How Courageous Kitchen inspires marginalised youth through food

How Courageous Kitchen inspires marginalised youth through food

Down an unassuming residential street of Bangkok, Dwight Turner and his colleagues are helping refugee youth to find their way in a country they don’t know. His charity, Courageous Kitchen, is dedicated to “inspiring marginalised youth through the power of food.” Through cooking classes, dinner parties and other food-focused activities,...

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My cooking class with young women in Bangkok (who happen to be refugees)

My cooking class with young women in Bangkok (who happen to be refugees)

I visited Bangkok because I had to. I was headed to Chiang Mai and since it was my first time in Thailand, I thought it was silly to not at least stop by. Being from New York City, I should have known better. I had imagined Bangkok filled with tourists,...

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Bangkok’s best Muslim-Thai food is just steps away from Khao San Road

Bangkok’s best Muslim-Thai food is just steps away from Khao San Road

The matriarch and namesake of Aisyah Rod Dee passed away in late 2016, after running her Muslim-Thai restaurant on Thanon Tani in Bang Lamphu for more than 50 years. It was a sad loss for locals in Thailand, who have long loved the dishes she and her three generations of...

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Where to find the best tom yum in Bangkok Phra Nakhon

Where to find the best tom yum in Bangkok Phra Nakhon

There are only four tables in Som Sri’s tom yum shop in front of Bangkok City Hall. That means if you come for lunch, either get here early or be prepared to wait. But the wait is worth it. That’s because the tom yum in Sor Naa Wang might just be...

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Things to do in: Bangkok

Things to do in: Bangkok

Bangkok is a city that’s always worth a visit, whether you’re just passing through (it’s a major hub for flights in and out of Southeast Asia) or have more time to spend in the bustling Thai capital. And if you want to see and do a few things off the...

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The spiritual story of Thailand’s spirit houses

The spiritual story of Thailand’s spirit houses

There is something in the air in Thailand. There must be. I have lived on and off — mostly on — in this beautiful country for more than four years now. From the moment I first got off the plane in Chiang Mai, a town nestled in the mountains of...

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The complete guide to: Bangkok travel

The complete guide to: Bangkok travel

Colourful, chaotic, beautiful Bangkok is the first spot for many travellers eager to explore Southeast Asia. But Thailand’s capital is also a must-see city in its own right for a variety of reasons, from cheap and delicious street food to awe-inspiring cultural attractions. Whether you’re just passing through or settling...

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The best of Thailand’s secret street eats

The best of Thailand’s secret street eats

No disrespect to all those five-star restaurants out there, but we think the best food doesn’t have to be fine dining — sometimes the greatest meals of your life happen right out on the street, from a push-cart vendor with no name and no address. And when it comes to...

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This woman serves the best spicy fruit salad (tum pollamai) in Bangkok

This woman serves the best spicy fruit salad (tum pollamai) in Bangkok

Nu, the owner of a small fruit stall down an alley off Samsen Road in the Thewet Market area, has a name that translates to “mouse” or “rat.” Not that she’s anything like a timid mouse — her Nu Tum Pollamai stall isn’t known for serving the cheapest tum pollamai (mixed...

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Here’s where to get the best fermented noodles (kanom jeen) in Bangkok

Here’s where to get the best fermented noodles (kanom jeen) in Bangkok

Kanom jeen (also sometimes spelled kanom chin) is a dish that few visitors to Thailand will ever encounter, despite the fact that it’s beloved by Thais across the country. That’s because it’s notoriously difficult to keep fresh and therefore hard for restaurants to prepare in bulk — which means when...

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