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I tagged along with Mr chef on his work trip to Bangkok so I could see my old friend Prima, ice cream designer extraordinaire. We checked out the latest design project Open House at Central Embassy, something they call a “collective living space”, which is really a lifestyle concept store meets giant bookshop with great food […]

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I decided not to cheat and edit any of the photos as it’s an exercise to compare 365 days of photos and how much better I get at knowing my camera’s manual settings. Here’s mini fish burgers at Bangkok’s Sühring twins restaurant. Very delicious and I did the photos quickly but mindfully, in an attempt […]

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I love the moods that candle lit spaces create, but it’s hard to capture sharp images in the dark without a tripod. I think the leaves and diffuser bottle looks pretty well defined, so I think I didn’t do so badly here. I struggled however with the garden photo below. Let it too much light… […]

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Took us a while to finally get a table here. Chef husband is typically spontaneous and last minute and we didn’t manage a table the last time, but this time I made reservations in advance through fellow Foodiehub Hong Kong expert FDE  who is friends with chef Gaggan. mango and uni ice cream cone in a crepe […]

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I was so happy that my pitch for one of my best friends, Ice Cream Designer Prima Chakrabandhu Na Ayuthaya was accepted. I have been following all of Prima’s creative pursuits since 2005 when we first met at Fabrica – Benetton’s creative incubator, where I wrote all sorts of stories and Prima made beautiful, amazing […]

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I love Thailand and always happy to be back in Bangkok to catch up with old friend Tib, who is the amazing ice cream designer behind Icedea. You MUST check it out if you’re in the area, stop by for ice cream after visiting the exhibitions. The Bangkok Arts and Cultural Centre or BACC is […]

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This place is the rage these days since it’s recent re-opening, a new seamless retail concept of “presenting a story rather than just products”. The interiors by Japanese interior design firm Nendo is stunning. While retail flow spaces aren’t novel – Lane Crawford in Hong Kong does a great job, but Nendo’s modular signature style […]

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We couldn’t get a table at Gaggan at last minute notice, and managed to squeeze a reservation in at Asia’s World 50 best restaurant #39 Bangkok’s Issaya. Looking forward to eating at Gaggan and Nham on this next trip to Thailand. Well, Issaya, had I known there was the same outfit in Hong Kong – […]

This newish contemporary Thai rstaurant is the the talk of the town in Bangkok, young Thai chef Ton who trained in the Culinary Institute of America came back armed with knowledge and skills and opened Le Du which has an interesting and modern take on his native cuisine – deconstructed. Since I’m not native Thai, […]

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This is a way overdue entry sometime in March when I was in Bangkok on a short CX deal weekend getaway. It was actually my first time in Bangkok’s Yaowarat Chinatown and my Thai friends took us out to their favourite Chinese joints, from the best char kueh teow roadside stall to an eatery in […]

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