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Old Street Bak Kut Teh dishes.

Two Singaporean Bak Kut Teh Restaurants in Siam: Our Verdict

By stroke of coincidence or marketing, two Singaporean franchises selling bak kut teh have opened in Bangkok’s downtown. We visited both Old Street Bak...

Say ‘Da’ to This Snug Russia-Themed Cafe in Sathorn

BANGKOK — Belka (meaning “squirrel” in Russian), is a cozy cafe in the city’s commercial center that brings out the милый (sweet, pleasant) in Russian culture through cute cakes.

Table the Politics and Bite Into North Korean Cuisine at ‘Pyongyang Okryu’

BANGKOK — I’m sitting on a stranger’s blanket spread across a small patch of grass with a severe buzz from rapid-fire soju shots with every person I meet. It’s May 1, 2014, in Pyongyang, North Korea, and it seems everyone in the capital city has come to Mt. Taesong to dance and sway to the shrill of operatic recitatives celebrating hard work and self-reliance for Labor Day. Families huddle around bottles of moonshine and from small grills sizzle assorted meat and vegetables.

Pasta Made Before Your Eyes, Without the Cream Coma at ‘Al Dente’

Enjoy Italian without all the cream in pasta made before your eyes at a new trendy Thonglor joint.

Rum-Soaked at Charoen Krung’s ‘Tropic City’

BANGKOK — Bangkok’s trending old town district won’t rum dry any time soon thanks to a Swedish duo’s new tiki bar.

Joy-Baked Ceramics Cooking Up at Restaurant Gallery

BANGKOK — Four ceramic artists will display their culinary-inspired pottery starting Friday in a gallery located atop a downtown vegan restaurant.
Photo: Hans Braxmeier

Tapped Out: 7-Eleven Officially Drops Draft Beer

BANGKOK — Those looking forward to walking out of 7-Eleven with a tall cup of beer topped by a frothy foam had their hopes dashed Tuesday with the franchise owner’s announcement it was pulling it from the market.
Supanniga Eating Room Charoen Krung 38 dishes from top, clockwise: the Salak and Shrimp Chili Dip with Deep Fried Nue-Aon Fish (340 baht), Stir Fried Crab Roe with Himalayan Salt and Chili Mix (590 baht), and Grilled Pork Collar with Chamuang Leaves and Seared Rice Cake (270 baht).

Supanniga’s Charming Trat Cuisine Now Serving Up Granny’s Staples at Charoenkrung

BANGKOK — In a city where one fad cafe opens as another closes, Supanniga Eating Room has just opened its fourth branch in late September, serving up both familiar and new Trat cuisine dishes with Isaan influence. 

Thai-Chinese Fusion Gyoza Makes a Delectable Surprise

BANGKOK — Feng Zhu – or prosperous pork in Mandarin Chinese – celebrates its first anniversary earlier this month as a unique fusion gyoza eatery.
Saawaan’s petit fours: from left, a durian chocolate, a mango sheet with a passionfruit filling; a magnolia meringue and a sour orange mousse.

Has Michelin Ruined ‘Modern’ Thai Food? Laureates Weigh In.

BANGKOK — Instagrammables, fancy plating, Michelin stars – some see them as marketing tricks that standardize the Thai food scene, others as a classy...



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