Catégorie : popular Ramadan dish

The Master of Claypot Crab

The Master of Claypot Crab

The “claypot” shrimp at Somsak Pu Ob Mother’s Day in Thailand falls every year on August 12, the birthday of Queen Sirikit the Queen Mother. At Emporium, there has been a Mother’s Day promotion...

Isaan Spice

Isaan Spice

The spiciest som tum in Bangkok? It’s only been a few weeks since I left Isaan, but I’m never far from an order of freshly pounded som tum (green papaya salad). So when a...

A Khon Kaen retreat

A Khon Kaen retreat

An introductory bite at Krua Supanniga by Khunyai Somsie Doing research for a guide book can be back-breaking and uncomfortable work. I, an out-of-shape 50-year-old woman, have had to comport myself like a 20-year-old...

I’m not done with Loei yet

I’m not done with Loei yet

Water olive chili dip at ChabaaBarn in Udon Thani Loei seems like a wild place — even its very name means “beyond” — but it is in actuality very charming and slow. The forests...

Becoming a Loei-about

Becoming a Loei-about

Shrimp fritter and a local fish larb on the Mekhong One of the things about turning 50 is seeing — or I should say experiencing — how quickly my eyesight and hearing have deteriorated....

Glutton Abroad: Barcelona, Part 3

Glutton Abroad: Barcelona, Part 3

Whole swordfish for sale at Barcelona’s commercial seafood market I stayed up late after returning from Gramona, mainlining coffee and watching “Below Deck” on the couch in order to stay awake. It was imperative...

Glutton Abroad: Barcelona, Part 2

Glutton Abroad: Barcelona, Part 2

Poached egg over chickpeas and ham with summer truffles at Gramona’s family restaurant The piece of paper, hastily scribbled in red ink by Chef Jordi, read “12:30 Cerveceria Catalanas”. By the time we’d arrived...