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Michelin-starred Blue by Alain Ducasse unveils exciting delicacies

Michelin-starred French fine-dining destination Blue by Alain Ducasse at ICONSIAM is delighted to introduce its new vibrant tasting menus for lunch and dinner, an updated afternoon tea experience, and an invigorating new line-up at the Blue by Alain Ducasse Bakery Boutique. The menus curated by Executive...

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  • Thong Dee, the Kathu Brasserie loved by foodies and Phuket locals

    Thong Dee, the Kathu Brasserie loved by foodies and Phuket locals

    The Thaiger was invited to a special ‘taster’ at one of our favourite restaurants on the island of Phuket, Thong Dee. As usual, the food spoke for itself – no fuss, classy, so so tasty, eclectic. The Thaiger was a guest of the hosts Patrik and Ponchan for the evening. Thong Dee – The Kathu …

  • Thai suki restaurant customer injured as gas cooker explodes

    Thai suki restaurant customer injured as gas cooker explodes

    PHOTO: Facebook.com/สมพงษ์ เเก้วอาจ A gas canister has exploded at a Moo Katha or ‘suki’ restaurant in the Ram Inthra area of Bangkok. Moo Katha is a very popular kind of restaurant around the country. Thai Rath reports that Sompong Kaew-art posted on his Facebook that he had been near the restaurant when he heard an explosion. Passersby …

  • Hyatt Regency open new Spectrum Rooftop Bar in Bangkok

    Hyatt Regency open new Spectrum Rooftop Bar in Bangkok

    PHOTO: Award-winning Japanese architecture firm Super Potato tops off Hyatt Regency Bangkok Bangkok’s newest rooftop bar opens its doors this week as a sparkling new entry in the list of Bangkok’s top-shelf night spots. Designed by the Japanese design firm Super Potato, the Hyatt Regency Bangkok’s new Spectrum Lounge & Bar is a multi-faceted venue. On …

  • Top 10 restaurants in Phuket (2020)

    Top 10 restaurants in Phuket (2020)

    There are many excellent restaurant experiences in Phuket in 2020. Now Phuket has a broad and sophisticated range of restaurants that befit a Michelin guide dedicated to the region’s best. From floating restaurants to fine-dining, southern-style Thai cuisine to European fusion, Phuket’s got some of the best these days. Here, in no particular order, is the list …

  • Is cooking endangered rays on ‘MasterChef Thailand’ OK?

    Is cooking endangered rays on ‘MasterChef Thailand’ OK?

    by Pratch Rujivanarom The cooking of what appeared to be spotted eagle rays during the MasterChef Thailand TV show on World Wildlife Day last night is sparking social media outrage over the appropriateness eating endangered species on mainstream media. Despite experts confirming that fishing, cooking and eating spotted eagle ray is completely legal in Thailand, as …

  • A toast to female chefs – Women in Gastronomy 2019 Bangkok

    A toast to female chefs – Women in Gastronomy 2019 Bangkok

    Leading female chefs and wine makers will gather in Bangkok for the International Women’s Day culinary forum at Banyan Tree on March 8. The second edition of the global food forum Women in Gastronomy (WIG) organised by Gastronauts Asia will showcase an array of acclaimed female food personalities from Thailand and beyond. The full-day symposium …

  • Olta is the newest ‘olternative’ in Bangkok’s Suan Phlu

    Olta is the newest ‘olternative’ in Bangkok’s Suan Phlu

    Scottish Chef Jamie Wakeford, of noted Phuket restaurant Bampot Kitchen, is rolling out a new restaurant in Bangkok. Themed as ‘modern British’, and named Olta, the outlet has just opened in the Suan Phlu neighborhood. The Suan Phlu area is described as one of Bangkok’s latest dining enclaves, with new fashionable openings arriving every month. …

  • Thai Tapas at Ginja – a truly remarkable taste sensation

    Thai Tapas at Ginja – a truly remarkable taste sensation

    I am invited to special dinners many times a week and most are wonderful nights exploring new flavors and presentation at some of the island’s best restaurants. Last night was exceptional and beautifully presented at the award-winning Ginja Taste in Mai Khao. JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa invited Chef Prasertchai Trongvanichnam (aka. Chef Jack, …

  • Phuket’s Top 10 Brunches

    Phuket’s Top 10 Brunches

    Brunch has become a weekend staple on the island and its seems everyone has their own take on this beloved mix of two meals… a chance to slow down, enjoy some amazing food and try a little bit of everything. Whether you want something casual or prefer taking a boat to a private island, Phuket …

  • Bangkok Tonight: La Casa Nostra restaurant pop-up at Small’s Bar

    Bangkok Tonight: La Casa Nostra restaurant pop-up at Small’s Bar

    If you live in Bangkok I know that it can be easy to very overwhelmed by all the choices around you, whether it is food, drink or partying, you have a lot of options, but not tonight. Tonight head down to Sathorn’s Soi Suam Plu, for a very special pop-up event being hosted at one …

  • Maravilloso. Taco Bell is coming to Bangkok, but we have options

    Maravilloso. Taco Bell is coming to Bangkok, but we have options

    PHOTOS: BK-Asia, Taco Bell A media release says that Taco Bell is opening its first Thailand location on the first floor of Mercuryville mall in central Bangkok. Partnering with Siam Taco Company, part of TTA (Thoresen Thai Agencies) they bring the Mexican-inspired cuisine to the big mango in early 2019. Although we are all waiting …

  • Pru gets Phuket’s only Michelin gong

    Pru gets Phuket’s only Michelin gong

    PHOTO: Trisara Phuket now has a Michelin star restaurant in its midst. The only restaurant in the Phuket or Phang Nga region to score a gong in the second Thai Michelin foodie guide. Montara Hospitality’s farm-to-table restaurant Pru at Trisara has earned a Michelin star. The guide whas expanded this year to cover the best …

  • Hua Hin seafood sellers told not to overcharge customers

    Hua Hin seafood sellers told not to overcharge customers

    “Sea Write author Somchai Liewwarin complained that he was charged several thousand baht for just a few plates of seafoods.” PHOTO: Downshiftology Food-shop owners and street food sellers in Hua Hin say they will sign an MoU with the Hua Hin municipal office which will require them to strictly abide by trading rules and not to …

  • Time for a street food makeover – Tourism Ministry

    Time for a street food makeover – Tourism Ministry

    The Thai Tourism Minister says it’s time for an upgrade of Thai street food. The Nation reports that Weerasak Kowsurat says he would hold talks with the Public Health Ministry and the BMA on how to upgrade the quality of dishes sold by street vendors in the capital. He has revealed plans to bring together …

  • New additions to the Thailand Michelin foodie guide

    New additions to the Thailand Michelin foodie guide

    by Khetsirin Pholdhampalit Thai street food eatery Jay Fai has retained its one Michelin star for the second consecutive year and the legendary Thai restaurant Methavalai Sorndaeng is among the new 10 additions to have been awarded one star, according to the announcement of eateries making it the second edition of Michelin Guide Bangkok. No …

  • New rooftop dining experience overlooking the Andaman at The Nai Harn

    New rooftop dining experience overlooking the Andaman at The Nai Harn

    Red alert Phuket foodies. The Nai Harn is once again raising the bar on island gastronomy with the launch of Prime @ Rock Salt, a new rooftop venue that promises exclusive dining experiences with spectacular views of the beach and sea. The new restaurant will begin welcoming diners from the end of November 2018. Perched on …

  • Savoury staples with a touch of the finest Swiss chocolate

    Savoury staples with a touch of the finest Swiss chocolate

    Chocolate… mmmmm. But did you consider it as part of a broader savory menu? I enjoyed an evening of chocolate-infused cuisine and, well, it really works! Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket is treating guests to a new menu of savoury dishes with a sweet twist as Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts launches its ‘Chocolate …

  • Phuket Vegetarian Festival program 2018

    Phuket Vegetarian Festival program 2018

    The annual Vegetarian Festival is back and promises to be a big year for the annual nine day celebrations starting next Monday. Some of the rituals are based around self-mutilation and daring acts of fire walking. A lot of the processions and ceremonies can be quite scary, especially for the young or squeamish. There will …

  • Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts unveils a global menu of savoury dishes and finest Swiss chocolate

    Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts unveils a global menu of savoury dishes and finest Swiss chocolate

    ADVERTISING Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, part of the AccorHotels Group, is celebrating Swiss cuisine and the culinary versatility of chocolate with a new global menu of savoury dishes featuring a sweet twist. In Phuket the promotion will be at the Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach. The brand’s talented ‘food artisans’ have made Mövenpick chocolate the …

  • Pavilions Phuket welcomes Chef Rey

    Pavilions Phuket welcomes Chef Rey

    ADVERTISEMENT From humble beginnings in New Zealand, Chef Rey developed his profession with guidance from industry leaders, he has since taken his craft to Australia, Malaysia, Abu Dhabi and Vietnam. Before joining the team at The Pavilions Phuket, Chef Rey worked for well-known luxury restaurants and hotels, including the award-winning ‘2016 Top 50 restaurant’, Bracu, in …

  • M Beach Club makes waves at Mai Khao

    M Beach Club makes waves at Mai Khao

    ADVERTISING Sip champagne by the sea at the new M Beach Club. Set on the broad, sandy shores of the island’s northern coast, M Beach Club welcomes you to drink, dance, dine, lounge and swim against an eminently Instagrammable backdrop. This stretch of Mai Khao Beach, just 14 kilometres north of the international airport, …

  • The 9th Floor September specials

    The 9th Floor September specials

    The ‘Angels’ at Patong’s famed The 9th Floor restaurant are singing to the heavens about the new September seafood menu. Gourmet lovers can now savour a five-course chef’s menu paired with premium wines from France, Germany, Italy and Australia in portions compatible with the dishes and the most discerning gourmet’s palate. In September turbot, hailed …

  • Monsoon Valley Dinner @ Ginja Taste Restaurant, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa

    Monsoon Valley Dinner @ Ginja Taste Restaurant, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa

    JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, in collaboration with Siam Winery, is hosting the ‘Monsoon Valley Dinner’, an extraordinary 5 course Thai set menu. The food, atmosphere and service are, as you’d expect, spectacular. But there’s a twist to this gastronomic experience. Each course is paired with a Thailand wine. The special dinner is being served …

  • Spectacular views and the new lunchtime menu – Kata Rocks

    Spectacular views and the new lunchtime menu – Kata Rocks

    Kata Rocks, Phuket has launched a new lunch menu at the Oceanfront Clubhouse. You know the view, you’ll LOVE the new menu. With flavours inspired by both the Mediterranean and regional gastronomy, the refreshing new menu celebrates the summer and island life by using seasonal ingredients and seafood specialities. The new menu aims to make …

  • Somtam scores number 5 in the world’s top 500 Lonely Planet Eatlist

    Somtam scores number 5 in the world’s top 500 Lonely Planet Eatlist

    PHOTO: Somtam, Bangkok’s spicy contribution to the world’s Top 500 foodie finds A list of the world’s top 500 gastronomic experiences seems an impossible task to put together. Lonely Planet have sent out their culinary aficionados and they’ve come back with rankings, 1 to 500. Bangkok’s somtam, the spicy papaya salad, made it into the …

  • Phuket’s The 9th Floor wins three top awards

    Phuket’s The 9th Floor wins three top awards

    The 9th Floor, one of Phuket’s long established fine dining restaurants, has won three top awards in the 2018 World Luxury Restaurant Awards. The restaurant won awards for best fine dining cuisine (country, Thailand), best wine selection (continent, Asia) and best Mediterranean cuisine (regional winner, South East Asia). The 9th Floor owner Bart Duykers commented: …

  • ‘Miami Vice’ comes to Kata Rocks – Collective Series 13

    ‘Miami Vice’ comes to Kata Rocks – Collective Series 13

    Kata Rocks’ Collective Series 13 – ‘Miami Vice’ – brought the heat to Phuket, retro-1980s South Beach style, with another classic event that captured the imagination of the attending guests and loyal patrons. The evening featured exceptional pan-Latin American cuisine featuring ceviche, tacos, mini burgers and other mouth-watering canapés, plus live DJ entertainment. DJ Shane …

  • World’s Top 50 Restaurants – Thailand scores in the top 10

    World’s Top 50 Restaurants – Thailand scores in the top 10

    PHOTO: Robb Report European eating establishments have dominated this year’s Top 50 Restaurant list. The leading fine dining venues of 2018 were revealed at a ceremony in Bilbao, Spain. This year, culinary masterminds from five continents gathered in the Spanish port city of Bilbao for an award ceremony to name the 50 best fine dining joints …

  • Mango Tree elevates Thai dining with the launch of flagship restaurant in Guangzhou

    Mango Tree elevates Thai dining with the launch of flagship restaurant in Guangzhou

    Leading Asian restaurant operator Mango Tree Worldwide has expanded its flagship brand in China with the opening of Mango Tree Guangzhou, a contemporary, design-led dining destination located in one of the world’s tallest buildings. Created by Steve Leung, the award-winning Hong Kong-based architect and designer, Mango Tree Guangzhou features a rainforest and island themed interior, …

  • Songkhla Seafood Festival 2018 – on now.

    Songkhla Seafood Festival 2018 – on now.

    The Songkhla Seafood Festival 2018 is on now and celebrating its 19th year. It’s taking place at Sra Bua, Laem Samila, Songkhla until June 9, 2018. The event is known for offering all kinds of seafood fresh off the boat, including fish, shrimp, crab, shellfish, squid and jellyfish, caught during the 12-day festival. There will …