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How Scary Good Palm Sugar Made Andy Ricker Plant The Pok Pok Flag In Los Angeles

The story behind his two Chinatown openings
Dec 1, 2014 10:00 am

Inexpensive real estate, a booming restaurant scene and the ability to source incredible Thai ingredients all had a influence on why Andy Ricker decided to open two Pok Pok locations in Los Angeles, a city not light on Southeast Asian restaurants. Tien Nguyen has the story.  

Photo Essay: TV Host Eden Grinshpan Took Your Dream Trip To Thailand

Dishing on green curry, mango sticky rice, prawns
Nov 21, 2014 10:00 am

Eden Grinshpan is the host of the popular Cooking Channel show Eden Eats. A recent Forbes 30 Under 30 award recipient, she studied at Le Cordon Bleu in London and also stars on Log On & Eat with Eden, a weekly travel program. Fresh off her second trip to Thailand, the television host wrote in to Food Republic to discuss her favorite stops and eats along the way.

Why These Two Guys Are Changing The Crowded, Confusing Coconut Water Game

Harmless Harvest co-founder talks trends, science
Nov 18, 2014 10:00 am

You might think that there are too many coconut water brands out there and you just might be correct in believing that. You might think that they all taste about the same. And we agreed...until we sampled Harmless Harvest. So just why might you have not yet heard of the company that we claim is bottling the best stuff? We caught up with co-founder Justin Guilbert to discuss.

Chrissy Teigen Overcomes Fear Of 'Weird Textures,' Tries Oyster Omelet In Bangkok

A 'scary' moment for foodie beauty on The Getaway
Oct 29, 2014 1:00 pm

Supermodel Chrissy Teigen is something of a Thai food aficionado, as we found out in a recent interview. On tonight's episode of The Getaway, Teigen travels to Bangkok, where she tries a few Thai specialties that she's not so accustomed to including a dubious-sounding oyster omelet. Watch the clip here.

7 Places To Eat And Drink In Thonglor, Bangkok's Coolest Neighborhood

In the Thai capital? Here's where to go.
Oct 28, 2014 9:00 am

Put aside the street food for a moment. Bangkok is also home to proper restaurants — a lot of them — and one of the most tempting places to wean oneself away from the plastic stools and foldable tables of the food cart scene is the city’s Thonglor neighborhood. Here, Bangkok-based food blogger and photographer Austin Bush dishes up his favorite spots in the city's new center of cool.

In Bangkok, Model Chrissy Teigen Ate Her Weight In Boat Noodles

Nothing can stop this munchie-minded model
Oct 27, 2014 10:00 am

You wouldn't know it from her day job, but Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen likes to eat. A lot. On this week's episode of The Getaway, this fetching foodie takes off for Bangkok, a city she knows quite well — especially, its world-famous street food scene. This time around, though, she tries some new things, including a dubious sounding oyster omelet that turns out to be quite delicious, despite an unexpected crunch. Let's just say it brings new meaning to the term "toothsome."

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 12:00 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 9:00 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.

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