A Memorable Dining Experience

Eating at a restaurant is one of life’s most precious activity. There are many reasons why that is so, but it generally lies in the fact that this very notion simply involves sitting, talking and relaxing. Today’s society has seen an incremental surge in the food service scene and it isn’t surprising that we are constantly bombarded with a new eating trend or a location waiting to serve us diverse range of food. Whether old or new, food comes and goes, but what remains is the dining experience we encounter at each and every restaurant we visit. Sometimes there are so much options available that we are, essentially, taking for granted such enigmatic features that often goes unnoticed when dining. When was the last time you properly remembered every detail of a dining experience? There is a considerable depth of awareness that we should endeavour at restaurants, and today we explore them by harnessing all the features of the eating space that confronts us the moment we walk in. This isn’t a guide on how to behave in a restaurant, it is a thought on how to spend an ideal moment of time there by reaping the pleasures of good food as well as good scenery.

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Fresh Juices Draining My Pocket

Fresh fruit juices have seen an uproar in popularity all over metropolitan areas, ranging from simplistic flavours to ingredients we’ve never heard of. They sell it everywhere you go: juice chains, independent coffee shops and healthy food stores. There isn’t a reason in arguing why this particular product isn’t healthy. It is basically loaded with essential nutrients vital for our bodies. But the question remains, why is it that fresh juices are deadly expensive when we can easily liquidate our own version at home?

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How To Host A Thai Dinner

There is possibly nothing worse than turning up to an invited dinner and finding Thai food being made creatively and, possibly, fused with other international cuisines. Let’s be clear, Thai food is best made in a casual manner to garner an effortless attraction because it truly is all about the taste as well as the atmosphere. Nonetheless, aesthetics will always play a contributing role in presentation of a dish and thereby offering a scope for first impression judgements by the guest; so yes, organisation of food, cutleries, plates, and table decorations are also at the forefront of expectations. Arriving hungry means that there simply needs to be food, and enough of it for that matter. Thai food speaks beauty from its colourful image, and aiming for the perfect dinner will hardly suffice a better occasion than simplicity. Thai food is good the way it is. Hosting a Thai dinner is about letting people eat enjoyably; not too full, not bored and definitely not pressured.

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Thai Smile Column Issue 151

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Editor: Bank Inngern

Thailand, a popular destination for backpackers and adventurers with high optimism in discovering the ancient, the change and of course the new. As much as there are a plethora of activities and invaluable experiences that come by, most often than anything else is the remembrance of Southeast Asian’s food scene that seems to have been profoundly captivated within the memories of traveller’s and alike. This very notion invites the question of how and why Thai cuisine has become a popularised food option and what exactly distinguishes their cuisine from that of others. Thai food partners well with our tastebuds, but even more exciting is understanding the driving force behind its charisma. Let’s dive into the realms and charms behind the sheer brightness radiated from Thai culinary.

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Lemongrass-Got It Good

Lemongrass is a herb used in Thai cookery in addition to other asian cuisines. The plant presents itself as a long branch of turquoise-green hue at the and elicits a bolder colour towards the top. It is sturdy, tough and fibrous. Particular in Thai cuisine, lemongrass is used to to add a bout of citrus fragrant in dishes such as Tom Yum Soup and a diverse range of Curry Pastes. Its sour jazz is obtained either through slicing thinly or by being pounded in a pestle and mortar to extract fruitful flavours buried deep within the skeleton of the herb. Aside from providing a gentle kick to dishes, Lemongrass is potent in a variety of health properties and here are just a few to name.

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Best Sugars for Thai Cooking

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Editor: Bank Inngern

Sugar, a much beloved ingredient across the world. It seems that even a sprinkle of this glitter can renovate a dish into a new form, a more respectful one. Hitherto natural sugars, our classic stamina of white and brown have always been at the top of the league in conducting major alterations to our dishes. To keep health claims as simple as can be, white and brown sugars are chemically processed to deliver a masked commercial ingredient in the hope of a better aesthetic, and of course profit.

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