Food / Thailand

Pok Pok – The Best Thai Food Outside of Siam

I first came across Pok Pok while watching Vice Munchies, ironically enough while living in Bangkok, Thailand. There was this 1 hour long documentary about a farang named Andy Ricker who ran a restaurant in Portland, Oregon and it was supposed to be the most authentic Thai street food outside of Thailand.  Not just any …

Thailand

Wine Connection Wednesdays – All You Can Drink For 300 Baht

We’d been meaning to give Wine Connection a visit for a while, but between the Bangkok protests and university exams we just hadn’t had the time or ability to get to the area on a Wednesday afternoon. We’d heard about this place from students on the international exchange programme at Thammasat Univeristy, there was a bar …

Thailand

Bombay Blues – Indian Curries in Backpacker Central

I’ve been a massive fan of British style Indian curries (Butter Chickens, Chicken Korma etc) since visiting the UK in 2011 and generally speaking these aren’t too common in Thailand, with the Indian community eating more traditional food, vegetarian or local variants. That said, you still find reasonably good western style Indian food in most of …

Thailand

Chamlong Asoke Bangkok Vegetarian Society – Chatuchuck Market

Thais are typically Theravada Buddhists, which while the religion frowns on harming of animals does not involve the strict practise of vegetarianism.  Many older Chinese Thais on the other hand are either Mahayana Buddhists or the more recent Santi Asoke sect Buddhists.

For the Asoke movement vegetarianism is one of the most important practices, so much so that …

Beer / Food

Mikkeller Bangkok, Gypsy Brewbar in Ekamai

About Mikkeller Bangkok

Mikkeller is famous for its gypsy brewing practices, that is, making one off, niche craft beers in other peoples breweries… and they are bloody good at it!

It turns out that the guys from Mikkeller have a bit of a think for Bangkok, and after a few years of supplying their beer via their …

Thailand

Snapper – Kiwi Kai in the Heart of Bangkok

Before Sarah and I got together we went for a few food and drink missions in Bangkok. I had a desperate urge for some food from home and decided to venture down Sukhumvit Soi 11 to try out the New Zealand themed restaurant, Snapper.

The Snapper Story

Back in the 90s a kiwi lad moved to Bangkok …

Food / Thailand

Steve Cafe and Cuisine – Hidden Gem in Rama 8

Sarah and I were planning to go out for dinner last night at The Wine Connection, but ended up deciding against it due to the protest locations, and her class timetable.

We decided instead to give Steve Cafe and Cuisine a try, a restaurant that we’d often spotted from the Thewes pier when vegetable shopping but …

Finances / Thailand

Eat for less than 300 Baht Per Week in Bangkok

Despite being a crazy Vegan (when it suits her), Sarah is absolutely amazing in the kitchen, and manages to feed both of us for less than 300 Baht each (not including booze of expensive treats) for lunch and dinner. Although I love to eat my meat, I’m kind of put off most of it here …

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