This can be Bangkok's best place for wine-tasting, Riedel Wine Bar and Cellar at Gaysorn Village features Riedel's 'grape varietal specific stemware' specifically designed to enhance wine's four key sensations: bouquet, texture, flavours and finish. Their 'Wine Emotion' machine that features 40 artisanal wines is a great place to start your wine journey with the right type of glass that can elevate your drinking experience.
Our second contribution to ThaiPBSWorld.com is about the origins of Pad Thai - an iconic Thai dish that, somehow, does not comprise rice which is definitely our staple. Pad Thai was, in fact, a recipe for survival invented when the time was tough after WWII.
The 1823 Tea Lounge by Ronnefeldt at Gaysorn Village in Bangkok is the world's one-and-only teahouse by Ronnefeldt. Apart from their wide selections of Ronnefeldt's premium teas, many of their delicious dishes also incorporate tea leaves that add to the depths of the tastes, making their recipes particularly unique and very interesting.
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.