For many Thais in and out of Bangkok, Chicken Rice / Kao Man Gai (ข้าวมันไก่) is one of the essential dishes. In fact, probably for most of Asia. In many countries I visited, including China, Singapore, and Malaysia, the famous Chicken Rice is one of the things people will long for. In Bangkok – which […]Read more "Finding Bangkok’s best Chicken Rice"
On many occasions, when strolling through street food markets in Thailand, you come across a very fragrant and spicy smell with hints of cinnamon and anise. It is so pleasant that it makes you want to stop and try immediately. This pleasant smell comes from a dish called Kao Ka Moo, and it is a […]Read more "Thai Pork Stew – Kao Ka Moo (ข้าวขาหมู)"
There’s one ingredient that is so archetypal for Japanese cuisine that you just can’t live without it – for many reasons. I am talking about dashi, a rich, smoky broth made of seaweed and bonito flakes that build the base for many Japanese udon noodle dishes and many others. See it as an essential staple […]Read more "Mastering Dashi Broth"
There are a few classic dishes around that I could eat every day. Maybe not all of them are the healthiest options, but they are indeed so good there’s almost a daily craving. Most of these recipes I do over and over again I have posted on this blog. And at the very heart of […]Read more "The one and only Beef Stroganoff"
Alinea, the 3-Michelin-starred restaurant of celebrity chef Grant Achatz based in Chicago, will close its doors for a month in January 2016 and move to Madrid, Spain. The restaurant is considered one of the top restaurants in North America, with its creative cuisine and perfectionism engrained in every dish. The Madrid Pop-Up will link Achatz’ […]Read more "Alinea goes Madrid"
Airplane food can be very different, depending on the airline. But in most airlines, let’s face it, it sucks. Not only do they serve overcooked, tasteless meals – in many cases it’s always the same choice: Chicken or Pasta. Honestly, some of the airlines out there would be better off by not serving any food […]Read more "5 ways to eat better on airplanes"
Thailand is one of these places where I could take an entire suitcase full of food back home. And, occasionally, I do. And not only food: From cutlery, ceramic dishes, small ceramic containers – everything is nice here. On the Chattuchak weekend market in Bangkok, these items sell for a steal. But back to food. […]Read more "Thailand Food Shopping"