It’s that time of the month for a roundup November’s eating adventures, talk about what’s trending in Bangkok, and other random BKKFatty happenings. (Read last month’s cocktail filled recap here.)
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Finally the Bangkok Fatty youtube channel is launched! Thanks for watching and sharing, it’s a big work in progress and has really distracted me from writing, as I get used to all that youtube requires to be successful. The trailer video came out really well and I’m looking forward to sharing episodes about food, travel, and charity. In the coming month we will be sharing episodes from Bangkok’s famous JJ weekend market, the family style central Thai restaurant Krua Apsorn, Thewet Market, and the old Bamee Gua noodle shop on Lang Suan too!
However, the most recent video update from Bangkok is about the Thanksgiving party for my Courageous Kitchen kids. To celebrate how much the kids have learned in our Saturday cooking classes and thank all of our volunteers, we had a big turkey-less Courageous Thanksgiving with everyone. We also had some special guest pop-up performance from Adam Sharpe of Sofar Sounds Bangkok on the guitar and ukulele, which the kids (and adults alike) loved.
Bangkok’s Off Radar Western Restaurants
Since last month’s American restaurant week, I’ve had all the other spots Americans hang out on my mind. I feel like there’s plenty of places that may be off the BK Magazine and Tripadvisor radar that you really have to talk to expats to really find out about. I visited a few over the past month, but if you’re curious I’m thinking about places like dive bar Fatty’s (Rama 9, Din Daeng), Teddy’s Bigger Burgers (Gateway Ekkamai), Papa’s Kitchen (Pattanakarn 30), and more.
Markets, Events, and More Markets in Bangkok!
Bangkok knows no chill at this time of year. In addition to the usual deluge of street food and new restaurant openings, here come food markets and special events every week. I recently met some Thai bloggers who attend all of these events and they looked worn out! I understand the dilemma because you end up taking footage, photos, and eating at a rate that outpaces what you can edit and share.
November’s events included Red Bull’s Red Monday, James Suckling’s The Great Wines of Italy dinner, and La Monita’s 6th Anniversary Party. There’s also too many markets to list, but a few were the Epicurean Market, MAP Weekend Fest, Artbox, and Amarin Street Market. The markets are interesting because they usually include independent food vendors, a ton of aspirational home cooks, and a sprinkling of regular restaurants.
I think at some point soon I’m just gonna tap out. That’s enough Bangkok. I’m done with your ass for a while. Can we breakup and get back together in the new year? I need to detox and sober up before 2016 and you’re no damn help. Then escape to some random Thai province where I can fill up a few notebooks with schemes and all my big goals for 2016. Right now though, I can barely see over this pile of food photos!
Thailand’s Real Sriracha Sauce?!
The world’s most popular Asian hot sauce? Easily Sriracha! But what we know about the origins of the sauce with the Thai name, Vietnamese magnate, and label in an additional three languages, is very little. I’ve been doing some more research after a visit to Sriracha city didn’t turn up much sauce.
In December I’ll be taste testing some of the sauce brands on the local Thai market, including the Sriracha Panich brand which claims to be the original inventor of the sauce. I’ll be carrying the sauces around to a few restaurants and even using them to make some cocktails!
Food Ambassadorships with Ozharvest, Ebookers, and Bertolli
Before the year is officially out I will hopefully be announcing some partnerships with a few larger brands. This includes being city ambassador for Ebookers and creating some recipe videos for Bertolli Asia. One partnership particularly close to my heart has been the chance to team up with OzHarvest, the food-saving non-profit Australian organization, in Bangkok this December to promote the need to reduce food waste. More details to come!