Tag Archive: New York City

Aug 08

Chef Ian Kittichai’s Guide to Eating and Drinking in Bangkok

Chef Pongtawat Chalermkittichai, better known as Ian Kittichai is considered to be Thailand’s first celebrity chef. He is Thailand’s Iron Chef, a global ambassador for Thai cuisine, has restaurants in Bangkok, Mumbai, Barcelona, and New York City (co-owned with Chef Todd English), and does a weekly television cooking show Chef Mue Thong, which has been broadcast since …

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Mar 04

Price Check: What Things Cost Around the World

Aimed at helping travellers staying in holiday rentals and settling into a place for a while, Price Check is a series of posts in which we reported every two weeks on the prices of groceries (no, not only beer) at each destination we stayed on our yearlong grand tour. This post is a comparison of …

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Aug 08

A Taste of the Immigrant Experience of New York

At the end of two weeks of eating in New York City we still felt like we’d missed something. We’d had the gamut of food experiences, at all quality and price levels, from gastro-pubs to gastronomic fine-diners, hot dogs to hamburgers, from ‘ethnic’ to American, but we still didn’t quite ‘get’ New York food. And …

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Aug 06

Dining in New York City: What we ate and where we ate it

This is the second part of our ‘what we ate in NYC’ series; see Part 1 here. We did try to keep it local-ish. Did we make mistakes? Yep. Did we get bad advice? Yep. Who do we trust? No-one, unfortunately. I think it’s clear which spots we recommend – and of course we ate …

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Aug 06

Dining in New York City

On the long flight to New York City from Tokyo, I drifted through an episode of Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations while lying comfortably horizontal in Cathay Pacific’s brilliant business class ‘coffin’. Lamenting his middle age (the former whippet-thin, ex-junkie chef Bourdain has put on a few pounds) and lack of knowledge of New York’s boroughs …

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