Japanese Seasonal Ingredients at Elements, Okura Prestige Bangkok | เมนูพิเศษ ห้องอาหาร เอเลเม้นท์ โอกุระ เพรสทีจ

Elements at the Okura Prestige Bangkok received a one-star Michelin last year. It is a place for fine culinary experience given that this is a luxury Japanese hotel establishment with a strong influence on the native land in everything they have to offer, French cuisine included. From now until 31 August 2018, Elements – the hotel’s fine-dining establishment – is offering a special menu featuring premium Japanese summer ingredients. But as usual, ingredients such as ‘Taraba crab’ or ‘Hokkaido Scallop,’ as well as Japanese herbs such as ‘Mitsuba leaves (Japanese parsley), yuzu and matcha tea are...

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Road Trip to Mae Sarieng, Mae Hong Son | เที่ยวแม่สะเรียง แม่ฮ่องสอน

After a couple of days in Chiang Mai, we drove west to Mae Sarieng – a large district almost southernmost of Mae Hong Son. We took the highway 108 – or the ‘Hod’ route (after a major district) as Chiang Mai people would call it – that winds through mountain ranges. These hills are apparently the reason why this 194-km passage takes over three hours to cover. However, we had plans to stop along the way because we didn’t want to turn our vacation into a driving endurance test. So, after an unusually very huge breakfast at the Anantara Chiang Mai, we took off. Early. In our 4×4, apart from heaps of luggages, my extra pairs of shoes and...

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