Eat & Drink Thailand

Phuket’s heritage and cuisine part of old and new favourites

While Phuket’s tourism is having challenges in 2019 to draw enough visitors, this island destination nevertheless has a formidable smorgasbord of attractions, including new waterparks, shopping centres dining destinations and five-star stays that is more comprehensive than ever before – especially within the high-end segment. Join in as ScandAsia leaps into Phuket’s latest luxury with…

Patong’s past and present inspire Danish chef Morten Nielsen

Chef Morten Nielsen is back in Thailand, following his most recent stint with Dusit Thani Guam Resort in remote Micronesia. But Morten has now been for a bit over a year on the much more accessible island of Phuket, as Executive Chef for Hotel Indigo Phuket Patong, There, he is part of introducing five-star dining,…

Legendary Café Del Mar managed by Finns on Phuket

Café Del Mar Phuket (CDM) is the famous beach club and music compilation series from Ibiza in Spain that is now also available in Asia, with the first outing launched on Phuket’s Kamala Beach. Its management consists in several Finnish people, who have a long background in the island’s nightlife scene. Many Phuket visitors will…

Bjarne “Kronborg”: A piece of Denmark in Pattaya

bjarne nielsen kronborg pattaya

Bjarne Nielsen also known as Bjarne Kronborg gets the best of Denmark in his bar and restaurant Cafe Kronborg in Pattaya. It is all he needs from his home country, which he visits approximately every second year. “I like being Danish but there isn’t really anything about Denmark I miss as such,” says Bjarne. Everywhere…

Midsummer: Swedish guest chef night at Café Del Mar Phuket

Fans of Swedish midsummer, visiting or residing on Phuket better pay attention! The legendary fabulous smorgasbord menu of summer dishes and delicacies from the Northern cuisine that comes as cornerstones in this Nordic summer solstice celebration can look forward to a really special highlight. And it is a combination really; a legendary Swedish celebration paired…

Fifa World Cup 2018: calls for celebration with ScandAsia

In the morning of 15 November it was clear that no less than three Nordic national football teams had qualified for the Fifa World Cup finals in Football in Russia, to take place on 14 June – 15 July 2018. Sweden had in the process progressed at the expense of Italy, and the Danish Vikings…

Rang Mahal, an authentic rooftop Indian Restaurant.

Rembrandt Hotel

A pioneering and award-winning, Indian restaurant and terrace bar on the 26th floor of the hotel. Offering varieties of Authentic North Indian foods and focus as much of a vegetarian as with non-vegetarian such as Tandoori Prawns, Raan-E-Khyber (the house specialty) Palak Aap Ki Pasand, Garlic Naan and etc, with traditional service and atmosphere as…

Be your own bartender with akaryn hotel group

Akaryn Hotel Group (AHG), the innovative boutique hospitality brand with a portfolio of luxury hotels and resorts across Thailand, is shaking up cocktail hour with the Be Your Own Bartender experience at akyra Beach Club Phuket, Aleenta Hua Hin, and akyra Manor Chiang Mai. Guests staying at each of the properties can concoct their own in-room drinks by following…

Hotel Mermaid Bangkok celebrates 5th Anniversary

Jorgen and Tip Lundbaek celebrated on Saturday 11 March the 5 Year Anniversary of Hotel Mermaid Bangkok which was inaugurated in 2012 by HRH Prince Henrik of Denmark. “It is not exactly on the date, but this day became available after the Scandinavian Society Siam moved the Garden Party to Saturday 25 March,” Jorgen Lundbaek explained. Ringing…