NARA

Bangkok, April 2017 – With our toddler son in tow on our trips, Mr. King and I are always looking for casual dining with delicious local food. In Bangkok, NARA was our answer. NARA, meaning “Thai woman”, offers an extensive menu of authentic Thai cuisine. In Bangkok, there are 5 branches; we went to the Erawan…

Nahm

Bangkok, April 2017 – Mr. King and I spent our first night in Bangkok at the award-winning restaurant, Nahm by Chef David Thompson.   Located inside the contemporary hip hotel, Metropolitan by COMO, Nahm is a major attraction for tourists seeking a taste of modern Thai cuisine. The restaurant was completely full. We sat at a…

Gaggan

Bangkok, April 2017 – Dinner at Gaggan (#1 Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant 2016 and #7 World’s 50 Best Restauant 2017) was a whimsical dining experience filled with surprises. The menu of 25 courses was depicted with emoji figures. Our friendly waitress kept us guessing about the ingredients in each course. Chef Gaggan Anand’s creations are…

Issaya Siamese Club

Bangkok, April 2017 – Issaya Siamese Club (#21 – Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants) has long been on my bucket list of restaurants to visit. Created by Thai celebrity Chef Ian Kittichal, “the menu features his unique signature Thai cuisine of traditional ingredients and flavors with international and progressive cooking methods.” Issaya (meaning “Rainy Season”) is situated…

TwinPalms Sunday Brunch

Phuket, December 2015 – When it comes to Sunday brunch on the island, the hippest and most sumptuous brunch is at the stylish contemporary resort, TwinPalms’ Oriental Spoon Grill and Bar. Mr. King and I have been there several times, and each time, it was full house. There is a wonderful, lively buzz, as the diners…

Banyan Tree Breakfast & Spa

Phuket, March 2016 – What would resort life be without a sumptuous breakfast and a spa sanctuary.   Mr. King and I found both at Banyan Tree Resort Phuket. After a recent renovation in 2015, a new culinary team was also assembled, with Spanish Chef Alfonso De La Dehesa at the helm. The new breakfast buffet…

Banyan Tree Resort Phuket

Phuket, December 2015 – Summer is fast-approaching, and that got me to thinking about our family vacations. One of the best places to bring children of all ages is a resort. For me, Banyan Tree Resort in Phuket, Thailand is an ideal place for kids, but also for Mr. King and me. Banyan Tree Resort…

Point Yamu by COMO, Phuket

Phuket, March 2015 – Meet Phuket Island’s latest addition – luxury resort Point Yamu by COMO! Its contemporary interior décor is chic with the perfect turquoise blue accents. If Mr. King didn’t tell me that we were in Thailand, I would have thought this resort was somewhere in Greece! There is plenty of privacy in the…