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. 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”.   …

Famous Nasi Lemak Now Available by Vending Machines in Singapore | Foodies OFFICIAL Asia

          By Wariya I. Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak Vending Machine, Singapore’s Invention Solves Your Craving for Nasi Lemak Mostly, we are acquainted with vending machines for a cup of coffee or hot cocoa although we’ve seen Japan with all types of instant noodles machines churning out the addictive msg-loaded fast snack, but who would have thought of buying a rice with meat or fish curry dish from a vending machine!? Singapore’s food court outlet with 4 branches, Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak, made famous for their Nasi Lemak are…

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…

5 Must Eat Dishes in Yangon And Where to Eat Them | Foodies OFFICIAL Asia

Mohinga is probably the closest thing Myanmar has to a national dish and you can spot boiling pots of Mohinga on street corners and teahouses all over the country. Whilst the recipe varies from cook to cook, region to region, Mohinga is at its base, a bowl of thin rice vermicelli noodles, served in a spiced lemongrass and turmeric fish broth that has been thickened with rice and chickpea flour. Garnishes vary, and can include anything from split pea fritters, boiled egg and fish cake to tempura of gourd or onion as…

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…