Waiter! There’s Fish in My Coffee, Local Cafe Serves Fermented Fish & Durian Coffee | Foodies OFFICIAL Asia

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How do you like your coffee? Maybe with a dash of cream, adding some milk or finishing off with a couple cubes of sugar. If you’re looking for an unconventional way to get your daily dose of caffeine, how about switching things up with an unexpected ingredient, something like coconut, durian, or even…Pla-ra? You either love or hate Pla-ra, the infamous fermented fish from Southeast Asia. This seasoning is made with the process of fermenting fish with salt at first, then fermented the fish in roasted rice powder or rice…

3-Day Food Festival, 11 off Menu Specials by Thailand’s Acclaimed Chefs!

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What happens when Thailand’s acclaimed chefs join forces for a never before cooking collaboration? For the first time ever, Off Menu Festival, a 3-day long festival that promises to bring together food, drinks and entertainment will be hosted at the iconic Chao Phraya riverside establishment, The Peninsula Bangkok. Some of the biggest names in Thailand’s culinary scene such as Chef Wilfrid Hocquet from Blue By Alain Ducasse, Chef Sujira ‘Aom’ Pongmorn from Sawaan, Chef Phanuphon “Black” Bulsuwan from Blackitch Artisan Kitchen, will be paired up together for an off menu…

Khon Kaen Foodie Treasures | The “Other” Mountain Destination | Foodies OFFICIAL Asia

Khon Kaen Thailand - Esan Food

When it comes to holiday or vacation in Thailand, the obvious choice would be to visit the Northern mountains or Southern beaches. For mountain-adventurers, Khao Yai in Nakhon Ratchasima; Doi Inthanon, Doi Suthep and Doi Ang Khang in Chiang Mai; Doi Tung in Chiang Rai and Phu Tub Berk in Phetchabun are popular hot spots but are (now) generally loaded with local tourist. Foodies OFFICIAL Asia, however, discovered an unexpected destination for those seeking peaks in their terrain, and a little cooler weather, which is the quaint North-East city of…

Rice debacle, Uncle Roger blogger controversy over BBC Food Egg Fried Rice video | Foodies OFFICIAL Asia

Rice debacle, Uncle Roger blogger controversy over BBC Food Egg Fried Rice video BBC Food video went viral for the wrong reasons It’s not a surprise that netizens, especially Asians, are going bonkers over this BBC Food video. This painful injustice has been one of the hottest talking points on social media in the past few days. The controversial BBC Food video called, “Egg Fried Rice,” featured the British cook, host, and presenter Hersha Patel and her very peculiar rice cooking technique is four minutes of horror. She proceeded to…

KFC Hong Kong Presents the ‘New Era’ Meat-Free Offerings Perfect for Flexitarians, Not So Much for Vegetarians or Vegans | Foodies OFFICIAL Asia

Together, KFC and Beyond Meat—a meat substitute products company, bring the customers “Beyond Meat Fried Chicken,” a meat-free offerings trial run.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Kentucky Fried Chicken (@kfc) on Aug 26, 2019 at 9:00am PDT The Beyond Fried Chicken tagged “A Kentucky fried miracle,” is an attempt to appeal to the fast-growing trend of meat-free and plant-based dining. This is not KFC’s first time in the rodeo, however. The giant food chain store previously deviated from its original offerings several times prior…

Self-Harvest Vegetables, Collect Fresh Hen Eggs at These Inner City Urban Farm Apartments | Foodies OFFICIAL Asia

By Wariya I.           We’ve heard of the word “sustainability” for decades and the urban farming is part of sustainability that many parts of the world are doing but in Bangkok, it appeared people didn’t take sustainability and urban farming too seriously.  However, in London, the United Kingdom, GrowUp Urban Farms founded by Kate Hofman and Tom Webster, produces sustainable salads and herbs using vertical growing technologies and through the use of Controlled Environment Production (CEP), they can harvest their farm produces all year-round and this…

The Story of “Jeh Oh Chula”: How One Instant Noodle Dish Became a Local Phenomenon | Foodies OFFICIAL Asia

By Wariya I.           There was a time when people stood in a queue for hours waiting for their turn to sit and eat Bangkok’s epic “Mama” dish in Samyan district, a dish which became popular not only locally but with visitors from all across the globe who were willing to wait for hours just to get a little taste. Thank you, internet!   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Foodies Asia (@foodiesofficialasia) on May 11, 2020 at 10:34pm PDT           For those not familiar with…

Delivery Options During Thingyan 2020, Yangon, Myanmar | Foodies OFFICIAL Asia

Whilst many restaurants will be closed for the Thingyan break, a growing number of businesses are deciding to stay open for much, if not all of the upcoming holidays (April 10-19th) Thingyan this year coincides with a government recommended “lockdown” asking people to stay at home, apart from necessary visits to purchase food & medicine. These rules will likely vary in strictness from township to township, but I would recommend following government advice and staying at home as much as possible. Here is a selection of restaurants & bars that…

8 Foodies Shows to Binge-watch During Quarantine Voted by Bangkok Foodies | Foodies OFFICIAL Asia

By Wariya I.           Hands up those foodies in Bangkok who’ve become insanely bored from the Covid-19 lockdown? We may not be able to see your hands but we can virtually imagine they are mostly raised. Besides reading autobiographies by chefs or recipe books most foodies are finding food entertainment from the screen of their smart TVs or smartphones by binge-watching reality food shows or reruns on Youtube.           The question is, what are the ‘best’ food shows to watch? Well, it all depends on our taste. Foodies OFFICIAL Asia…

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…