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  • OPINION

    Street-food plan starves poor of choice

    News, Sirinya Wattanasukchai, Published on 20/04/2017

    » Soon after being hailed as the city with the world's best street food by CNN, and with the Michelin Guide announcing it will visit Thailand this year, City Hall which is known to have a love-hate relationship with street vendors, yesterday decided to keep street food in certain spots in the capital -- to serve tourists, not residents.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The new black gold

    Guru, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 24/08/2018

    » Canadian Blake Dinkin is the creator and owner of the world's rarest and most expensive coffee, refined naturally by elephants — Black Ivory Coffee. Partnering with Ban Taklang in Surin and the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation, Dinkin produces "elephant dung coffee". However, production of Black Ivory Coffee provides valuable income for elephant care-giving families, as well as students who are taught how to wash and dry the coffee. The mission of Black Ivory Coffee is to take a negative situation, namely human-elephant conflict and turn it into a positive one by creating a luxury product that helps not hurts elephants, as Dinkin tells Guru.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A journey from farm to table

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 03/08/2018

    » Jim Ophorst marries fine dining with farm-to-table as chef de cuisine at PRU restaurant (prurestaurant.com), Trisara Phuket. Originally from the Netherlands, Orphost is hands-on in sourcing his ingredients and wants to show off the natural vibrancy of local flavours through multiple-course dinners. We spoke to Ophorst about his culinary journey and his thoughts on The Michelin Guide Bangkok, Phuket, and Phang-nga 2019, to be published later this year.

  • OPINION

    Possibly time to look on the bright side

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 07/01/2018

    » Having just about scraped through the Year of the Chicken, here we are seven days into 2018 and wondering what's in store during the Year of the Dog. It probably won't be all that great, but we'll leave the gloom and doom to the experts. Let's just hope it's a least a bit more enjoyable than the past couple of years which have really been quite awful, and almost of an annus horribilis nature.

  • BUSINESS

    Bridgestone tags Thailand as Asia hub

    Business, Piyachart Maikaew, Published on 23/10/2017

    » Japan-based Bridgestone Corporation, the world's largest tyre maker, remains confident about its Thai business becoming the regional hub of Asia-Pacific in the long run.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Fine (home) dining

    Guru, Eric E Surbano, Published on 15/09/2017

    » There are people who like eating out at fancy restaurants helmed by Michelin-starred chefs and making it a special occasion. There are also people who prefer home-cooked meals and opt for simplicity over lavish dining. But who's to say you can't have both? Chef Pam Utharntharm is doing just that at The Table. It's not a conventional "restaurant" because she serves patrons at her home and cooks their meal in the comfort of her own kitchen. Guru talked to her about how she's bringing home-cooked Michelin quality food to Bangkokian foodies and helping them experience -- to use the words of the eternally wise Hannah Montana -- the best of both worlds.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A star-studded month

    Life, Published on 08/09/2017

    » Where do Michelin-starred chefs usually brush shoulders?

  • LIFESTYLE

    Life in the fast lane

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 02/06/2017

    » James Williams has one of the most coveted jobs in the world. As host of In 24 Hours, a CNN monthly travel series that delivers insights on high-end experiences in major cities around the globe, his job has brought him on several exciting and outrageously glamorous journeys since its beginning in late 2015.

  • OPINION

    Looking in the mirror

    News, Postbag, Published on 30/07/2016

    » Re: "Merkel's immigration policy helps deter terrorism", (Opinion, July 26).

  • LIFESTYLE

    Five things you need to know this week

    Muse, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 24/09/2016

    » 1 Treat yourself to some of the best short films in recent Thai history with Lost In Blue, a collection of three student-made films revolving around various types of heartbreak. The three films (Wannan Kong Duen -- That Day Of The Month, Rain and Glowstick) -- directed by recent graduates of Chulalongkorn University's Faculty of Communication Arts -- have collectively won various awards both in Thailand and abroad. The long list of accolades includes the White Elephant Film Award, the Young Thai Artist Award, and, most prominently, the Special Jury Mention award from the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. The latter is known as one of the most prestigious short-film competitions in the world, and that makes Wannan Kong Duen one of only two Thai short films ever to win an award at the competition. The film is being shown exclusively at SF World Cinema, CentralWorld.

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