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…

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…

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…