May 29, 2013

The Swedish Chef: Larb Gai

by Haan Ridell

By Haan Ridell

Hi I’m Haan. I’m Swedish but live in Copenhagen, and I fly around the world for a living.

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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.

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May 1, 2012

Slightly Peckish: Khanom Thai – Thai Sweets (BKK)

by Sakura Gooneratne

Slightly Peckish: Thai Sweets 11

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.

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March 6, 2012

Slightly Peckish: Thai Suki at Coca (BKK)

by Sakura Gooneratne

Slightly Peckish: Coca 10

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.

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February 24, 2012

Great UM Noodletown: Amphawa Thai Noodle House (SF)

by Kayoko Akabori


Sakura’s noodle report from Bangkok earlier this week had me craving for a bowl of bah mee nam here in the Bay Area.

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February 21, 2012

Slightly Peckish: Bah Mee Nahm (BKK)

by Sakura Gooneratne

Slightly Peckish: Bah Mee Nahm 3

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).

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February 2, 2012

Great UM Noodletown: Drunken Noodles @ SriPraPhai (NYC)

by Kayoko Akabori

Drunken Noodles

Drunken noodles at SriPraPhai in Woodside, Queens. From Umamiventure #4 in 2007. The savory hot sweetness of the dish still hovers in my memory.

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August 9, 2011

Slightly Peckish: Thai Food at The Churchill Arms Pub (LDN)

by Sakura Gooneratne

Slightly Peckish: Churchill Arms 1

One of the surprising things about London is that you can get very good, cheap Thai food in pubs.

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September 3, 2010

Issan Style Thai at Sab-E-Lee (SD)

by Kayoko Akabori


I was able to meet up with Kirk aka mmm-yoso during my trip to San Diego.

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July 14, 2010

The Big Feed: The Rustic Spoon (LA)

by Sarah Nevada


So I’m in the valley, Burbank actually, or is it North Hollywood? Depends on who you are talking to.

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