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…

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 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 Sornsong…

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 its 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 a 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…

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…

Chef Alain Ducasse’s First Fine Dining Restaurant in Thailand | Foodies OFFICIAL Asia

Famously referred as, “The World’s most-Michelin-star-winning chef”, Alain Ducasse, opens a restaurant located at ICONLUXE, ICON SIAM   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Blue by Alain Ducasse (@bluebyalainducasse) on Dec 23, 2019 at 9:00pm PST “‘Blue by Alain Ducasse’  is unique to this city and with its own particular identity.” said Chef Ducasse, “It has a contemporary French menu that I personally conceived, using carefully selected ingredients, and to be enjoyed in a magnificent setting with inspiring views over the Chao Phraya River that, together,…

HOMESICK FOR HOME FOODS? – YWCA CHARITY BAZAAR IS BACK AT CENTRAL WORLD! | Foodies OFFICIAL Asia

It’s back! Central World and the YWCA Thailand will hold the 66th YWCA Diplomatic Charity Bazaar this Friday 15th – Sunday 17th November 2019 from 10am to 9pm. After receiving a frantic message from a friendly restaurateur, “when is that embassy event? I need to buy chipotle adobo”! Was the moment were reminded that the YWCA Diplomatic Bazaar was just around the corner, and in fact, is upon us now! For those of you who hail outside of Thailand, here is the perfect opportunity to sample and buy your favourite…