Tag Archive: Bangkok

Apr 06

An Update from the Road: to Singapore via Phuket and back to Bangkok

Eating in Chinatown, Singapore.

We’re back in Cambodia at our home in Siem Reap so this isn’t strictly an update from the road. Although I did start writing it in Singapore where I was feeling terribly guilty for having had to neglect poor Grantourismo because we were so busy working on print stories. Terence and I have just returned from …

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Mar 08

Southern Thailand Geng Gari Gai Aromatic Chicken Curry Recipe

Geng Gari Gai (Aromatic Chiang Mai Chicken Curry). Copyright ©2014 Terence Carter. All Rights Reserved.

This old Southern Thailand Geng Gari Gai aromatic chicken curry recipe “has a rich and delicious depth that only something rooted in the past can have,” according to Chef David Thompson of Nahm restaurant in Bangkok, who taught the dish to participants, including myself, at a culinary workshop held in Singapore last week as part …

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Mar 07

A Culinary Workshop with Chef David Thompson of Nahm

Chef David Thompson Cooking Class. Copyright © 2014 Terence Carter. All Rights Reserved.

“I have no right to cook Thai food,” Australian chef David Thompson said in his opening remarks of a session on authenticity in cooking at The Future of Food forum, an Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants event, held last week here in Singapore. “Bullshit!” would be the honest Aussie response of any sane person with a palate …

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Oct 01

Asian Food Etiquette – Eating, Drinking and Dining Etiquette

We all want to be welcomed when we travel – especially around the dinner table. Nobody wants to make social blunders when it comes to eating. Should we accept another glass of tea? Is it impolite to leave food on our plate? What should I do with these chopsticks when I’m done? We definitely see …

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Apr 12

Celebrating Songkran in Thailand

If you’re going to be in Thailand soon, prepare to get soaked! Songkran is the traditional Thai New Year water festival that takes place in Bangkok and other parts of Thailand from the 13th to 15th April in 2014, although some cities celebrate over a longer period. A Theravāda Buddhist festival, it’s also celebrated in many other parts …

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