Located deep within the heart of Bangkok City, surrounded by tall concrete infrastructures and major shopping outlets such as Central World or Platinum, lies prestigious dim sum chain with 17 locations worldwide, 2 of which are available in Thailand. Acclaimed for their fresh seafood which are gathered in directly from the source, Ah Yat Abalone has the ability to creating a memorable dining experience and leave an everlasting impression on your taste buds.
As the sun rises above the horizon and the birds begin to serenade their morning sonnets, we wake up dreary-eyed from our slumber. Of course our stomachs have been fasting the entire night so naturally our tummies begin to growl. Hunger grabs hold initiating our desire for food. We search for that morning fuel, we search for our morning breakfast.
When meeting someone for the first time, it is customary to ask where are they from or what typical dishes their area is well-known for? When asked this question, I answer with a smile saying, “I am from Hawaii.” Their expression shows a sense of amusement as I go into detail of the well-known dish and local favorite from Hawaii is called Poke.
Situated on the bypass road of Chonburi’s well-known Nong Mon Market, lies a popular noodle shop worth visiting. Gŭay-dtĭeow Ah Ngĕe (Ajarn Ngee’s Noodle Shop) offers a variety of noodles dishes with the prefered meat selection. Viewing the shop’s appearance from the outside may not look like much, but once you’ve manage to slurp those first spoonfuls of soup, it’ll warm your soul and tantalizes your taste buds. In the end you’ll be thanking yourself for finding this jewel.
As I approached the entrance there were an array of neon lights hanging besides the road. The purpose of these lights are meant to capture the attention of passersby by informing them of the event currently taking place inside. The local university near my home was hosting an event nearby to where I frequently do my evening jog.
About an hour drive from the bustling city capital of Bangkok lies the town of Chonburi. Situated near the Gulf of Thailand, this location is an ideal place for leisure time. Whether it is sampling the freshest seafood or partaking in the available beach activities, Chonburi is adored by both locals and foreign travelers.
The human brain lights up when sugary sweets are consumed, similar to that of an addict after getting their fix. Typically, as we finish our main course, it is often within our desires to search for some sugary goodness to wrap up our meal. From pies to pastries, crepes to waffles, we search to fulfill our sweet tooth addiction.
We learn more of our own culture by experiencing the cultures of others. Whether we are sampling their food for the first time or experiencing their generous hospitality. Traveling to a different country broadens our perspective of the world. To be honest, I never thought that I would feel comfortable traveling to the Middle East for business. But in the end, I am glad to have been given this opportunity by my company to experience Saudi Arabia.
A dish not for the faint of heart, this is not your typical hors d’oeuvres at a cocktail party. With a combination of raw shrimp, garlic, and chilies, this dish packs a punch as you take the first bite leaving your tongue numb but igniting pleasure sensors within your brain. It is a love hate relationship, but as endorphins are released, your brain sends a wave of signals cravings for another bite.
It begins by laying the pieces of charcoal into the clay pot which resembles to me more like a bucket. The technique requires an experienced hand to arrange the charcoal and light pieces of paper, initiating the magic. As embers begin to transform into a vibrant flame, the charcoal catches fire. To those whom are accustomed to the fancy BBQ grill, this may seem more of a primitive method to make a meal visually. However, the flavors produced from the burning charcoal are incomparable to anything cooked any kitchen stove.