There are some Bangkok Fatty video adventures coming your way!
I’ve been putting it off forever, but finally decided to make the jump into video. This happened partly thanks to the encouragement of South East Asia’s most well known video blogger, Mark Wiens. If you follow his channel you may know that we hung out together in Osaka, and some epic eating went down. There was an incredible response to the videos in terms of comments and views. The traffic sent to bkkfatty.com eventually crashed the site for a couple of days because it just didn’t have the bandwidth to handle so many users at once.
That plus there were a few keynotes and fellow blogger really evangelizing the benefits of creating video content. No one really talked about the woes that come along with it, but I know enough about those from being friends with Mark. The equipment is expensive and you always need some need gadget to improve what you’re doing. Don’t get me started talking about the time suck that is editing, or I’ll need to stop here and have a cocktail. Anyway, those are also the major factors I was contemplating when I kept putting off jumping into the new medium.
Fast forward to today and I’ve completed about five days of filming. It’s a learning process so I’m not sure how much of it is usable, but it’s coming your way regardless. Hope you guys and gals are more ready than I am! Here’s a teaser of the videos to come and a chance to say thanks for all the encouragement:
The video is just a quick update from time at Or Tor Kor Market (which we visited before heading to Chatuchak weekend market), near the more well known Chatuchak Market. OTK market is phenomenal and has great food. I spent too much money there, wanting to induldge in a few types of durian and mangosteen on camera for all you viewers out there. In a later video I’ll tell you why I think this market should be the first one you visit if you’re coming to Bangkok for the first time. For now, the video shares a little bit about how they make the fish cake paste they sale in the market. This isn’t a recipe video, however, but don’t worry if you want the full recipe for ‘tod man pla’ I’ll be doing that later down the road on the channel.You can subscribe at youtube.com/bkkfatty!
What to Expect: Food and More Food
Once the channel is launched I hope to upload a video each week. They will mostly be short features on food and restaurants in and around Bangkok. Everything from eating bugs to burgers, and washing it all down with cocktails. Nothing confirmed yet, but I’ll collaborate with other bloggers and youtube peeps when I can. That includes Mark of course, but also Pailin from Hot Thai Kitchen, Rin Silpachai, and anyone else who wants to team up.
When I feel like I have a handle on things expect the content to expand. I hope to share some Thai recipes, and also feature my non profit cooking project for less fortunate kids, the Courageous Kitchen. This will be important as we get into the holiday season, because I want to get everyone engaged about what we’re doing here to create leaders and bring nutrition to a poor community outside of Bangkok.
Now Taking Bangkok Food Focused Requests and Questions
Finally, if you have a special request for something you’d like to see me cover please let me know. What’s left to eat at Sukhumvit 38? Where’s the best mango and sticky rice in Bangkok? A romantic restaurant for a special occasion? Let me know!
I’ve already gotten a few requests in, one for recipes and the best grilled fish in Bangkok. I’ll keep my eyes peeled and ear to the ground. If there’s anything else though, be sure you tell me. I’m happy to go around tasting and see what I can find. Thanks, videos coming! Be sure to subscribe and share with friends!