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Massaman Curry Voted #1 In The World’s 50 Best Foods

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Thailand scored a hat-trick in the annual CNN Travel World’s 50 Best Foods list with Massaman Curry being voted the best dish in the world.

CNN Travel scoured the planet for what they reckon are 50 of the most delicious foods ever created.

Even somtam made the list at #46 along with tom yung gung ranking as the 8th best dish in the world.

TAT Governor Yuthasak Supasorn said, “This listing is a testament to the already solid reputation of Thai cuisine that is increasingly perceived as a world-class culinary experience. Thailand is certainly a great destination for foodie tourism”.

Massaman Curry, 1st Place:

Emphatically the king of curries, and perhaps the king of all foods. Spicy, coconutty, sweet and savoury. Even the packet sauce you buy from the supermarket can make the most delinquent of cooks look like a Michelin potential. Thankfully, someone invented rice, with which diners can mop up the last drizzles of curry sauce. “The Land of Smiles” isn’t just a marketing catch-line. It’s a result of being born in a land where the world’s most delicious food is sold on nearly every street corner.

Massaman curry
Photo Credit: Marita/Creative Commons/Flickr

Tom Yum Gung, 8th Place:

This best food Thai masterpiece teems with shrimp, mushrooms, tomatoes, lemongrass, galangal and kaffir lime leaves. Usually loaded with coconut milk and cream, the hearty soup unifies a host of favourite Thai tastes: sour, salty, spicy and sweet. Best of all is the price: cheap.

Tom yum goong
Photo Credit: Matt@PEK/Creative Commons/Flickr

Somtam Papaya Salad, 46th Place:

To prepare Thailand’s most famous salad, pound garlic and chillies with a mortar and pestle. Toss in tamarind juice, fish sauce, peanuts, dried shrimp, tomatoes, lime juice, sugar cane paste, string beans and a handful of grated green papaya. Grab a side of sticky rice. Variations include those made with crab (som tam pu) and fermented fish sauce (som tam pla ra), but none matches the flavour and simple beauty of the original.

Som tam Thailand
Photo Credit: Jessica Spengler/Creative Commons/Flickr



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Cod & Chips Lunch Special From Buster’s

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Today I was too lazy to cook and too lazy to go out so I decided I would order some fish and chips from Buster’s for lunch.

A quick browse of their Facebook page and I find the menu no probs but how to order?

They were too busy showing off “models” posing at their place that I ended up having to send a message to ask how to get home delivery.

To be honest, it almost put me off but I was too lazy to think of something else so plodded on with ordering via Lineman after they sent me a link on messenger.

I went for the lunchtime special which is a small cod and chips with a soft drink for 165 baht.

Of course, if any on a menu says small I know it’s not going to touch the sides so I ordered some extras too.

busters order

Delivery time was around 30 mins from me placing the order and the food arrived hot enough to eat.

First up the fish and chips with tartar sauce and I added the mushy peas too.

Now, I was going to pour the curry sauce over it but after popping the lid, having a sniff and a sample on the tip of my finger I ditched it. It was sweet, far too thick and lumpy. Just not to my taste at all.

The cod and chips hit the spot and filled a hole. Nothing to write home about and I wouldn’t expect it to as it’s home delivery and not served up in the restaurant. It makes a huge difference and must be taken into consideration.

For 165 baht it is a decent enough lunch option if you’re looking for one.



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Half Price Steak & Oysters Every Tuesday At Hemingway’s

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Half Price Steak

Every Tuesday from 7pm get 50% off succulent imported Australian steaks and delicious French Fine De Clare oysters at Hemingway’s on Sukhumvit Soi 11.

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6oz Black Angus Tenderloin • ฿̴9̴8̴0̴
฿490
Australian, grass-fed, certified organic, chargrilled to your liking
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12ox Sirloin Angus ‘Black Onyx’ • ฿̴1̴2̴9̴0̴
฿645
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12ox Rib Eye Angus ‘Black Onyx’ • ฿̴1̴3̴9̴0̴
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They’re serving premium ‘Black Onyx’ Australian beef hand selected by chef Alex. 270 day grain-fed,
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For Tuesday Steak Night all steaks are serviced with your choice of side & sauce.
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, walk-ins welcome
02 653-3900



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Build Your Own Breakfast At The Red Lion

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Build Your Own Breakfast At The Red Lion

Build your own breakfast with any 7 items listed below for only 149 baht at The Red Lion on Sukhumvit Soi 13 from 9am till close every day of the week.

– Eggs (2 any style)
– Back Bacon
– Streaky Bacon (2)
– Sausage
– Ham
– Black Pudding
– White Pudding
– Mushrooms
– Baked Beans
– Hash Brown
– French Fries
– Sauteed Potato
– Tomato
– Irish Soda Farl
– Irish Potato Bread
– Toast
– Coffee
– Tea
– Juice

The Red Lion does have a few other breakfast options available…

red lion breakfast options

… but here’s what I’m thinking… order TWO build your own breakfasts and go LARGE.

That’s 14 items so let us see what I’d have.

  1. Eggs (2 any style)
  2. Back Bacon
  3. Sausage
  4. Black Pudding
  5. Mushrooms
  6. Baked Beans
  7. Hash Brown
  8. French Fries
  9. Sauteed Potato
  10. Tomato
  11. Irish Soda Farl
  12. Irish Potato Bread
  13. Toast
  14. Coffee

Would anyone like to join me?



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