Winning Short Film Depicts a Disturbing Alternate Reality of Meat-Eaters | Foodies OFFICIAL Asia

            By Wariya I.           Jim Francis, who directed Eat Me! along with his dedicated makeshift crew, won the title of “Darkest Film” at the 60 Second Film Festival 2020 which was held at Whitelines on February 20th 2020. Although it’s playful title may suggest it were a shallow bit of fast entertainment, this powerful 60 second short is a reflection of our consumption, specifically of the overindulgence of meat which life-swapping premise may raise question about our coexistence as living beings among the “animal kingdom”.   …

Famous Nasi Lemak Now Available by Vending Machines in Singapore | Foodies OFFICIAL Asia

          By Wariya I. Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak Vending Machine, Singapore’s Invention Solves Your Craving for Nasi Lemak Mostly, we are acquainted with vending machines for a cup of coffee or hot cocoa although we’ve seen Japan with all types of instant noodles machines churning out the addictive msg-loaded fast snack, but who would have thought of buying a rice with meat or fish curry dish from a vending machine!? Singapore’s food court outlet with 4 branches, Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak, made famous for their Nasi Lemak are…

Putting the Fame in Flame: Popular Vlogger & Famous Friends Open Thai Stir-Fry Shop | Foodies OFFICIAL Asia

By Wariya I.           We’ve all heard the world-famous Mark Wiens, an American-Chinese who has settled down in Thailand for many years and runs his own food vlog with 5.61 million subscribers on Youtube, sampling exotic dishes around the world or expressing his adoration for spicy food in Thailand. Mark, since September 2019, has turned himself into a restaurateur with has his first Phad Kaprao (spicy stir-fry basil) restaurant called “Phed Mark” [เผ็ดมาร์ค], a pun for “เผ็ดมาก” [Phed Maak] which means “very spicy” in Thai. Mark Wiens Fans and Phad…

5 Must Eat Dishes in Yangon And Where to Eat Them | Foodies OFFICIAL Asia

Mohinga is probably the closest thing Myanmar has to a national dish and you can spot boiling pots of Mohinga on street corners and teahouses all over the country. Whilst the recipe varies from cook to cook, region to region, Mohinga is at its base, a bowl of thin rice vermicelli noodles, served in a spiced lemongrass and turmeric fish broth that has been thickened with rice and chickpea flour. Garnishes vary, and can include anything from split pea fritters, boiled egg and fish cake to tempura of gourd or onion as…

Bangkok’s “Hawaiian” Pineapple Pizza Showdown – Oh, yes we did! | Foodies OFFICIAL Asia

By Wariya I. Pineapple or not to pineapple, that is the question. There has been a debate on whether Hawaiian pizza or pineapple pizza is an abomination or a blessing. Many, especially, the Italians have a strong belief that this kind of pizza is disrespectful to Italian culinary culture. Well, since they were the ones who invented pizza, I guess the sense of ownership is inherited, along with that charming Italian bravado. A non-Italian celebrity Chef, Chef Gordon Ramsay did, however, have something colourful to say about it and with…

Is there anything to do in Saga? Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Holds their 2020 Ceremony in Japan | Foodies OFFICIAL Asia

For 2 years, Macao had hosted Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants but for 2020, it was announced that the ceremony would take place in Saga, Japan. This lesser-known town is part of Kyushu Island, the Southern Island of Japan. But what is special about Saga? Saga is a prefecture in Kyushu Island. The word prefecture means an administrative jurisdiction or subdivision in any of various countries. Saga provides memorable examples of Asia’s gastronomy but offers different approaches in restaurant and cuisine. Also, Saga’s access to fine seafood, artisanal preparation technique, and…

The Taste of Northern California Cuisine Arrives in Shenzhen with Ensue by Chef Christopher Kostow | Foodies OFFICIAL Asia

          Ensue Shenzhen, a new and only-existing “Cali-Cantonese” restaurant launched with a grand opening on 12th August 2019. The restaurant will serve five- and nine-course tasting menus meshing Northern California farm-to-table culture and techniques with Southern Chinese tastes and ingredients together.    View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Ensue (@ensue_sz) on Sep 28, 2019 at 5:27am PDT           This unlikely culinary union could give China’s gastronomy industry an additional vibrancy and unique edge. Restaurants in China, especially Shenzhen, are by-large, focused on traditional Asian…

This Year’s Organic Festival will Feature Chef David Thompson, Chef Malcolm Lee, Chef Masufumi Hamono at 137 Pillars, Bangkok | Foodies OFFICIAL Asia

               On the 29th of January 2020, a luxurious yet eco-friendly hotel, 137 Pillars Suites and Residences Bangkok hosted a press conference for 137 Pillars Organic Gourmet Festival (POGF), an event promoting the sustainable gastronomical culture. The participation doesn’t limit to only gastronomers in Thailand but also international gastronomers from all around the world.           Set in the Sukhumvit-Thonglor area, 137 Pillars Suites and Residences Bangkok aims to merge Thai design and urbanism together to give their guest the luxuriousness and local identity to…

A Restaurant That Takes You to Phuket Without Ever Visiting | Foodies OFFICIAL Asia

By Wariya I.           These days, freshness and a good level of authenticity is what people require in Thai food regardless of whatever region it is from. Phuket Town Restaurant is one of those restaurants that deliver authentic Southern Thai cuisine without being pretentious, hipster or grungy. Located in Thonglor Soi 4 , you can walk from Thonglor BTS station without breaking a sweat.            The big blue “Rod Song-Teaw” (truck with wooden carriage that carries people around like a public bus), is…

Famous Thai Chef Opened a Casual Wine Bar with Thai Street Food Favourites | Foodies OFFICIAL Asia

Chef Thitid Tassanakajohn aka. Chef Ton from Le Du [ฤดู] means “season” in Thai, a Modern Thai fine dining restaurant, opened a natural wine bar that serves with exceptional bar food, called Mayrai [เมรัย] Bar at Tha Tian District.           Tha Tian District is a touristic destination, known for temples, shrines and Royal Palace. The district is displayed with Thai-Colonial architecture flourished during the era of King Rama V. Mayrai Bar turned one of the historic buildings into a place where people could come and enjoy selections of quality natural…