Here’s a Roundup of Fatty Happenings for you!
When I don’t post updates here, you can trust it’s because I’m off eating something incredible or working on some important food related project like The Courageous Kitchen. Even though I can’t blog as often as I’d like, I still thought it would be a good idea to connect readers here to some of the other related happenings on the web and mention things like the upcoming Vegetarian festival. If you’ve got questions or need tips be sure to reach out on one of the BKKFatty social media profiles.
Do you take tips and suggestions on restaurants in Bangkok and elsewhere?
Yes! I do, especially when I’m traveling. On a recent trip to Singapore I met up with old instagram follower and new friend, @kensaw. Ken and his wife Wendy took me for an amazing Peranakan food. Having foodie friends when you’re in a new place makes a big difference! Also if you’re in Bangkok and come across an amazing restaurant, please let me know. I don’t get a chance to visit all of them because I have a long list of to-eat places in Bangkok myself, but I love hearing what places or dishes people think are interesting.
When is the Vegetarian Festival in Thailand?
The upcoming Vegetarian or better said, vegan festival starts near the end of this month on September 23rd. Yellow flags proclaiming to have food with no animal products or indulgent, olfactory spices such as garlic and onions will be found all over the city. You may here people referring to it as the ‘Jay Festival’ or saying they’re ‘eating J’ because it stems from the Indian Jainism. Surprisingly, it’s actually pretty hard to find something delicious and healthy during the time. You have to hit up the usual vegetarian Thai spots and avoid places like Chinatown. I visited a the dollar vegan spot in Rayong, which I shared recently and had the noodles pictures. Pretty damn good, fake meat and all!
Epic Burger Photo finds it’s way into Travel and Leisure Magazine
If you’re not down with the vegetarian fest, no worries there’s still plenty of great things to eat in Bangkok and some interesting trends. One of the trends I always have to check up on is the burger scene, where there’s always a new truck or place popping up. Keep sending me your tips on those and also check out my photo from Daniel Thaiger features in Travel and Leisure’s roundup of the most interesting food trucks in asia. For Bangkok you can use my short list of food trucks to get you started.
Bangkok Fatty on Lifestyle Asia and Elsewhere
My photos have popped up in Travel and Leisure, BK Magazine, and Lifestyle Asia added me on their list of top instagrammers in Bangkok. I also helped Eat Asia launch their first video episode by going around with them eating krapow all over Bangkok. While I hope to do more freelance writing in the future, not a whole lot was happening lately until recently when Lifestyle Asia asked me to visit Jojo in the St. Regis Hotel. They’re known for their happy hour, so you can guess I had a great time!
An Awesome Courageous Kitchen Outing
I shared on Eating Thai Food about my cooking kids getting the chance to visit a real Thai cooking school when we were personally invited by the chefs at Naj Thai Cooking School. Since it’s such a tourist economy in Bangkok, you always hear about the different cooking school, including the now famous Cooking with Poo, but I’ve never had a chance to attend one of the classes. Getting to go to Naj was great experience for the kids we’re working with, but it was cool for me too! Read all about it on Eating Thai Food.
Does Mark Wiens have a Street Food Cart?
Speaking of Eating Thai Food, what is this street food cart I’ve seen you post pictures of? Is Mark making Thai street food now? Yes and no. Mark has a street food cart, yes— but it’s not what you’re thinking. Mark uses the cart to cook street food style recipes and it recently had it’s first outing on the streets of Bangkok. But as Mark admits at the end of his video, street vending is pretty hard work!
Are You an Alcoholic?
Oh shit. People are catching on to all the drinking happening on the blog lately. It’s true I do like to indulge and mix my own drinks. I also like wine and everything else overtaxed and underimported into to Thailand. My dream job would be to become the official, unofficial 7-11 sommelier and make cool drinks with really cheap ingredients. So for, I’m just living out that fantasy in my kitchen!