Top Chef Winner Hung Huynh Traveled Throughout Asia. Damn, Did He Eat Well.

He's an adventurous eater on the highest regard
Oct 20, 2014 1:00 pm

Hung Huynh is perhaps most recognizable as the winner of Top Chef's season three, and the acclaimed chef has continued to appear as a guest judge in subsequent seasons. The Vietnamese-born chef recently returned from a trip through Southeast Asia, where he documented his adventurous travels — including being held at knifepoint — for Food Republic. As for the food he sampled? We're talking sea worm, sea squirts, ant larvae, baby chicken soup and live baby octopus. On second thought, "adventurous" might be an understatement.

6 Great Non-Touristy Places To Eat And Drink Really Well On Koh Samui, Thailand

Your Thai island paradise? There's serious food!
Sep 29, 2014 10:00 am

Most restaurants and shops on Koh Samui, a lush island off the coast of southern Thailand, serve what they think visitors want: watered down Thai staples or even Italian or Indian food. This is of course OK in certain situations (you’re in paradise, after all). But if you're willing to rent a three-dollar motor scooter and traverse the island's back roads (a worthy way to spend time, period), it's possible to find some genuinely interesting places to eat and drink. Get started with the list here.

Here's How James Bond Reacts To Funky Southeast Asian Wine

Some vintages should be judged by label alone
Jul 7, 2014 2:00 pm

In the 1974 film The Man With The Golden Gun, British spy James Bond (played by the saucy Roger Moore) is dining with a paramour in Thailand when a waiter presents the table with a fresh bottle of local wine. The dashing secret agent, a noted Bollinger snob, is immediately taken aback by the label: "Phuyuck?"

Cookshop's Marc Meyer Fell For The Steamed Squid While Kickboxing In Thailand

NYC chef's trip was the "antithesis of luxury"
Jan 24, 2014 12:00 pm

Chefs love to travel — for inspiration, to experience the cuisines of other cultures or just to get away from the heat of their own kitchens. When they return, we hit them with some questions — where'd they stay, what'd they do and WHAT DID THEY EAT?! Next up, Five Points and Cookshop chef Marc Meyer.

5 Spas And Resorts To Improve Your Health, And Eat Well While Doing So

From Mexico to India to a beach in Thailand
Jan 13, 2014 2:00 pm

Yes, signing up for that gym membership was a smart move. But wellness means more than hitting the elliptical. You need balance: wholesome cooking, a restorative massage (or three) and a few iPhone-free moments of meditation. And the best way to do that is to unplug and hop on an airplane to a wellness resport. Here are five to try.

There Are No Teeny Tasting Portions At Bangkok's World Gourmet Festival

Food festivals are serious affairs in Thailand
Sep 19, 2013 3:00 pm

In Thailand, food festivals are much more elegant affairs than in the U.S. Case in point: The Four Seasons World Gourmet Festival, which just concluded its 14th year at the Four Seasons in Bangkok. An event recap, after the jump.

Could This Be The Most Remote Bar In Thailand? Maybe In The World?

Off the grid, with no loss of inventive cocktails
Sep 16, 2013 3:00 pm

The Burma Bar at the Four Seasons Tented Camp on the northern tip of Thailand is impossible to find — and that's the way they like it. There's no possible way not to smile when you walk in. This is what private feels like, and you've never had these cocktails. Read on.

Fast Times At Bangkok High: A Journey Through The Mall Food Of Thailand's Capital

Our columnist checks in from a Bangkok food mall
Sep 12, 2013 1:30 pm

On my first day in Bangkok, I woke up with no idea how I was going to spend my day. After a breakfast consultation with perhaps the world's nicest publicist, I had my plan all set: I was going to the mall. Actually, that's an understatement. I was going to the mall(s). In Bangkok, mall culture is huge and the food courts are more like stadiums. Read on about my tremendously busy (and tasty) day.


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