Asia Today: Shophouse bar debuts new cocktails that’ll bring old-world Thai honey on to the hipster radar

Asia Today, the weirdly-named shophouse bar off Soi Nana in Bangkok’s Old Town that shares a designer (and owners!) with hipster gin bar Teens of Thailand around the corner, has a new obsession — Thai honey. The charming, dimly lit little spot launched as a rum bar 10 months ago, has a giant shark hanging ...

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Kelly’s Teriyaki Bar: A little izakaya that delivers real Japanese taste

Kelly’s Teriyaki Bar: A little izakaya that delivers real Japanese taste

COCONUTS HOT SPOT — The other side of Kelly’s red door on Sukhumvit Soi 51 felt nothing like Sukhumvit. Everything about it screamed “Japan!” The chatter in the air...

Kika Kitchen & Bar: Mediterranean restaurant specializing in charcoal oven cookery

Kika Kitchen & Bar: Mediterranean restaurant specializing in charcoal oven cookery

If you wander a few blocks down Silom’s Soi Convent, you’ll stumble across the cozy Kika Kitchen & Bar, a spot that’s been serving up tapas with Mediterranean tones for...

Riding High: Paste’s Chef Bee Satongun on Michelin stars, winning Best Female Chef in Asia, and her next move

Riding High: Paste’s Chef Bee Satongun on Michelin stars, winning Best Female Chef in Asia, and her next move

It’s been quite a year for Bee Satongun, the chef and co-owner of Bangkok’s beloved Paste restaurant. Her city center eatery won a Michelin star in the guide’s inaugural...

La Dotta Fresh Pasta Bar’s handcrafted, old-school-style pastas capture the best of Bologna

La Dotta Fresh Pasta Bar’s handcrafted, old-school-style pastas capture the best of Bologna

La Dotta is a nickname for the city of Bologna, which is where the Thong Lor pasta bar by the same name takes the inspiration for their menu. This charming blue-and-white bedecked...

Cali-Mex Bar & Grill: California-style Mexican eats and beer taps at the table

Cali-Mex Bar & Grill: California-style Mexican eats and beer taps at the table

Cali-Mex is a pretty well-known chain in Hong Kong and China, with 20 locations offering traditional — well, the Californian version of traditional — Mexican dishes...

We tried Homeburg, the viral burger spot that only makes four burgers daily and has a wait list of 1,000

We tried Homeburg, the viral burger spot that only makes four burgers daily and has a wait list of 1,000

Taiki Tsubota has become a viral star — not just because of how his homemade burgers actually taste, but also for the fact that he only makes four of them per day. This...

Second Tacos & Salsa: New location offers more tostadas, burritos, and fiery homemade hot sauce

Second Tacos & Salsa: New location offers more tostadas, burritos, and fiery homemade hot sauce

Popular eatery Tacos & Salsa has been a Mexican mainstay in Asoke since 2012, and they have a newer second branch on On Nut’s main drag near Soi 2. We stopped by over the...

Bubbly and lobster at The Raw Bar in the middle of Bangkok supermarket is an unexpected luxury

Bubbly and lobster at The Raw Bar in the middle of Bangkok supermarket is an unexpected luxury

The Raw Bar is an eye-catching curiosity. As you rush into the grocery store in Emporium mall to stock up on milk and bread, you pass by a marble bar where those not plowing...

Cult favorite manga series ‘Case Closed’ does temporary takeover of Bangkok cafe with Detective Conan theme (PHOTOS)

Cult favorite manga series ‘Case Closed’ does temporary takeover of Bangkok cafe with Detective Conan theme (PHOTOS)

A few weeks ago, news spread that Japan’s Detective Conan Cafe was opening a pop-up in Thailand, which ignited lots of excitement among Thai fans of the manga series Case...


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