Food Talk: Bo.Lan

Bangkok ThaiSELECT restaurant Bo.Lan combines a passion for the past with a concern for our future. There are some people who cook for a living and others who live to cook. Duangporn Songvisava and Dylan Jones, the two chefs behind Bangkok’s Bo.Lan restaurant, certainly fall into the latter category. The Thai and Australian first met […]

Read More

Food Talk: Nam Fah

The Oslo restaurant produces some of the best Thai streetfood in the Norwegian capital, but as Horizon Thailand discovers, its Danish and Thai owners have more lofty ambitions. Seldom is success handed to you on a plate, even in the restaurant business. This is something that Kim Larsen and his Thai wife Prattana Silapin, the […]

Read More

On the Table: Thai Square

Thai cuisine has a reputation for excellence across the globe. Mark Bibby Jackson chats with the man behind the UK’s Thai Square restaurants. Sitting opposite Haim Danous in his flagship Thai Square restaurant just across from Trafalgar Square, it is clear that the Baghdad-born property tycoon is a proud man. “It is the most authentic […]

Read More

Food Talk: Eastern Corner

Horizon Thailand visits the Thai SELECT restaurant in the heart of Copenhagen to unearth authentic Thai cuisine served with informal Danish hospitality. Ask any restaurant owner for the secret of their success and invariably they will give you one of two answers – the quality of food and service. Flemming Glaesner is no exception to […]

Read More

Luu Meng to Host Charity Bash for Sala Bai

Siem Reap’s Heritage Suites has teamed up with Cambodian celebrity chef Luu Meng to lead a charity gala dinner in aid of Sala Bai students. The hotel with a heat is launching its second annual charity gala dinner and auction in aid of Sai Bai Hotel and Restaurant School’s extension project on Friday, Mar. 21 […]

Read More

A Passion for Wine

Invited to an exclusive wine meal at the Conrad Samui, Mark Bibby Jackson discovers there is more to FIN’s Jan Ganser than a love of fine wines. Chatting over breakfast with Jan Ganser, the co-founder of FIN­ – Fabulous is Needed – it soon becomes clearly that this is no ordinary wine retailer. For him, […]

Read More

Tsu Nami Sunday Brunch

JW Marriott’s Japanese Sunday Brunch is going down a storm in Bangkok. Words by Mark Bibby Jackson. A golden rule of buffet dinners is to avoid filling yourself up on the stodge. Skip the bread rolls and head straight for the sashimi is my motto. But what do you do when there is no stodge? […]

Read More

On The Table: Blue Elephant

Mark Bibby Jackson visits Bangkok’s Blue Elephant restaurant to chat with its founder Nooror Somany Steppe about the main passion in her life — Thai food. It’s a lucky journalist who gets to sit down with Nooror Somany Steppe in the Bangkok branch of her Blue Elephant restaurant chain. Today, I am even luckier, as […]

Read More

Say Ciao to Pizza

The Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok recently opened Ciao restaurant, demonstrating a contemporary Italian flair that goes much far beyond the pizza. Words by Mark Bibby Jackson. “We wanted to create something different,” explains executive chef Luca Casini as he joins us towards the end of our dinner. “An Italian restaurant with no pizza.” Hailing from near […]

Read More

InAzia

The Sheraton Hua Hin’s signature restaurant might have a touch of Indochina about its décor, but it’s a Japanese shellfish that takes the biscuit. Words by Mark Bibby Jackson. There are times in good meals you realize there is no point in going any further. The dish presented in front of you is just too […]

Read More