Bei Otto – Experience Bavarian Bliss With The New Menu!

Bei Otto Bangkok

Bei Otto (official website) is a German institution in the heart of Bangkok. If you’re a fan of German cuisine you’ve probably heard of it. Mr. Otto Duffner opened this small restaurant in 1984. After 35 years it’s evolved to a large Black Forest getaway for diners and beer hall enthusiasts with an onsite bakery and deli shop.

Under new management since August, 2017, their new chef has recently revamped their menu to focus on traditional Bavarian cuisine. The new owner has redesigned the restaurant to make it feel more like a Bavarian pub.

But let me get straight to the food so I can show you what these changes look like! Continue reading “Bei Otto – Experience Bavarian Bliss With The New Menu!”

Samut Sakhon – Mangroves, Salt Farms, and Seafood!

Samut Sakhon

I really love living in Bangkok. But sometimes it’s nice to get away from the big city and see another side of Thailand. Fortunately, for this latest trip I didn’t have to go far. In fact, adventure was found just an hour outside of the Big Mango in the lovely coastal province of Samut Sakhon.

TakeMeTour in collaboration with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) have put together day trip tours under a program called “Local Table“. These private tours offer visitors a unique opportunity to explore Thailand through the eyes of locals.

I received an invitation to review the very first Local Table tour for Samut Sakhon. It was described, “Discover the Secrets of Salt and Savor Homemade Seafood at Salt Farm“. I was thrilled to accept. The tour consisted of a tour to a mangrove forest, an active salt farm, and a lunch of seafood and unique local dishes prepared by the salt farming family. Honestly they had me at seafood!

It was a fantastic break from the city, and I’m happy to share this experience. Continue reading “Samut Sakhon – Mangroves, Salt Farms, and Seafood!”

Chanthaburi – Off the Beaten Path In Thailand’s Gem City

Chanthaburi is a province in the east of Thailand that is an easy 4 hour drive (245 kilometers) from Bangkok. It’s most famous for its gems and its fruit (especially durian). As the Gulf of Thailand runs along its border and the Chanthaburi River runs through it, Chanthaburi also offers some amazing seafood (especially oysters and crab).

I had the good fortune to be invited to join a few other bloggers for a sponsored trip by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). I felt very lucky for the opportunity, and the more I read about it the foodie in me got very excited!

Though Chanthaburi is a favorite destination for Thai tourists it’s not well known to foreign tourists and is rarely visited. Hoping to get some exposure, TAT put together a fantastic 2 1/2 day itinerary. I’m happy to share my experience with you so that you might be inspired to travel to this gem of a city! Continue reading “Chanthaburi – Off the Beaten Path In Thailand’s Gem City”

Saigon Recipe – Best Vietnamese Cuisine in Bangkok

Saigon Recipe Bangkok Cover

I love Vietnamese food. I’ve lamented not being able to find good Vietnamese cuisine in Bangkok before. I have also celebrated when I found a place that served decent Vietnamese cuisine at very cheap prices. But now I am thrilled to report that I’ve found a place that has incredible, authentic Vietnamese dishes, at reasonable prices, with a wonderful atmosphere. Saigon Recipe (official Facebook page) is the place I’m referring to, and it’s the BEST Vietnamese cuisine I’ve had in Bangkok! Continue reading “Saigon Recipe – Best Vietnamese Cuisine in Bangkok”