Archive for the 'Bangkok' Category

Jun 28 2012

Review: Bourbon Street Bangkok

Published by under Food

Authentic Cajun-Creole food -- Bangkok delivers once again.

If you think about it, Bangkok and New Orleans have quite a few things in common. Both are hot, flat cities prone to serious flooding. Both are set along major rivers that feed into major gulfs, each of which are teeming with shrimp. Both are cultural centres and premier nightlife destinations. And, most importantly, both … read the full post

Jun 27 2012

An authentic street food market near Khao San Road

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Makes for a healthy breakfast.

Whether it’s pizza by the slice, buckets, tattoos, fake degrees, or enough Chang Beer tank-tops to clothe a binge of backpackers, many things may be purchased on Khao San Road. Real, spicy, authentic Thai food, however, can be tough to find. If you’re tired of the over-priced, Westernised Thai food so often found on and … read the full post

Jun 25 2012

Crafting a classic Thai sweet at Baan Luk Chup

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From both a visual and figurative standpoint, Thailand could very well boast the world’s most colourful cuisine. There are the deep greens, reds and yellows of endless curries, the bursting brightness of spicy salads, and the multi-hued sauces that accompany any good seafood meal. Nothing, however, outshines the bouquets of adorable mini treats known as … read the full post

Jun 24 2012

A pocket of Thonburi culture and food behind Wat Arun

The food in Bangkok is so good that it makes me wish I could change my stomach as though it were a vacuum cleaner bag and start fresh with a new one any time.

For many short-term travellers to Bangkok, a quick jaunt across the Chao Phraya River to the splendid Wat Arun is all that’s experienced of Thonburi. Though largely away from the tourists, Thonburi is home to some of the area’s richest history and culture, and its overall laid-back, artsy and at times quirky atmosphere make it … read the full post

Jun 21 2012

Durian: King of Thai fruits

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See why helmets are advisable when walking under durian trees?

Picture a village inhabited by all the different types of Thai fruit. A group of exuberant young grapes and rambutans goof off as pretty lychees and strawberries giggle. A cheerful rose apple works in the garden as well-dressed pineapples gossip with ripe papayas about the carefree oranges, mangoes and coconuts mixing it up on the … read the full post

Jun 20 2012

Hindu Temple and Kathmandu Gallery in Bangkok’s Silom

Stop in and browse

Within a city bursting with history and doused with malls, culture comes in many forms. In a Terminal 21 shopping line, in Wat Pho on the river, around the ring of a muay Thai boxing fight. This weekend, I sought out another shade of Bangkok’s cultural mishmash, along the busy streets of the financial district Silom. … read the full post

Jun 18 2012

Review: M Coffee & Bakery on Sukhumvit Road

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Entrancing isn't it?

If you include all the stands slinging coffee streetside, there have to be a million coffee shops in Bangkok. Being the coffee enthusiast (read: addict) that I am, I’ve probably tried half of them. Most sell a standard mix of decent Thai coffee, overly sweet lattes, milky chah yen (Thai iced-tea), a few juices and … read the full post

Jun 11 2012

Catching the Chao Phraya Express boat

Published by under Transport

One of the most interesting ways to get around Bangkok, and especially useful for those staying at one of the hotels or guesthouses along the Chao Phraya River on Khao San Road, in Banglamphu, Chinatown, or Thonburi, is the Chao Phraya river boat system. Blessedly free from the traffic that wracks the rest of the … read the full post

Jun 07 2012

Splurging on Bangkok sushi: Part 2

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In Bangkok, a city filled with Japanese expats and close enough to the fish markets of Tokyo to make importing fresh tuna an absurd possibility, sushi restaurants abound. But choosing which sushi restaurant to frequent should never be done haphazardly; you must take as much care in selecting your sushi restaurant as a sushi chef … read the full post

Jun 07 2012

Review: Roti Mataba on Phra Athit Road

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Street carts selling fried roti (an unleavened bread that originated in India and is popular across South and Southeast Asia) are not hard to find in Thailand. The sweet version, often stuffed with bananas and drizzled with sweetened condensed milk, has become one of the more popular Khao San Road street snacks, and I’ve yet … read the full post

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