Hello Everyone, So far in this thread: ROSABIENG, LONG TABLE, KALPAPRUEK, BAN KHUN MAE, KUANG SEA FOODS, THE BUTTERCUP DINING ROOM, BASIL AT THE SHERATON GRANDE, THIP SAMAI, ISSAYA, OIISHI GRAND, NIPPON KAI DELUXE, THON KRUENG, ERAWAN TEA ROOMS, RAMEN CHAMPIONS ** To view the photos in full size, register as a member, it is free, and log in. Chicken breasts when marinated become more tender. Cook them on a griddle, add a salad to your plate for both colour and taste I would like to start a thread on dining in Bangkok. Of course I am aware that there are already two truly excellent threads on this topic started by the very knowledgeable member Kalboz. However, one is specific to Roof Top dining experiences ( a very popular thread) and that is where such venues, I believe, should continue to be posted. It is said that to eat well in London all one needs is three breakfasts a day. I agree and that is why I escape to Bangkok!! The other, to which I have added my little contribution, was started in 2011 and, to date 102 replies and more than 8,248 views, which is a testimony to how popular the demand for this information is, which neatly links me to my point, that is, information on eateries need to be current and reviewed on an ongoing basis. To that end, I have specifically given this thread a life span, 2012 and this is where this year's experiences (different from recommendations) can be posted if you so wish. Flavours from the East add value to any European kitchen I admit that as good as it may be, there is more to food than just pasta (Rigatoni with mushrooms, broccoli and parmesan cheese) What qualifies me to write about food? Well, I could say that I was born and bred in Italy. However, I do not think that hailing from a particular country any longer qualifies one for anything and as much as Italians and our beloved French cousins would like to think so, we can no longer claim to be food leaders. I used to think this was exciting as a kid, Orzo and veal cutlets with baked tomatoes The truth is that the world has moved forward and, it seems to me, that with it there is a fusion of flavours and ingredients which have made the options very interesting indeed. Pad See Ew a la Giorgio Federico As Kalboz says "Bangkok is a food heaven" and ingredients here are often fresh and to eat well you do not have to spend a fortune albeit my own choices seem to include a mixture of the two. Nowadays, burgers are very popular in Bangkok too and you cannot beat a freshly prepared burger I should also add that when it comes to cooking I do abandon myself with reckless abandonment and as well as eating food, preparing it and cooking it has been a long time hobby of mine. Get to know your spices and herbs. We do not have to re-invent the wheel, just learn how to drive As to the photos, they do not belong to Bangkok but they originate from a few things I have fun preparing at my home. There you have it. Buon appetito and don't forget the coffee. Posts to follow Giorgio Federico Nota Bene: The Calendar in Thailand is 543 ahead of ours, hence it is 2012 for us and 2555 over there.