I’ve been fortunate to have the opportunity to visit Bhutan, the “Land of the Thunder Dragon“. It’s an incredible country of natural beauty, friendly people, and deliciously unique cuisine. In Bangkok there are a few restaurants that offer a few dishes claiming to be Bhutanese. But sadly these offerings are not even close to being authentic. You need Bhutanese ingredients to make Bhutanese food. But now the newly opened restaurant Little Bhutan (official Facebook page) offers Bangkok diners an authentic Bhutanese food menu.
What makes Little Bhutan “authentic”? For starters it’s Bhutanese owned, operated, and there is a Bhutanese chef working the kitchen. But what really brings authenticity to the dishes are the fact that they use ingredients imported fresh from Bhutan! Bhutanese red chili peppers, cheese, sun dried pork belly, teas, and spices are some of the things that truly give guests a taste of Bhutan. Yet despite the importation of much of their ingredients, they manage to keep their prices at an incredible value. Let me show you! Continue reading “Little Bhutan – Authentic Bhutanese Food in Bangkok!”
I first discovered my affinity for Russian cuisine in the unlikeliest of places, the country of Niger. While living in Niamey, Niger my friend’s Russian wife would return from Moscow with all kinds of goodies. I immediately fell in love with Russian food the second I bit into a slice of crusty bread slathered in a spread of blended pork fat and garlic and washed down with a shot of ice cold vodka.
I was really surprised that despite the large Russian community living in Bangkok there were no options for authentic Russian cuisine. A query to fellow Bangkok foodies directed me to one chef, Alesha Voronin. All agreed that he was a magician in the kitchen but unfortunately he was only doing pop-up dining experiences. Then something happened last month. Alesha opened a Russian restaurant called The Moon Under Water.
Excited, I immediately planned a visit. I was completely blown away by the food, its quality, flavor, and presentation. I was equally impressed with the extraordinary value. Here you can experience amazing Russian food in Bangkok without breaking the bank! Continue reading “The Moon Under Water – Finally Russian Food in Bangkok!”
Thailand is world renown for it’s amazing cuisine. But one thing I love about living in Bangkok is that if you’re craving food from another country it’s easy to find a restaurant that offers it. Mexican, Portuguese, Indian, Spanish, Ecuadorian, heck even Tibetan! Whatever your gut desires, Bangkok’s got a place for your craving.
One of the most culinarily represented countries in Bangkok’s food scene is Japan. Ramen shops, sushi bars, izakayas, and teppan style establishments litter the restaurant landscape. It is easy to seemingly transport yourself to Japan for a meal. Save yourself a plane ticket cost and visit one of these areas that cater to Japanese tourists and locals in Bangkok instead.
In this article I share one teppan style dining place in particular that I think is a real hidden gem. Though Rakuu is quite popular with local Thais and Japanese visitors for their deliciously affordable, truly authentic teppan dishes with omotenashi service it is little known by westerners. Continue reading “Rakuu – Great Teppan Style Dining in Bangkok”
update january 25, 2019: on january 21, 2019 little brochette announced on their facebook that they would be closing this location and opening a new location (64 sukhumvit soi 51 (square 51)) on march 1, 2019. I’ll update this article once i’ve been to their new location.
With a name like “Little Brochette“, you’d be surprised to learn this new Bangkok bistro specializes in Turkish cuisine found along the Eastern Mediterranean coastline of Turkey. I lived in Izmir for 3 years which is located on the North Aegean coast within view of some of the Greek islands. This is the food I ate and loved when I lived there.
There are a few Turkish restaurants in Bangkok–but this new gem captures the Mediterranean flavors as I remember them along with the welcoming hospitality I felt back them. If you love fresh Mediterranean mezes, succulent meat dishes, and wines without breaking the bank then you will love this place.
Let me introduce you to the menu! Continue reading “Little Brochette – Turkish Mediterranean Food in Bangkok”