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    Contemporary interpretations of regional favourites

    Life, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 27/09/2019

    » Inspired by his travels throughout Thailand, chef Krit Prathuangsukh's new tasting menu at Basil at the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit showcases the diversity of Thai ingredients and cooking techniques. Each dish of the nine-course "Thai Journey" menu reinvents a regional classic with a modern twist, while remaining distinctly Thai.

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    A taste of Isan

    Guru, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 14/12/2018

    » Blink or you'll miss it! Tucked away, at the top of Thong Lor 17, next door to the Family Mart, in what looks like a small Chinese shophouse is the latest branch of Somtum Der. Opened in March, it's the first branch in Bangkok after the original Somtum Der opened in Sala Daeng in 2012.

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    Contemporary Japanese

    Guru, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 26/01/2018

    » The Setting: Clear your mind of any images of izakayas you've ever had. Jua kicks the casual, traditional Japanese gastropub experience up a notch, offering indulgence and sake, plenty of it.

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    Go global, eat local

    Life, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 01/12/2017

    » To call Jock Zonfrillo a locavore would not be an exaggeration. The chef and owner of Australia's No.1 restaurant, Orana -- as voted by Gourmet Traveller for 2017 -- was in Bangkok in September.

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    Traditional with a modern twist

    Life, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 30/08/2019

    » It is not often you enter a restaurant, look at the menu and think "this is my type of food", especially of a cuisine that isn't culturally your own. Basque Kitchen by Aitor in Singapore is one such restaurant.

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    Culinary royalty on food, family and the future

    Life, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 05/07/2019

    » Singapore, the first Asian country to host The World's 50 Best Restaurants awards, was inundated with the globe's top culinary talent at the end of last month, who attended a series of special gastronomic events in the lead up to the unveiling of the list for 2019.

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    Secluded luxury

    Guru, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 07/06/2019

    » Over-crowded Phuket is increasingly becoming the least of my favourite holiday islands. However, to get away from the tourists (the irony doesn't fail me either) I often choose the furthest tip of the island. Having been a fan of Cape Panwa for a while, it was time to try out its neighbour Sri Panwa. Not really a resort to enjoy the beach, Sri Panwa more than makes up with the view.

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    Hot off the coals

    Guru, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 31/05/2019

    » Despite modern cooking techniques and fancy equipment making their way to restaurant kitchens, nothing beats the flavour of produce cooked over an open fire. Suddenly everyone and their mother is into barbecue and charcoal and wood-fire cooking are making a comeback in a big way, so much so that chefs are designing and building their own pits for their kitchens. Guru has complied a good (if we may say so ourselves) mix of Bangkok restaurants offering various cuisines from the live fire. After all, it's not just the heat that counts, conquering fire is what made us human!

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    Island paradise

    B Magazine, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 12/05/2019

    » Luxury is often unassociated with eco-friendliness. That is not the case in Cambodia. At the Royal Sands Koh Rong, an hour off the coast of Sihanoukville, the environment is of prime concern, even before the resort was built.

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    Welcome to heaven!

    Guru, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 25/05/2018

    » Chef Sujira "Aom" Pongmorn is chef de cuisine and co-owner of Saawaan, a Thai fine dining restaurant on Soi Suan Phlu. Born and raised on Charoen Krung Road in a family of professional cooks, chef Aom grew up around food. After high school, she completed the School of The Oriental Hotel Apprenticeship Program at the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok and started her professional career in the hotel's famous Lord Jim's. Chef Aom's fine dining experience continued at Sra Bua, Issaya Siamese Club and at The House On Sathorn. In 2016, she opened Baan Phadthai with restaurateur Frederic Meyer, which was awarded a Bib Gourmand in the inaugural Michelin Guide Bangkok 2018. Saawaan is Chef Aom's latest achievement where she creates dishes with respect for Thai culinary heritage.

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