Bangkok

The Siam: Modern luxury in BKK.

The Siam: Modern luxury in BKK.

While I certainly don’t mind a chain hotel (the Four Seasons Sayan is still my overall favorite property in the world), I think there’s also a time and place for a smaller, more intimate experience.  While our stay at the W was lovely (those beds!), […]

Gaggan, #23 World’s 50 Best Restaurants, #1 Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants.

Gaggan, #23 World’s 50 Best Restaurants, #1 Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants.

It was with a considerable amount of expectation that I went to Gaggan, the #1 restaurant in Asia’s Top 50 Restaurants for the third year in a row (and currently ranked #23 in the world).  Let me first mention that the entire service team brought […]

The Dining Room at The House on Sathorn: #36 Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants

The Dining Room at The House on Sathorn: #36 Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants

For our culinary adventure across Bangkok, this was what I would consider our most ‘casual’ experience.  To be fair, after as much as we had eaten, the venue was a blessing and the perfect final stop on our foodie tour of the city.  Deciding a […]

Sühring: #13 Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants.

Sühring: #13 Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants.

Where to begin?  As I’m sure you’ve gathered by now, in a city like Bangkok, visitors are absolutely spoiled for new, exciting and modern restaurants, from fine dining to street food (and just about everything in between).  Previous to dining at Sühring, I hadn’t heard […]

Le Du: #37 Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants

Le Du: #37 Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants

First of all, what does it mean? Le Du actually comes from a Thai word – “ฤดู”, a synonym for the word “season” in Thai.  The name reflects an emphasis on our culinary creations out of seasonal produce. Although technically not open for lunch, Le […]

Issaya Siamese Club, #21 Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants.

Issaya Siamese Club, #21 Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants.

It took until day four during my trip to Thailand to actually enjoy Thai food.  I was supposed to go to #5 ranked Nahm, but a wretched food poisoning attack sidelined me from going (and I never get sick like that).  Therefore, coming off of a […]

W Bangkok: Most comfortable beds in the world.

W Bangkok: Most comfortable beds in the world.

The W brand has a special place in my heart.  On a cool night in January at the W Doha, the idea for Room 702 came to me (of course, that was because I couldn’t sleep because we were placed over a DJ spinning nothing […]

Not quite Fergalicious, but Meatlicious.

Not quite Fergalicious, but Meatlicious.

Winding through the busy streets of Bangkok, our Uber driver turned down a quiet road and dropped us off at what he thought was a grocery store.  Fortunately for us, it was one of Gaggan‘s restaurants, Meatlicious (led by Chef Jorge, who spent a good […]

La Normandie, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok: Four Hands Lunch.

La Normandie, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok: Four Hands Lunch.

In my perpetual ‘cool by association’ friendship with Zoe, while she was attending meetings with the World’s 50 Best team, I decided to seek out a nice lunch for my first meal in Bangkok.  Fortunately, I didn’t have to look far.  The Fine Dining Lovers association […]


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