Rubbing shoulders with the five star resorts lining Nai Yang Beach in Phuket, Thailand, are dozens of informal eateries lining the beach and nearby alleys. The food is yummy, the prices are modest, and there is lots of variety. Best of all are those gorgeous sunsets.
Mantra Restaurant and Bar is a fine-dining restaurant at the Amari Pattaya, a five-star resort hotel located two hours from Bangkok, Thailand. The popular eatery has seven kitchens serving seven distinct styles of food in elegant surroundings.
Phad Thai is a popular dish made in Thailand consisting of stir-fried rice noodles, eggs, bean sprouts, chicken or shrimp, and topped with chopped peanuts. Rumour has it that street vendors make the Phad Thai so I decide to give it a try in the streets of Pattaya.
Radius is the all-day dining restaurant at Cape Dara, a beachfront resort hotel in Pattaya, Thailand. Overlooking Pattaya Bay, it serves an extensive buffet with Thai and international dishes at breakfast followed by a la carte Asian and Western dishes at lunch and dinner.
Magic Alambic Rum Distillery in the Southern Thai island of Koh Samui produces rum using equipment imported from France and sugarcane from Northern Thailand, which is very sweet because of the humidity. Is it the world's smoothest rum?
I am in Thailand, otherwise known as the Land of Smiles. So why am I frowning? After arising earlier than usual this morning, I headed for the cafe, where a wonderful breakfast buffet awaited. There were fresh and dried fruits. There were freshly squeezed fruit juices – some to order. There was Chinese dim sum …