The Peacock Alley of the Waldorf Astoria Bangkok - named after the lobby-floor corridor of the original Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, which opened in 1897, is a place to gather, sit and talk. Now their newly-launched Summertime Afternoon Tea makes all occasions even creamy and scrumptious. Introduced along with the Milan-born executive pastry chef Andrea Noli, this indulgence highlights the bright tastes of Thai fruits.
Thai people have a word for those with frustratingly always innocent and optimistic views of the world. We call them 'beautiful-world people' or 'Puak Lok Suay.' I am definitely not one of those, and this is my not-so-rosy review of Koh Lipe in Satun, southern Thailand. This is a paradise so fragile, it can easily be ruined by an inconsiderate next door neighbour. What can we do better with our environment and human manners?
This is my debut column on ข่าวต่างประเทศ ไทยพีบีเอส (www.thaipbsworld.com). My weekly contributions will cover Thai food and places and perhaps a bit of intrinsic culture of our country - a lifestyle column on the channel that is known more for their insightful political and social coverage. And I feel honoured. :D
The recent talk about African American and Thai foodways organised by the US Embassy in Bangkok, Museum Siam and Queen Sirikit Museum of Textile revealed the fact that despite the distance, the traditional foods of the two countries can be quite similar.
Exotic, glamorous and steeped in the romance of Art Nouveau, The Loft is a New York inspired bar built on the legacy of the Waldorf Bar and signature drinks derived from the Old Waldorf Astoria Bar Book. One of them is the Waldorf Claret Cup - the signature adapted from a century-old punch. This blog shows you all the details.
The Oasis is the all-day dining at the newly opened Hotel Nikko Bangkok on Thong Lor. They are now serving a lunch buffet - Japanese-centric and more - at just Bt700++ per person. New, bright, shiny and delicious.
Feeling a bit tired of mall foods? This is a selection of 5 non-mall, old-school places in Bangkok you can have a great meal without having to step a foot into a department store. Also, a great way to support independent businesses as well. :D
Bangkok is a haven for authentic and traditional Thai food. Here are the best 5 places you might want to go if you are looking for a real deal. Deliciousness with no-frills, and friendly prices.
Tucked away in the wholesale Bo-Be Market Saphan 4 near Klong Phadung Krung Kasem of Bangkok is this 80-year-old fishball noodle kiosk where people queue up patiently and quietly for a bowl of really delicious old-school slurp. And you may need some protocols to order and enjoy, too. :D