Lengendary Beef Meatballs (Lookshin Neua) in Lampang


Lampang is one of my favorite northern Thai cities. It’s calm and peaceful, but it’s still big enough to have great restaurants and offer plenty of things to do and see. The northern Thai food in Lampang is wonderful, but there’s also a restaurant that many Thais claim you haven’t arrived to Lampang unless you’ve… [Read More]

100% Beef (and some Pig Breasts) in Udon Thani


I really love people who are passionate about what they do… especially when they are cooks. On my latest visit to Udon Thani, in the northern part of the Isaan region of Thailand, I went to a restaurant known as Laab Nuad (ร้านลาบหนวด เนื้อวัว 100%), a restaurant that specializes in serving 100% beef (เนื้อวัว 100%) as… [Read More]

Flaming Pot of Beef Soup at Heng Chun Seng (เฮ้งชุนเส็ง)


You may have been served tom yum goong from an elevated donut-shaped metal bowl with a candle in the middle, but at Heng Chun Seng (เฮ้งชุนเส็ง) they serve rich beefy soup smoldering hot by a fiery furnace in the center! They specialize in something known as “maw fai หม้อไฟ” which directly translates to “fire pot,” – and that’s… [Read More]

Delightful southern Thai food in Bangkok: Lan Ahan Puk Tai Dao Tai


There’s a cluster of Southern Thai food restaurants in Bangkok located in the area around Siriraj Hospital. I decided to try out Lan Ahan Puk Tai Dao Tai ร้านอาหารปักษ์ใต้ ดาวใต้. Walking in, you are greeted with that famous southern hospitality, giving one a head full of humid air mixed with a fragrance of curry, fish,… [Read More]