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Something New, Something Borrowed

June 8, 2015


The iconic Coco’s Cafe restaurant at the Bangkok Hotel Lotus on Sukhumvit 33 emerges with new palates and palettes. BY REENA KARIM Steeped in history, the legendary Coco’s Cafe at Bangkok Hotel Lotus had been reintroduced earlier this year after an extensive refurbishing. Throngs of people showed up to honour this iconic establishment which has catered to loyal patrons for over two […]

Beyond Brunch

October 21, 2014


Reena Karim revels in Bangkok’s café culture, and discovers a brand star on Sukhumvit. Bangkok residents have long gotten over the novelty that once surrounded the arrival of international coffee chains, and these days independent coffee shops and delis provide the answer for those looking for something more than a regular ol’ cup o’ Joe. Over the last few years, ever […]

The Art of Food

September 12, 2014


Reena Karim delights in Mediterranean fare in an art-inspired setting in the heart of Sathorn. ‘Is it an art gallery or a restaurant’, I wondered as I walked into Moko on a cloudy Monday afternoon. “It’s a bit of both”, says Phapha Khusrithepprathan, the general manager of the place. In spite of my initial confusion, Martine Pailloux, the owner, had a […]

Tapas, Talk and More

August 22, 2014


Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok’s newest eatery encourages conversations over small bites of tapas amidst a sleek, laid-back ambience. By Reena Karim I breezed through the lobby, past fictionalised residents Jay and Daisy and their adorable pup Marlee and into the lap of Hilton’s swanky new eatery, Mondo. Sonam Tatur, the F&B executive, and I exchanged pleasantries, got settled on a spacious couch […]

Urban Viet

August 19, 2014


An exciting new joint on Thong Lor Soi 13 serves Vietnamese comfort food at affordable prices. By Reena Karim It’s only a Thursday and most of the tables at Zoulviet are already reserved for dinner. Luckily though, the outdoor section is able to seat us. The afternoon heat has made its way out, making this section of the […]

A Sweet Arrival

July 3, 2014


Halidram, one of India’s most iconic names in food, opened its first overseas restaurant in Bangkok recently. BY REENA KARIM Just the thought of Halidram brings back great memories for me. As a child in Calcutta—I still refuse to call it Kolkata—I would always find an excuse to run into the small Haldiram shop at the corner of the street. […]

Under the Tuscan Sun

June 27, 2014


Italian restaurant Luce renews hope in hotel fine-dining with a focused menu and traditional recipes. BY REENA KARIM Italian fine-dining in hotel restaurants has lost its appeal,especially since there’s one in every hotel. Their menus, too, tend not to focus on any region in Italy but are instead a list of what have come to be known as […]