How One Young Chef Succeeded in Capturing the Halal Restaurant Market in Thailand | Foodies OFFICIAL Asia

By Wariya I.           When it comes to the word ‘Halal restaurant’ we often imagine a casual place with hand-held foods like kebabs, shawarmas and falafels but not many would suspect lamb shanks or paella. Well, the good news is, Foodies OFFICIAL Asia heard that young Chef Tharit Tangsongsirisak AKA Chef Yakup saw the opportunity to twist traditional Turkish dishes, to create a quasi Mediterranean – Turkish style of cuisine which integrates Halal certified produce.            In December 2019 Chef Yakup, with the help of his…

11 Immediate Ways to Support Your Local Restaurants During Covid-19 Lock-downs | Foodies OFFICIAL Asia

          All over the world Covid-19 aka Coronavirus has managed to shut-down the restaurant industry from a moderate to full scale. In Asia; China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia have all been greatly impacted. From 22nd of March 2020, Bangkok went into a 22-day lock-down.            The Thai Government decreed the closing of malls and shopping centres, and forbid restaurants from in-house dining trade, forcing many of them to resort to a takeaway and/or delivery format. A great number of these restaurants, mostly middle to fine dining restaurants have…