Souse-Vide take on Korean french fry encrusted hot dog

The image that launched a culinary meme My Korean french fry encrusted hot dog post from Seoul (Feb. 2006) + Phil Lees’s further South Korean research (Sept. 2007), an actual recipe (April 2008), and a bacon version (April 2008) = Austin and Hock’s Sous-vide potato confit with panko crust and hot dog foam. Austin explains: […]

Swine flu, Thailand, and nomenclature

There has so far been no outbreak of swine flu here in Thailand. Local media yesterday reported one “suspected” infection in a Thai national who had traveled to Mexico earlier this month. But it now appears that the woman has ordinary flu. This Nation story about the case contains an interesting snippet: The swine influenza, […]

Thailand Twitter guide

As I’ve mentioned before, I often post short snippets about Thailand — and other topics — on Twitter. (You can find my dispatches here, and you can see my recent Twitter activity on the right side of this page, under “Twitter Updates.”) I’ll continue to share longer thoughts, such as my April 15th post about […]

My World Hum Q&A on Thailand protests and traveling here

If you’re wondering about traveling in Thailand following the recent political unrest here, you might be interested in this Q&A I did with World’s Hum’s Julia Ross yesterday. Julia asked me about the current atmosphere in Bangkok, what impact the turmoil is likely to have on Thailand’s tourism industry, and what advice I have for […]

Thailand protests end: five observations

Anti-government red shirt protesters here in Bangkok dispersed yesterday, bringing an end to the unrest that has engulfed the Thai capital over the past few days. Army troops secured major intersections throughout the city, and demonstrators who had gathered at the Prime Minister’s office have now left. Throughout Bangkok, people are celebrating Songkran — the […]

State of emergency in Bangkok

Quick note: You’ve probably seen the news about the ongoing anti-government protests here in Thailand. I won’t be posting much here on newley.com, but I’ve been sending some brief updates to Twitter. You can follow me here.

Back after Songkran

I won’t be posting anything here until Monday, April 20. Songkran — the Thai new year — fast approaches. As ever, for updates on events here in Thailand, you can consult Google News, the Nation newspaper, or the Bangkok Post. See you soon.

Thailand protests: Video and images from yesterday’s demonstration

Here’s a short video and some images I snapped at Bangkok’s Government House yesterday, where tens of thousands of anti-government protesters gathered to demand the resignation of Thailand’s prime minister. (More details on my observations from yesterday are here.) I took this 32-second video clip (embedded below) near the main stage: And below are the […]

Thailand protests: red-shirts shut down Victory Monument

The latest from Bangkok: red-shirt protesters have shut down the Victory Monument area, one of the city’s busiest intersections, with parked taxis. Here’s more from The Straits Times, The Nation, and the Bangkok Post.

Thailand protests: three observations

Tens of thousands of red-shirt (anti-government) protesters descended on Government House here in Bangkok today to demand that Prime Minister Abhisit step down. I spent a few hours there speaking with demonstrators and taking in the scene. Some observations, a few of which I mentioned in various tweets earlier today: The crowd was so large […]