...