Tong Tem Toh (ต๋อง เต็ม โต๊ะ) – Excellent Northern Thai Food in Chiang Mai


In Chiang Mai there are a number of well known restaurants that specialize in northern Thai food (Lanna cuisine). Tong Tem Toh (ต๋อง เต็ม โต๊ะ) is sort of a trendy type of Thai restaurant. They’ve upgraded from normal Thai street food or classic restaurants with the Pepsi or Maggi tablecloths, and instead they have dark wooden […]

Much More Than Your Average Thai Curry Stall in Bangkok’s Chinatown


It’s 4 pm. Down a side soi in Yaowarat, just off Charoen Krung, there are already a few hungry men waiting. They may have even brought their own chairs (I can’t verify this, but it looked like it). Khao Gaeng Jake Puey ข้าวแกงเจ๊กปุ้ย (เจ้เฉี๋ย), a serious Bangkok street food stall, is beginning to unfold down the […]

Rice with Curry and Chicken Noodles at Ran Krua Tong Mai (ร้านครัวทองใหม่)


While Terminal 21 food court offers some decent food for great prices in Bangkok, there are many other dining options in the Asoke area. Just a 10 minute walk from Terminal 21, and across the street is Ran Krua Tong Mai (ร้านครัวทองใหม่), a Thai restaurant that serves both khao gaeng (ข้าวแกง) and chicken soup noodles. At lunch, […]

CoCo Curry House – Golden Japanse Curry Katsu


Throughout my entire life, I’ve been a little more than obsessed with all forms or Japanese food, and while I absolutely love sashimi, I’m also a huge fan of Japanese curry. Luckily in Bangkok there are a few places to get Japanese curry, Gold Curry Bangkok, being one I ate at a few months back. […]

Gold Curry Bangkok – The Ultimate Japanese Comfort Food


Eating Japanese golden curry is about as comforting as being in your mother’s arms. I’m not kidding. I’d had it before a few times in Hawaii, and a number of times I made Japanese golden curry from a box mix (which by the way is pretty tasty too) during university. It’s not a pungently strong […]

Food Photo: Chicken with Ginger (Gai Pad King)

Gai Pad King

Chicken w/ Ginger ไก่ผัดขิง My ginger love affair began in East Africa where I used to guzzle bottles of potent ginger soda known as Stoney Tangawizi (the best soda on earth in my opinion). Gai pad king (ไก่ผัดขิง), or chicken with ginger, is a fairly common dish in Thai cuisine. A little obvious, but I especially like […]

Food Photo: Thai Curry in a Coconut


Hor mok is an excellent Thai dish that’s a combination of ingredients brought together in a thick coconut cream curry. On the streets, hor mok is normally served in small banana leaf wrappers while at nicer restaurants you can order it right in a coconut!