Month: June 2010

Review: Triple O’s by White Spot in Bangkok, Thailand Serves Amazing Burgers

One of my recent guilty pleasures when it comes to restaurants is Triple O’s by White Spot in Bangkok. Triple O’s by White Spot is originally a Canadian chain restaurant that, in recent years, has expanded to Hong Kong and now Bangkok, Thailand. Triple O’s by White Spot is predominantly a burger restaurants but, oh …

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Thai Movie Bitter/Sweet Wins Award at Phuket Film Festival

Thai Movie Bitter/Sweet Wins Award at Phuket Film Festival Finally, after more than a month of waiting, the Phuket Film Festival in Thailand announced its award winners, and the new Thai-US movie ‘Bitter/Sweet‘ is one of the awardees. Filmed entirely on location in Thailand with amazing cinematography around Koh Samui, ‘Bitter/Sweet‘ is about the Thai …

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Paula Taylor: Thailand’s Most Famous “Luk Kreung” Actress

  Paula Taylor – most famous luk kreung actress in Thailand If you’re not familiar with the term “luk kreung” in Thai, it means someone who is half-Thai and half-caucasian (or western). Being luk kreung is big in Thailand with a fair few luk kreung kids making it big as models, singers and actors. Probably …

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Dried Sweet and Spicy Fish On Sticks: Cheap Thai Snacks That Really Are Delicious

  In my years in Thailand, I’ve often seen these curly, shiny things on sticks. Always in a rush I’ve never bothered to find out what they were. But, last week, buying snacks at a Thai food stall with a friend, when my friend grabbed a bag of these things I asked her what they …

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Best Book Stores in Bangkok, Thailand: English Books Are Easy To Buy Here

  Best bookstores in Bangkok, Thailand are easy to find It used to be buying English books in Bangkok was expensive and difficult and bookstores few and far between, but not anymore. If you’re looking for English books (fiction, non-fiction, art, history, business, health, children’s books – anything you want), these two are Bangkok’s best …

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Chao Mae Tuptim or The Penis Shrine: Bangkok’s Fertility and Wealth Goddess

One of the most fun places to visit in Bangkok is the Chao Mae Tuptim Shrine, otherwise known as the ‘Penis Shrine’. Chao Tuptim is the spirit who has been inhabiting the banyan tree next to the current shrine for hundreds of years, and who thousands of people a year come to pay homage to, …

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Korean Food At ‘Our Story’ At Esplanade Mall in Bangkok: A Lovely Change From Thai Cuisine

Korean Food At ‘Our Story’ At Esplanade Mall in Bangkok is exceptionally good Of course, living in Thailand, there are boatloads of Thai restaurants to eat at. Luckily too, because I’m also a fan of just about every other cuisine, there are even more boatloads of other ethnic restaurants – just about anything you’re looking …

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Chom Suan in Bangkok, Thailand – Celebrity Food and A Lovely Location

  Chom Suan is a lovely independent restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand One of the best kept secrets in Bangkok is the restaurant Chom Suan (which in Thai means, ‘around the garden’). Chom Suan is owned by a famous Thai singer, Anchalee Jongkadeeki, but as it’s tucked towards the end of a long soi (small lane), …

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The Best Street Stall Food in Thailand: Here’s Which Dishes You Should Try

  Most Thais love eating but prefer someone else do the cooking for them. That’s why just about everyone in Thailand eats a few meals a week (or more!) at a street stall. Street stalls in Thailand sell dirt cheap food, that’s authentic and delicious and, with just about any kind of food available, you …

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Modes of Public Transportation in Bangkok, Thailand

  With so many types of public transportation to choose from in Bangok, Thailand, finding the right mode of public transportation for your needs can be a chore. With the skytrain, underground, tuk-tuks, taxis, buses (both aircon and non) motorcycle taxis and mini vans zipping around town, it’s understandable if you feel like sitting in …

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Hachiban Noodles: Some Of The Best In Bangkok, Thailand

    Hachiban noodles are some of the cheapest yet most delicious in Bangkok One of my favorite places to eat noodles in Bangkok is a chain noodle shop called Hachiban. Originally a Japanese noodle place, their branches have been in shopping malls and community malls all over Bangkok since I got here. Hachiban serves …

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How To Enjoy Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok, Thailand

  The most popular place for every tourist who loves shopping is Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok. The largest outdoor market in south east Asia, tourists can’t believe how many stalls there are – at last count about 15,000. Chatuchak market though is hot, crowded and exhausting so, if you want to get the best …

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