bangkok

Q&A

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
11.16.17
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
9.19.17
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
8.9.17
Thai Food

Bangkok's Shophouses Are Not-So-Hidden Gems

No secrets here, just great food.
Natalie B. Compton
7.14.17
fishing

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
5.4.17
Thailand

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
5.1.17
Thailand

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
4.12.17
CHEFS

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
3.23.17
Thailand

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
3.9.17
WTF

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
2.13.17
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
1.9.17
Thailand

How to Eat Like a Muay Thai Fighter

I was there to find out what muay Thai fighters eat during training. What were these hard-bodied men feeding those sculpted abs? After reading about Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s cod-filled dietary regimen, I was expecting a lot of clean eating in the...
Natalie B. Compton
1.2.17
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