fine food - Sala Rattanoksin
Written by Oryx
Looking to impress? Then try the supremely seductive new riverside restaurant at Sala Rattanoksin. With twinkling candles, mellow music, and Wat Arun glowing gloriously in the background, this is a terrace made for romance.
With a stylish, understated vibe, Sala Rattanoksin makes for a sophisticated dining experience. Exuberant executive chef Tony Wrigley moved to Thailand five years ago and has never looked back.
"For a chef and a real foodie there is probably no better city in the world in which to live and work," he says. "I love the marriage of Thai and Western flavours, and with some of the best ingredients in the world on our doorstep, all it takes is a little creative thinking to come up with magical and innovative dishes." Wrigley sees food to be of central importance in Thai culture.
"There is a saying in Thai which goes, 'Kin khao reu yang?', which literally translates as 'Did you eat yet?' The thinking is that if you have eaten then all is OK."
Thai Street Food
By David Thompson Thai Street Food transports readers straight into the bustling heart of Thailand's colourful street stalls and markets – from the pre-dawn rounds of monks fanning out along the aisles to the made-to-order stalls ablaze in neon and jammed with hungry locals after dark. Featuring nearly 100 authentic dishes plus lavish photography accompanying every recipe, this stunning cookbook is the definitive guide to Thailand's culinary street culture.