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Sugar Rush: Thai Cruller with Lychee Ice Cream at Pa Tong Go in Bangkok

Sweets Meredith Bethune Post a comment

My first pa tong go, or Thai cruller, experience was a tad disappointing. I gave the treat another chance at a cafe fittingly named Pa Tong Go. This time, the results were crunchy, sweet, and awesome. More

Snapshots From Thailand: The Markets of Krabi

Jamie Feldmar 5 comments

Exploring the rich, spicy world of Southern Thai cuisine in an extended stopover in a tiny town with big markets. More

Thailand Travels: A Quick Guide to Northern Thai Street Food

Jamie Feldmar 6 comments

Northern Thai food—bitter, spicy, delightfully funky—is some of the most intriguing and satisfying in all of Thailand. Here's how to tell your naem from your nam phrik. More

Thailand Travels: A Noodle Dish from Chiang Khan You Need to Know About

Jamie Feldmar 3 comments

Meet dong daeng, essentially the Thai version of spaetzle, invented and perfected in a small town in northern Issan. More

Thailand Travels: Snapshots from the Markets of Isaan

Jamie Feldmar Post a comment

I've spent the past week traveling through Isaan, the northeast region of Thailand, the agricultural heartland of the country. Few tourists make it up this way—Isaan is a long way from Bangkok but is home to some of the most complex and intriguing foods in the country. Here's what we found in the markets of Nong Khai. More

What Did President Obama Eat in Thailand? All of This.

Leela Punyaratabandhu 9 comments

Like most Thais who like to keep up with what's happening with American-Thai relations, I was interested in every detail of president Obama's brief visit to Thailand a few weeks ago. But more than anything else, I wondered what the President ate. I needed to know what the government of Thailand served Obama at a special dinner in his honor. Once I found out, I recreated all of the dishes at home. More

The Best Dishes I Ate in Thailand

Nick Kindelsperger 7 comments

The Pad Thai was startlingly complex in a way that makes the gloopy, sugary versions served back home feel like a crime. I also snacked on pieces of deliriously crispy fried pork belly at a market, ate a bowl of noodles made right before my eyes by a lady on a boat, and had not one, but two excellent Vietnamese meals. See all of my best bites in Thailand. More

Snapshots from Thailand: The Best Things I Ate

Liz Bomze 17 comments

From the moment we drove out of Chiang Mai Airport until we made our last food-grazing stroll down Bangkok's famous Yaowarat Road, my eyes were bouncing from one delicious site to the next. Check out the coconut pancakes, pad se ew, rambutan, and more snapshots of the best stuff we ate in Thailand. More

Portland, ME: Boda's Miang Kum Som-oh, 'Leaf-wrapped Tidbits'

Hub Grub Liz Bomze 6 comments

The most popular appetizer (and perhaps the most impressive dish on the menu) is a dish called Miang Kum Som-oh ($5). Translations vary, but they all suggest basically the same meaning: "leaf-wrapped tidbits," "food wrapped in leaves," "many things eaten in one bite," etc. More

Bangkok: A Burger True to Thai Tastes at Bangkok Burger Company

A Hamburger Today An AHT Field Agent 1 comment

Today's reader recommendation comes from fellow burger blogger Peter Oh of Bangkok Burger Blog. When he's not eating burgers, he's working as an advertising creative/copywriter at an ad agency in Bangkok. Thanks, Peter! If anyone else wants to share some burger intel, here's how to do it. More

Choconana: The Chocolate Banana Stand at the Weekend Market in Bangkok

That's Nuts Lee Zalben 7 comments

We've been to an Arrested Development-inspired banana stand in Austin, but traveled all the way to Thailand to investigate this one. (Alright, so maybe the trip wasn't solely on banana stand-related business.) Choconana at the weekend market in Bangkok dips frozen bananas in chocolate and peanuts to order. More

Snapshots from Thailand: Street Food in Bangkok

J. Kenji López-Alt 43 comments

Here's a bold statement: Bangkok is the greatest eating city in the world. It's the only place I can think of where you can spend a month just wandering the streets, eating every single thing that tickles your fancy, three meals a day (with snacks in between), and never try the same thing twice. And to top it all off, you can do it all for under $5 a day. More

Ice Cream Sundae on a Hot Dog Bun in Thailand

Sweets Lee Zalben 29 comments

Spotted in Bangkok at the Weekend Market: ice cream stuffed in a hot dog bun. Yay or nay? Or would it be better on a toasted bun? More

In Videos: Thai Street Vendor's Balletic Coffee Mixin' Tricks

Adam Kuban 6 comments

This Thai street vendor mixes coffee in a rather theatrical manner, first pouring in the condensed milk and then mixing in coffee by pouring it from one pitcher to another—all while performing a series of pirouettes. Not sure how much he’s spilling, but I’d assume not much.... More

A Thai Pizza Has Bacon and Cheese Stuffed in the Crust

Slice Adam Kuban 13 comments

Bangkok-based journalist Newley Purnell just hipped me to perhaps the most extreme stuffed-crust pizza yet. On his blog, he says: You can get it at The Pizza Company, a Thai chain. I haven’t tried it yet. But I just might have to. One interesting detail: it’s served with cheese sauce on the side. (In case you need even more cheese! Presumably there’s no bacon on the side, since there’s “double bacon” in the crust.) "But I might just have to"? Might? Come on, Mr. Purnell, you have to try it. We'd love to see some actual pictures of this... More

Review of Japanese Chain R Burger

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 5 comments

Singapore-based food blog Noob Cook reviews R Burger in Bangkok, Thailand. The Japanese burger chain describes its offerings as "real healthy Japanese burger" and features unconventional combinations such as chicken with plum sauce, and yam and surumi with ginger sauce.... More

Thailand Upskirt

Slice Adam Kuban 2 comments

Clicking in to the Slice inbox today, we've got some hot, exotic pizza action from Thailand, courtesy of A Hamburger Today contributor Matty Jacobs. --The Mgmt. Man, this should really get caught in the spam filter. Spoiler alert: the pizza was horrible. More spoilers: I'm going to try to do a burger review for A Hamburger Today from Thailand. Mike's Burgers is apparently the best burgers in all of Thailand. We shall see. --Matty... More

Thai Prime Minister Must Resign Over Cooking Show

Erin Zimmer 2 comments

Samak Sundaravej on his show "Tasting, Complaining." Photographs from importfood.com Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej was forced to resign today after violating the Constitution. But he didn't traffic drugs or get messy with other high crimes. He performed on two cooking shows (and more importantly, accepted money for them) while in office. "I did it because I liked doing it," Sundaravej told the Constitutional Court Monday. Samak has been involved in Thai politics for over 30 years, and has been exploring Thai cuisine on both TV and radio since the 1990s. His cookbook Chimpai Bonpai (meaning "Tasting, Complaining") is in its ninth edition. After Sundaravej's election victory in February, he even invited Thai reporters over to his home to sample... More

New Thai Prime Minister Has a Food Celeb Past

Erin Zimmer 1 comment

Newly-minted Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej may be notorious for his irreverent, whatcha-gonna-do-about-it personality—he’s been accused of malfeasance for signing two questionable contracts while Bangkok’s mayor, and is in the midst of a defamation conviction entailing a two-year prison sentence—but Samak still owns the hearts of many. Maybe because he’s basically a Thai Emeril or Mario. Well, sorta. The former host of the Thai cooking show "Tasting and Complaining” (Chimpai Bonpai) explored traditional Thai cuisine on air, always with a side of his fiery rants. When colleagues believed he was too busy in the kitchen instead of doing his real job—leading the people—he was forced to nix the show.... More

Bangkok Street Food

Ed Levine 3 comments

When I read Joshua Kurlantzik's fine piece on Bangkok street food, I immediately thought of my late friend Johnny Apple, who wrote an equally spirited and passionate story on the same topic a few years ago. One plus of Kuralntzik's piece: He gave props to the terrific Thai food blogger Austin Bush. Johnny Apple, on the other hand, leaned on American writer Robert Halliday for guidance. The times they have changed. But did they write about the same restaurants?... More

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