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Goji Kitchen+Bar, the vibrant international culinary marketplace at Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, is celebrating Lunar New Year in style this January with a variety of traditional Chinese dishes as part of its international buffets and brunches, to help all diners hop into the “Year of the Rabbit.” From 20th – 22nd January 2023 Hotel guests and local residents are invited to come together with their family and friends to celebrate the arrival of the “Year of the Rabbit” with a selection of handcrafted dim sum, including ha gao, sui mai, and barbecued pork buns, savor a selection of soups including fish maw soup, Sichuan hot & sour seafood soup, and bamboo pith soup, or discover delicious main dishes such as steamed black grouper with soy sauce, steamed scallops with garlic & vermicelli, steamed garlic butterfly prawns, and Chinese drunken chicken. A dedicated BBQ Station will showcase suckling pig, char-sui pork, roasted duck (Saturday Lunch only) and Peking duck (Sunday Brunch only). Then on the Lunar New Year's Day during brunch (Sunday 22nd January 2023), Chef Oscar Pun will bring a special trolley to each table, piled high with “Salmon Yu Sheng” – a special Spring Festival delicacy that traditionally should be tossed in the air with chopsticks – and a special Chinese dessert! All other international buffet stations and dishes will be available, including an array of fresh seafood on ice, handcrafted sushi, and sashimi, a salad bar, roasted premium meats, sweet treats and more.Goji Kitchen+Bar’s Lunar New Year Menu will be available for lunch and dinner from 20th to 22nd of January 2023, details as follows: Friday - Sunday Dinner (17.30-22.00 hrs.): THB 2,299++ per person  Saturday Lunch (12.00-14.30 hrs.): THB 2,299++ per person Sunday Brunch (12.00-14.30 hrs.): THB 2,600++ per person Marriott Bonvoy and Club Marriott discounts apply. For more information and to celebrate the Spring Festival with your loved ones, please call 02 059 5999 email restaurant-reservations.bkkqp@marriotthotels.com

Kimpton Kitalay Samui invites you to join the celebration of the resort's first anniversary with a series of exclusive pop-up event, featuring a seven-course dining experience by Thailand's acclaimed culinary talents, Chef Napol 'Joe' Jantraget and Chef Saki Hoshinowhich form Samlor in Bangkok, which will take place on 25 and 26 November at BoHo Thai Lifestyle Café. Highlights of delectable creations include 'Marinated Local Fish Crudo' with citrus vinaigrette & chili oil; 'Curry Crab Chawanmushi' with local beans and fermented chili; and 'Grilled Wagyu Striploin' with glazed oyster, baked rice and kale.The special dining experience is priced at THB 2,500 per person, with optional wine pairing at THB 1,800++ per person. Advance reservations are recommended, which can be made at +66 (0) 77 951 999, kimptonkitalay.info@ihg.com or kimptonkitalaysamui.com

During the upcoming cool season months, Bangkok's one-MICHELIN-Starred modern-Thai restaurant, Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok unveils its new tantalising 16-serving 'Winter Journey', co-created by award-winning Chef Henrik Yde-Andersen and Senior Head Chef Chayawee Suthcharitchan. The menu is inspired by Chef Henrik's memories of his gastronomic experiences during his adventures, from Thailand to Japan and Europe, and creatively and tastefully portray his idea of the flavours of winter using finest seasonal ingredients. The culinary journey will start with the famed eight ‘snack and street food’ canapés, followed by Tom Yum Kung with a playful side, Spicy Hokkaido Scallop Salad with pomelo, King Fish Flan in Miso, Dino Fish with carrot and tamarind, Green Curry Snow Fish Cake, Duck Confit Pad Krapow with peas and quail egg served with aromatic Surin rice, and conclude with classic European desserts with a Thai touch. The ‘Winter Journey’ will be served at Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin from 1 November 2022 until 31 March 2023 for lunch, with a selection of an eight-serving menu at THB 2,150++ and a ten-serving menu at THB 3,200++; and dinner with a 16-serving menu at THB 3,900++. Additional wine pairing is also available. For more information or reservation, please call +66 (0) 2 162 9000, email dining.siambangkok@kempinski.com, or visit www.kempinski.com/en/bangkok/siam-hotel/restaurants-and-bars/sra-bua-by-kiin-kiin/  

The St. Regis Bangkok has recently unveiled its new afternoon tea experience, the 'Autumn Afternoon Tea', featuring tempting savouries and sweet treats made with seasonal ingredients at the side of the classics, reflecting the earthy shades of the season. The Autumn Afternoon Tea set includes specials like Pistachio Éclair and Raspberry Pate de Fruit; as well as Red Velvet Bread; Smoked Duck and Berries Sauce; Octopus and Heirloom Tomatoes; Beetroot and Mustard Marinated Salmon on Éclair/ and Organic Root Vegetable, Hummus; Green Olive Crumb; chocolate indulgences; and more. The afternoon tea experience is priced at THB 1,800++ per set including tea or coffee for two persons, served from 14:00 to 17:00, available until 20 November 2022 at The St. Regis Bar and The Drawing Room. Reserve your seats at +66 (0) 2207 7777 or fb.bangkok@stregis.com

As travel restrictions have been eased, Phuket Old Town is filling with tourists once again. Nevertheless, if you prefer hanging around quieter spots, or are just wishing to take a break from the crowds, here are our picks of not-so-touristy places in the old part of town for quality experiences.   Museum Phuket The museum has long been located in the Old Town, but you may have walked past it many times without realising it as it sits within a beautiful Sino-Portuguese building. The museum showcases stories of Phuket’s rich history, Peranakan culture, Chinese influences and much more that will all help you appreciate and enjoy the island even more.   Drawing Room Phuket Drawing Room Phuket is an art space with a slow bar serving handcrafted coffee made with an intelligent choice of coffee beans, as well as non-coffee drinks. If you are an epicurean, you should stop by when you are in town.   Rosa Sweets & Chocolate Rosa is a new paradise for those with a sweet tooth! When you enter the shop, you will be delighted by the myriad choices of craft chocolate. There is seating so you may slowly indulge into some sweet treats, and coffee and chocolate drinks are offered here as well. You may even like to opt for a bottle of Prosecco to pair with your choice of confection.   Pop Espresso Phuket This coffeehouse delivers the fine aromas and flavours of coffee, to be selected from an array of well-chosen beans and then transformed into a heavenly cuppa using either the pour-over method or with an Aram Espresso Maker. If you are looking for a spot to sip and chat, discover new coffee flavours and take a break from the outside sun, this is the place for you.   Cloud Markt It is neither a grocery store, restaurant nor bar, but a terrific combination of all three! Open day to night, you will find local products like snacks and aromatic candles here and be able to enjoy tasty dishes, light bites and a range of drinks including craft beer, kombucha cocktails and natural wines with cold cuts to accompany those.     Text and Photos by Pakvipa Rimdusit

MICHELIN-Starred restaurant Elements, inspired by Ciel Bleu at The Okura Prestige Bangkok invites you to experience its new 'Autumn Guestronomic Dining Journey', featuring an array of autumn-inspired fares created by Chef Gerard Villaret Horcajo and his team. As lush green leaves turn red, orange, and brown, the weather gets cooler, yet the ambience gets warmer and comforting. Chef Gerard's autumn offerings are, therefore, characterised by herbs, spices and hearty ingredients, at the side of lighter touches to classic French cuisine and exquisite premium seasonal produce from Japan. Always seeking to be playful and bold, he often uses tow sauces in a dish so as to provide complex flavour range and contrasts. Warm, tangy and full of a inspiring seasonal essence, highlights of the autumn menu includes succulent ‘chutoro’ with marbled Kombu, daikon and hijiki; ‘Hokkaido scallop’ with eryngii (oyster mushroom), sherry and scallop-bushi (cured, cold smoked and dried scallop); ‘canard en croute de sel – on the bone’ with togarashi (Japanese mixed chilli and spices), confit Cannellonis, and foie gras; ‘A5 Miyagi wagyu – Baba’ with Pommes Dauphine, shallot and umeboshi; and signature ‘binchotan’ with Japanese whisky, citrus and milk chocolate. The 'Autumn Guestronomic Set Journey' is available from 23 September 2022, from 18:00 to 22:30, with prices starting from THB 4,800++ per person. For more information and reservations, please call +66 (0) 2 687 9000 or email elements@okurabangkok.com

During 29 September – 3 October 2022, MICHELIN-Starred IGNIV Bangkok at The St. Regis Bangkok will welcome Chef Timo Fristche from Oz by Andreas Caminada, Sweitzerland's acclaimed vegetarian restaurant with state-of-the-art concept, who spent years working at three-MICHELIN-starred Schloss Schauenstein, for an exciting four-hands culinary collaboration with IGNIV's Head Chef David Harwig. During his visit, Chef Timo will work closely with Chef David and his network of farmers and local suppliers to source carefully grown herbs, plants, and vegetables. The menu will also showcase his signature fermentation techniques which transform and preserve the richness of plants. The 4-hands Vegetarian Fine Dining Sharing Experience at IGNIV Bangkok comprises vegetarian dishes from IGNIV Bangkok and Oz, from starters to desserts, as well as a choice of delights from IGNIV’s signature Candy Store to enjoy with coffee or tea, or to take home. The Vegetarian Fine Dining Sharing Experience at IGNIV Bangkok is available for lunch and dinner during 29 September – 3 October 2022, priced at THB 4,000++ per person. Reservations can be made by calling +66 (0) 2 207 7822 or email igniv.bangkok@stregis.com. Visit www.ignivbangkok.com for more information.

Available daily at Peacock Alley, Waldorf Astoria Bangkok unveils its new afternoon tea set that pays homage to classic American dishes, featuring creatively crafted savouries and sweet treats by executive sous-chef Chalit (Toddi) Kobaukaew and executive pastry chef Andrea Noli. Highlights include Organic Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon; Waldorf Salad Tortilla Wrap topped with Walnut Tuiles; Crab Cake dipped with Thousand Island Dressing; and Green Zebra Tomato-Shaped Virgin Bloody Mary (New York’s beloved drink turned into a bite!); Modern Strawberry Red Velvet Cake; New York Sundae Choux; among others. The afternoon tea set is available from 13:00 to 17:00, priced at THB 2,500++ (or THB 2,943 net) for two and includes a selection of fine savory and sweet pastries, freshly-baked scones served with clotted cream, lemon cream and strawberry jam, and Mariage Frères tea or coffee. Reserve a table at +66 (0) 2 846 8888, bkkwa.fb@waldorfastoria.com or LINE: @WaldorfAstoriaBKK

An avid food enthusiast from an early age, Sahil Rattanaphas spent his childhood mesmerised by cooking shows rather than cartoons, and learned to read poring over cookbooks! It was perhaps inevitable that he would find his calling in merging his love of food with his other great passion: photography. The prolific food photographer specialises in producing stunning visual assets for hospitality businesses under his agency, 'The Turquoise Truck Creative'. Sahil has worked in 15 countries so far, photographing extensively in Asia and Europe.   Capturing Bangkok’s Finest Chefs in Action Sahil’s instinctive creative flair stands out in his dynamic movement shots—a unique skill he’s carefully honed over the years with careful diligence and dedication. Apart from his profound understanding of food, his ability to visualise and create breathtaking compositions on the fly is what makes him such a highly sought-after food photographer in the hospitality industry.  Currently based in Bangkok, Sahil Rattanaphas has worked with some of the city’s finest chefs, from iconic street food establishments to Michelin-starred restaurants. He shares his perspective on working with them through his captivating shots and personal impressions.     Jay Fai: Bangkok’s Michelin-Starred Street Food Legend Being contacted by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants during the middle of the pandemic for a photo shoot was thrilling enough for Sahil, having been a huge fan since he was a kid. But when he discovered that he would be taking photos of Jay Fai, he couldn’t believe his luck!  Supinya Junsuta, better known as Jay Fai, has been operating her humble street food stall since the 1980s. She received international fame when her roadside eatery became Bangkok's first street food stall to be awarded a Michelin star in 2018 and then again in 2019.   Photographing Jay Fai for Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants: Icon Award 2021, Sahil found her an absolute inspiration up close. As a food lover, Sahil was initially sceptical about the feverish hype surrounding Jay Fai—how good can an omelette possibly be?  But when she forced him to stop shooting to eat, one bite of her signature crab omelette blew him away. He immediately understood her viral success. Jay Fai’s passion and dedication in transforming simple ingredients into masterpieces are, in his opinion, what makes her a true culinary artist.   Chef El Palanca: An Eccentric Force of Nature  Head Chef at Vaso When Sahil first met Chef El Palanca, he couldn’t help but feel slightly bewildered at the Madrid native’s outrageous eccentricity and flamboyant personality. Covered in tattoos from head to toe, with a forehead tattoo that reads “Can’t Lose”, Chef El Palanca is an absolute force of nature in (and out of) the kitchen. But despite their vastly different cultural backgrounds from different corners of the world, Sahil and Chef El Palanca quickly bonded over their passion for food (and beer). The chef’s quirky yet delicious Asian-influenced traditional Spanish cuisine at Vaso, Bangkok’s hottest new tapas bar, embodies his love of both cultures in his highly individualistic style.    Wilfrid Hocquet: A Classical Chef with an Urban Edge Executive Chef at Blue by Alain Ducasse When asked what he enjoyed most about