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Pad Thai – A street food cook with a character out of the ordinary

January 2, 2015 // 2 Comments

The cook in the corner of an alley in Sukhumvit Soi 38 is a bit of a legend as he won a pad thai contest arranged by Thai TV 3 some years ago. Dressed in his caracteristic beanie (winter hat), thoroughly pulled down to cover the eyebrows, and his solid high quality wellies that you see far more [Read more]

High on spice – Kuay Jab at Nai Ek

December 28, 2014 // 1 Comment

It´s spicy, but not the way you think. No chili to be spotted in this delicious Kuay Jab. It´s white pepper, the crown of peppers. And it´s a lot of it. Actually they use big bags of pepper to make this very famous and tasteful dish, originating from Southern China. Small pieces of pork, [Read more]

Samsara – Riverside retreat with a Japanese touch

December 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

Ok. I, admit, it´s of the streets. But looking for ambience, a reason to get away from the noisy traffic, to step over the line to a dreamy world you could expect to see in a movie scene at the Sundance film festival? Well, you found it. Samsara is atmosphere. It is just as perfect for a [Read more]

Arun Residence – When a view is needed

December 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

Looking for a view? I found it. At least one of them, in an overpopulated high-rise Bangkok with far to many cars. I had invited two of my good friends out. What a view, Romy said and looked at the famous Wat Arun (The Temple of the Dawn) on the far bank of Chao Phraya River. To blend, [Read more]

The Michelin Stars of Street Side Bangkok

December 12, 2014 // 9 Comments

The Europeans have their Michelin guide originating in France, awarding a number of stars or other distinctions to top notch restaurants in all continents. In the US they have their Zagat. Thailand makes it pure simple. They use the principle of crediting good eateries, but that´s about were the [Read more]

Skytrain and Metro – Not Easy with Reduced Mobility

December 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

Everybody needs to eat. Also in Bangkok. Not only for the fantastic tastes that can be found at some remarkable street stalls, but also for the sake of socializing and being part of the society. We all need to move a bit around. But Bangkok is really not an easy spot to visit for people with [Read more]

Nothing like an oyster omelet at hangover hour in Bangkok

December 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

This little hole in the wall serves up one of the better hoy tod to be found in Chinatown. The lady running this joint, having the prestigious Shell Shuan Shim award, whips up good plates of fried oyster or mussel crepes/omelets with plenty of locals coming to get their fix. The oyster omelet [Read more]
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