You may think the food god has already blessed Bangkokians with endless choices of mobile eateries but this year we’ve seen a rising number of food trucks popping uPrice: in different corners of Bangkok .
Viria “Taew” Vichit-Vadakan is the co-founder and current impact director of GLab: Social Innovation Lab at the School of Global Studies, Thammasat University (www.sgs.tu.ac.th, fb.com/theglab). After graduating from Stanford University in the US, she has brought home a wealth of knowledge and innovative thinking to help equip businesses, professionals and students with the right tools to tackle poverty-related challenges.
THE SET-UP: A foodie's adventure involves drinking, eating and changing in size much like that of the famous Alice from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (well, minus all the peculiar creatures and the fantasy world, unless you're eating at a late-night food stall).
THE SET-UP: Unlike their loud and overbearing neighbour Carl's Jr., Mono+Mono quietly squeezes itself in the middle of two restaurants with a maximum capacity of only 24 diners. Think New York loft-style cafe with high ceilings and hints of industrial decor here and there. Opting for the middle ground between a fast-food joint and restaurant, diners have to order at the counter but the food is served at your table. With only one or two staff around, service can be slow during busy hours (possibly on purpose to make customers work up their appetite) but the advantage of being able to park in a shaded car park is definitely a bonus. Diners include students, residents and office workers who are based around the area.
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Van Cleef & Arpels has hit new heights in haute horlogerie, with its astronomically-themed timekeepers presented at the second edition of the Watches & Wonders exhibition, recently held in Hong Kong.
It was 15 minutes before 5pm, time for Ippudo to begin dinner operations. But the enthusiastic crowd in front of the restaurant was so large that I thought there must be something extraordinary going on.
World-renowned three Michelin star restaurant Maison Troisgros in Roanne, led by César Troisgros, the son of Michel Troisgros, is staging his culinary debut at Lord Jim's restaurant, at the Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, from Monday until Nov 1.
Some restaurateurs are just too smart — or simply don't understand what they're talking about — when they refer to their businesses as something like "trendy" or "a culinary sanctuary".
In Fight Club (1999), David Fincher dishes out a mockery at male machoism, the sweat-soiled, hyperbole manliness manifest through smug violence and Brad Pitt's swagger. What happened, however, was that Fincher's stylish film somehow became a trophy movie for those he aimed his sarcasm at — the macho type adores the film, which isn't that surprising given how cool it is. Flash forward to what we have this week in cinemas worldwide, Gone Girl, a thriller that's probably replicating that curious logic in pop-culture destiny. The film about the absurdity of married life, a dark warning against the cost of domestic bliss, is perhaps a perfect date movie for happy or unhappy couples, since the film's extreme satire takes cover under the sharp, highly engaging narrative and storytelling heft. It's a film worth showing at every wedding anniversary, for entertainment, yes, and to remind the participants of their parts in their own personal movies.
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