January 22, 2014

Chinatown, Bangkok Pt. 2: T & K Seafood

by Johnny Lopes

In the first post of this series Chinatown, Bangkok, I covered a little family run cockle and mussel stand. I mentioned, “Two stalls hawking some of the finest seafood around,” and promised to follow up with an additional post. While it’s been nearly a year, I’d like to post my experiences now of the neighboring stall: T & K Seafood. […]

June 5, 2013

Chinatown, Bangkok Pt. 1: Cockle + Mussel Stand

by Johnny Lopes

Recently I took a trip to Southeast Asia, starting off in Thailand. I decided to make the trip up as I went. I didn’t even have a place to stay when I first arrived — a challenge when you land at 10pm. But my first post back has nothing to do with Thai food. Rather, I’d like to […]

March 8, 2013

Postcard from Bangkok: Pad Thai Chef

by Johnny Lopes

By Johnny Lopes Khaosan Road, Bangkok; Backpacker Mecca. The street gets stupid busy at night between fellow travelers and merchant hustlers. You can buy everything from new suits to a ride to a local ping-pong show. As an amateur photo-journalist project, I went out in the early morning to seek out the silent streets — I […]

May 1, 2012

Slightly Peckish: Khanom Thai – Thai Sweets (BKK)

by Sakura Gooneratne

I know it’s been almost two months since I visited Bangkok, but I didn’t want to deprive y’all of the wonder that is Thai sweets and desserts. So here’s a quick run down of the sugary delights we sampled in Bangkok. Us folk who don’t live in Thailand are truly hard done by as it’s […]

March 20, 2012

Slightly Peckish: Som Tum Salad (BKK)

by Sakura Gooneratne

One of my favourite Thai dishes is som tum, the spicy green papaya salad so prevalent in Northern Thai or Isaan cuisine. I used to love it as a kid, and I love it even more as an adult although sometimes my tongue and stomach rebel against the fiery heat of the chillis that are […]

March 6, 2012

Slightly Peckish: Thai Suki at Coca (BKK)

by Sakura Gooneratne

One of the main things I look forward to whenever I visit Thailand is to be able to eat Thai steamboat or Thai suki (hot pot) at Coca, a restaurant which has been going strong for the last 50 years and is now a culinary empire extending to Singapore and even Japan. My mother remembers going […]

February 21, 2012

Slightly Peckish: Bah Mee Nahm (BKK)

by Sakura Gooneratne

Umamimart is celebrating 5 years this month with a celebration of noodles and how delightful that I get to talk to you all about one of my favourites: bah mee nahm (Thai noodle soup). When I lived in Bangkok, Thailand, from the ages of four to eleven, apparently the only things I liked to eat […]

March 30, 2011

Skankynavia: Indian Food at Face (BKK)

by Anders Arhoj

I know, how silly is this? Eating Indian food when you’re finally in Thailand? It’s really only excusable if you had already sampled so many Thai dishes that you need a break from the coconut and lemongrass fireworks. Face is a super trendy “it” restaurant sporting three different kitchens (Thai, Indian & Japanese) among the […]

March 23, 2011

Skankynavia: Bangin’ Cock Delish (Bangkok)

by Anders Arhoj

I’ve fallen in love with the Bangin’ Cock, aka Bangkok, the frantic and exotic capital of Thailand. Just returned home to the rather chilly degrees of Copenhagen from a sensual 33ËšC, and I severely miss the hot sticky nights, tall palm trees, weird exotic birds, first class pool swimming–and most importantly, the almost hilarious abundance […]