The best food in the world

The food in Laos was really underwhelming, and while Cambodia was a little better, I think I can say with authority that Thailand has the best food in the world (yep, the world. Or at least of all that I’ve been exposed to, it’s my favorite) We landed in Chiang […]

The Final Countdown

What do you do when you’re down to your last two days in Bangkok? You know the last day will be filled with cleaning out the apartment, getting all your travel documents together, packing, and changing money, so you’ve got to make the most of that crucial second-to-last day. Here’s […]

Almost like the real Middle East!

Well, maybe not.  But Sukhumvit Soi 3 is certainly much more Middle Eastern than anywhere I’ve ever been.  After stepping off the tourist morass known as Sukhumvit road, the Middle Eastern cafés filled with men smoking shisha are an unexpected sight. We strolled the length of the street before settling […]

Japanese food (NOT sushi!)

There’s a street in our neighborhood seems to be the epicenter of shady nightlife in the area. We just assumed it was only home to cheap back-alley strip clubs, until one night we noticed this: A Japanese restaurant! It had lots of hand-written signs in Japanese, and looked like it […]

The best Indian food of my life

I am known for overusing superlatives, but I really, truly mean that this WAS the best Indian food I’ve ever had.  Even our friends Kartik and Lucy, who KNOW good Indian food, said it was awesome!  Take a peek into our evening of gluttony: It says “Sweet and Northern Indian […]

Laab, Grilled chicken, and good company

Our new friends Kartik and Lucy were back in Bangkok after a week or so of climbing down in Krabi, and we decided to get some dinner in our neighborhood.  We were all really hungry, so we ordered a TON of food. We got two kinds of laab (duck and […]

Very old eggs

I think of myself as a moderately adventurous eater.  I don’t go out of my way to eat disgusting things, Andrew Zimmern style, but I’ll give most things a try once. The first time I heard about century (or preserved, or hundred-year or thousand-year) eggs, I couldn’t understand why anyone […]

Songkran – Thai New Year

Here is the aftermath of the second night of Songkran, which we spent on Silom Road: Songkran is Thai New Year, and most of the country turns into one giant water fight that lasts for 3 days.  People also spread a chalky paste on each other’s faces to protect from […]

I know, I know, this is supposed to be a food blog

I wish I could say I’ve been eating all kinds of delicious and exotic Thai food recently, but that’s just not the case. I’ve actually been living on chicken fried rice, fresh pineapple, and Thai iced tea from 7-11. I have a couple excuses: the street food in this neighborhood […]

Brighten my day

I was sitting at my living room table when I noticed that the light outside had become decidedly pink. I figured I might be in for a good sunset (I have NO idea which direction my balcony faces, but that’s beside the point), so I grabbed my camera and stepped […]

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