White Delights

Friday, 25 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 30 By Colin Kaye
The other day, someone looked at the selection of bottles on the kitchen wine rack and drily commented that “Mud House” is a peculiar name for a wine. Well, perhaps…

Dining on the Roof of D2

Friday, 30 November 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 48 By Miss Terry Diner
The dusitD2 baraquda pattaya has always tried hard to carve a rather different niche for itself in Pattaya’s sometimes crowded marketplace at the “better end” of the city’s hotels.  That…

Sopa’s Tom Kha Gai - the best

Friday, 07 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 10
Sopa’s Tom Kha Gai is much more creamy than you will usually find here in Thailand, but it is absolutely delightful.  To really appreciate this dish, take it as a soup, rather than eating it the Thai way of ladling…

The Sound of Music

Friday, 18 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 29 By Colin Kaye
If you were to wander around the Yealands Estate vineyards in New Zealand, you might be surprised to hear the strains of classical music coming from loudspeakers. The music is…

Sheraton’s dinner with the Best’s

Friday, 23 November 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 47 By Miss Terry Diner
The Sheraton Pattaya Resort and the Bangkok Fine Wine Company combined to present the Best’s Top Chef Wine Dinner in the Papaya Fine Dining area.

Malaysian “Tom Kha”

Friday, 28 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 9
This Malaysian soup is similar in some ways, but is not to be confused with the Thai Tom Kha Gai.  This Malaysian recipe calls for the coconut cream from the can, not the thinner coconut milk.  Secret is to open…

Ten Green Bottles

Friday, 11 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 28 By Colin Kaye
The origins of Ten Green Bottles like so many other folksongs have faded into history. It was always thought to be an English song and possibly from Yorkshire, although one…

Montien’s International and Seafood BBQ Buffet

Friday, 16 November 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 46 By Miss Terry Diner
If there is one hotel in Pattaya that is an icon for its restaurants, the Montien must be near the top of that list.  The Marco Polo is still one…

Oysters Casino

Friday, 21 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 8
With the Centara Grand Phratamnak having an oyster festival, made me think of a simple oyster dish you can make at home.  Oysters are plentiful and cheap in Thailand.  You can buy a bottle of shelled oysters at your local…

Simple Pleasures

Friday, 04 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 27 By Colin Kaye
It’s that time of year when most Americans celebrate the 1776 Declaration of Independence which announced, among other things, that the thirteen American states could manage quite well on their…

Chinese style chicken with cashews

Friday, 14 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 7
We have just had Chinese New Year, so here is the archetypal “Chinese” dish (which is actually a Chinese-American recipe).  Simple to make and always a family favorite. Ingredients Serves 2-4 Chicken breast chunks 500 gm Onion medium, chopped 1…

Size Matters

Friday, 27 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 26 By Colin Kaye
Here’s today’s Quiz Question, so sit up straight and try to look as though you’re interested. Now then, what’s the capacity of a standard bottle of wine? And stop messing…

Mountain Dew BBQ Chicken for children

Friday, 07 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 6
This is probably the silliest and easiest chicken dish for non-cooks.  (K. Ocha takes no responsibility for this dish in any way!)  All items are available in local supermarkets.  (It is presumed that a supply of steamed rice is available,…

Fallen Arches

Friday, 20 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 25 By Colin Kaye
You probably remember that old song called Sur le Pont d’Avignon (“On the Bridge of Avignon”) upon which, so the song tells us, everyone danced. The Bridge of Avignon (more…

Coco’s Bistro

Friday, 09 November 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 45 By Miss Terry Diner
A very, very new restaurant this week.  So new we were there on the opening night and what an event that turned out to be!  Called Coco’s Bistro, it is…
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