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…

PIMPED-UP THAI FRIED RICE IN OLD SKOOL BANANA LEAF WRAP: NEW RESTAURANT GETS CREATIVE & SUSTAINABLE WITH STAPLE THAI DISH | Foodies OFFICIAL Asia

As the excessive usage of plastic containers in delivery service becomes more and more frowned upon, restaurants look to become more environmentally aware or should we say, more “consumer conscious” by converting to biodegradable food containers alternatives. Often these alternatives are made of paper, foil, biodegradable plastic or edible materials. Thailand and a large proportion of South East Asia have used the humble banana leaf as a form of preserving and transporting ready-to-eat food items for many decades now. View this post on Instagram A post shared by UN Environment…

Thailand’s First Raw Thai Fish Omakase Restaurant Forges On| Foodies OFFICIAL Asia

Natakorn “Thumb” Changkreaw, a former-bartender/ a YouTuber/ a real estate development company owner/ a restaurateur, tells Foodies OFFICIAL Asia, “Imagine, a kid who sat all by himself indulging with books with pictures of fish, full of their information. Imagine that kid was me. I didn’t expect that one day my passion would be involved in (one of ) my career (s).” Charming yet humble, Thumb is considered a heartthrob among his loyal youtube followers and bar-industry fans. Thumb really came onto the scene of food and beverage when he won…

From Prison to Michelin Kitchen: Singaporean Chef Settles in Bangkok with Modern Asian Concept | Foodies OFFICIAL Asia

There’s is something that Bangkok has never really found a successful niche for and that is for Singaporean cuisine. Apart from the odd self-proclaimed “Singaporean” Hainanese Chicken or noodle and dumpling shop pandering to Expats or Thais looking to reminisce of their foodie travels in the ‘Garden City’, there’s little that instantly stands out or comes to mind when naming any exceptional Singaporean-influenced restaurants. Eddie Yii of ‘Stranger in Bangkok’, a popular Bangkok based blogger, who is Malaysian but grew up in Singapore, says of this lack of availability, “I think…

Thailand’s Famous “Khanom Chin” Varieties, Myths & Where to Try Them in Bangkok | FOODIES OFFICIAL ASIA

by Wariya I. Many people around the world consider Thai food as one of the best cuisines in the world due to its vibrancy, flavour and texture which gives people an explosive mouthfeel.  Much like Chinese Food where each region has adopted its own style of flavour. Thai food’s diversity is one of the reasons why tourists from all over the world, seeking to explore the land and it’s exotic bounty of dishes, from the Centre to the South, the North, the East and the West.   There are dishes…

Easy & Not-so-easy DIY Cocktails at Home During Alcohol | Foodies Official Asia

By Wariya I. Since the Coronavirus broke out bars and clubs in Thailand were the firsts asked to temporarily close for 14 days on the 20th March 2020 by the Government, followed by other provinces which drove many people to stock their “water of life” by emptying the alcohol shelves of supermarkets and liquor stores but when it came close to the deadline, the government decided to extend the closure until the 30th April.  But that’s not all! Just when you think prohibition is about to meet its end, the…

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…