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Opening a Thai bank account in Bangkok

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

I am moving back to Bangkok in March, and need a bank account so I can transfer 100,000 baht to it in case I need serious medical treatment. I am an American and my US-based bank is Chase. Transfering money from different banks in American is easy but never did internationally. Has anyone ever done this? What bank would you recommend for this? What's involved?

UPDATE: Smart Visa applications accepted after February 1

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

UPDATE: Smart Visa applications accepted after February 1 By Tanutam Thawan The Smart Visa program will allow high-earning expats to hold a visa without needing to report to immigration every 90 days. Starting February 1, eligible foreigners can apply for a new, four-year visa called the Smart Visa. The visa, itself, isn’t ‘smart’ or magically electronic but you’ll probably need to be smart to apply for it. Initially the digital nomads hoped it might help their lifestyle and allow them an easier way to remain in Thailand. The details don’t really support the new visa’s use for digital nomads. The Smart Visa program will allow high-earning expats to hold a visa without needing to report to immigration every 90 days. The program received full endorsement and approval from the cabinetthis week. The idea behind the Smart Visa is “to increase knowledge transfer and skill development in desirable fields such as technology and medicine”. Foreigners who meet the new visa’s requirements will be able to apply for them at Thai embassies in their home country. Alternatively, they’ll be able to apply at the One-Stop Service Centre for Visas and Work Permits in Bangkok. Full Story: https://www.phuketgazette.net/lifestyle/update-smart-visa-applications-accepted-february-1 -- © Copyright Phuket Gazette 2018-1-19

Scalini Italian Restaurant, Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok

by Tommy Ooi @ Tommy Ooi Travel Guide

Scalini Bangkok is an Italian fine dine that serves food with its roots in all parts of Italy, incorporating innovative & creative new dishes that features a modern twist to the traditional Italian cuisine, using [...]

Wakanui Grill Dining – Steakhouse Using Meats From New Zealand And Cooking Techniques Of Japan, At Marina One

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

On the 4th level of the rather futuristic looking (like off a Hollywood set) of Marina One lies two glass capsules. One of them contains Wakanui Grill Dining, an 86-seater restaurant which features steak and lamb from New Zealand. Wakanui, a New Zealand term meaning “to canoe over the land of plenty”’ is a grill restaurant concept that showcases the best available meats from the country. Its first outlet opened in Tokyo in 2011, and its success soon meant the opening of its second outlet there, focusing on lamb chops. Therefore, you could also find some Japanese influences in the menu over in Singapore’s outlet. The stars and the essence of the restaurant are therefore the New Zealand Ocean Beef and Wakanui Spring Lamb, which are grilled over Japan-sourced Binchotan charcoal in the centrally-placed, open kitchen. Starters included Neck Clam Soup ($12), Steamed Green Lip New Zealand Mussels ($22), Hot Smoked Salmon ($24), Seasonal Hassun ($32), Kikorangi Blue Cheese Caesar ($22) and Green Salad ($16) I was recommended by the service manager the Wakanui Spring Lamb Chop ($8) as the starter, and it turned out to be quite exceptional. The lamb had intense flavour and retained its natural juiciness, without the usual gaminess lamb would have. In fact, this would count as one of the most tender lamb chops I ever had. The Wakanui Spring Lamb are raised for approximately six months on the lush and highly nutritious spring pastures, with meat then aged for around four weeks until reaching its peak flavour. This process would ensure that the optimum flavour and texture of the lamb can be enjoyed year-round. In terms of the Ocean Beef, there were choices of 21 Days Dry-aged Bone-in-Ribeye ($199 for 1000g), Ribeye Cut ($79 for 350g, $109 for 500g), or Sirloin ($72 for 350g,...

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Pho Phu Vuong – One Of Ho Chi Minh City’s Best Pho + Pho ‘Dictionary’ For Easy Ordering

by admin @ Food – Vietnamese – DanielFoodDiary.com

[Ho Chi Minh City] A trip to Vietnam without having some pho would be a culinary crime. Among all Vietnamese dishes that made their way across the globe, this is arguably the most iconic dish of Vietnamese cuisine. The question is: Where to go for a bowl of pho in the land of hundreds of Pho shops, sometimes only a few meters away from each other? Phở Phú Vương started to be a humble pho stall, and grew to two shops with approximately 200 seats in total. The shop specialises in Southern-style Pho, which differs mainly from its northern counterpart in the sweetness of the broth and the condiments used to accompany your pho bowl. Pho Phu Vuong represents the typical no-frills local eatery where there is no ambience to speak of. However the place is covered in white-tiled walls, brightly lit, reasonably clean and relatively spacious as compared to other eateries in town. You come in, you order, waiters bring the food, you eat, pay and leave. At meal time when customers flow in, you certainly have to share tables with strangers. Service is no means courteous or polite one that the West is accustomed to. There are two main seating areas at this branch on Nguyen Thai Binh street, only one has the air-conditioner to help you combat the heat while slurping the tasty pho. You get to choose your pho with a range of beef cut; there is no English menu so this is a Pho dictionary for easy ordering: Tái = sliced rare beef steak Nạm = sliced beef flank Gầu = flatty flank Gân = beef tendon Vè = crunchy flank Sách = beef tripe Thịt Nhừ = minced beef Đuôi bò = ox tail A small bowl costs 55,000 VND (SGD$3.26), a big bowl...

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Bo.Lan in Sukhumvit Soi 53 is worth a visit

by Champagne @ Streetside Bangkok

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Thai-born chef Duangporn ‘Bo’ Songvisava and Australian-born chef Dylan ‘Lan’ Jones runs the kitchen at Bo.Lan. The guide Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by San Pellegrino and Aqua Panna, have them on the list, and they recently got a Michelin Star. They serve delicious food with high quality ingredients and I wouldn’t hesitate a minute to call for a visit, but it isn’t one of Asia’s 50 best restaurants. On the other hand, it’s a rather good deal price wise for a «fine dining» experience. The quotes in «fine dining» is mostly referring to the one locker at the mens room where you can cue and take part in a magical number of sounds from whatever creature that is occupying the room, ranging from a cornet type of sounds created by strong pressure to the more lively giving up life by something being slaughtered inside the box. At least it gave the three of us cuing a reason to start a conversation. Bo and Lan is husband and wife and they met at Nahm in London run by David Thomson, a Michelin Star restaurant that closed some years ago. The same guy running Nahm in Bangkok. Anyway Bo and Lan have plenty [...]

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Locals’ Pick: Top 5 Vietnamese Restaurants in Bangkok

Locals’ Pick: Top 5 Vietnamese Restaurants in Bangkok


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Vietnamese cuisine is widely popular among the health-conscious crowd for its nutritional values and deliciousness. As one of Thailand’s neighboring …

Complaints of expensive food and drink at Bangkok airports spark visit by Thai Ombudsman

by Rachel Roobe @ Tasty Thailand

Thailand’s Office of Ombudsman will apparently be visiting Bangkok airports again after complaints of expensive food and drink prices have resurfaced against them by a large number of passengers. This comes after Airports of Thailand’s (AOT) reported an increase in the number of complaints by passengers about expensive food and drink at Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok, and current Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha ordered an investigation. As someone who flies through both Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang regularly, I have to say I agree with the complaints about exorbitantly priced food at both airports. In fact, if I

Kommentar til Jay Fai – where Ferraris and Bentleys park street side to get their fix av Street food outlet bags Bangkok's first Michelin star | Cambodia Tour Website

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[…] vendor, and her prices reflect this with a typical speciality costing upwards of US$20. One local food blog described it as that place Ferraris and Bentleys park street side to get their […]

Can immigration stop non-paying hotel guests from leaving the country?

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

Running a Resort business on Samui, we had a few guests leave without clearing their final bill. They left Samui immediately after our resort to Bangkok. We went to the local police station and have and made a statement and now the local Samui police have to forward the statement to Bangkok police. Samui Immigration have said they have arrived in Bangkok but no movement from Bangkok as of yet. However they said that if we want to catch them we have to file a report to sue them and it will be a big media thing and go on TV etc. We emailed them requesting payment but I read somewhere that immigration can hold them until they pay? Would prefer not to make national media....

Seafood and Must Eat Thai Snacks for Your Chonburi Road Trip!

by Dwight Turner @ Bangkok Fatty

Chonburi may be the easiest province to explore from Bangkok. The motorway between the provinces means you can be there in an hour, a feature that’s not lost on expats and tourists eager to forego Bangkok for Pattaya. The popularity of the route between the two cities, along with having the crowd distracted by bright […]

Anti-poaching squad arrests coordinator of Phayung logging gang

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Anti-poaching squad arrests coordinator of Phayung logging gang By Piyaporn Wongruang The Nation After a months long cat-and-mouse chase, forest crime suppression officials from the Forest Protecting Operation Centre (FPOC) have nabbed what they believe to be the master-mind or a key coordinator of the Phayung logging gang. Thawatchai Raksasil, 33, and his aide were arrested in Khon Kaen using arrest warrants and were brought to the Natural Resources and Environment Crime Suppression Division of the Royal Police for interrogation Friday evening. They reportedly confessed to being the principle coordinators within the gang. The arrest is part of ongoing suppression efforts against the gang, which is believed to be the largest Phayung (endangered Siamese rosewood) logging gang in the country and possibly transnational in scope. The centre’s Phayak Prai taskforce, led by Cheewapap Cheewatham, last December teamed up with Thap Lan National Park rangers to track illegal-logging moves by the gang’s members within the Sakaerat Environmental Research Station in Nakhon Ratchasima province. Two ancient Phayung trees had been cut down and sawed into pieces and placed beside the roadside pending transportation. The park’s Central Network Anti-Poaching System (NCAPS) cameras were later able to capture the gang returning to the site to transport the logs. When officials showed up to make arrests, they were fired upon by gang members and their vehicles damaged by bullets. Three people were arrested at the scene, and at least two vehicles were seized as a result. The centre then mobilised the forces to expand the investigation, which included the Phayak Prai task force, officers from the Royal Thai Police and their Natural Resources and Crime Suppression Division, along with the military from Internal Security Operations Command. Discovering that one of the cars had a fake licence plate, officials went to check a car rental tent, from which one of the vehicles had reportedly been bought. The business owner claimed that four of his cars had been stolen. The matter is still under investigation. Meanwhile, officials also expanded their investigation, and learned of the involvement of a resort in a popular tourist attraction in nearby Wang Nam Khiao. One of three loggers previously arrested in the October operation reportedly confessed that the gang used the resort to plan its operations. The resort belongs to a so-far unnamed former senior police officer, with the rank of Police Lieutenant rank, who claimed that the 12-rai (1.9-hectare) plot was under an Agricultural Land Reform designation. Typically, land under that designation is distributed by the Agricultural Land Reform Office (ALRO) to landless farmers. However, ALRO informed FPOC officials that the land’s status is still under review and it had not been allocated to anyone. Athapol Charoenshunsa, FPOC director and deputy chief of the Royal Forestry Department, said that the centre’s initial investigation suggested the criminal ring was probably the largest illegal Phayung logging gang in the country. It is transnational, with several known criminals involved, he said. “This criminal case is very critical as a number of criminals have records related to similar Phayung logging cases. Despite their criminal records, they did not show fear, but repeated their crimes. They even shot at officials,” Athapol said. An additional 20 suspected gang members have arrest warrants issued against them, with Vietnamese individuals also identified, putting the total number of criminals known to be involved at 25. Siamese rosewood has been extensively harvested from Thai forests in recent years, from the Northeast to the eastern forests of the World Heritage Site of Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex which includes Thap Lan National Park. A surge in demand is partly driven by large-scale international consumption of the wood, including in China. The strikingly beautiful wood is used for household furniture and decoration. In China, many people believe the wood brings good luck and prosperity. In recent years, foreign nationals have been found to be involved in illegal logging activities, prompting officials to step up their suppression efforts with the help of technology such as the NCAPS camera system. Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30336728 -- © Copyright The Nation 2018-01-20

Thien Duong - Dusit Thani Bangkok

Thien Duong - Dusit Thani Bangkok


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Thien Duong means ‘paradise’ in Vietnamese, which is fitting given the restaurant’s elegant surroundings and fantastic menu featuring the authentic flavours of Vietnam. Thien Duong Signature Dish New Vietnamese Menu at Thien Duong Thien Duong Set Lunch Menu Thien Duong Set Dinner Menu Thien Duong A La Carte Menu Book your table

November Cooking Class Schedule

November Cooking Class Schedule

by Nhoi.Ouy @ Bangkok Bold

To book for the class: 1.Simple email or inbox us at info@bangkokbold.com or http://www.facebook.com/BangkokBoldCookingStudio and let us know the date and programs that you are interested in. 2. Once the date is confirmed for booking we do require a 50% deposit to the account provided via emails, we are also available on paypal (fees are…

In the Soi: Boat Noodles and Other Goodies at Victory Monument

by Leon Koh @ Bangkok Theme

Victory Monument is undoubtedly one of the “must-visit” places in Bangkok. Even not as a destination, visitors will most likely pass through this landmark at least once as it serves as a major transportation hub for buses, trains, and even the BTS. One of the best thing about this area, however, is the variety of [...]

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Banh Xeo 46A – Huge Vietnamese Savoury Crepe. Some Say Best in Ho Chi Minh

by admin @ Food – Vietnamese – DanielFoodDiary.com

[Ho Chi Minh] When it comes to Vietnamese food, my knowledge has been quite limited to Banh Mi (Vietnamese Baguette) and Pho (Beef Noodle Soup). Hence, it thrills me to be able to gain more insights about local Vietnamese cuisine during my recent trip to Ho Chi Minh. Banh Xeo 46A, otherwise known as Banh Xeo Dinh Cong Trang (or literally the Banh Xeo store located on Dinh Cong Trang Street), specializes in serving huge Vietnamese sizzling crepe cake that comes with pork belly, shrimps and bean sprouts. The crepe looked like a huge “mee jiam kueh” (pancake) which came with generous amount of savoury ingredients. Did a google search, and this happened to be one the famous Banh Xeo in Ho Chi Minh. The Banh Xeo (VND 80k, SGD $4.80) was served together with tons of greens, and I was initially sceptical on how healthy the combination would taste. Despite the language barrier, the friendly staff then patiently guided me on the “correct way” to consume Banh Xeo. Using leafy greens as base, you would wrap the crepe together with some shrimp, pork belly, bean sprouts and mint leaves, then dip into the fish sauce chilli before consuming. The chewy texture of the crepe felt similar to some Korean Pancake but thinner, and had refreshing crunch from the bean sprouts. While they specialize in Banh Xeo, the shop also serves up a comprehensive menu of Vietnamese dishes such as Rice Vermicelli dishes, Seafood fritters and Barbequed Meat. Not forgetting iconic Vietnam side dishes such as Goi Cuon (Fresh Summer Roll) and Cha Gio (Fried Spring Roll) paired with fish sauce. (VND 75k, SGD $4.50 for 5pcs) These two side dishes are so common that it is almost available at every food stall. I tried from different places and found...

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Sugar Miss – Popular Instagrammable Marble Cube Cake And Marble Cheese Cake At Taipei

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[Taipei] One of Taipei’s most instagrammable dessert café of late has to be Sugar Miss, with photos of their famed Marble Cube Cake trending in several social media feeds (at least the Chinese ones). The Marble Cube Cakes come with varied fillings of matcha, raspberry and taro, available in very limited quantities. Each is priced about NT$240 – 265 (SGD$10.80 – SGD$11.90), considered on the higher side for Taiwan, though Singaporeans should be used to these prices for cakes. Do note there is a minimum expenditure of NT$200 required for each customer, which should be easily met as long as you get a drink. Reservations are recommended, as the café can get very popular during the weekends. As I arrived about 2pm, there were just 2 Marble Cube Cake left. The décor looked rather “Lady M” – all clean, white with marbled tables, and ironically Lady M Taipei is just located a short distance away with a moderately long queue. The entire vibes felt rather ‘cold’ though, without the extreme friendliness you see at other Taipei café places. Other offerings included the best-selling Marble Cheese Cake (NT$190 per slice, SGD$8.50), and Mille Crepe Cakes with flavours of Matcha Milk, Earl Grey, Valrhona Chocolate, Taro and Seasonal Fruit (NT$180 – 230, SGD$8.00 – 10.30). The Marble Cube Cake was certainly a good-looker, different from other conventional cakes, placed on a marbled plate on white table. This café certainly knows about how to get good lighting for optimal photos. Unfortunately, taste wise, it wasn’t the most impressive. It was OKAY. While the top molten layer looked melty, it was solidified and didn’t add much taste wise. Beneath was a chiffon layer and raspberry fillings that didn’t quite flow at all. It was probably just this cake, as I have seen other versions...

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Is Banning Facebook in Thailand a Good Idea?

by Kevin Baker @ Bangkok Theme

There has been talk, on and off, about banning Facebook in Thailand. Countries which block social media from its citizens are obviously given largely bad press. However, would an authority banning Facebook along with maybe barring other social media options actually be doing us all one big favor? More Privacy First of all we would have some of [...]

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Treat Yourself: 5 Picturesque Old Town Districts in Bangkok

by Leon Koh @ Bangkok Theme

Undoubtedly, Bangkok has become one of the most urban cities in South East Asia over the years. However, many of its old architecture and ancient vibes retain throughout the metropolitan city. Check out our list of the different districts in Bangkok that are uniquely vintage, making it a perfect destination for all visitors looking for [...]

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20+ Pics from Bangkok’s Vietnamese and More Restaurant

20+ Pics from Bangkok’s Vietnamese and More Restaurant


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Here’s some eye candy from one of my favorite restaurants in Bangkok, Vietnamese and More. I’ve been a fanboy since they were originally just a stall in MBK’s food court, followin…

Vietnamese food wins hearts of Thai consumers at Bangkok expo  - Tuoi Tre News

Vietnamese food wins hearts of Thai consumers at Bangkok expo  - Tuoi Tre News


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Vietnamese goods, especially foods, being promoted at an expo in Bangkok are well received by Thai customers

Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit – Seafood Sensation Buffet

by Tommy Ooi @ Tommy Ooi Travel Guide

A trip to Bangkok would not be complete without munching all the yummilicious food Bangkok could offer. On our recent short getaway, we managed to try Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit’s Seafood Sensation Buffet which is [...]

Le Dalat Vietnamese Restaurant in Bangkok (Sukhumvit 23)

Le Dalat Vietnamese Restaurant in Bangkok (Sukhumvit 23)


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Often lauded as the best Vietnamese Restaurant in Bangkok yet nowadays slightly off the radar. Le Dalat Vietnamese Restaurant in Bangkok (Sukhumvit 23).

About Us

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The Best Lobster Deal in the City

by Chelsea Chan @ Gourmet Bangkok

Look no further than The Square, Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square, for the best lobster deal in the city. We are serving up half Canadian lobsters with garlic butter sauce at only 199 baht net. Along with the lobsters, enjoy a variety of fresh seafood such as King crabs, fresh oysters, mussels, crabsand shrimps. At the delicious grill […]

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Shabushi buffet in Bangkok, Thailand — what do you get for 419 baht?

by Rachel Roobe @ Tasty Thailand

Shabushi buffet in Bangkok, Thailand — what do you get for 419 baht? Several years ago, I reviewed Shabushi buffet in Bangkok after I had eaten there with friends and had not been particularly impressed with what I had eaten or experienced. I avoided the restaurant for a few years after that. In 2016, I went back to Shabushi buffet a number of times at the behest of different Thai friends and was surprised to see the food on offer had definitely improved. So much so Shabushi has since become a place I eat at whenever I feel like a

Dalad Vietnamese Restaurant

Dalad Vietnamese Restaurant


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Dalad Vietnamese restaurant offers a great selection of Vietnamese food. Both dine-in and take-out are available.

Why is Kongju still popular in Bangkok?

by Chelsea Chan @ Gourmet Bangkok

Kongju Korean Restaurant is located on the second floor of Pathumwan Princess Hotel. Kongju has been opened for more than 21 years, serving foodies in town authentic taste of Korean cuisine and Korean royal cuisine. When it was first opened, it was not as popular as it is now. The reason is simple – Kongju […]

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Thai-Buzz: Thailand’s increasing income inequality in the next 5-10 years

by Leon Koh @ Bangkok Theme

“Thai-Buzz” translates articles of diverse topics from Thailand’s biggest community sites and discussion forums. While the topics themselves may or may not directly involve foreigners, they will hopefully give you some insights on the topics being discussed among Thai internet users and on Thai culture. Furthermore, these opinions are in no way representative of our website [...]

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Saigon Recipe  restaurant, Bangkok - book with eatigo.com

Saigon Recipe restaurant, Bangkok - book with eatigo.com


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January 2018 : Cooking class schedule

January 2018 : Cooking class schedule

by Nhoi.Ouy @ Bangkok Bold

Our joined cooking class schedule for our Phra Sumeru Branch. Please inbox us at info@BangkokBold.com to book or in case of any questions.

Nostalgia at Belfast Christmas Market

by Allan Wilson @ Live Less Ordinary: Bangkok Based Bloggers Travelling in Asia & Beyond

As far as Christmas Markets go, Belfast really isn’t that bad, where it’s found under a fancy backdrop at Belfast City Hall, and when...

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How much does an apartment in Chiang Mai cost per month in 2018?

by Rachel Roobe @ Tasty Thailand

  How much does an apartment in Chiang Mai cost per month in 2018? A few days ago, I was contacted by a British friend who is selling everything he owns and moving to Chiang Mai, Thailand. One of the things he wanted to know was how much does an apartment in Chiang Mai cost per month in 2018? And was the amount of money he was budgeting for rent for his first few months in the city enough? Now, I don’t live in Chiang Mai. But, I have spent many many weeks there on trips from Bangkok, both in

Marina Square – 1-For-1 Buffets, Chirashi, Oysters, Amazing Dining Discounts And FREE E-Vouchers

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

1-for-1 Buffets, 1-for-1 Chirashi Don, 1-for-1 Oysters, $5 off your favourite meal, 10-20% OFF your dining bill… these are just some of the incredible dining deals found at Marina Square. Marina Square has just launched an all-NEW app, which includes over 100 dining and shopping deals exclusively via the app (download from App Store or Google Play). If you are going to dine at Marina Square, I would encourage you to use the app to enjoy all the cost-savings. Redemption of the deals is extremely easy: just open the app, click on “Deals”, scan the QR code and enjoy the promotion! Here are 10 Restaurant & Cafes found at Marina Square, and the Special Dining Deals they offer: reDPan #02-03/04 Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm, extended till 11pm on Fridays Marina Square App Deal: FREE house beverage with every main purchase Set up by DP Architects and The Food Explorer Group behind Cookyn Inc and Grub, redpan is all about “local fun dining”. Their best-selling dish continues to be the Prawn & Hae Bi Hiam Pasta ($19), tossed with sakura ebi and sautéed prawns, using a house-made paste from Chef Mervyn Phan’s (from Cookyn) grandmother’s recipe. Also look out for the Bak Chor Foie Gras Pasta ($19) which provides a new interpretation to one of our favourite local dish, added with foie gras; and Cold Pasta with House-Cured Salmon ($20) aromatic with a touch of truffle oil. Get the house-concocted beverage such as the refreshing Roselle Sour Plum Soda, Lychee Earl Grey Tea, or Lemongrass with Gula Melaka. Emporium Shokuhin – Senmi Sushi #01-18 Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm Marina Square App Deal: 1-for-1 Chirashi Don & Hokkaido Don Freshness is the key to all the thick-cut sashimi slices and sushi offered at Senmi Sushi. I am a personal fan...

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Chinese New Year At Liu Restaurant

by Chelsea Chan @ Gourmet Bangkok

Chinese New Year means family and friends, and there is no finer way to welcome in the new Lunar Year than by sharing a hearty meal with them all together. Whether you indulge in a la carte delicacies, a lavish buffet, or a multi-course Chinese feast, Liu Chinese restaurant at Conrad Bangkok is the perfect […]

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by admin @ Dalad Vietnamese Restaurant

APPETIZER The following course gives us a smooth landing from cloud nine. MAIN DISH Fresh and a little fatty hamachi with shredded radish and avocado gel is a small plate of joy. DESSERT The third course is goat cheese gnocchi … Continue reading

The Lunch Lady – Street Food Celebrity Made Famous By Anthony Bourdain, Daily Rotating Noodles Menu At Ho Chi Minh City

The Lunch Lady – Street Food Celebrity Made Famous By Anthony Bourdain, Daily Rotating Noodles Menu At Ho Chi Minh City


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Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok Hotel – Junior Suite

by Tommy Ooi @ Tommy Ooi Travel Guide

Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok Hotel is one of our favourite 5 star hotel in Bangkok. The hotel is primely located in the heart of Sukhumvit, 5 mins walk from Phrom Phong BTS Station and EmQuartier mall [...]

Hotels near Pho Van Vietnamese Restaurant, Bangkok  - BEST HOTEL RATES Near Restaurants and Cafes, Bangkok - Thailand

Hotels near Pho Van Vietnamese Restaurant, Bangkok - BEST HOTEL RATES Near Restaurants and Cafes, Bangkok - Thailand


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Pullman Bangkok King Power’s 10th Anniversary Celebration

by Chelsea Chan @ Gourmet Bangkok

It’s Pullman Bangkok King Power’s 10th Anniversary celebration on 17 December 2017. Gourmet Bangkok team joined the brunch celebration at the Eternity Ballroom located on the ground floor of the hotel. Our main purpose was to meet the Michelin-Starred French Chef Stéphane Gaborieau from Le Pergolèse in Paris whom I met earlier this year in […]

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Poipet Cambodia visa run...

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

Can anyone advise me on the Poipet border crossing in Cambodia please? I need to pop over the border to get a "visa exempt" stamp for 30 days and I'm thinking about taking the Casino bus from Lumpini Park, Bangkok to Poipet. I'm hearing different stories about how easy or infact how legal it is to leave and re-enter on the same day. I have a flight back to the UK for mid March, so I only need to do this once, (I havn't done a one day visa run for a few years) I will then extend for the additional time required at Sathorn immigration. Any advise would be very much appreciated...thank you.

An Authentic Taste of Winter at Yamazato

by Chelsea Chan @ Gourmet Bangkok

As Winter sets in and snow blankets the chilly northern reaches of Japan, Yamazato restaurant celebrate the season with special Gozen lunch platters and a Kaiseki dinner menu that are sure to warm the heart. In addition to succulent sashimi, the first Spring Gozen lunch platter includes a starter of five-coloured marinated vegetables, shrimp, and […]

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The Otaru Snow Light Festival (Hokkaido)

by Allan Wilson @ Live Less Ordinary: Bangkok Based Bloggers Travelling in Asia & Beyond

We travelled to the Otaru Snow Light Festival (aka the “Otaru Snow Light Path Festival”) during a visit to Hokkaido, where it was somewhat of...

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Royal Food at Krua O.V – Lunchtime with the Grannies

by Champagne @ Streetside Bangkok

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A catering company and a restaurant. How good can it possible be is a legitimate question to ask. The answer is very good. Krua O.V near the Dusit Zoo dishes up some absolutely delicious bowls of authentic Thai Food with culinary roots in Central Thailand. You won’t find many westerners here, or young people for that sake. But you find quite a number of grannies occupying the tables. In other words, quality. A little bit of everything – Khanom jeen, green curry with beef, fried catfish Grannies doesn’t go to ordinary spots. They are picky and every meal shall be good. They don’t go for an industrial based plate or something halfway if they dont have to. I say; thanks to the grannies. And when you see numbers of them it means quality, it means home made food, it means great food and sometimes outstanding. They are great preservers of quality on your plate and in your bowls. Even if the food at Krua O.V. is rooted in the culinary traditions of Central Thailand, I wouldn’t protest to hefty if you add a pinch of south into it. But when sitting down, you don’t care to much about that. You just focus [...]

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The Sukhothai Bangkok unveils the new La Scala

by Chelsea Chan @ Gourmet Bangkok

The Sukhothai Bangkok, a leading hotel in Thailand located in the centre of Bangkok, unveils the exciting new La Scala, the Italian Fine Dining restaurant on November 17, 2017, marking the return of the award-winning restaurant to own centre stage in Bangkok’s culinary scene, following an extensive 6-month renovation. La Scala first opened doors on […]

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The East Village’s Wave of Vietnamese Food

The East Village’s Wave of Vietnamese Food


The New Yorker

Madame Vo and Hanoi House appeal to New York’s cravings for authenticity, offering traditional dishes in obligatorily hip settings.

The Winter Crossing to Hokkaido

by Allan Wilson @ Live Less Ordinary: Bangkok Based Bloggers Travelling in Asia & Beyond

We travelled from Honshu to Hokkaido by train during what we expected to be the busiest time of the year. We were travelling for...

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Sell the House, Expenses?

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

I and the family moved to the SE USA a year ago. We are considering selling the house. Location Pathumtani, Khlong Luang, Khlong Sam, close to Tallad Thai market Land is 575 wah House built in 1986, 2 story, 5 bedroom, 3 full bath. Internal, detached Kitchen + Dining room. External Cooking area Large external storage bldg w/ maid room. Spouse spoke to a realtor located in BKK late Nov. Whom said it would sell for 8.5 Mill THB. I expected more, perhaps 10.5 Mill. Realtor fee is/would be 3%. No contract signed (yet) and house is not listed. Please, what 'fees' will be encountered in this sell. Was told land assessed at 7000 THB/Wah. Details are much appreciated.

SBCD Korean Tofu House – Korean Soontofu Restaurant Offers NEW Unagi (Jang-Eo) Dishes, Starting from $5.90

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The one Korean dish that I enjoy for the level of comfort it brings is the Soontofu, the soft tofu stew with ingredients such as seafood and vegetables in a spicy broth. “Soon” in Korean means “soft”. SBCD Korean Tofu House is one of the few Soontofu specialty restaurants in Singapore, with branches at Tanjong Pagar Centre and a newly opened outlet at Millenia Walk. The Millenia Walk branch was HUGE (at least in Singapore’s context), with spacious interior, tall ceilings, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, and open kitchen concept where you can observe the team of chefs preparing the soups. Don’t have to worry smelling like Korean stew as you walk out as the space is ventilated enough. One important highlight: At the back of the Korean restaurant is where the soft and silken tofu is made FRESH daily. The tofu you are eating is made right in the morning. The chefs from SBCD use special soybeans imported from Paju, South Korea. The area is said to be close to Korea’s Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and contains the freshest-tasting produce due to the untouched nature. Surprise, surprise. The Korean restaurant has also introduced NEW Jang-Eo (장어) dishes – fresh water eel imported from Korea. While the Jang-Eo is popular during the hot summer days in Korea, you seldom see it in Singapore, at least not yet. The NEW menu will comprise of 4 new Jang-Eo dishes including three under the dine-in menu and one for takeaway. Here are the food items you can expect: Unagi Main on Hotplate ($19.90++, with Soju $29.80++) The Koreans love their Jang-Eo – freshwater eel marinated in novelty sauces, with savoury and delicate taste. Called the “Jangeo-gui” which literally translates to “grilled eel”, the Koreans believe that eating this dish can help improve stamina and prevent heat...

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Saigon Alley – Vietnamese Pho and Banh Mi Restaurant, Considered A Hidden Gem

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Some worthy restaurants go under the radar, which is kind of a waste. I have visited Saigon Alley occasionally, a Vietnamese casual concept located in Novena Gardens, and thought it was not too bad. The menu is said to be inspired by the traditional recipes from Hanoi, featuring comforting home style Vietnamese delights inspired by the street food of Vietnam. So you can expect familiar Viet street food of Pho ($14), Banh Mi ($7 – $9), Spring Rolls ($8 – $10), and other side dishes. But no, they have not achieved ”Nam Nam” popularity status yet. The interior shouted of modern industrial, graffiti art on the wall, with lights throwing out hues of purple and red at night. Songs played are a mixture of English Top 40s (from a few years ago), and Vietnamese tear-jerkers like Cô Bé Mùa Đông. The servers hummed along, and by the way, they also did a competent job in introducing the dishes. Food wise, the emphasis is on the modern usage of fresh ingredients, and strong flavours like mint, coriander, Thai chilli, fish sauce, and many secret herbs & spices to add depth to the dishes. I suspect that most diners would find the Combination Beef Pho ($14) too light and understated in terms of the broth. But I thought that was refreshing in a different way, and allowed for other ingredients to shine through. Well, there are always chilli and fish sauce to bring out the taste – in typical Singaporean dining fashion. Both times, the server recommended the Spicy Australian Beef Noodles ($14), which would probably be a 2-3/10 in terms of spicy level. This is said to have originated from the central city of Hue, cooked with a 8-hour beef broth, using a round type of rice noodles (similar to the...

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Mr R Drinks 雨田先生手冲饮品吧 – Instagrammable Fox And Rose Milk Tea, At Zhongxiao East Road Taipei

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[Taipei] Instagram has certainly changed consumer habits and how coffee shops keep themselves abreast in a very challenging market. Mr R Drinks 雨田先生手冲饮品吧 at Zhongxiao East Road got into the social media limelight with its very photogenic drinks of Rose Milk and Marsh Milk Tea aka Mr Fox Milk Tea. Sometimes, you get other animals on the drink. Do not discount Mr R Drinks, or “Yu Tian Xian Sheng” as another one of those just riding on the Instagram trend. The barista-owner is serious about his coffee, importing coffee beans from various parts of the world, offering hand-drips and takeaway cups. Until he was overwhelmed with orders. When I visited, the shop had a limited menu of Marsh Milk Tea (NT$180, SGD$8.10), Rose Milk, Strawberry Milk and Baileys Milk (NT$150, SGD$6.80), Apple Cider (NT$150, SGD$6.80), Umeshu Soda (NT$140, SGD$6.30), Pikachu Soda (NT$65, SGD$2.90) and… Miso Soup (NT$90, SGD$4). As this is a one-man-show operation and lines can be long, every customer is limited to buying just one cup. During peak hours, you have to get a ticket first before queuing. The barista was seen frothing and making his drinks cup by cup, so wait can be rather long. Each cup took at least 5 to 10 minutes to make. I ordered the Marsh Milk Tea (NT$180, SGD$8.10) only because I was intrigued at the cute fox on the drink. Like how it got there? However, I was slightly disappointed when he handed me a hot frothy cup of milk tea on one hand, a fox on the other enclosed in a plastic packaging, and told me to put it on myself. I see. There wasn’t any 3D latte art involved. For the Rose Milk (NT$150, SGD$6.80) drink though, he helped to carefully place the rose ‘biscuit’ made of egg white...

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Hann Khao Soi in Ari area will be a favorite by many khao soi lovers

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Hann Khao Soi serves a bowl of Khao Soi that will be loved by many. Especially by those searching for a creamy bowl. It is one of the best spots in Bangkok, even if it is a tad to creamy for those searching the authentic version. A bowl of Khao Soi, the mustard greens and charlotte onion It’s a hard time criticizing them for serving a slightly too creamy bowl as that is what many guests want, especially tourists. But the creaminess means more fat and that is easily covering up on those dry spices used to make this dish. A parallel can be what many vendors do when serving yellow curry crab, they use too much cream and by that hiding the fragrant taste of the white crab meat. To much cream in the Khao Soi will overpower the stock or broth that the coconut milk (and here possible also coconut cream) is mixed with. That said, it is a very good bowl that Hann Khao Soi iputs on the table. preparing the bowl of Khao Soi at Haan Khao Soi The noodles are very good, so is the spiciness of the bowl and they avoid serving it too [...]

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Chen San Ding 陳三鼎青蛙鮮奶 – Best Bubble Milk Drink In Taipei, Near Gongguan Night Market

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[Taipei] Chen San Ding 陳三鼎青蛙鮮奶 has been widely reviewed to be the best bubble milk drink in Taipei. It is located near Gonguan Night Market, an area where the university students typically hang out. What? Not 50嵐, Chun Shui Tang 春水堂, ShareTea, 丸作 which all have more swanky shops and long list of beverages. While Chen San Ding is widely known to serve “bubble tea”, there is no tea in any of its offerings. The signature drink is called 青蛙撞奶, directly transported to “frog knocking against the milk”. No frogs are harmed in the process, as the boba (tapioca pearls) used are thought to resemble frog’s eggs. What you get is a cup of boba pearls, caramel, cold milk, with choice of ice. All drinks are affordable priced at TWD40, which works out to be SGD$1.80. This is what you call cheap and good. Upon holding the cup, I couldn’t help noticing that the bottom was warm while the top layer was cold. That is because the tapioca pearls are cooked on the spot in brown sugar, giving them the soft texture and lingering sweetened and caramalised taste. The pearls were indeed soft, sweet, chewy and you just couldn’t resist having more. Like having a mini-party in your mouth. It felt like a kind of stress-relieving munching on them. The milk itself was not that sweet, which made the entire cup kind of balanced. Other drinks such as Ai Yu Glass Jelly, Brown Sugar Glass Jelly, Lemon with Pearls, Green Bean with Pearls are available, all priced at TWD40. While you cannot choose your sugar level, you can have an option of with or without ice. I went early in the morning, and was faced with a queue of about 5 to 10 people. But it quickly got longer, though...

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Christmas in Northern Ireland

by Fanfan Wilson @ Live Less Ordinary: Bangkok Based Bloggers Travelling in Asia & Beyond

We have spent the past 4 years documenting the various cultures of Asia, yet to date we haven’t shared much about the other side...

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Mrs Pho House – Popular Pho Shop Opens Restaurant Serving Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine

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Fans of Vietnamese food would be thrilled to hear about the opening of Mrs Pho House along Rangoon Road, and you can look forward to dishes like Claypot La La and Gong Gong. Not just PHO. Established since 2014, Mrs Pho has been serving their rendition of hearty beef pho at Beach Road, which is a hot favorite among office executives nearby. This is despite the long waiting time during lunch hours, due to the limited seating capacity. Taking over the location of the defunct Grub Noodle Bar, this ‘house’ is more spacious, and makes it more conducive for bigger group dining. So why Mrs Pho HOUSE? Like inviting you to their house, their staff mentioned that they wanted to provide a comfortable dining environment which serves up various casual home-cook Vietnamese dishes, and not just limited to pho. I cannot help but to agree, as many people’s idea of Vietnamese food is limited to just Pho and Bánh mì. If you are a frequent diner with Mrs Pho, you should be aware of their other signature dish, Mrs Pho Cockles ($10.90) which is stir fried “see-hum” tossed with garlic and pork lard. Over here, the cockles are cooked in a clay pot to provide an enhanced smoky fragrance. Probably due to popularity of cockles, there is now an extended seafood menu. Additions include ‘House’ Crab ($32), Saigon Chili Prawns ($12.90), Long live ‘Gong-Gong’ ($10.90) and Love You Long Time ‘Lala’ ($10.90). The conch, or commonly known as ‘Lala’, was slowly simmered with lemongrass to give a clear subtle sweet broth. The ‘Lala’ was fresh and tender, but I preferred to drink the “zhup” (sauce) more than eating the flesh of the shellfish. The usual starters from Mrs Pho also made their appearance, such as Spring Roll ($6.90), Grilled Beef...

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Mott 32 – Chinese Restaurant (Central, Hong Kong)

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The Location Mott 32 is located in the basement of the Standard Chartered Bank Building, the place is quite easy to find even if you are not a local with the building quite easy to identify. You enter through the main doors of the building to then take escalators down to Mott 32 where you […]

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Four Nigerians, one Cameroonian arrested over romance scam gang

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Four Nigerians, one Cameroonian arrested over romance scam gang By The Nation Immigration police have arrested four Nigerians and a Cameroonian and charged them with operating a romance scam to deceive Thai women into wiring them money. The four accused Nigerians were identified as Ikemefuna Oliver Ibekwe, 26, Ogochukwu Iduh, 28, Osaratin Irabor, 36, and Vitus Nwokemodo, 31 and the Cameroonian as John Nji. The arrest came after police received complaints from several Thai women, said Immigration Police Bureau commissioner Pol Lt-General Sutthipong Wongpin at a press conference on Friday. The women reported that foreigners they knew had been unlawfully detained at airports on their way to visit the women. Police checked and found no such foreigners and realised that the women had been deceived. An investigation discovered the location of the alleged gangsters and police raided an apartment on Soi Lardprao 134 in Bangkok’s Bang Kapi district on January 10. Sutthipong said several of the men fled by using ropes to lower themselves from the balcony of the apartment building. The suspects had prepared ropes in case police raided their room, Sutthipong said. Police seized five notebook computers and eight mobile phones during the raid. A check of the computers revealed connections to the Cameroonian and police arrested him at a condominium in Nonthaburi’s Pakkret district on January 15. Police also confiscated two notebook computers, nine mobile phones, two ATM cards and a bankbook from him. The five denied any wrongdoing. Sutthipong said police have strong evidence against them from computer chat logs. Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30336659 -- © Copyright The Nation 2018-1-19

Holey Artisan Bakery (Bangkok, Thailand)

by bruceky @ i3ruceky.com

Holey Artisan Bakery (Bangkok, Thailand), is a relatively new place opened around half a hear ago located in Sukhumvit and we finally had a chance to try. With the ovens working downstairs, as you walk in, you immediately gain the aroma of the amazing pastries this place has to offer. A great selection greets you […]

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Sawang Noodles in 264 Si Phraya Road is something extraordinary

by Champagne @ Streetside Bangkok

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Sawang Noodles in 264 Si Phraya Road, close to MRT Sam Yan, separates itself from most others when it comes to egg noodles (bamee). They dish up a fantastic bowl of egg noodles with pork and a crab claw. I suggest you go haeng (dry) style, with the broth on the side. A 400 bath bowl at Sawang Noodles For some reason, a lot of people believe that the former Sawang Noodles in the Hua Lamphong area moved to Petchaburi road. That is as wrong as it can be. The former Hua Lamphong establishment moved to 264 Si Phraya Road, in other words not too far from it’s former address, a five minutes walk from the MRT Sam Yan station. The Phetcaburi vendor is related to the more famous Sawang Noodles now situated in Si Phraya Road, but that is as family. The owner of the original Sawang Noodles is the uncle to the woman running the Petchaburi establishment. The two families does things differently, partly because the noodles in Si Phraya road is hand pulled, while the noodles in Phetchaburi Road is machine made. It makes a big difference when it comes to texture, where it’s all about the [...]

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Road Trips: Crossing the Irish Sea

by Allan Wilson @ Live Less Ordinary: Bangkok Based Bloggers Travelling in Asia & Beyond

These days we always prefer taking our own car for road trips, simply because we can pack it full before setting off, and now...

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Le Danang Vietnamese Restaurant

Le Danang Vietnamese Restaurant


The BigChilli

Regional Vietnamese classics with a French twist

Dalad Vietnamese Restaurant

Dalad Vietnamese Restaurant


Travelfish

While the interior of this restaurant looks like Laura Ashley exploded in rural France, the food is quite good.

Muine | Pho | Vietnamese Food (Bangkok, Thailand)

Muine | Pho | Vietnamese Food (Bangkok, Thailand)


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Muine - Vietnamese Restaurant (Bangkok, Thailand) - Pho', Banh Mi and some other Vietnamese comfort foods to make you feel at home.

Sei Duck Noodles and Chinese Medicine

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Sei Duck Noodles is a bit out of the ordinary rout, but well worth a visit. Their duck noodles or the stewed duck with five spice and Chinese Medicine broth, alternatively with rice, is delicious and will make you write down the address. They have been around for something like three decades and continues to serve quality day in and day out. It’s food with a personality. And of course, the locals now, and fills up the place quickly. Duck noodles at Sia Duck Noodles The duck noodles can be ordered dry (haeng) or with broth at Sei Duck Noodles (Also written Xia/Chia Duck Noodles). Personally I prefer the broth version here. I’m pretty sure the broth has been made with entrails to reach this level of flavors and depth. Pork balls at Sei Duck Noodles By the way, they’re pork balls with cucumbers and a dipping sauce is a very good appetizer. They do a bit extra dishes on Sunday afternoons, like dim sum, jab chai, steamed duck with rice and Chinese herbal soups like bah mer boo pith. For dessert go for their tao tung. Kitchen and restaurant is separated at Sei Duck Noodles Be there as soon as they [...]

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TM30 and TM28 on the same day

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I went to Laos on a cycling trip. On my return to Thailand, I knew I should do the correct thing and register having returned to my house, via a TM30. Actually, I re-entered Thailand on 10 January, stayed at a couple of guest houses on the way home. Went home, didn’t stay there, but went straight out again to see my wife who was staying in Bangkok, visiting her sister there. We all came back home to Udon on 19 January. In the afternoon I went to Udon Immigration with the TM30 filled in by the housemaster, along with a copy of their ID and house registration. Very helpful IO there said I also needed to complete a TM28 for change of address. I did that, although I couldn’t work out why I needed a TM30 and a TM28 on the same day? While I was there I queried about a new 90 day registration date. He said sure, and just manually changed the date, writing a new one on the original 90 day yellow slip in my passport, which was fine.

Hello world!

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Welcome to Skip Multisite Network. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

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CookingClipCookingTips:Stir Fried Mckerels

CookingClipCookingTips:Stir Fried Mckerels

by Nhoi.Ouy @ Bangkok Bold

One of the best selling dishes at out Bangkok Bold Kitchen restaurant is the stir fried mackerels with yellow chilies and pork cracklings. Here with our new #cookingclipcookingtips I share with you the recipes that we cook at our restaurant everyday. A dish that everyone loves, many steps yet simple enough that all ingredients get…

Kommentar til Jay Fai – where Ferraris and Bentleys park street side to get their fix av A Street Food Stall in Bangkok Was Recently Awarded a Michelin Star | inVietnam

by A Street Food Stall in Bangkok Was Recently Awarded a Michelin Star | inVietnam @ Kommentarer til Streetside Bangkok

[…] its appearance resembles the countless street-side restaurants in the city, the prices do not. A food blog observes that meals range from around THB480 to THB800 (US$15-26 depending on the daily price of […]

Michelin Guide Bangkok 2018 – Jay Fai the Big Star

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The most important aspect in the Michelin Guide Bangkok 2018 is that the 73 year old street food vendor Jay Fai in Maha Chai Road is awarded a star. I wrote in my 4 May article that it «would be a crime not to recognize (Raan) Jay Fai at 327 Maha Chai road a star«, and they did. The biggest surprise is that the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) had a budget of 144 million bath to promote the Michelin Guide certification and they have ended up with a few stars to mostly western oriented restaurants and a few nods in the direction of street food venues. The first edition is a start, but not more than that. The guide still have a big job in front of them to be taken seriously on the street food scene. To make it even worse they have left out all the street stalls without a permanent address, despite that many of them has been in the exact same spot for decades. I presume the fight for banning street food hasn’t come to an end. And the main stream media is only reporting on the stars and recognition by the guide, keeping any critical questions [...]

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No deal reached as Schumer, Trump meet to avert government shutdown

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No deal reached as Schumer, Trump meet to avert government shutdown By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell FILE PHOTO - U.S. President Donald Trump plays host to a reception and meeting with U.S. congressional leaders including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) (L) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) (2nd L) in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, U.S. January 23, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer met with President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday to search for ways to avert a U.S. government shutdown, but Schumer said afterward that disagreements remained as the clock ticked towards a midnight deadline to pass a funding bill. Trump invited Schumer to the White House as a stopgap bill to fund the federal government through Feb. 16 appeared on the verge of collapse in the Senate, where Democratic votes are needed to pass it. "We had a long and detailed meeting," Schumer told reporters on his return to the U.S. Capitol after the approximately 90-minute meeting. The chiefs of staff for each man - John Kelly for Trump and Mike Lynch for Schumer - also attended. "We discussed all of the major outstanding issues. We made some progress, but we still have a good number of disagreements. The discussions will continue," Schumer said. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives approved the stopgap spending measure late on Thursday, but it has been sidetracked in the Senate by a dispute over immigration. The House had planned to recess later on Friday for a weeklong break but members were warned they could be called back for votes. White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said on Thursday he was ratcheting up the likelihood of a government shutdown from 30 percent to a 50-50 possibility. The showdown follows months of struggle in Congress to agree on government funding levels and the immigration issue. The federal government is operating on a third temporary funding measure since the new fiscal year began in October. Democrats have demanded the bill include protections from deportation for 700,000 young undocumented immigrants. Those children, known as "Dreamers," were brought into the United States as children, largely from Mexico and Central America, and given temporary legal status under a programme started by former President Barack Obama. Many have been educated in the United States and know no other country. In September, Trump announced he was ending the programme and giving Congress until March 5 to come up with a legislative replacement. Leaders of both parties blamed each other for the impasse. "Now that we’re 13 hours away from a government shutdown that Democrats would initiate and Democrats would own, the craziness of this seems to be dawning on my friend the Democratic leader," Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said, referring to Schumer. "DON'T TURN YOUR BACK" Dick Durbin, the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, said Republicans needed to sit down and negotiate and called on House Republicans not to leave town until the crisis was averted. "I would beg them, don’t turn your back on your responsibility right here in Washington to work with us, to try to find a way forward," Durbin said. Trump, on the eve of the first anniversary of his inauguration, said in a morning tweet that Democrats were holding up a resolution over the immigration issue. "Democrats are needed if it is to pass in the Senate - but they want illegal immigration and weak borders. Shutdown coming?" he said. Democratic Senator Tim Kaine told reporters that lawmakers were close to a longer-term deal and should not pass another 30-day funding measure. "We can get there, we’re close enough we can get there if we just stay on it," he said. "I think we can get one in the next few days." Republican Senator Tom Cotton said he was willing to provide protection to DACA recipients in future negotiations. "We have another six weeks to solve that problem. It doesn't really involve government funding," he told Fox News Channel. "We should take those two issues up in sequence." Republicans have a 51-49 majority in the Senate, but with Senator John McCain undergoing cancer treatment at home in Arizona they need at least 10 Democrats to reach the 60 votes required to pass a spending bill. In addition to strong Democratic opposition, at least three Republican senators have said they will not back the resolution in its current form. Republican Senator Mike Rounds, who had earlier said he could not back the bill, on Friday said in a statement that while the measure was "not ideal," he would support it after being assured that other legislation to adequately fund the U.S. military would be raised soon. Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia has indicated he was leaning in favour of the stopgap measure. Manchin is one of 10 Democrats up for re-election this year in states Trump won in the 2016 presidential election. When the government shuts down, which has only happened three times in a meaningful way since 1995, hundreds of thousands of "non-essential" federal workers may be put on furlough, while "essential" employees, dealing with public safety and national security, would keep working. Amid the deadlock, more senators were raising the possibility of merely approving enough new federal funds for a few days. The idea is to put pressure on negotiators to then cut deals on immigration, defence spending and non-defence funding by next week. But McConnell shot down that plan on Friday. "Let's fund the government for a full month so we can actually get something done" and negotiate other issues including immigration, he said. -- © Copyright Reuters 2018-01-20

KeepGo: Idiot Proof Roaming

by Allan Wilson @ Live Less Ordinary: Bangkok Based Bloggers Travelling in Asia & Beyond

I’m not saying that my parents are idiots, but when it comes to smartphones, they kind of are. As my dad has never in...

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New Dining Concept at Tapas Vino

by Chelsea Chan @ Gourmet Bangkok

The relaxing neighbourhood restaurant in Asoke – Tapas Vino at Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit has just got better with a refreshed concept featuring sharing plates and shared good times for all.  Sharing Is Caring – and Great Dining! Introducing the new tastes of Tapas Vino – a perfect evening destination for sharing great food and […]

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Kazo – Taiwanese Kazu Kazu, Lava Polo Buns And ‘Sexy’ Matcha Latte Bottles, At Chinatown Point

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

Taiwanese Bakery Kazo has opened at Chinatown Point (nearer Hong Lim Food Centre side), offering a selection of Polo Buns, Cream Puffs, and Kazu Kazu which are long choux pastries. The brand is supposedly popular in Taiwan, with a different name of Nichifu 日芙洋菓子 with stores in Taichung. (My Taiwanese friends have never heard of it though.) Having just returned from Taiwan, I was inevitably curious towards Kazo and its products. Offerings included Premium Ice Cream Polo ($5.50 for 2 scoops, $3.80 for 1), Hokkaido Cream Golden Lava ($3.00), Crispy Cream Puff ($1.80), Kazu Kazu ($3.50), Cheese Tart ($3.00 for original, $3.20 for chocolate or matcha) and Kazoman Beverages ($3.00 – $3.50). This is like many things trending / instagrammable all in one store. The Premium Ice Cream Polo ($5.50) could remind some of Hokkaido Ice Cream Puff, in which you could choose from Hokkaido Cream, Matcha, and Chocolate. The former boosted a more crusty puff pastry and creamier quality ice cream, but lacked of that buttery fragrance. While I wished I could eat the Polo with my hands (like how the photos featured). In reality, the ice cream would start dripping within seconds and scooping from the provided plastic box would be cleaner. I was curious how the Kazu Kazu would match up with the famous Japan’s Zaku Zaku – which by the way has opened in Taipei and ‘inspired’ many other versions. This Kazu Kazu had a firmer crusty outer layer which I did not mind, though its filling of Hokkaido cream was mild and pale in comparison. My sense is the Hokkaido Cream Golden Lava ($3.00) could land up being its most popular item, as local consumers are still fascinated by the idea of flowing lava. Mine was indeed very molten. Though I suspect some might come...

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Kommentar til Jay Fai – where Ferraris and Bentleys park street side to get their fix av Bangkok street vendor awarded city’s first Michelin star – Slinking Toward Retirement

by Bangkok street vendor awarded city’s first Michelin star – Slinking Toward Retirement @ Kommentarer til Streetside Bangkok

[…] vendor, and her prices reflect this with a typical speciality costing upwards of US$20. One local food blog described it as that place Ferraris and Bentleys park street side to get their […]

Brasilia closes Latin America's largest rubbish dump

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Brasilia closes Latin America's largest rubbish dump By Anthony Boadle Children work at 'Lixao da Estrutural', Latin America's largest rubbish dump, in Brasilia, Brazil, January 19, 2018. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino BRASILIA (Reuters) - One thing the designers of Brazil's modernistic capital Brasilia forgot to map out in their intricate plans was where to put the rubbish. The city's creators, world famous architect Oscar Niemeyer and urban planner Lucio Costa, could never have imagined the city's explosive growth. Now, 67 years and 50 million tonnes of garbage later, the Estructural dump is the biggest in Latin America. Until Friday, that is, when Brasilia's dirty secret was closed. Governor Rodrigo Rollemberg opened a new landfill further out of town to replace it, angering thousands of scavengers who make a living from the garbage. "We cannot live with this open wound in the midst of our nation's capital, a dump where human beings put their lives at risk seeking a livelihood in an undignified way," the governor said at the opening of the new landfill. Since the city was founded on a cattle ranch on a highland plateau, Brasilia has expanded to become the nation's fourth-biggest metropolis with some 2.5 million inhabitants. Just 12 miles (20 kms) from the presidential palace, thousands of scavengers have eked out a living for decades by picking out cans, copper wire and anything that can be recycled and sold. Generations of pickers have brought their children to work in the dusty dump, beneath a scorching sun and hovering vultures, plagued by swarms of flies and the pungent stench of putrid food and methane gas. Rollemberg's plan is to employ the pickers at new "triage" centers in warehouses where garbage can be separated for recycling on conveyor belts in cleaner conditions by workers in uniforms and gloves. But scavengers working at the dump on its last day said they refused to swap their source of income for regimented government jobs that payed too little to sustain their families. "I'll have to start working the streets looking through garbage cans," said Evando Souza, 32, who has worked at the dump day-in and day-out for five years. Flanked by his three young sons, Souza said in a good month he could take home 3,000 reais ($937), more than three times the minimum salary. "Today was a lucky day for us," he said, polishing a silver ring they had found and a old model Nokia cellphone. Souza, his head covered with a dirty T-shirt to protect him from the sun and the flies, said he was thinking of returning to his home state of Maranhão in northeast Brazil. While human rights groups criticized precarious conditions and child labour at the dump, environmentalists made the strongest case for closure, warning that it was polluting the water table beneath Brasilia, a city that has already has to ration water supplies due to recurrent droughts. Populated by well paid government employees, Brasilia has the highest per capita income in the country - and affluent households that produce a lot of garbage. More than 1,200 tonnes of garbage were dumped every day at the landfill by an endless line of trucks, due to halt at midnight on Friday. The closure will impact families living in Ciudad Estructural, an adjacent community started by scavengers that has an estimated 40,000 inhabitants. Many will have a hard time finding alternative jobs as Brazil slowly emerges from its worst recession in decades. Some members of the 3,000-strong pickers cooperative said they would rather stay working the dump and not have the cost of a long commute to the new recycling centers. "Rollemberg hasn't offered us a real alternative. We cannot survive on that pay," said Valdir Dutra, who said he has scavenged through the dump's rubbish for 16 years. "I'm going to dust off my CV and see what job I can find," he said with a wry smile. -- © Copyright Reuters 2018-01-20

Kommentar til Thip Samai – street food created by a royal decret av Michelin Guide Bangkok 2018 - Jay Fai the Big Star • Streetside Bangkok

by Michelin Guide Bangkok 2018 - Jay Fai the Big Star • Streetside Bangkok @ Kommentarer til Streetside Bangkok

[…] spots, where one of them is a bad choice and the two others are good, but far from best. To name Thip Samai Pad Thai is good, but to include Baan PadThai just puts up the question mark. Their crab version is good, […]

King Power to organise funding for World Cup broadcast fees

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King Power to organise funding for World Cup broadcast fees By The Nation The King Power International Group has been identified as the main sponsor of free broadcasting in Thailand of the 2018 World Cup Finals in Russia. Sports Authority of Thailand governor Sakon Wannapong said the duty-free retail chain had been chosen to organise the process due to its expertise in the football business. The company’s chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, is the chairman of English Premier League’s Leicester City, while his son Aiyawatt if the chairman of Belgian division 2’s OH Leuven. CP All, Thai Bev, Ptt Public Company Limited, Bangkok Mass Transit System or BTS, the Government Lottery Office and Energy Development Company are the other organisations which will equally share the licence costs to broadcast the June 14-July 15 World Cup in Thailand. Sakon said the seven bodies would convene to discuss their financial obligations. They would also decide which free TV stations, likely to be on digital platforms, would broadcast all 64 games from the group stages until the final. It is expected that the total fees to be paid for broadcasting licences would be around Bt12-14 billion, meaning each organisation would fork out around Bt170-200 million. Under the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission NBCT regulations in 2012, only free TV stations are allowed to broadcast major sport events such as the Southeast Asia (SEA) Games, Asian Games, Olympics and World Cup. Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/sports/30336673 -- © Copyright The Nation 2018-1-19

Muine | Pho | Vietnamese Food (Bangkok, Thailand)

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Muine – Vietnamese Restaurant in Bangkok On one of my regular hunts for Pho’ and Vietnamese food in Bangkok, we came across Muine. When I called to make a booking (not necessary but sometimes recommended for a lunchtime session), I discovered that Muine is operated by those that run Vie Ha Long, another Vietnamese restaurant […]

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9 Must Visit Bali Attractions and Food

by Tommy Ooi @ Tommy Ooi Travel Guide

1. Tanah Lot Tanah Lot is home to the pilgrimage temple Pura Tanah Lot. It is Bali’s most iconic temple for photography and general exoticism. In the 16th-century a Hindu priest, Dang Hyang Nirartha saw [...]

Saigon Lotus – Satisfying Vietnamese Pho at Marina’s Square Dining Edition

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Seems like Vietnamese cuisine in creeping into popularity in Singapore, with Nam Nam Noodle Bar and shops at Joo Chiat such as Long Phung leading the pack. Need more pho? In a manner of months, more and more small outlets such as Saigon Lotus (Marina Square), Wrap & Roll (The Star & Ion Orchard), So Pho (JEM), Sen Bar & Restaurant (Geylang Road), Pho Hanoi (Serangoon North Ave 1), Saigon Vietnamese Delicacy (Geylang Road) are sprouting all over the island. I needed dinner at Marina Square’s Dining Edition, and was ‘attracted’ to a gaudy orange, yellow, red, and yellow colour-schemed Saigon Lotus, opened by a Vietnamese-Australian owner who has been in Singapore for 4 years. (Okay, another reason why I chose there was because the other restaurants were crowded and this was empty.) Compared with some of the more contemporary snazzier looking counterparts, Saigon Lotus’s décor, menu and waitresses’ uniform all had this rather olden back-to-the-past take, and does feel I am transported back to Ho Chi Minh city. The set meal of 1 entrée, a bowl of noodles and drink at $18.30 nett is rather wallet-friendly considering this is within a shopping mall. Traditional Vietnamese drip coffee, yes! I was not expecting much due to some previous disappointments at local Vietnamese restaurants, but Saigon Lotus’s Sliced Beef Pho was a generous portion of gratifying comforting bowl of soup noodles that could almost match up to those I tried at Vietnam. The beef remained tender and not over-cooked, and the broth was light and satisfying with an authentic touch. The pho is not the best, but good enough for me when I am not fussy. Other than pho, Saigon Lotus sells a range of other types of home-style noodles that may not be as commonly known here such as the...

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Is it common for a school to terminate employment on the basis of not returning the next year?

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I signed a contract at a school in October to work until March 31. The school processed the paperwork and I got my 3-month non-B ending February 27. Then I got my work permit. The next step is to extend the non-B to March 31 based on employment. I'm told that can happen next when there is under 30 days left on the visa. The school does all of this in Bangkok. They gave a form out today asking if we will return or not next year. I have to go back home, so I will not return. I need to answer by Friday, January 25. My concern is that if I tell them I will not return, they will terminate employment early to get out of paying me and getting my non-B visa. The problem is that the actual teaching ends February 16, grades must be in by February 23. In March, we basically come in to school and do any extra work they need. But I've heard it's usually just coming in and doing nothing, so I'm concerned the school will try to get out of it. Is it common for a school to cut a contract early due to a teacher not returning? Is the process for extending the non-B for the remainder of the contract costly or complicated for the school? Are there any legal means to prevent a school doing this? All the other teachers were on 11-month contracts so they have their extended non-B's. I'm alone in that I can't quite receive the extension yet. I would love some input as this affects my plans. I planned on travelling a bit around SE Asia after March 31 and then going home, so the school ending the contract early would affect all of that.

British expat who doused girlfriend in petrol and set her on fire reportedly arrested in Thailand

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British expat who doused girlfriend in petrol and set her on fire reportedly arrested in Thailand A British man who allegedly doused his former lover in petrol and set fire to her has been arrested in Thailand, it has been reported. Gary Iredale, 52, from Blackpool, set fire to Nguyen Hang at a tailor shop in Hanoi Vietnam. The horrific attack left the single mother fighting for her life having suffered severe burns to 70 percent of her body. It is claimed that Iredale flew into a fit of rage after Ms Hang told him their relationship was over after she met someone else. Iredale, who operated a vending machine business in Hanoi, had been on the run since the attack took place on Monday. Vietnamese news site GVTT reports that Iredale was arrested in Thailand on Thursday and is due to be extradited to Vietnam to face charges. No further details of Iredale’s arrest have been reported. A witness named Alan Nicholls is “It was the most shocking thing I've ever seen. “This guy came into the shop, wearing a face mask, and threw petrol over the woman and the rest of the shop and set her on fire. It's rocked the local community to its core.” Meanwhile, Brit Ben Evans who lives in the same apartment block as Iredale told MailOnline he had known Iredale for 18 months and described him as a “normal guy”. Mr Evans said a friend of his witnessed Iredale taking ecstasy and LSD on the night before the attack. “My friend said Gary was upset about his Vietnamese girlfriend not wanting to be with him anymore - and said he had problems with his elderly parents back home in the UK,” MailOnline reports Mr Evans as saying. “He was never short of partners over the time I knew him, all local Vietnamese women, and seemed a popular guy with his peers,” he said. “Over the past few months, he's had family troubles at home with aging parents and regularly goes home to see them, usually a few weeks at a time.” Local media reports that Ms Hang remains in a coma. -- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2018-01-20

Factbox: What happens in a U.S. government shutdown?

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Factbox: What happens in a U.S. government shutdown? House Speaker Paul Ryan (R) and Republican leaders leave after a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 18, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress are racing to meet a midnight Friday deadline to pass a short-term bill to keep the U.S. government open and prevent agencies from shutting down. In shutdowns, nonessential government employees are often furloughed, or placed on temporary unpaid leave. Workers deemed essential, including those dealing with public safety and national security, keep working, some with pay and others without. After previous government shutdowns, Congress passed measures to ensure that essential and nonessential employees received retroactive pay. The last shutdown, in October 2013, lasted more than two weeks and more than 800,000 federal employees were furloughed. Here is what happened then, along with some recent updates from officials: MILITARY: The Defense Department said on Friday that a shutdown would not affect the U.S. military's war in Afghanistan or its operations against Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria. All military personnel on active duty would remain on normal duty status. Civilian personnel in nonessential operations would be furloughed. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said a sustained funding impasse would cause ships to go without maintenance and aircraft to be grounded. JUSTICE: The Justice Department has many essential workers. Under its shutdown contingency plan, about 95,000 of the department's almost 115,000 staff would keep working. FINANCIAL OVERSIGHT: The stock market-policing Securities and Exchange Commission funds itself by collecting fees from the financial industry, but its budget is set by Congress. It has said in the past it would be able to continue operations temporarily in a shutdown. But it would have to furlough workers if Congress went weeks before approving new funding. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission, meanwhile, would have to furlough 95 percent of its employees immediately. An agency spokeswoman said the derivatives regulator could, however, call in additional staff in the event of a financial market emergency. NATIONAL PARKS: National parks closed in 2013 and it resulted in a loss of 750,000 daily visitors, said the nonprofit National Parks Conservation Association. The National Park Service (NPS) estimated the shutdown resulted in $500 million in lost visitor spending in areas around the parks and the Smithsonian museums. The Trump administration has asked the NPS to examine ways to keep portions of some parks open, but overnight visitors might have to pack out their own trash, the Washington Post reported. WASHINGTON TOURIST SIGHTS: In 2013, popular tourist sites such as the Smithsonian closed, with barricades going up at the Lincoln Memorial, the Library of Congress and the National Archives. The National Zoo closed and its popular "Panda Cam" went dark. The Smithsonian has said its museums could remain open for the first weekend. The NPS, which oversees many Washington landmarks, including the National Mall, has said it has a plan in place so that "First Amendment activities" can continue during a shutdown. TAXES: The Internal Revenue Service furloughed 90 percent of its staff in 2013, the liberal Center for American Progress said. About $4 billion in tax refunds were delayed as a result, according to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). MAIL DELIVERY: Deliveries would continue as usual because the U.S. Postal Service receives no tax dollars for day-to-day operations. TRAVEL: Air and rail travelers did not feel a big impact in 2013 because security officers and air traffic controllers remained at work. Passport processing continued with some delays. COURTS: The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has said federal courts, including the Supreme Court, could continue to operate normally for about three weeks without additional funding. HEALTHCARE: Sign-ups for the newly created Obamacare health insurance exchanges began as scheduled in 2013. The Medicare health insurance programme for the elderly continued largely without disruption. A programme at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to track flu outbreaks was temporarily halted. Hundreds of patients could not enroll in National Institutes of Health clinical trials, according to the OMB. CHILDREN: Six Head Start programs in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and South Carolina serving about 6,300 children shut for nine days, the OMB said. SOCIAL SECURITY: Social Security and disability checks were issued in 2013 with no change in payment dates and field offices remained open but offered limited services. There were delays in the review process for new applicants. LOANS: Processing of mortgages and other loans was delayed when lenders could not access government services such as income and Social Security number verification. The Small Business Administration was unable to process about 700 applications for $140 million in loans until the shutdown ended, OMB said. VETERANS: Most employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs would not be subject to furlough. VA hospitals would remain open and veterans' benefits would continue, but education assistance and case appeals would be delayed, the department said. FOOD INSPECTIONS: Department of Agriculture meat inspectors stayed on the job. Agricultural statistical reports ceased publication. The USDA's website went dark. ENERGY: The Department of Energy said on Friday that since most of its appropriations are for multiple years, employees should report to work as normal during a shutdown until told otherwise. If there was a prolonged lapse in funding a "limited number" of workers may be placed on furlough. -- © Copyright Reuters 2018-01-20

Yong Kang Beef Noodles 永康牛肉麺館 – One Of The Best Taiwanese Beef Noodles In Taipei

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[Taipei] Yong Kang Beef Noodles 永康牛肉麺館 is known to be one of the best Taiwanese beef noodle joints in Taipei, well-known for its spicy soup. This two-level restaurant serves up signature Beef Noodles with tender Australian beef and chewy noodles in a flavourful broth, definitively a winner judging by the line in front of this dining establishment. (The other famous shop in the neighbourhood is 老张牛肉麵店 Lao Zhang Beef Noodles.) I went at about 10:45am and there were about 2-3 people in the line. Thinking that it should be okay if I take a stroll around the neighbourhood, I returned at 11:00am only to see about 30 – 40 people in the queue already. Many of them brought along their luggage or entire families. Lesson learnt: Come early. Yong Kang Beef Noodles was founded back in 1963 by Mr. Cheng who originally from Szechuan in China. After he finished his military duties, Mr. Cheng decided to open a small stall at Yong Kang Street and sell beef noodles. The stall became an instant hit and started to attract both locals and people from China who moved here to Taipei City. After Mr. Cheng retired in the 1970s, the place was handed over to his protégé, Mr. Luo who is the current owner. As for the interior, it has not much changed over the years. There are dozens of tables and they are usually packed with customers. You will also see the counter with a menu to choose from. There is also a tourist-friendly English and Japanese menu with photos. Most of the tables are round and can accommodate up to 6 people. If you come solo or in a pair, you are likely to be seated with other patrons. Their signature dish is the Braised Beef with Noodles in Spicy...

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Takaragawa Onsen: A Japanese Dream

by Allan Wilson @ Live Less Ordinary: Bangkok Based Bloggers Travelling in Asia & Beyond

The one experience not to be missed in Japan, for me, is the traditional ryokan experience, which is more than just your typical hotel...

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Locals’ Pick: Top 5 Vietnamese Restaurants in Bangkok

by Leon Koh @ Bangkok Theme

Vietnamese cuisine is widely popular among the health-conscious crowd for its nutritional values and deliciousness. As one of Thailand’s neighboring countries, Vietnamese cuisine may appear somewhat similar to Thai, yet those who have tried will understand that it is very unique in its own ways. Regardless if you are a Viet food veteran or simply [...]

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Amanpuri Leads Culinary Vision for Aman

by Chelsea Chan @ Gourmet Bangkok

Emerging out of a palm canopy on a private Phuket peninsula overlooking the Andaman Sea is the distinctive pointed roofs of Amanpuri’s Pavilions, which evoke the architecture of Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Siam. Here, at this ‘place of peace’, Amanpuri has introduced three new culinary concepts to its restaurants and an innovative new Wellness […]

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Kommentar til The Michelin Guide hits the streets of Bangkok in 2017 av Champagne

by Champagne @ Kommentarer til Streetside Bangkok

Yes, certainly better food elsewhere.

Interior of Saigon Bangkok in Hamburg is undergoing complete renovation

by adminrestaurant @ Saigon Bangkok – Thai & Vietnamese Restaurant in Hamburg, NY

“In this property, it is more of an asset to us,” Truong said. Is Truong concerned that Vietnamese food — readily available in the City of Buffalo and to the north — may have a harder time building a following in the Southtowns? “I know that not many ethnic cuisines have come here and survived, but you can […]

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Mellow Pan。メロ Singapore – 1st Japanese Melonpan Specialty Shop With Ice Cream At Our Tampines Hub

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The melonpan with ice cream, a Japanese sweet bun, reminded me of our popular local street food: Ice Cream Sandwich. The $1 Ice Cream Sandwich sold along the streets in pushcarts had always been one of Singapore’s Must-Eat items, so popular that it made into one of BuzzFeed’s listicles in 2016, which (unfortunately) went viral for the wrong reason. The Japanese melonpan (also known as melon bun) was named due to its outward appearance which resembled that of a rock melon, but in fact doesn’t taste like one traditionally. Located at the basement level of Our Tampines Hub is Singapore’s first melonpan specialty shop, offering Plain MelonPan in 2 different sizes: Small (1 for $2.60, 5 for $10) and Large (1 for $3.40, 3 for $9), MelonPan Gelato with 3 options: Small melon pan with 1 choice of flavour ($4.80), Small melon pan with 2 flavours ($6.80) and Large melon pan with 2 flavours ($7.80). Order and payment is first made at the casher before proceeding to the right for selection of gelato flavours from their wide selection on display. Interesting flavours include Avocado, Chendol, Honeycomb, Yuzu and D24 Durian, which are local and relatable. Toppings such as Sunflower seeds, Rainbow sprinkle and Peanuts are available at an additional $0.60 whereas durian toppings are priced at $2.50. I chose the Avocado and Black Sesame Gelato to go with my Large MelonPan Gelato ($7.80) that came with 2 rusks (twice-baked bread). The rusk actually acted as a “spoon” to scoop the gelato instead of licking or biting directly into it. I made the mistake of eating my “spoon” (accidentally) and ended up in a mess while licking the gelato though. The generous amount of gelato (which tasted more like ice cream with a harder texture and more solid shape) was actually...

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Nam Vietnamese Restaurant, Bangna-Trad 66, Bangkeaw – Gourmet Bangkok

Nam Vietnamese Restaurant, Bangna-Trad 66, Bangkeaw – Gourmet Bangkok


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Nam Vietnamese Restaurant is located on Bangna-Trad 66 in Bangkeaw area. Stepping into Nam, it gives you a very homey feeling.

10 NEW Restaurants Singapore January 2018 – Hawaiian Pancakes, German Burgers, And Korean Grill Meats

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Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao Ngee Ann City #B2-36A, 391 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238873 (Orchard MRT) Tel: +65 6733 3229 Opening Hours: 11:00am – 10:00pm Daily NEW Outlet At Ngee Ann City B2 Great to have Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao back at Ngee Ann City, which is a constant favourite for family meals. This is especially when we need to satisfy Xiao Long Bao cravings in the heart of town. In terms of food choices, the restaurant continues to specialize in Northern Chinese specialties – as its name suggest La Mian and Xiao Long Bao dumplings; along with meat and seafood dishes from around the Jiangnan region. The specialty is the Hainanese Chicken Xiao Long Bao ($6.80) which incorporates the Singapore signature dish of Hainanese Chicken Rice into their famed Chinese dumplings. To complete the experience, I would recommend dipping the dumpling into the specially made ginger paste, then let the entire piece burst in your mouth. Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao (Ngee Ann City) Food Exchange Novotel Singapore On Stevens, Orchard District, 28 Stevens Road, #01-01, Singapore 257878 Tel: +65 6491 6100 Impressive International Buffet At Novotel Singapore on Stevens The international buffet restaurant is located on the 2nd storey of the new hotel located in the prestigious Stevens Road neighbourhood. Ready for some fresh sashimi and seafood, hot cooking stations serving up Eggs Benedict, Risotto, Foie Gras, and BBQ and Grill? You must leave some room for the roast meats, which I thought was a cut (pardon the pun) above the rest. The Sunday Family Brunch from 12:00pm – 3:00pm is priced at $78++ or $128++ with free flow Moet Champaign, Rose wine, Red wine, White wine and Draft Beer. HSBC Card Holders enjoy 50% OFF the 2nd diner till 28th...

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12 Must Visit Macau Attractions & Travel Guide

by Tommy Ooi @ Tommy Ooi Travel Guide

Before reading on, you might be interested in these related articles – 16 Must Eat Food in Macau, 20 Must Visit Hong Kong Attractions & 15 Must Eat Food in Hong Kong. 1. Ruins of St [...]

The Best of Northern Ireland

by Allan Wilson @ Live Less Ordinary: Bangkok Based Bloggers Travelling in Asia & Beyond

Northern Ireland is a country foremost famous for alcoholics, terrorists and a sinking ship, and admittedly my home country does have a slightly depressing...

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[Closed] Pho Hanh Delights – More Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine at Joo Chiat

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Down a few shops from Joo Chiat’s popular Vietnamese restaurant Long Phung is Pho Hanh Delights. The new restaurant was visibly empty, without much décor to speak out, but I wanted to give it a try. Time to support the underdogs, even though half my heart says “Why not just go Long Phung?” Pho Hanh Delights used to be Vietnam Food Hanh Delights at Telok Blangah Food Centre, forced to close due to high rentals. Lady boss cum chef Nguyen Thi Hanh honed her cooking skills in her family’s restaurant in Vietnam, subsequently moved over after marrying a Singaporean husband. The décor did look sad, with pale-looking food pictures (probably shot with a handphone) colour-photocopied and pasted along the walls. Menu was in a black plastic folder. Not the type of place to come if you are on a first date (or even subsequent dates). This may be a hang-out-with-buddies place. With that said, the food actually fared much better than expected. Moral of story: Don’t judge a restaurant by its appearance. The traditional Vietnamese Beef Combo Pho ($7.50) was such an uplifting take after trying so much commercial ones. (Some placed have completely butchered pho.) Sure, the taste and presentation might not as polished as known restaurants outside. But the stock was light yet full-flavoured. Reasonably priced and included with generous portions of beef slices, brisket and balls. Having this on a rainy day may be your best alternative for comfort pho. Again, while the stir-fried Kang Kong ($5.00) didn’t look too appealing when presented, the shoots were crunchy, seasoning particularly fragrant and tasty (may be salty for some). What I noticed that when every dish came, there was a different accompanying sauce, which helped enhance the flavours. Chicken wings which came with a saucer of salt, pepper and...

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10 Vietnamese Restaurants That Are Pho Real Around Bangkok | Siam2nite

10 Vietnamese Restaurants That Are Pho Real Around Bangkok | Siam2nite


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“What do you want to eat?”, a question which probably gets the least straightforward answers of all time. But when forced to choose, the things tha...

Purist Patisserie – Exquisite Entremet Cakes Found In the Heartlands. Hidden Gem At Kovan

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

It was quite a journey to locate Purist Patisserie, for it was smack right in the middle of a Kovan private housing estate, with no direct train or bus services. Situated at the end of shop houses of The Promenade @ Pelikat, it may be easy to overlook the shop if not for its bright pink interior and rose gold chandelier which caught my attention. Also note its rather limited opening hours, from Fridays to Sundays noon to 6pm. Not the most ideal location to set up a patisserie, but that does not deters Patissier Joanne from pursuing her dreams and setting up a place of her own to showcase her creations. Joanne’s forte lies in French entremet, which her meticulous crafting skills can be observed from the exquisiteness and aesthetic details of every entremet. But when it comes to taste evaluation, it is usually based on Patissiers’ concept as well as individuals’ preference due to the complexity and various components that go into the dessert. I took a liking to the Cebu Sunrise [$8] which consisted of coconut, mango and jasmine rice. The light coconut mousse was well complemented with sweet mango gelatin fillings and added rice cracker base for that crunch. The most aesthetical pleasing award would go to Fleur ($8), layered with thin waffle biscuit base, raspberry mousse and white chocolate. It was further topped with freeze-dried fruits, popping spheres and edible flowers for elevated appealing factor. I also liked how various components blended well to give an overall tangy note. While I usually love matcha desserts, the Zen Garden ($8) slightly fell short of my expectation. Layered with matcha, black sesame and yuzu, I found the citrus flavor of yuzu slightly overwhelming and outshone the other two components. For alcohol lovers, go for the Whiskey Bar...

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Hundreds of police in Thailand block anti-junta march

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

Hundreds of police in Thailand block anti-junta march BANGKOK (Reuters) - Hundreds of police in Thailand on Saturday blocked protestors planning to march from Bangkok to Khon Kaen in the northeast of the country in a rare display of public discontent in the junta-ruled country. Thailand has been ruled by the military since 2014. Demonstrations have since become a rarity, partly because of junta orders banning public assembly. The United Nations has expressed concern over what it calls a deteriorating rights situation in Thailand, including harsh sentences for those convicted of violating the lese-majeste law, known as Article 112, as well as other restrictions placed on freedom of expression. "We want to tell the junta that you have taken Thailand back a long way. The people in the agriculture ministry are all generals. There are just generals!" said one protest leader. "Let's hold hands! We are friends!" he said, appealing to around 200 protestors gathered at the Thammasat University in Rangsit, north of Bangkok. The demonstration, which was broadcast live on Facebook, was shared more than 900 times and viewed by more than 32,000 times. Sharing social media content deemed critical of the junta or royal family can land a person in jail in Thailand under its computer crimes act. Those who joined the protest include members from various Thai civil rights groups including alternative farming, anti-mining and healthcare networks. Around 200 police blocked a main door of the university to prevent protestors from leaving, according to police. "This walk is a friendship walk. Over the past four years under the coup government we have no rights in terms of speech, action. We want the junta to hear us," Sangsiri Teemanka, a leader of People's Network for Welfare, told Reuters. She added that protestors would stay put at the university until they were allowed to march. -- © Copyright Reuters 2018-01-20

Coffee Libre 커피리브레 – Hidden Award-Winning Cafe At Myeongdong Cathedral, Seoul

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[Seoul] When I needed a good coffee recommendation, food blogger Daniel (yeah, same name) from Seoul Eats took me to Coffee Libre 커피리브레at Hong Dae near Hongik University Station. The thing that makes Coffee Libre stand out from other coffee shops in the city is the fact that the owners are dedicated to coffee. This is from sourcing the best coffee beans in the world, and choosing to have different brewing methods. Established in 2012, Coffee Libre 커피리브레 is an independent coffee shop in Seoul with branches in Yeonnam-dong, Yeongdeung-po, Shinsegae, and Myeongdong. The name of the coffee shop comes from the Spanish word “libre”, which translates to Mexican luchador wrestlers. The icon on the cup did remind me of Jack Black’s character from the Mexican-American sports comedy film Nacho Libre. Coffee Libre grinds beans for every single cup of coffee, and they have participated in dozens of coffee-related events in the country. I have been to 3 different branches of Coffee Libre. Hong Dae’s branch has more indie vibes for coffee aficionados; Time Square has a much bigger space and appeals more to the young; while Myeongdong’s outlet is a hidden spot right in the middle of a tourist hub. This small branch of Coffee Libre in Myeongdong boasts a quite unusual location, as it is situated within the Myeong-dong Cathedral complex. Yes, right in front of the famous church. The interior is simple and cozy with several tables and a long bar. Guests can choose to either drink their coffee indoors or take it to go. They are especially known for sourcing their single-origin coffee beans via fair-trade directly, and obtaining highly regarded CoE (Cup of Excellence) beans as well. As one of the top independent roasters they participate in various coffee-related events in Korea, and top baristas...

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Grand Prix will generate Bt1 billion for Thailand

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

Grand Prix will generate Bt1 billion for Thailand By LERPONG AMSA-NGIAM THE NATION Sports Authority of Thailand governor Sakon Wannapong shows the first Ptt Thailand Grand Prix ticket that he purchased. SPORTS AUTHORITY of Thailand governor Sakon Wannapong says more than Bt1 billion will be generated by the Ptt Thailand motorcycling Grand Prix at the Buri Ram International Circuit in October. The SAT boss said a huge income would be generated during the competition between October 5-7 in the northeastern province. Thailand has a three-year-contract to host the MotoGP and must pay around Bt4 million (Bt100m by the government and Bt300 million by the private sector) each year for the license and organฌization. “Around 100,000 people from all over the world will visit Thailand during that time and boost the country’s cashflow. We will invest 400 million but gain 1 billion, which I think is a great benefit,” Sakon said yesterday. Sakon confirmed that all the sport’s superstars, including current world champion Marc Marquez of Spain and former champion Valentino Rossi of Italy, had signed up for the Winter Test from February 16-18. Those two stars will also bring their favourite items to be auctioned off for charity on Sunday, February 18. On February 17, Sakon will lead a convoy of bikers from SAT office in Bangkok to Buri Ram as a part of promotional activities for the Winter Test and Ptt Thailand Grand Prix. Tickets for the MotoGP Thailand went on sale yesterday at at 7-Eleven shops. Grandstand tickets cost Bt4,000 and it is Bt2,000 for the side stands. There is a 15 per cent Early Bird for those buying tickets before February 19 and Sakon himself bought the first ticket yesterday at Bt3,420, the discounted price from Bt4,000. Sakon said all hotel rooms in Buri Ram have been fully booked during the October race but homestays in the province are also available as a new option for fans. Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/sports/30336717 -- © Copyright The Nation 2018-01-20

Pho Tai – This Vietnamese Restaurant From Paris Has Good Pho

by admin @ Food – Vietnamese – DanielFoodDiary.com

The first thing I noticed about Pho Tai at Capitol Piazza was its people – the owners and some of the kitchen staff (I peeked through an opening) looked well, pioneer generation. Sorry for generalising, as I was quite used to the Singapore-husband Vietnamese-wife combination seen in local restaurants. Turned out this family-owned Vietnamese restaurant had its origins from Paris. The Vietnam-born Chinese family moved to Paris during the 70s to find safety during times of war, and subsequently started Pho Tai in the city of romance. When asked if there is a difference between their Viet pho and a Parisian-influenced one, the owner said that noodles sold in Vietnam may not contain as much meat and herbs, and relied more heavily on the noodles. Also, the soup bases in Vietnam may not be as rich. To make their soup richer, premium ingredients such as beef meat, bones, and herbs are boiled for hours fresh every day. Neither industrial beef stock nor any powdered “pho” mix were used, which the owner commented that some restaurants in Singapore do use unfortunately. The signature items include Beef Steak Slices and Combination Pho ($9.90), Steamed Rice Pancake Rolls ‘Banh Cuon’ ($7.80), Fresh Spring Rolls ($4.80). Marinated Beef Vermicelli ‘Bo Bun’ ($12.80), Red beans with Coconut Milk ($6.00) and Banana and Coconut Milk ($4.30). FYI, the dessert is warm. This is one of the few Pho in Singapore that I thoroughly enjoyed – the soup looking light and clear, yet flavourful, not the type that would make you quench in thrist. Beef slices and tendon were tender, though my friend wished there were some balls of sort. Pho Tai added that they did not use beef balls because they try to minimise the usage of any kind of process food in their dishes. We...

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7-11 Food: Beyond The Ham & Cheese

by Allan Wilson @ Live Less Ordinary: Bangkok Based Bloggers Travelling in Asia & Beyond

Seven elevens are pretty much essential these days in Thailand, whether it’s expat paying bills, locals buying online purchases, or adventurous travelers indulging in...

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Kommentar til Jay Fai – where Ferraris and Bentleys park street side to get their fix av Michelin Guide Bangkok 2018 - Jay Fai the Big Star • Streetside Bangkok

by Michelin Guide Bangkok 2018 - Jay Fai the Big Star • Streetside Bangkok @ Kommentarer til Streetside Bangkok

[…] most important aspect in the Michelin Guide Bangkok 2018 is that the 73 year old street food vendor Jay Fai in Maha Chai Road is awarded a star. I wrote in my 4 May article that it «would be a crime […]

Thai-Buzz: Hooking up with a foreigner on the First Date?

by Leon Koh @ Bangkok Theme

“Thai-Buzz” translates articles of diverse topics from Thailand’s biggest community sites and discussion forums. While the topics themselves may or may not directly involve foreigners, they will hopefully give you some insights on the topics being discussed among Thai internet users and on Thai culture. Furthermore, these opinions are in no way representative of our website [...]

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Tonkin Viet Noodle Bar – Pho and Banh Mi at Orchard Central

by admin @ Food – Vietnamese – DanielFoodDiary.com

Tonkin a Vietnamese Noodle Bar has opened at Orchard Central, with another two outlets at Tanjong Pagar 100AM and Clifford Centre. For fans of Viet food, you can venture down to the basement of the mall (next to Maccha House) for spring rolls, green mango salad, pho and banh mi. I wished I had better words to describe the experience, but it was okay. The Beef Combination Noodle Soup ($9.90) had rather light soup base, with consideration addition of fresh herbs and vegetables. Good for those who prefer broth that is not so heavy or robust. We also had a Banh Mi Pate Belly Pork with Vegetable ($6.90), and wished there was more slices of meat. Tonkin would rank somewhere in the middle for taste. Safe choices, nothing exciting, like that lo. But if you would happen to be at OC and need a warm bowl of noodle soup, this would be it. Tonkin Viet Noodle Bar Orchard Central #B1-02, 181 Orchard Road Singapore 238896 Tel: +65 6444 4406 Opening Hours: 11am – 9:30pm Other outlets: 100AM #03-13 100 Tras Street Singapore 079027 Clifford Centre #B1-01, 24 Raffles Place Clifford Centre Singapore 048621 Other Related Entries Pho Tai (Capitol Piazza) Nam Nam Noodle Bar (Raffles City) Pho Hanh Delights (Joo Chiat) Comnam (Raffles City) Moc Quan (UE Square)

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A taste of Vietnam coming to the village – Saigon Bangkok plans April opening

by adminrestaurant @ Saigon Bangkok – Thai & Vietnamese Restaurant in Hamburg, NY

Tommy Truong grew up in the family business. For the last 23 years, his family has owned and operated Saigon Bangkok, a Vietnamese and Thai restaurant. The first location in Tonawanda opened more than two decades ago, and seven years ago, the family added a second location in Amherst. When Truong was ready to scout […]

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Bangkok Coconut Curry Noodle Bowls - Pinch of Yum

Bangkok Coconut Curry Noodle Bowls - Pinch of Yum


Pinch of Yum

These Bangkok Coconut Curry Noodle Bowls with brown rice noodles are healthy and easy - can be made vegetarian, vegan, or gluten free!

The best Vietnamese restaurant in Bangkok

The best Vietnamese restaurant in Bangkok


VOV - VOV Online Newspaper

(VOV) -The best Vietnamese restaurant in Bangkok is reason enough to bow your head, if only to make it easier when slurping up silky noodles from bowls of fragrant broth.

Vietnamese from the beauty pageant at “Saigon Recipe”

Vietnamese from the beauty pageant at “Saigon Recipe”

by Nhoi.Ouy @ vietnamese food – Bangkok Bold

(The Underrated Stalls) I was off the restaurant scene for a while just because I was sick of the bouillon flavoring powders and canned demi glace being used in many of the so called great places…only if you knew! Well that was why I had skipped off this place for awhile just because the name…

Tourism fair heads to Chiang Mai

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

Tourism fair heads to Chiang Mai By THE NATION Thailand will host the 37th Asean Tourism Forum (ATF 2018) at the Chiang Mai Exhibition and Convention Centre from January 22 to 26 on the theme “Asean-Sustainable Connectivity, Boundless Prosperity”. The event, the largest travel trade event of the Asean region, is rotated annually among the 10 Asean countries. Thailand is hosting the event for the sixth time, but on this occasion has relocated it to Chiang Mai as part of the policy to promote secondary destinations, create more jobs in the rural areas, ensure a better distribution of tourism earnings and highlight Thailand’s linkages with the Greater Mekong Sub-region countries. “This year, we are proud to mark the first ATF after commemorating the 50th anniversary of Asean in 2017. We are delighted to have participated strongly in the “Visit Asean@50” campaign with a series of carefully selected Thai products, tour packages and offers to bring memorable travel experiences," said Yuthasak Supasorn, governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand. The ATF is the only annual opportunity for both the public and private sectors of the Asean travel and tourism industry to get together and discuss issues and trends facing the Asean tourism industry. The week-long event includes meetings of the Asean Tourism Ministers and national tourism organisations, private sector groupings representing Asean hotels, restaurants, travel agents, tour operators and airlines and bilateral meetings with dialogue partners including Russia, China, Japan, India and South Korea. This year, a ministerial meeting with China will also be held for the first time. Alongside the travel trade show, known as Travex, the individual NTOs will also give detailed media briefings. Additional briefings are scheduled this year by King Power and the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office. This year, the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau will host an Asean Mice Conference and the Ministry of Tourism and Sports will also host an Asean Gastronomy Conference. PATA will host a Destination Marketing Forum 2018 and the UNWTO will launch an Open Thailand Tourism Story Book. Sellers are well represented with 323 booths for 275 organisations. Thailand has the highest number of participants with 146 booths from 117 organisations and companies inclusive of the Thai pavilion. Singapore has 41 booths, Malaysia 40 and Indonesia 31. Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/event/30336666 -- © Copyright The Nation 2018-01-20

Soi Mitrakham – the Vietnamese legacy in Bangkok

Soi Mitrakham – the Vietnamese legacy in Bangkok


Tour Bangkok Legacies

Soi Mitrakham, Bangkok is the home of an old Vietnamese community that has been in the city for centuries, its origins and history is as old as Bangkok itself.

Thai model scooters/bikes a bit ugly?

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

Why are many of the small Thai scooters and bikes so ugly compared to similar models I see on the respective corporate sites in Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and even Vietnam? Small details, but especially the color schemes. And why are a lot of them mostly black with just a few colored pieces on them? So they can't be easily seen when riding in the dark? Buy a bike that is yellow, red, green or white and the front fender may be black. <deleted>? There are many talented Thai customizers who do tasteful things, but the manufacturers seem to be clueless. Just add more black plastic in pointy Star-Wars shapes and a few decals. A lot of bikes now have aluminum wheels, but they make them black. How about aluminum colored rims, or a tasteful bronze or titanium tint? Only a few have a band of color near the rubber. I don't even mind the brightly painted ones in orange (Repsol), yellow or the white ones. Do black wheels make them go faster? Maybe they preheat the rubber if left in the sun so the tires are up to track temperature? I guess I'm just stuck on the looks of bikes from the late 60's and the 70's. I also like cars with the classical German and Italian styling.

Comnam – Sister Restaurant of NamNam Serves Vietnamese Broken Rice

by admin @ Food – Vietnamese – DanielFoodDiary.com

The closure of patisserie Canele has paved the way for Comnam, a spinoff of Vietnamese chain Nam Nam Noodle Bar by the Les Amis group. Comnam is focused on serving Vietnamese dish Cơm tấm, where tấm refers to the broken rice grains, while cơm refers to cooked rice. Funny how broken rice which was previously meant for poorer people, and supposedly has lower fiber and nutrients, is making their way to restaurants. But, why not. Food evolves. I know there are many fans of Nam Nam. Their bowls are reasonably priced for the office crowd, but I never really thought they are that worth-while to queue. With that said, I think Chef-owner Nam Quoc Nguyen’s new take would continue to ride on its wave. The rice bowls are wallet-friendly, from $8.50 to $9.90, with GST included and no additional service charge. A Comnam bowl is a filling one, not stingy with ingredients. My Marinated Fried Pork Cutlet ($9.90) comes with chicken ham, steamed egg, tender pork, fungus, pickles with a choice of broken rice or kimchi fried brown rice (that’s weird). I thought the broken rice worked better in the soup version. The Grey Featherback Fish Balls with soft-boiled egg ($7.90) bowl reminded me of Teochew style porridge, where rice is added to soups. The grains being shorter, soaks up the soup and sauces better, and thus each spoonful and bite was quite flavourful. Plus, no MSG. The small plates may also steal some thunder from the mains. Again, all at friendly prices. I say go for the Crispy Squid ($5.50) – think deep fried calamari (I wished it was not so oily though) and Grilled Chicken Salad with roasted peanut ($5.90). Many Singaporeans generally favour noodle dishes in restaurants, going for ramen rather than dons. Similarly more should go...

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Bobii Frutii Singapore – Colourful Bubble Tea From Taiwan Opening At The Clementi Mall, 10 Jan 2018

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

The Return Of The Taiwanese Bubble Tea craze in Singapore sees old players such as Gong Cha, Singapore brand LiHo and Taiwan’s PlayMade 丸作, all of them with difference in their areas of specialty. Let’s just say Gong Cha is known for their Alisan Milk Foam, LiHo for Cheese drinks (which is now everywhere) and PlayMade 丸作 for their freshly made pearls. Bobii Frutii will be opening its first store in Singapore at The Clementi Mall. I first tried Bobii Frutii 珍珠水果特調 in Taipei which attracted a crowd initially due to its distinct coloured and “Instagram-worthy” layers. Each cup is made using milk, tea and colourful pearls, with no artificial flavourings, man-made essences, creamer or preservatives. The menu in Singapore features a total of 37 drinks in a single cup size and divided into 5 different categories – Tea/Au Lait aka “served with milk” in French ($2.50 – $3.90), Ice Blended ($5.90 – $6.90), Matcha ($4.90 – $6.50), Fruit Tea ($3.90 – $5.90) and Cheese Tea, exclusive to Singapore ($4.50 – $5.90). Pearls aka bobii (Taiwanese slang for tapioca pearls) that are preservative-free come in 3 different flavours: Original ($0.60), Butterfly Pea ($0.90) and Brown Sugar ($0.90), are made in Taiwan and air-flown to Singapore to ensure freshness and consistency. One thing to note, the bobii in each cup is considerably less compared to other competitor brands out there. Apart from their aesthetically pleasing appearance, each of their signature items have funky names that made me wonder what the flavours are, so I gave up on their names and ended up ordering by colours. “Hi, can I have the blue and yellow layered drink?” “Oh, you mean Mermaid’s Tears?” “Ya, that one.” I cried. The names included Don’t Want To Work, Pandora Treasures, Childhood Memory, Green Romance, and Don’t Want...

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17 Must Eat Food in Hong Kong

by Tommy Ooi @ Tommy Ooi Travel Guide

Hong Kong offers a stunning arrays of delicacy from street food to Michelin Star Rated Restaurants, visitors are spoilt for choices available. Feel free to check out our 20 Must Visit Hong Kong Attractions, 12 Must [...]

Chen Ji Intestine & Oyster Taiwanese Vermicelli Shop 陳記專業蚵仔麵線 – Possibly The Best Mee Sua In Taipei

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[Taipei] Ah Zong Mian Xian, otherwise known as Ay Chung Rice Noodles 阿宗麵線 used to be my favourite Mee Sua from Taipei. When I say “used to”, it could be as far a decade back when it was crowded, but not flooded with tourists like now. Unfortunately, the standard and consistency was not like in the past as the store gets more commercialised. I was recommended to Chen Ji Mee Sua 陳記專業蚵仔麵線, or Chen Ji Intestine & Oyster Taiwanese Vermicelli Shop. Many call it the “Best Mee Sua in Taipei”, with “original local taste without over promoting”. Mee Sua is a Taiwanese dish that is basically a vermicelli soup included with large pork intestine or oysters. The noodles served with the soup should never fall apart or stick together. At least, this is what the general rule is. Chen Ji Mee Sua looked like an average Taiwanese food stand. No fanciful interior, just a counter where you can order food, and a couple of tables outside the shop. A large bowl大碗is priced at NT$65 (SGD$2.90), smaller bowl大碗at NT$50 (SGD$2.25), with clear vermicelli soup清麵線at NT$35 (SGD$1.60). If you like your pig’s intestines, then you would love the Mee Sua here. I found the pieces extremely soft, tender, and flavourful, and as a friend @eileen_eats_alot described, ”clean unlike some that have strong porky flavour”. I bought both large and small bowls to compare, and found the large bowl to be a lot more generous in ingredients. For the amount of oysters given, this bowl is reasonably priced. The consistency was smooth and thick without being sticky. Tip: Have it plain before adding some chilli and vinegar for more layered taste. I tried about 8 different bowls of Mee Sua in Taipei, this ranks as my top so far. In order to reach...

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Starbuck's Bangkok

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

Hi Any TV member know of any Starbucks branches in Bangkok that have a decent outside area, garden style or beside a river or lake? I'm not really into sitting inside an outlet inside a shopping centre. And, yes I am aware that many older members will have a 'view of the cost/quality of the coffee, etc... but ..... try to keep on topic. Thanks

Review 2: นิตยสารเทศ

by admin @ Dalad Vietnamese Restaurant

วันนี้เราได้ลิ้มลองอาหารเจกันสามรายการ เริ่มจาก ปากหม้อเจ (Vietnamese Steamed Flour Rolls – 100 บาท) แป้งนุ่มๆ ที่ไม่มันจนเกินไป ห่อด้วยไส้เจที่นำมาด้วยเห็ดหูหนูกรุบกรอบ เห็ดหอม เต้าหู้ และหมูยอเจ ที่ปรุงรสมาได้อร่อยทีเดียว ไม่นานก็หมดจานไปอย่างรวดเร็ว ถัดมาเป็น ขนมเบื้องญวนเจ (Vietnamese Crepe – 110 บาท) ที่ตัวแป้งทอดมาได้บางกรอบ ใส่ใส้เป็นเห็ดหอม ถั่วงอก และแครอทนุ่มๆ ทานคู่กับน้ำจิ้มคลุกเคล้ากันอย่างดี เป็นอีกเมนูหนึ่งที่ถูกใจจริงๆ ต่อด้วยเจอีกหนึ่งจานอย่าง เฝอเจ (Vietnamese Noodles in Clear Soup – 100 … Continue reading

20 Must Visit Hong Kong Attractions & Travel Guide

by Tommy Ooi @ Tommy Ooi Travel Guide

Before reading on, you might be interested in these related articles – 15 Must Eat Food in Hong Kong, 12 Must Visit Macau Attractions & 16 Must Eat Food in Macau. 1. Victoria Peak Perching [...]

September’s Schedule : Bangkok Bold Cooking Studio

September’s Schedule : Bangkok Bold Cooking Studio

by Danny @ Bangkok Bold

Pad Thai Ekkamai is a very good choice

by Champagne @ Streetside Bangkok

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The big river prawns are put in front of me at Pad Thai Ekkamai. It looks delicious and obviously something different from the usual 4 small shrimps you get most places. It comes with their homemade chili, garlic and lime sauce, something you normally don’t get most places. A delightful surprise. Two river prawns in the wok at Pad Thai Ekkamai The big river prawn version served at Pad Thai Ekkamai comes with an egg wrapping, but I asked them to skip it as it often result in somewhat overcooked noodles. Might not have been the case here, but I decided to skip it. The noodles came out as they should, the bean sprout was fresh and the tamarind mixture added the tart this dish needs. It was all very well executed. Will it be on my short list of the better Pad Thai spots in town? Yes, it will. Pad Thai Ekkamai have plenty of Pad Thai versions on the menu, but also plenty of other dishes. The Tom Yam Kung looked inviting, but that will have to be for the next time. At least, judged from the Pad Thai, the cooks knows how to use the wok. What [...]

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Hello world!

by admin @ Dusit Thani Bangkok

Welcome to Dusit Multisite Sites. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

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Bangkok's Vietnamese Sunday morning market • Streetside Bangkok

Bangkok's Vietnamese Sunday morning market • Streetside Bangkok


Streetside Bangkok

Bangkok's Sunday morning market is small, but worth a visit if in the area. Welcoming people and a couple of characters to make an impression

Promotion

by admin @ Dalad Vietnamese Restaurant

10 Oct 12 VEGGIE’S TIME Enjoy Our Promotion The following course gives us a smooth landing from cloud nine. Fresh and a little fatty hamachi with shredded radish and avocado gel is a small plate of joy. The third course … Continue reading

Lek Seafood Silom is all about crabs

by Champagne @ Streetside Bangkok

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In Asia, I have a crush for crab dishes, especially yellow curry crab and pepper crab. Of course onlye when the kitchen is doing their job. And Lek Seafood Silom is delivering a very good curry crab. The curry crab at Lek Seafood Silom Crab is an expensive treat no matter where you are in the world, and you don’t want to pay a high price for mediocre skills and quality. You don’t do that at Lek Seafood, as the crab is good. That said, it’s not perfect. The crab is really juicy. The onion has the right texture as well, a necessity for this dish to come true. No onion, no real curry crab. The immediate response after my first mouthful was a big yes, but I also realized that the creaminess of the dish and the taste of yellow curry was too much in the lead. Crab meat is a sensitive treat and you have to let it play the main instrument in the show. That said, the dish was very good, but yes, it could have been even better if they tone down the curry and the creaminess. We ordered a 1500 Bath crab, sold by the weight, [...]

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15 Must Visit Hakodate Attractions, Food and Travel Guide

by Tommy Ooi @ Tommy Ooi Travel Guide

Apart from Hakodate attractions, you might be interested in our Hokkaido Self Drive Blogs – Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. 1. Mount Hakodate 函館山 Mount Hakodate is renowned for its view of the [...]

Warrant issued for absconding owner of Victoria’s parlour

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

Warrant issued for absconding owner of Victoria’s parlour By THE NATION THE CRIMINAL Court yesterday issued an arrest warrant for Kampol Weerathepsuporn, 61, the alleged real owner of the massage parlour Victoria’s: The Secret Forever. He faces 12 charges, including procuring prostitution and human trafficking. Police have contacted the Immigration Bureau to find him and prevent him from leaving the country. The court also approved an arrest warrant for his wife, Nipa Weerathepsuporn, 68 on the same charges. Kampol was identified as the owner of the parlour by former massage parlour owner Chuvit Kamolvisit. Meanwhile, officials from an anti-graft agency yesterday interviewed alleged sex workers rounded up after last week’s raid to find out if they had provided services to police or state officials. Lt-Colonel Kornthip Daroj, the acting secretary-general of the Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC), led officials to conduct the fact-finding interviews at the Bangkok Children and Family Home in Ratchathewee district where 24 alleged sex workers aged 18-27 (20 from Myanmar and four from Laos) and one Thai staff member are kept. The move followed discovery of documents reportedly indicating bribe payments during the raid and recent reports suggesting that state officials had used sexual services at the venue in the Huai Khwang district free of charge. Meanwhile, Human Trafficking Division officials from the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) collected the 3,500-page case report from police yesterday afternoon to officially take over the case. A police officer yesterday carries the 3,500-page report in the case of the Bangkok-based Victoria’s: The Secret Forever massage parlour, which is at the centre of an underage prostitution and human trafficking scandal. The files were handed over to the Human Trafficking Division of the Department of Special Investigation at the police headquarters. Division deputy chief Pol Lt-Colonel Kritthat Aoumson said DSI aimed to finish its investigations within the legal time frame of 84 days before passing the case on to public prosecutors. DSI chief Pol Colonel Paisit Wongmuang said the forensic report about contents inside three safe boxes seized during the raid would be complete next week. Declining to give details of the testimonies, Kornthip said the PACC would try to find evidence against the involved state officials and determine if the PACC had the authority to probe them. This would take 90 days to complete. Amid scepticism that investigation into the case will end up like the Natari massage parlour case after a raid in 2016, that did not lead to punishment of any official, Kornthip clarified that the Natari case was still being probed by the PACC. He said the PACC was now awaiting information from the DSI and administrators about the state officials who allegedly took bribes or even used sex services at Victoria’s. In his capacity as secretary-general of the Centre for National Anti-Corruption (CNAC), Kornthip said the CNAC had already sent a letter to the Royal Thai Police to set up a committee to probe the parlour’s documents and report the results back to CNAC. The documents reportedly point to bribe payments and carry the initials or nicknames of the alleged corrupt police officers. Immigration Bureau commissioner Pol Lt-General Sutthipong Wongpin, meanwhile, urged the public not to worry, as the authorities were checking the bribe-taking documents which reportedly included payments to officers under the Immigration Bureau. “Whoever is involved in wrongdoing will be punished,” he said. Authorities are cracking down on Victoria’s on suspicion that it engaged in underage prostitution and human trafficking after the DSI and military raided the venue on January 12. They rounded up more than 100 women and girls suspected of working as prostitutes there – of whom at least 11 girls were later found by preliminary tests to be under 18. At least seven suspects have already been detained in connection with the case, including Sasithorn Weerathepsuporn, a major shareholder and the licence-holder of the business, who turned herself in to police on Tuesday. Following the raid, five senior policemen at the Wang Thong Lang Police Station, which has jurisdiction over the area where the massage parlour operated, were hit with transfer orders. The Metropolitan Police Bureau launched an investigation of the policemen amid reports that they might have received bribes, including free sexual services, at the parlour. Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30336684 -- © Copyright The Nation 2018-01-20

Attitude Rooftop Bar & Restaurant at Avani Riverside (Bangkok, Thailand)

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Attitude Rooftop Bar at Avani Riverside Attitude rooftop bar at Avani Riverside is the new Rooftop Bar & Restaurant at the new Avani Riverside Hotel in Bangkok. Located on the 26th floor, Attitude boasts a great view of the river that flows through the city. You can see landmarks like the Big Wheel at Asiatique […]

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Pad Thai Mae Am

by Champagne @ Streetside Bangkok

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Many considers Pad Thai Mae Am close to the Khlong Toei Market one of the cities best choices if you’re in for a plate of Pad Thai. I limit my self to say it is a good choice and I wouldn’t hesitate to sit down again at Mae Am. Pad Thai Mae Am Mae Am is good old school, and that is meant as a honor. Firstly, she use the good old wok and she knows how to use it. Otherwise the evaporation process will not work well and you end up with some overcooked and soggy noodles and some under-cooked noodles. The most common pan used for Pad Thai is the big round iron cast pan, always used for making Hoy Tod (oyster/mussels omelet). The vendors serving both Hoy Tod and Pad Thai, as it is ideal for the evaporating process. An advantage with the wok is that it is easier to get a more smoky flavor. Secondly, at Mae Am the noodles are pre-seasoned with a tamarind sauce, palm sugar and fish sauce, but also shrimp fat. It’s a very delicate combination. The presentation at Pad Thai Mae Am Mae Am don’t use to much oil, something many vendors [...]

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Vietnamese and More: Bangkok's Home Style Vietnamese Restaurant

Vietnamese and More: Bangkok's Home Style Vietnamese Restaurant


Thai Street Food, Restaurants, and Recipes | Eating Thai Food

Vietnamese and More is an excellent Vietnamese restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand - eat home cooked Vietnamese food in Bangkok!

16 Must Eat Food in Macau

by Tommy Ooi @ Tommy Ooi Travel Guide

We always find Macau an interesting place with its nostalgic old charm and culture similar to Hong Kong yet without the mounting pressure of Hong Kong life. Not to forget the yummy food Macau has [...]

Banh Mi Hoa Ma – Best Banh Mi In Ho Chi Minh? Crispy Vietnamese Baguette Stall Opens Only Till 10AM

by admin @ Food – Vietnamese – DanielFoodDiary.com

[Ho Chi Minh] Due to the strong influence from French Colonial times, Banh Mi which is also known as Vietnamese Baguette has then been passed down and evolved. It is now the iconic identity of Vietnam’s local food which can be found on almost every street in Saigon. While I would usually think twice when it comes to street food, Banh Mi Hoa Ma was highly recommended by a friend who loves to travel to Vietnam. It also received many positive reviews online. Many also claimed that this is one of the best Banh Mi in Ho Chi Minh. A humble shop which lacks in its own space, many of the locals would usually just come here for takeaways. Due to its blooming business, the owner has then expanded (illegally?) their seating space along the roadside. People would then sit on stools and dine on low tables, while breathing in exhaust fumes from motorcycles zoomed by. *cough cough* For first-hand experience dining like a Vietnamese local, this would be the place to visit. Ordering was easy as there were only two items on the menu; Banh Mi Kep Thit & Banh Mi Op La. Banh Mi Kep Thit (VND 30k, SGD$1.80) is the usual kind of Banh Mi which we would find in Singapore. Baguette with Pâté (pork liver) and butter spread, stuffed with pork and chicken ham as well as pickled vegetables, spring onions and chilli. While they are just simple ingredients, the combination of thick cuts of meaty ham and refreshing pickled vegetables turned out to be quite a heartening meal for breakfast. Interesting to note, I found Vietnamese baguette lighter and airier with crispy exterior. So much so I could finish the whole Banh Mi on my own without feeling too full. Another dish served here is...

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Thang Long – Stylish Vietnamese Restaurant Near Bangkok’s Wireless Road

by admin @ Food – Vietnamese – DanielFoodDiary.com

[Bangkok, Thailand] Many of Bangkok’s restaurants score in terms of style. The same could be said for Thang Long (which is the former name for Hanoi in Vietnam). Thang Long is located at the Bangkok Wireless Road Neighbourhood, along Soi Lang Suan. While this seems like a quieter stretch of road away from the usual buzz, its hip neighbours include Asia’s Best Restaurant Gaggan (5 min walk down the road) and Wine Bridge Plus (just opposite). Refer to map below Dark wooden furnishing, water features, an outdoor seating area like a bar by the beach and loungy music would appeal to the chic and stylish crowd in Bangkok. The modern Vietnamese restaurant serves food tapas style, so expect dishes from the predictable such as pho, Viet spring rolls and vermicelli, to steam ravioli and deep fried frog legs (!). Its menu was rather confusing though, despite being artistically photographed. The food photos were on one side, while prices were printed in sections somewhere in the menu. Not intuitive enough. We had some of the standards, and liked the Minced Shrimp on Sugar Cane (215 baht) – plump in freshness, and sweetness coming through towards last few bites. The Spring Rolls came with avocado and crab stick (115 baht), which might have worked better if they had worked in if there were more of these two ingredients to make a distinctive difference to the usual. Service was at least prompt, but not the usual Thai-style earnestly. Well, I would remember Thang Long more for its décor than its food, and I don’t mean it that bad a way. Thang Long 82/5 Soi Lang Suan, Phloen Chit Road, Bangkok, Thailand (Long walk from Chidlom BTS. A cab could be easier) ซอย หลังสวน เพลินจิต Tel: 02 251 3504, 02 251 4491 Opening Hours:...

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Kommentar til Jay Fai – where Ferraris and Bentleys park street side to get their fix av Street food outlet bags Bangkok’s first Michelin star - Travel Wire Asia

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[…] vendor, and her prices reflect this with a typical speciality costing upwards of US$20. One local food blog described it as that place Ferraris and Bentleys park street side to get their […]

Kommentar til Joke Prince serves delicious rice porridge av Michelin Guide Bangkok 2018 - Jay Fai the Big Star • Streetside Bangkok

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Jin Feng Braised Pork Rice 金峰魯肉飯 – Popular Lu Rou Fan Eatery In Taipei

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[Taipei] Jin Feng Braised Pork Rice is a well-known eatery (at least among the locals) in Taipei that serves one of the most popular Taiwanese dishes, “Lu Rou Fan” otherwise known as Braised Pork Rice). There are several other places in the Roosevelt Road (Luosifu Lu) neighbourhood that serve braised pork rice, but this hole-in-the-wall dining spot has a reputation for being the best in town. The good news is that this place is budget-friendly with reasonably priced dishes that come in big portions. Keep in mind that there is usually a line in front of Jin Feng Braised Pork Rice, especially during lunch hours. Do not expect too much from the interior, as this place is more like casual local eatery than an actual restaurant. The tables are close to one another, and there is a chance that you will have to share a table with other guests. If you are in a hurry, you can always take your food to go. The Braised Pork Rice, priced at NT$30, NT$40, NT$50 (SGD$1.30, SGD$1.80, SGD$2.50) for their small, medium and large bowls, is definitely the signature dish here at Jin Feng in Taipei. The dish is served with a large amount of rice and topped off with a slice of bitter melon and braised pork. One thing to note is that while Singaporeans are used to bowls with loads of meat with less rice. The reverse seems to apply to many Lu Rou Fan stalls in Taiwan where there is very little meat in contrast to rice. I also noticed that other restaurants that offer this dish tend to serve it with more fat than meat, which is not the case here. The draw to me was the savoury sauce on the fluffy rice, when paired with hot soup was...

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Secret House – Authentic Home-Cooked Vietnamese Food In A Secret Garden, At Ho Chi Minh City

by admin @ Food – Vietnamese – DanielFoodDiary.com

[Ho Chi Minh City] Saigon (former name of HCMC) continues to welcome new dining establishment and Secret House is one on the radar for many foodies. Within a few months of opening, it has been favourably reviewed and loved. The owner has a restaurant portfolio that is well loved, namely Mountain Retreat and Secret Garden. These are restaurants frequented by both locals and tourists looking for authentic Vietnamese food in a comfortable and rural setting, They all serve Vietnamese home cooked food, and are packed be it weekday or weekend, which says something about the quality of the restaurants they operate. Secret House is by no means different. You can expect nothing less from the artistic minds behind this restaurant. The main appeal lies in its rural decoration, where an inner courtyard has been smartly and creatively turned into an herb garden. Dark wooden furniture and old-school style tableware also add rustic charm to the dining experience. The menu is extensive, aiming for every day staples of Vietnamese cuisine. Photos are included along with English translation which makes for easy ordering. The dishes are of small portion thus great for sharing, suitable for those with a hankering for every flavour. One can start off with Guava Salad with Dried Baby Shrimp (85,000VND, SGD$5.09) that serves as a good palate cleanser. The guava provided a difference in texture as well as light sweetness to the mix without being overpowering. The right amount of bite for each piece of Deep Fried Sticky Rice (95,000VND, SGD$5.69) topped with sliced mushroom, dried pork floss and minced pork, dipped in chili sauce made another delightful appetizer. On almost every occasion that I have eaten there, this is a dish I order without fail: Fried Baby Squid with Fish Sauce (85,000VND, SGD$5.09). It left a deep...

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5 Everyday Abnormal Foods for Travelers to Conquer in Asia

by Dwight Turner @ Bangkok Fatty

Your friend’s tales of jaunts abroad can’t ever exclude their adventures trying (or attempting to try) exotic local foods. These aspiring Bourdain-to-be’s are all too ready to dish the details on the delicious, the disgusting, and the downright bizarre to many of us. But the shock value of what we see in a lot of […]

Appetizer

by admin @ Dalad Vietnamese Restaurant

APPETIZER   MAIN DISH   DESSERT   DRINK Vietnamese Steamed Flour Rolls THB 100 Grilled Pork Meatballs with Fresh Vegetables THB 190 Viermicelli Served with Grilled Chicken THB 120 Vietnamese Noodles in Clear Soup THB 100  

Mother’s day special menus

Mother’s day special menus

by Nhoi.Ouy @ Bangkok Bold

Our special menus for Thai’s mother’s day in this #cookingclipscookingtips from Bangkok Bold Kitchen. We make yellow sour curry with pineapple from the south with crispy snake head fish was inspired from the trip to the south, flavor with turmeric, tamarind water, and fish sauce…a bit spicy but with the addition of pineapple chunks and…

Chua Kim Heng is a 4th Generation Street Food Stall Hawking Delicious Braised Goose!

by Dwight Turner @ Bangkok Fatty

I joked on instagram about the wanting to be a street food hawker at local restaurant Chua Kim Heng this past Halloween. Each day the rush of customers tensely glance over at the men wielding oversized Chinese cleavers. The cleavers are a fitting match for the serious looks the men don as the restaurant crowds, and would be equally […]

Jewellery Shopping in Bangkok

by Allan Wilson @ Live Less Ordinary: Bangkok Based Bloggers Travelling in Asia & Beyond

This is quite probably the least likely post for me to share, given my deep hatred for shopping, but being a married man and...

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Le Dalat Restaurant - Bangkok.com Magazine

Le Dalat Restaurant - Bangkok.com Magazine


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When you step off Sukhumvit 23 and into the luscious gardens that surround Le Dalat Vietnamese Restaurant, you feel like you have passed across the border. Often considered one of the best Vietnamese restaurants in Bangkok, it has impressed crowds with classic Vietnamese royal cuisine for over 30 years

Experience a Michelin star restaurant at an affordable price

by Chelsea Chan @ Gourmet Bangkok

Head Chef Amerigo Tito Sesti and his team at J’AIME on the 2nd floor of U Sathorn Bangkok would like to introduce a delightful French degustation 5-course set lunch at an affordable price of THB 1,100 net per person. Prawn & mushroom soup with longleaf parsley and champignon custard –  Mimosa leek and potato salad […]

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The Lunch Lady – Street Food Celebrity Made Famous By Anthony Bourdain, Daily Rotating Noodles Menu At Ho Chi Minh City

by admin @ Food – Vietnamese – DanielFoodDiary.com

[Ho Chi Minh City] A store which piqued my interest while I was researching for Vietnamese street food was The Lunch Lady, which came up as one of the common search results. Many bestowed her with the title of “legendary” street food vendor in Ho Chi Minh. The Lunch Lady (known as Nguyen Thi Thanh) propelled to fame after being featured on No Reservations. It is a food and travel programme hosted by American chef and TV personality, Anthony Bourdian. The store has since then been patronized by many other food influencers from various countries and garnered them a wide following of international visitor ship. (I looked around and noticed a few more tables with foreigners. Her specialty is noodle soup and interestingly, she has a daily rotating menu which serves only one type of noodle soup every day. Seven days in a week, she can whip up seven kinds of noodle soup such as Bun Thai, Bun Mam and Banh Canh Cua. Totally unheard of to me, and the most common Pho is not even on her menu. I wondered would the idea work in SG if I sell Bak Chor Mee Soup on Mondays, Wanton Mee Soup on Tuesdays, Hae Mee Soup on Wednesdays and etc. The amount of logistics and ingredients to buy! I visited the store on a Friday, and the noodle soup of the day was Bun Bo Hue, which translates to Spicy Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup (VND 40k, SGD$2.40). The bowl of noodle soup felt visually intimidating at first with its bright orange hue, which resembled chilli oil from Mala pot. However, I took my first mouthful but it was nothing like that. I didn’t even found it spicy. A case of being hit with confusion while trying to adapt to the foreign palate....

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Bangkok moving backwards?

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

“We don’t want to go backwards like Jakarta or Bangkok. We want to be an advanced country like in Singapore and London with proper public transport. Read more at https://asiancorrespondent.com/2017/02/jakarta-bangkok-backwards-for-allowing-motorcycle-public-transport-msian-minister/#atBulEYWcEyUv36K.99 That's quite an inflammatory statement coming from a next door neighbor.

Banh mi, oh my! The best Vietnamese restaurant in Bangkok is... | Coconuts Bangkok

Banh mi, oh my! The best Vietnamese restaurant in Bangkok is... | Coconuts Bangkok


Coconuts

Have we discovered the best Vietnamese food in Bangkok? Vietnamese and More is so homey that customers leave their shoes at the door and most are on a first name basis with the owner. Regulars make themselves comfortable, working at Macbooks, sipping Vietnamese coffee, relishing the easygoing atmosphere. But it’s the food that’s the star ...

La Baguette – The French Bakery Cafe | Emquartier | Bangkok, Thailand

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La Baguette The french bakery cafe – This is one of those places that I have mixed feelings about. I would definitely recommend their pastries and this is a place that I often grab some croissants, baguettes or other bakery items to take home but the dine in experience has always been somewhat hit and […]

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Tonkin Annam – a MICHELIN Guide Restaurant in Bangkok

Tonkin Annam – a MICHELIN Guide Restaurant in Bangkok


MICHELIN Guide

Tonkin Annam - Vietnamese Restaurant – The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal in the Michelin Guide Bangkok Michelin inspectors’ review & useful information available online

How to Eat Street Food Without Getting Sick - Legal Nomads

How to Eat Street Food Without Getting Sick - Legal Nomads


Legal Nomads

Tips for eating street food without getting sick, gathered during 9+ years of eating it around the world! Includes packing suggestions & restaurant cards.

Six ‘coloured’ tourists arrested for overstaying visa

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

Six ‘coloured’ tourists arrested for overstaying visa By The Nation Police focusing on Bangkok locations where they said “coloured foreigners” are known to stay arrested six people late Friday night for overstaying their visa in what police are calling an operation to crack down on foreign criminals. The joint operation by tourist police, 191 patrol and special operations police, immigration police and narcotics suppression police was led by Pol Maj-General Surachet Hakpal, deputy commissioner of the Tourist Police Bureau. About 100 police were dispatched to check 15 locations in Bangkok where they said the targeted group are known to stay. Surachet told a press conference held at 1.30am Saturday at the Indra Regent Hotel's car park after the operation that police sought criminals involved in romance scams and drugs trafficking. He said 30 racial minority men and women were taken for questioning, with six found to have overstayed their tourist visa. The rest were later freed. Surachet did not give details of the nationalities of the six arrested immigrants. Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30336725 -- © Copyright The Nation 2018-01-20

Selling a house - use realtor or post online self?

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

Hi, Wife is looking to sell our house so we can move inside Thailand, its in a gated community in Bangkok so until now only has a sale sign on it seen by community and friends. ** Should we go to a realtor (are they any good - asking 3% if sale and supposedly do good sales pitch / pro photos?) or just take/post photos online ourselves? What web sites best for us to ad this ourselves? Its for a Thai market, no foreigners likely to apply as 100% Thai community area (apart from me!) so presumably ads in Thai language only?

Pho.Vn – Flavourful Pho Broth With No MSG Added, A Gem For CBD Workers

by admin @ Food – Vietnamese – DanielFoodDiary.com

The jovial ladies over at A Juicery highly recommended their neighbours next door. ”Best pho ever. And you must have their spring rolls.” They also let me know a little secret that the chef behind Pho.Vn used to be from the popular Mrs Pho, though this piece of information goes unverified. Pho.Vn is a fuss-free casual Vietnamese restaurant that specialise both the popular streets food of the Southern and Northern parts of Vietnam. Some of its specialty includes Special Beef Combo Pho ($9.90), Nam Vang Noodle ($9.90), Broken Rice with Pork Chop and Steamed Ham ($8.90), Stir-fry Cockles with garlic ($6.90), and Fried or Fresh Spring Rolls ($3.90). The dessert of Green Bean Paste ($3.90) is also popular, and sometimes sells out early. The chef is said to be very particular with the freshness of the ingredient, such that she will go to the market to buy all the fresh beef instead frozen meats from suppliers. All the soup bases are cooked for 6 to 8 hours, with “strictly no MSG added”. For starters, I had the Fresh Spring Rolls ($3.90 for 2 pieces) and Fried Chicken Wings with Fish Sauce ($3.90 for 2 pieces). The former was described by my dining partner as ”very ordinary”, though I enjoyed the freshness and crunch. The Fried Chicken Wings were calorie-worthy, deliciously marinated and juicy. Borrowing a tagline, those were finger-licking good. As for the greatest surprise, it had to be the Special Beef Combo Pho’s soup ($8.90). While it looked deceptively light, the savoury broth was packed with flavours and I just couldn’t help slurping spoon by spoon. So good that the sauces seemed unnecessary. The Pho Noodles used were slippery smooth, fresh-tasting with a good bite. Prices are considered inexpensive, and I am glad to have found a worthy Pho...

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Stunningly good Tom Yam Pork Noodle at Zaew in Sukhumvit Soi 49

by Champagne @ Streetside Bangkok

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Sometimes, when visiting a new stall or hole in the wall, I just have to close my eyes after the first spoonful, realizing the old school superiority to most new slurps or bites in town. And Zaew in 1/5 Sukhumvit Soi 49 is one of those odd spots delivering far beyond expectations. I just need to eliminate the surroundings, to concentrate on what is put in front of me. A bowl at Zaew in Soi 49 with some of the condiments in the background The broth is still swirling in my mouth, like excellent wine, I smile before I swallow. Then I start again, after adding the condiments; chili, lime juice, sugar, a few drops of fish sauce and crushed peanuts. Then another taste, this time combined with perfectly cooked noodles. I can conclude what I already knew; heavenly, once again aware of someone contributing to the good things in life. Zaew! It’s worth an exclamation mark. It’s worth a visit even if your not in the the area. The bowl at Zaew with condiments added The other visitors might have thought of me as a smiling lunatic, but it doesn’t matter. I have just been served happiness in a [...]

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Saturday Night Jazz Buffet at Up & Above Restaurant

by Chelsea Chan @ Gourmet Bangkok

Enjoy our new Saturday Night Jazz Buffet at Up & Above Restaurant with breathtaking views of Bangkok and an extensive selection of favourite international cuisines. The buffet includes fresh seafood, sushi and sashimi, traditional Thai delights, homemade pastas, Western classics, a carving station, hearty main course options and a large dessert station. A cornucopia of […]

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Catering

by admin @ Dalad Vietnamese Restaurant

Party The following course gives us a smooth landing from cloud nine. Fresh and a little fatty hamachi with shredded radish and avocado gel is a small plate of joy. The third course is goat cheese gnocchi . Catering At … Continue reading

2AM’s the Perfect Time for Bangkok’s Best Chicken Foot Soup!

by Dwight Turner @ Bangkok Fatty

I couldn’t be upset when they came around to close earlier than the advertised 4AM. But hell, let’s be honest, I’m always stunned to find tasty food in Bangkok after 10pm. The late night restaurant choices in Bangkok are pretty dismal normally. Maybe that’s why I get so excited about Thai khao tom restaurants, where you […]

Kommentar til The Michelin Stars of Street Side Bangkok av Sawang Noodles in 264 Si Phraya Road is something extraordinary • Streetside Bangkok

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[…] legendary Sawang Noodles in Si Phraya Road have the original Shell Shuan Shim award. Those who knows about the reward will notice that they have the award with the symbol of the oil […]

Bangkok Bold Kitchen by Vamoose

Bangkok Bold Kitchen by Vamoose

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Kommentar til Michelin Guide Bangkok 2018 – Jay Fai the Big Star av Champagne

by Champagne @ Kommentarer til Streetside Bangkok

I have to give credit to Bangkok post that is getting a bit more critical to the Michelin Guide: See the article Michelin guide leaves sour taste: https://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/1375759/michelin-guide-leaves-sour-taste

Main Dish

by admin @ Dalad Vietnamese Restaurant

APPETIZER   MAIN DISH   DESSERT   DRINK Vietnamese Steamed Flour Rolls THB 100 Grilled Pork Meatballs with Fresh Vegetables THB 190 Viermicelli Served with Grilled Chicken THB 120 Vietnamese Noodles in Clear Soup THB 100  

got in the Tomorrowland top 20, anyone else going or want in?

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

hey all, i was lucky enough to get in the top 20 for tomorrowland tickets for thailand. i am going with my girlfriend and can buy 2 more tickets with my top 20. we will be getting the relax room with comfort zone pass. if anyone wants in on that, you can buy it with us guaranteed tickets for 100,000 for 2 tickets for the room and tomorrowland for the weekend. flights and everything else excluded. its on jan 25, we live in hua hin if you want to come watch me do it on my computer but will have to pay me the money first before i charge my card and put your name on the tickets line id: bkkjabs (i bkkjabs as i used to live in bangkok) thanks!

Treat Yourself to The Best Pizza in Oaxaca At La Matatena Pizzeria

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

A profile of a new restaurant serving the best pizza in Oaxaca, with both gluten free and vegan pizzas in addition to regular thin crust, crunchy pies.

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Vietnamese restaurant in Bangkok

Vietnamese restaurant in Bangkok


Saigon Recipe

Vietnamese restaurant on Sukhumvit soi 49, Bangkok Cooked by Vietnamese chef. Cool & comfortable setting. Lunch & Dinner. Free parking. Tel 02 662 6311

Moc Quan – Authentic Tasting Pho & Banh Mi

by admin @ Food – Vietnamese – DanielFoodDiary.com

There are many pho-tastic Vietnamese shops sprouting out in Singapore, as though it is the next fad after Japanese ramen. Few Vietnamese restaurants seem to be as dedicated as Moc Quan though, where baguettes for the banh mi are baked fresh daily, and owner Jeff Koh hand-carries fresh ingredients (about 100kg every 2 weeks) from Vietnam to Singapore. Which is why they close for a day or two occasionally each month. Correct me if I am wrong, many Vietnamese restaurants in Singapore are overly-commercialised losing its authenticity, while the authentic ones lack the comforting ambience. Moc Quan, somehow manages to strike a balance between the two. ‘Moc’ means simple, ‘Quan’ means restaurant, so Moc Quan just means simple restaurant. Jeff designed Moc Quan to be a Vietnamese ‘Zi Char’ type of place, and therefore items such as Thit Kho ($7) – pork cooked with tangy spicy caramel sauce in claypot, Luoi Vit ($7) – duck tongue braised in garlic basil sauce and Dau Hu Chien Xa ($5) – deep fried tofu with garlic and lemon grass are available. There was a weird slight pungent smell when the braised pork arrived, a tad oily, but put the meat into the mouth and you would forgive all of these. It actually reminded me of street food in Ho Chi Minh, like those served around Ben Thanh Market. Their Mixed Beef Pho ($9.50) was superb, generous in vegetables, herbs, meat and meat balls, in a light yet tasty broth cooked with beef bones, brisket and spices. A tad oily with MSG though, but I am willing to overlook that. The best item was indeed the Banh Mi. I had the Bo Bit Tet ($6.50) which came with marinated sliced beef and egg. The baguette was crisp on the outside, with a fluffy chewy...

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