Thai cuisine is incredibly diverse. Even though I strive to expand my knowledge of Thai dishes I have really only experienced the tip of the iceberg of what’s out there. I’m certainly no expert but I am getting better at identifying what is a Northern or Isaan dish from dishes that are from the central plains. But after recently visiting Penang, Malaysia it dawned on me that I was completely clueless to Southern Thai food. Fortunately for me I discovered a place in Bangkok to clue me in. SN Bar & Kitchen (official Facebook page) is an excellent restaurant to get an education on authentic Southern Thai dishes. Continue reading “SN Bar & Kitchen – Southern Thai Food & Cocktails!”
When I first lived in Bangkok it was tough to find really good Mexican cuisine. As a California native, it’s something I do crave every now and again. Then the food scene seemingly exploded overnight with some great Mexican restaurants. Now there’s no shortage of great places to enjoy some delicious tacos, quesadillas, burritos, etc. Off the top of your head you can probably name 5 pretty solid Mexican restaurants in the Big Mango. But I want to highlight one restaurant I’ve recently discovered because they take “homemade” to a whole new level when it comes to Mexican fare, El Mariachi Taqueria (official Facebook page). Continue reading “El Mariachi Taqueria – Tasty Mexican Food in Bangkok!”
Eats Payao (official Facebook page) has always had a special place in my heart for 3 reasons:
- I am a huge fan of khao soi and they make the best khao soi I’ve had in Bangkok.
- The Chow Traveller blog idea was formulated at Eats Payao over bowls of khao soi nua.
- The proprietors, Gav and Khae, are incredibly hardworking, personable, and genuine good people to know.
I’m fortunate that it’s been located close to my home–it make’s it much easier to get my “fix” for khao soi noodles. When they talked about closing up shop I was so happy to hear that it was so that they could move to a larger place even closer to my home! With a larger kitchen they were also able to expand their Northern Thailand food menu to include Singaporean cuisine. Once they were up and running I figured it was time to revisit, and rewrite my original article to cover their new location, menu, and share their very special story. Continue reading “Eats Payao: The Best Khao Soi in Bangkok!”
I was introduced to Aire Bar (official Facebook page) not long after their December ’17 opening via a media event invite. During the event I was really impressed with their concept, their drink menu, and their prices. It impressed me as a rooftop bar for folks who live here in Bangkok, folks who want to experience a nice view, and a nice drink, but don’t want to have their wallets pillaged in the process. Folks like me, actually! Continue reading “Aire Bar – Bangkok’s “Local” Rooftop Bar!”