Chef Sujira Pongmorn of Saawaan Restaurant Bangkok on Food Memories and Inspirations

2019-10-18T14:47:39+07:00By |

Chef Sujira Pongmorn of Saawaan Restaurant Bangkok speaks to us about her early food memories and inspirations, her first restaurant experiences and biggest influences, how she conceived her first restaurant Saawaan, and Bangkok's dining scene. Meet one of Thailand's most exciting chefs. There was no smoke and flames, no clank and crash of metal as [...]

80/20 Restaurant Bangkok Chefs on Rebooting the Evolution of Thai Cuisine

2019-10-17T19:16:14+07:00By |

80/20 restaurant Bangkok chefs Napol ‘Joe’ Jantraget and Saki Hoshino are creating some of Thailand’s most inspired and imaginative contemporary Thai cuisine. Passionate about local produce, little known ingredients, and preservation and fermentation, the husband and wife chefs hope to reboot the evolution of Thai cuisine. Chefs Napol ‘Joe’ Jantraget and Saki Hoshino's 80/20 restaurant [...]

Fresh Herb Salad Recipe – Yum Chee from 100 Mahaseth Restaurant Bangkok

2019-06-17T18:17:25+07:00By |

This fresh herb salad recipe makes a big fragrant bowl of Yum Chee from 100 Mahaseth Restaurant, Bangkok, and comes courtesy of owner-chef Chalee Kader. European in presentation, it’s distinctly Southeast Asian in its sweet and sour flavours and zestiness. I’ve been hankering to make this fresh herb salad recipe since we first tasted it [...]

Michelin Guide Thailand 2019 Released – Some Revelations and Reflections

2018-12-01T15:48:02+07:00By |

The Michelin Guide Thailand 2019 was released last week – or rather, the Michelin Guide Bangkok, Phuket and Phang-Nga, but that’s too much of a mouthful. Here are some reflections and revelations on the second Thailand edition of the little red book. Started by French tyre company Michelin, the first little red booklets were free [...]

Canvas Chef Riley Sanders Creates a Cuisine Inspired by a City, Bangkok

2019-09-07T07:02:05+07:00By |

Canvas chef Riley Sanders is creating a cuisine inspired by a city and that city is Bangkok. Sanders’ inventive food is rooted in beautiful, fresh, local produce, sourced from organic farmers and small growers across Thailand. It has earned Riley and Canvas a Michelin star. The 2019 Thailand Michelin Guide was released a few days [...]

100 Mahaseth Restaurant Chef Chalee Kader on Northeastern Thai Food and Getting Creative

2019-09-07T07:52:48+07:00By |

100 Mahaseth restaurant chef Chalee Kader and partner Chaichat ‘Randy’ Noprapa are responsible for one of our new favourite Bangkok restaurants – a nose-to-tail joint in hip Charoenkrung specialising in wonderful Northern Thai and Northeastern Thai food that is laidback, fun, and eco-friendly. While Chiang Mai and Northern Thailand are familiar to most travellers to [...]

Best Bangkok Old City Heritage Boutique Hotels and Bed and Breakfasts

2019-06-08T17:49:09+07:00By |

The best Bangkok Old City heritage boutique hotels and bed and breakfasts offer an intimate, personal experience, a quaint taste of the past, and a step back in time, as much as a temporary retreat from the Thai capital's chaos and traffic gridlock. It’s fourteen years since our first trip to Thailand and I have to confess [...]

Best Bangkok Hotel Swimming Pools from Rooftop Infinity Pools to River Views

2019-08-12T09:59:55+07:00By |

Best Bangkok hotel swimming pools range from luxury towers with rooftop infinity pools boasting dazzling panoramic vistas of the Bangkok city skyline to charming Chao Phraya riverside boutique hotels offering water views from your sun-bed. I have to confess that I’m a water baby. I spent my childhood splashing in the shallow waters of backyard blow-up [...]

Luxury for Less in Southeast Asia for Proper Pampering and a Warm Welcome

2019-06-08T20:11:59+07:00By |

Luxury for Less in Southeast Asia is possible year-round. While travelling to the region during the low season will get you jaw-dropping bargains on flights, hotels and tours – and help the local economy – Southeast Asia offers affordable luxury in abundance all year and a warm welcome. We’re launching a Luxury for Less series [...]

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