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 but in Bangkok, it appeared people didn’t take it 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 all year-round and can be placed in almost any environment. A Japanese multinational corporation, Pasona Group grows vegetables inside its own office building in Tokyo. In Detroit, Michigan, there’s a…

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…

Easy & Not-so-easy DIY Cocktails at Home During Alcohol Sale Ban | Foodies OFFICIAL Asia

By Wariya I.               Since the Coronavirus broke out bars and clubs in Bangkok 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…

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. Bangkok Foodies sought…

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 ‘Turkish’ we often imagine casual hand-held foods like kebabs, shawarmas and falafels but not many would suspect lamb shanks or paella. Well, the good news is a 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 family decided to open the “ Fat Lamb”…

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…

The Library Samui, a Design Hotel Which Brings Storybooks to Life | Foodies OFFICIAL Asia

By Wariya I.           Samui Island is one of Thailand’s tourist attractions. There are plenty of hotels to accommodate both national and international tourists, plenty with the standard luxury island format but fortunately, one of the Design Hotels caught our attention when looking for places cultured foodies may like to stay. Located at the heart of Chaweng Beach, The Library Samui is particularly captivating because of its unique conceptual vibe and aesthetic.           The persons behind The Library Samui are Owner, Kasemthan…

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”.   …

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…

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…