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Dog Turd-Shaped Treats a Hit in Bangkok

– BANGKOK – It might turn some stomachs, but a dessert-maker in Thailand has been flooded with orders ever since she started crafting gelatinous sweets into the shape – and colour – of dog poop. “It’s strange, no one else makes poop shapes. People like it!” Wilaiwan Mee-Nguen told AFP from the small kitchen in […]

June 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Food | Read More »

Uber Thailand Launches “UberEATS” Restaurant Food Delivery Service in Bangkok

. . BANGKOK – Uber Thailand has partnered with the Business Development Department to promote Thai restaurants via its application UberEATS, which the company say will create opportunities for Thai restaurants to serve consumers using food-delivery technology. Allen Penn, regional general manager for Asia-Pacific of UberEats, said if you want to get the food you […]

February 10th, 2017 | Posted in Food,Regional News | Read More »

Visititing Bangkok on a Budget: Luxury for Less

. . BANGKOK – One of the most packed places to dine in Thailand’s capital is not a restaurant with tablecloths and fussy waiters. It’s the food court at the Terminal 21 shopping mall. Stall after stall on the fifth floor of this mall offers an array of cuisines and dishes: Thai, Chinese, Indian, Hainanese, […]

December 9th, 2016 | Posted in Food,Tourism News | Read More »

Top Tips of a Cruising Couple For Eating In Thailand

. Whether you’re planning a trip to the country or you just want to look like a savvy foodie the next time you hit up your neighborhood Thai restaurant, here’s what you need to know about eating in Thailand. Thai cuisine varies depending on where you are in the country. There are primarily four different […]

December 6th, 2016 | Posted in Food,Food | Read More »

The Good, Bad and the Ugly of Dietary Fats

  . Fat has gotten a bum rap over the years. Some fats are actually good, and you need them in your diet. Good fats can help you manage your emotions, stay sharp, fight fatigue, and control your weight. But bad fats do exist. They’re the ones that can lead to weight gain and raise […]

April 18th, 2016 | Posted in Food,Health | Read More »

Polo Marco Serving Chiang Rai with Perfect New York Pizza

. CHIANG RAI – Joe Spollen, 55, from New York and Kai Kwong, 51, a Hong Kong- American opened the Polo Marco restaurant on August 15 with the aim of providing Chiang Rai with the perfect New York pizza. I was there at the opening night and can confirm that they’re on their way to […]

August 28th, 2015 | Posted in Tourism News,Western Food | Read More »

There’s More to Detox than a Fad Diet

  You hear the term “detox” sprinkled all over lifestyle and health ads, but most people aren’t exactly sure what it means to detox, other than to somehow clean your body of toxins. So how does a detox work and what toxins are getting cleaned out? “ Whether we like it or not – and […]

July 14th, 2015 | Posted in Food,Health | Read More »

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