Food and Drink

A tale of two cities told in three tastes

Lay’s Thailand continue their periodical release of new potato chip flavors. I was in Bangkok earlier this month and tried the crab curry flavor. I saw the extreme hot chili flavor and didn’t bother trying it.

And I wasn't disappointed

Regular readers of this site will know that when I visit Thailand after a long absence, one of the first things I do is check the new potato chip flavors. There have been some intriguing ones over the years.

Just when I thought it couldn't get any better

On a recent visit to Thailand, there was this new flavor. That was impressive. I didn’t think it could get any better. And then, today I discovered these limited editions with a cooling sensation.

On collaboration, part 2

Anyone else thrilled to see the new Thomas & Friends X J.League collaboration? That’s an official collaboration. Then there are just good ideas. Like the Lobster Hot Plate flavor from Lay’s Thailand.

For my Canadian friends

If you like ketchup-flavored potato chips, I would like to recommend the lasagna flavor now available in Thailand.

On collaboration

I’m a big fan of collaboration. These are some of my favorites. There was the SAPPORO X ROYCE' collaboration some years ago. The idea was brilliant. Two of my favorite brands.

Hotels with a view don't come much better than this

Last week I had a chance to stay at the Onyria Palmares Beach House Hotel. I don’t often have the chance to stay at such a nice hotel. The views were so good, and as the light changed I often found myself wandering back to the balcony of my room to take another picture.

Of geography and food

I was recently in Japan for a few weeks. I was traveling most of the time, which is a great way to try lots of different foods. As I was looking through some photos from this trip, I realized that food gives a pretty good indication of the geography of the trip.

An impressive cap display

At the Kuay Tiaw Yai To restaurant on Samui Island, just under the shelf with all the trophies, you’ll find a surprising hat rack, with caps from Bandon Dunes, the Masters Tournament, and the Old Course at St.

A revelation

It recently occurred to me that some of the best bars are those that specialize in just one drink. I was at the Substation No.41 rum Bar in Brisbane’s Breakfast Creek Hotel, admiring the selection of rums from all over the world.