The AP has a story today summing up the last week’s events: It began when three men blew up their house accidentally on Valentine’s Day in Bangkok. It ended with a gory scene that looked more like Baghdad: a bloodied, would-be bomber with severed legs moaning on a glass-strewn sidewalk after another botched blast. Last […]
Following up on a Tweet I sent last night: Today’s Bangkok Post — a pic of the front page is above — has more on the “SEJEAL” stickers and the Iranian bombing suspects. The Post says: City police are looking into possible links between last week’s central Bangkok bomb blasts and the posting of a […]
I wanted to share this cell phone picture of a T-shirt I spotted at a market in Bangkok’s Silom neighborhood last night. Yes, it says “RE TWEET ME.” Further proof — as if any were needed — of Twitter’s global influence. Naturally, I Tweeted the pic, and Twitter user @_JustMelissa posted the excellent image below […]
The Bangkok Post reports today that: A foreign woman artist, Elizabeth Briel, reported on Twitter on Friday that she and her husband had acid sprayed at their faces at the Asoke skytrain station last night. She said the acid was directed at them from the stairway leading to the station near Robinson shopping mall. Mrs […]
Bangkok commuters who use the BTS Skytrain Sukhumvit line may have been in for a surprise of late. That’s because one of the line’s terminal stations has changed. On Nut — usually depicted on the left on station signs like the one above — is gone. In its place is Bearing. Bearing? (Click here for […]
Self-promotion: I have a story today at the WSJ‘s Scene Asia blog about new options for bread in the Thai capital. It’s called “Where to Carb-Load in Bangkok.”
Xiaolongbao fans, take note: A branch of the Taiwanese restaurant DinTaiFung has opened here in Bangkok. The blog SixSix2 has a few photos and reports: You can find it on the 7th floor at Central World right next to AKA restaurant. It’s hard to miss
Quick note: I recently put together a fun piece for the Wall Street Journal‘s Scene Asia blog. It’s called “On a Quest for Bangkok’s Best Burgers.” Thanks to Peter Oh, at the excellent new Bangkok Burger Blog, for providing his insight.
In Jake Warga’s recent radio piece on “PRI’s The World,” Austin Bush discusses Thai street food. Worth a listen. (Image: Jake Warga/”PRI’s The World.“)
I have a story in today’s Wall Street Journal about Gaggan, a new Indian molecular gastronomy restaurant here in Bangkok. The piece is online and also appears in print in today’s Asia edition.