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Tudari Brings a Spicy Taste of Korea to Bangkok



Chief Operations Officer Sasikarn "Ae" Apichartvorasilp at Tudari


Tudari has been spicing up the fourth floor of Siam Paragon lately, with a selection of steamy aromatic offerings straight from the kitchens of Korea.  The casual dining concept brings some of the most famous dishes of Korea to Bangkok with prices that are affordable to all.

Chief Operations Officer Sasikarn “Ae” Apichartvorasilp explains: “Tudari is the most prominent restaurant chain in Korea, with more than 2,000 outlets.  There are also hundreds more in China and Vietnam, so we are excited to bring this well proven formula to Thailand, where we know people will love the spicy tastes.”

You can find the Tudari slogan “Happy Together” in three locations in Bangkok.  Siam Paragon is the flagship store, but there are two other outlets, on the seventh floor of CentralWorld, and on the ground floor of Central Ladprao.  A fourth store is close to completion.

Original Korean dishes that are proving popular include Seafood Topokki with Cheese Melt, Dolsot Bibimbap (rice mixed with vegetables, pork and Korean chilli sauce served in a hot stone bowl) and Bacon Wrapped Winter Mushroom Rolls.


Words, photos and movie by Paul Hutton, Bangkok Scene.


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Exotic Tastes Excite Meat Lovers at Ambar Steakhouse in Bangkok



Adrien Ehrsam, Food and Beverage Operation Manager, with some of the exotic meat main dishes


Ambar Rooftop Steakhouse, at Four Points by Sheraton, introduced their new exotic meat selection with a special sampling menu on November 15th 2012. 

The new items are not only considered delicacies, but are high on nutritional value.  Crocodile meat is often considered to have a taste that resembles a cross between chicken and crab.  It is a lean white meat that is low in fat, contains no cholesterol, and has a unique and delicate flavour.

Ostrich is also low in fat and cholesterol, but high in calcium, iron and protein, with a taste similar to lean beef.  Yellowtail Hamachi is greatly appreciated in Japan; its delicate texture is rich in flavour, is very low in saturated fat, and is full of B group vitamins.

“We very much look forward to introducing these new items to our guests. I am sure all meat lovers will be thrilled to find a venue offering such variety at great value”, says Stefano Maccagno, Director of Food and Beverage.

For reservations call 023093201 or email

Words and photos by Paul Hutton, Bangkok Scene.

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Celebrity Chef Chumpol Jangprai Launches New Cookbook at Trader Vic's in Bangkok




The new cookbook is titled Bilingual Bites, features an international recipe collection in Thai and English, and has been produced by the SILC (Samutprakarn International Ladies Club), in conjunction with Anantara Riverside Resort and Spa.  A special coffee morning and food tasting event was held at the hotel's Trader Vic's outlet to inaugurate the publication.


Members of the SILC come from over 26 countries, so they felt that a book that brings together some of their favourite recipes would be appropriate.  Sales of the book will provide funds for the SILC's ongoing welfare work in the Bangkok area.  The organisation aims to continue providing items and activities for several local schools for years to come.

Words and photos by Paul Hutton, Bangkok Scene.


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The Sportsman Bats On in New Sukhumvit Location in Bangkok




The Sportsman was recently forced to up stumps and look for a new location after the death knell was finally sounded for all establishments in the Washington Square area of Bangkok.  Demolition continues apace there, and little of recognition is left standing.  But new premises have now been secured in Sukhumvit Soi 13, and the bar is open for business as usual. 

Manager Paul Hatch declared: “We have the same concept as before, which is to provide a quality sports bar with reasonable prices.  There are six Brunswick pool tables, two dartboards in their own area, a golf machine, seven TVs and there will be three big screen projectors.  We will also have a kitchen with a very similar menu to before.” 

The bar is located about 150 metres into Soi 13 from Sukhumvit Road, on the right hand side, just after the main Trendy Condo building entrance.  They even have the same sign above the door as before, so previous devotees can find them with ease.

Words and photos by Paul Hutton, Bangkok Scene.

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Revellers Party On at LUSH, Bangkok's Music Festival




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Argentine Wine and Beef Gourmet Tasting at Centara Grand at CentralWorld, Bangkok




The Embassy of the Argentine Republic organised a Wine and Beef Gourmet Tasting on November 7th 2012 at M23, the latest outlet at Centara Grand at CentralWorld.  The venue operates as a meeting room or function room, and provides spectacular views of Pratunam from the spacious balcony, which doubled up on the evening as both a viewing platform and a cooking area for the wide array of barbecued beef selections.

Photos by Paul Hutton, Bangkok Scene.


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Lydia Tops the Bill at R Bar, Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel




Lydia, dubbed the princess of R'n'B, was the headline act when R Bar at Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel held their latest RLife LIVE event on November 7th 2012.  RLife LIVE is the global entertainment programme dedicated to providing hotel guests and local patrons with an intimate and up close look into music, cuisine, arts, films and more.

Multi award winning Lydia is blessed with a great voice and looks to match, and has released nine successful albums to date.  She was joined on stage by partygoers who were encouraged to get their best moves on as Lydia belted out well known hits.

Other acts included DJ Gift OKB, Blackjack Shows and Raver Crews, who specialise in providing party step dance crews.

Words, photos and movies by Paul Hutton, Bangkok Scene.


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Toshiaki Aizu, The Man Who Seeks the Ultimate Tea Liqueur, at Party House One in Bangkok



Toshiaki Aizu with his six Returner cocktail creations at Party House One, Siam@Siam Hotel, Bangkok

Famous Japanese mixologist Toshiaki Aizu paid a brief visit to Bangkok last week, to introduce his range of tea based liqueur cocktail creations.  Party House One at Siam@Siam Hotel served up a special menu to accompany the drinks.

Photo by Paul Hutton, Bangkok Scene.

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FIN's Austrian Wine Tasting at Oriental Residence in Bangkok




Austrian celebrity winemaker Dorli Muhr-van der Niepoort (second left) was guest of honour when Fin (Fabulous is Needed) Wine Company held a wine tasting evening in her honour at The Playroom at Oriental Residence in Bangkok.

The “Two Women Culinary Event" featured amazing wines from Dorli and fabulous Austrian and Thai food creations from chef Benjawan.

The spontaneously organised party heralded Dorli’s first visit to Thailand.

Carnuntum is a lesser-known Austrian wine region, east of Vienna, and this is where the Muhr-van der Niepoort winery is based. It is a partnership between PR Queen Dorli Muhr and Portuguese winemaker Dirk Niepoort.

FIN have brought four wines from Dorli Muhr-van der Niepoort to Thailand; her top wine ‘Spitzerberg’ comes from a single, old vine Blaufränkisch vineyard, and Carnuntum is made with younger Blaufränkisch vines.  In addition her ‘Cuvee vom Berg’, a red wine Blend from Syrah and St. Laurent was sampled, along with her first white wine blend.

FIN also presented five fabulous dry white wines and one sweet wine from Austrian winemaker of the year 2012 Heinz Velich.

The party was organised by FIN supremos Jan Ganser (fifth left) and his partner, renowned chef Benjawan Wisootat (sixth left).

Words and photos by Paul Hutton, Bangkok Scene.

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Zen Fashion Nite Out at Zense, CentralWorld, Bangkok




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