Fast Food

We Tried the Spicy, Pork-Filled Menu of Bangkok's First Taco Bell

Don't worry: The cutesy text on the Fire sauce packets is still there, just in Thai.
Laurel Tuohy

Why the Chef Behind Asia's Best Restaurant Wants to Shut it Down

We spoke to Gaggan Anand about his upbringing in Kolkata, his brief career as a rock musician, and why he hates when chefs becomes "brands."
Mayukh Sen
Thai Food

Thai Hospital Food Is a Delicious World of Shrimp Porridge and Bird Saliva

I had to get 60 stitches in my head in Bangkok and learned that Thai hospital food is a wonderland of delicious noodles, mushroom soups, and chicken delicacies.
Natalie B. Compton
Street Food

Bangkok’s Most Expensive Street Food Is Totally Worth It

“People should appreciate what Thailand has right now, because someday we may not have this anymore.”
Diana Hubbell
Thai Food

Bangkok's Shophouses Are Not-So-Hidden Gems

No secrets here, just great food.
Natalie B. Compton

The Strange but True Story of How an MTV VJ Became a 'Bangkok Hooker'

Sittipon “Oz” Chanarat has been a journalist, an emcee, a restaurateur, an MTV VJ, and a boxer. Now, he travels the world in pursuit of cobra snakeheads, giant Mekong catfish, and other river monsters.
Diana Hubbell

What’s Going to Happen to Bangkok’s Street Food Vendors?

Facing a mounting crackdown, conflicting reports, and flip-flopping authorities, the city’s hawkers find themselves confronting an uncertain future.
Diana Hubbell

Bangkok's Iconic Street Food Stalls Are at Risk of Vanishing

New campaigns from local government and real estate developers are threatening the Southeast Asian nation's world-famous street food scene.
Micaela Marini Higgs

Asia’s Top-Ranked Chef Is Serving Tasting Menus Written Entirely in Emojis

At Gaggan in Thailand, some of the emojis are informative, such as an eggplant, while others, including a tiny turbaned man’s face, are mystifying.
Diana Hubbell

This Thai Chef Is Hosting Michelin-Worthy Dinners at Her House

At only 27, Pichaya “Pam” Utharntharm has worked under Jean-Georges Vongerichten and will serve as a judge on Thailand's 'Top Chef.' But she also helms one of the most sought-after dining destinations in Bangkok: her own dining room table.
Diana Hubbell

I Went to Bangkok’s Unicorn Cafe and It Was Not the Most Magical Place on Earth

It was like being trapped inside Lisa Frank’s personal acid trip.
Diana Hubbell
Thai Food

This Former Pickle Producer Will Make You Rethink Everything About Thai Food

At the Bangkok restaurant 80/20, 80 percent of the ingredients are entirely local—including foraged herbs and rare vegetables that even many Thais have never tasted.
Diana Hubbell