Man Ho Chinese Restaurant, JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok

Above: Man Ho Executive Chinese Chef Peter Li was serving up Peking duck Beijing style (with the skin + the meat in one piece rather than only just the skin as others). A Peking duck here (at Bt1,490++) comes with a ‘fiery’ presentation. The already crispy skin was ladled and set on fire with Chinese whisky for an extra aroma. The leftover meat can be cooked further into another tasty dish (black pepper, Gang Pao-style or even...

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Urbani Truffle Bar & Restaurant Bangkok

Above: The bar area at the Urbani truffle Bar & Restaurant Bangkok Truffles with a view! For those who are into the world of Italian truffles, the name Urbani might already sound very familiar. After all, this is the Italian family that has been sourcing, purveying and trading Italian truffles, black and white, since the year 1852 and now they have about 70% market share around the world. So, it is an exciting news that despite being...

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R.HAAN – A Thai Fine-Dining On Thonglor, Bangkok

Above: A ‘samrab‘ of Thai meal means a set of assorted savouries to be shared over a plate of steamed rice. Usually, the selected savouries compliment each other in tastes, hence making the entire meal rounded and wholesome.  R.Haan (pronounced A-harn that means ‘food’ in Thai) is a new Thai fine-dining restaurant located on an inner corner of Thonglor Soi 9 – the prime corner where myriads of other...

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New York-Inspired, Art Nouveau Bar – The Loft, Waldorf Astoria, Bangkok

Above: Waldorf Astoria Bangkok’s main staircase that links their top floors of bars and restaurants. Above: The view of Bangkok CBD from Waldorf Astoria Bangkok’s 56th Floor, The Loft Bar.  Now in Bangkok, most bars come with good stories or concepts. But here is a bar with good, fun and legendary stories and equally great view of the inner Bangkok. Perching on the 56th floor of Waldorf Astoria Bangkok, The Loft serves American...

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Front Room – Thai-Inspired Nordic Cuisine, Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

Above: Chef Fae, Rungthiwa Chummongkhon – Chef de Cuisine, Front Room, Waldorf Astoria Bangkok at mise-en-plâte.  This is perhaps the most exciting and innovative cuisine that has recently landed on the Bangkok territory. Front Room at the newly-opened Waldorf Astoria Bangkok on Ratchadamri Road is the first of its kind to offer a Thai-inspired Nordic cuisine that, when you look around, there is not much to make a comparison. Or even...

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Dim Sum + More at Dynasty, Centara Grand, Central World, Bangkok

Above: Our selections of dim sum from their daily buffet menu. From the fryer and the steamers.  From top, clockwise: Deep-fried Alaska crabmeat in bean curd, steamed snow fish with black bean sauce, steamed shrimp dumpling with Beijing sauce, steamed zucchini with prawn, deep-fried shrimp with lemon sauce, steamed shrimp dumpling with Japanese pumpkin, deep-fried fish spring roll, deep fried duck spring roll, and the dessert of sago and...

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Some New Exhibit Arrangements at Bangkok National Museum

Above: Hun Luang or Hun Yai or royal puppet theatre.  I always fell for something old and marvellous than something new and shiny. A few weeks ago, we were in town, browsing through the National Museum where we occasionally go back just to collect whatever we had missed the previous visits. Found out that the Assarawinitchai Hall and complex which had been under renovation is now complete with new arrangements of the beautiful...

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Thai Lunch at Erawan Tea Room, Bangkok

When it was debuted years ago, Erawan Tea Room inadvertently set a trend that would later become the hottest one of the current time – bringing back Thai foods and desserts and make them all cool again. But now, it seems, even after years into their operation, the place is now making another statement that is equally very awesome. First, they are not serving you plastic straw now, unless you ask for one. Second, their menu features...

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Best Breakfast in Bangkok Chinatown (Yaowarat)

We sometimes spend weekends stay-cationing at our condo in Bangkok CBD and take the opportunity of being close and convenient wandering around for great local foods – the ones considered too far-fetched given our usual abode in the suburb. And last week we ate at ‘Urai Han Palo Songwat’ (อุไรห่านพะโล้ทรงวาด) Teochew-style braised goose that for me is the best breakfast ever in Bangkok...

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