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"
Traveling is not only great for discovering new places, try new dishes and savor the world, but also for food shopping. I always leave space in my luggage to bring home food items from abroad to fill my international pantry. And yes, I’ve got a huge selection there. While nowadays many things are available in […]Read more "My Travel Food Shopping List"
Bangkok is one of those cities where you probably could spend a lifetime trying out all the great hotels there. There are more 5-star hotels than in any other city in the world, and those 5 stars are worth so much more than anywhere else. Bangkok is the global reference for the hotel and hospitality […]Read more "Shangri-La Bangkok Hotel"
It is a common myth that it’s next to impossible to make a good pizza in your home oven. There are hundreds of recipes on the net that come close, but eventually you give up and decide to buy the pizza elsewhere. The crust doesn’t become as crunchy as you would like, and the bottom […]Read more "How to bake perfect pizza at home"