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    Revelations in Convent

    Life, Vanniya Sriangura, Published on 19/01/2018

    » Soi Convent has a strange pull. Crawling with office workers by day, it welcomes drinkers and diners by night. At one end is a cloistered convent protected by high walls, at the other a hospital and a church, and in between a motley selection of an Irish pub, street stalls, cafés, bars, dessert shops, dining venues, a som tam joint and an all-girls school. Flanked by the gaudy lights of Patpong and the business-minded Sathorn, the 800m soi in the busy financial district has a discreet but unfailing, perennial charm.

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    World class, yet humble

    Brunch, Published on 07/01/2018

    » Let's say you're looking for some authentic Thai cuisine carefully crafted with the most stringent hygiene and cleanliness standards, which looks as good as it tastes, served amid modern and comfortable decor, with a calm and serene ambience, alongside exceptional service and with a justifiable price tag. Where can you possibly find a spot with all those qualities?

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    It's all in the stars

    Life, Vanniya Sriangura, Published on 08/12/2017

    » Months of kitchen rumours, speculations from experts and chef anxieties are finally over.

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    From farm to table

    Brunch, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 20/08/2017

    » The popularity of Western cuisine is growing in Thailand, one of the most likely reasons behind this being the initiative taken by embassies and chambers of commerce to show off their specialities abroad. These organisations host food festivals where they invite famous chefs to introduce their countries' most celebrated dishes and food products to Thais.

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    Pad Thai for the eyes

    Life, Published on 04/07/2017

    » The People Eye Care Foundation has announced the launch of its new charity project, calling on Thai restaurants in Thailand and elsewhere to join its social-welfare campaign "Pad Thai Eyes", wherein part of the proceeds (5 or 10 baht, £1, or €1) from each order of pad Thai -- Thailand's popular dish -- from participating restaurants goes to help people with vision problems.

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    Bone-Free, Worry-Free

    Brunch, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 19/11/2017

    » Ever wonder why it is so wonderful to have a good bowl of khao tom pla insi (rice soup with king mackerel), mahi-mahi steak or grilled salmon with soy sauce? The credit, at least partly, goes to the skill of your cook. The other part of such a pleasant eating experience is that the fish comes bone-free. Somebody has done a very good filleting and deboning job for you already.

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    Floral flavours

    Life, Vanniya Sriangura, Published on 10/11/2017

    » From Nov 16-20, Eathai, the upmarket "street food" centre at Central Embassy, and FoodLoft, the gourmet food court at Central Chidlom, will be turned into a floral-themed culinary sanctuary dubbed "Floral Flavour".

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    Of Churros and Ice-cream

    Guru, Eric Surbano, Published on 24/03/2017

    » When we first heard of Xugar Thailand's concoction of churros and ice-cream, the first thing that came to our minds was, "Why in the world didn't we think of this before?" It seemed like a no-brainer and an absolutely brilliant idea. Xugar Thailand brings it to life in a deliciously wonderful way.

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    All wrapped up in the appeal

    Brunch, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 07/05/2017

    » Bananas play an important role in Thai culture. They can be found all over the place, which is probably why they are put to use so often and in many different ways. Even the logo of the Thailand Creative & Design Centre features produce wrappers made from banana leaves. The rectangular shape reflects a basic Thai-styled design influenced by the shape and various uses of the fruit's leaves.

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    A flash in the pan

    Brunch, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 21/05/2017

    » The most notorious pan in Thailand now is the Korea King pan being sold through social media and home shopping networks. The value-adding word "Korea" makes the Teflon pan seem more hi-so and eligible to be expensive. The product's advertisement claims that the frying equipment is worth 13,000 baht but the buy-one-get-one promotion offers shoppers two for only 3,300 baht. The importers are said to spend 15-16 million baht a month for such advertising but so far they have made up to 8 billion baht.

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