One of my favourite weekend getaways is Hua Hin. Just a couple hours’ drive from Bangkok, this seaside town has delectable seafood and a huge stretch of beach.
This lovely cafe can be found around Sweet Water Lake in Koh Phangan. Their menu offers a range of organic vegan and gluten free items. Continue reading
As I write this post, I am currently hiding under the cover of this funky restaurant. When I arrived to the island a couple days ago, I was intrigued by the signs on the road that boasted organic and healthy farm to table fare. Really? In Koh Phangan?
Situated in Em Quartier, this lovely little restaurant and grocery store is located across from the Food Hall on the first floor. It’s a great place to drink some New Zealand wines and stop for lunch in between shopping and beauty treatments.
They have several different gluten free items on their menu, including a tasty beet root and goat cheese salad, roast chicken and this delicious salmon dish with sautéed cabbage and mustard seeds. Oh, and did I mention their French fries are gluten free as well? They are cooked in their own dedicated fryer. I’m not sure where else you can find gf chips and homemade ketchup. Bliss!
Found! These great little lunches and snacks were spotted in Villa Market Prom Phong!
These lovely little lunches and snack packs are great for when you need a meal on the run or have to travel somewhere.
You can find Munchies on Facebook @Munchiesmini, at K Village Farmer’s Markets or at their shop in the Ellsie Boutique Mall down Sukhumvit soi 33.
As my final days of Bangkok life are coming to an end, I am not looking forward to saying goodbye to the Belles. I will miss a special group of girls who made me feel welcome. Watch our antics here!
The Banger Belles have been a great social group and rugby club over the years. With their help, my fitness and understanding of the game has improved, as well as my alcohol tolerance levels (!).
The Belles are always looking for members, so please reach out if you’re interested www.bangerbelles.com
Railay is a popular place with beach goers and rock climbers. It’s a quick flight from Bangkok to Krabi, and then a taxi and boat ride to the island itself. It makes for a great long weekend getaway!
FOUND IN VILLA @ Prom Phong. Delicious and gluten free! Happy snacking 🙂 Like them on Facebook and follow their new products.
A few months ago a reader messaged me to say they’d found gluten free beer in Bangkok. I was like “Say what!?”
Obviously it exists in the outside world, but someone in Bangers is importing it and distributing it here? Amazing!
Wishbeer was founded in 2012 and has been providing Bangkokians with lovely foreign beers and ciders. They have quick delivery and the prices are quite reasonable. Check out their Gluten Free Beers here!
A few people have asked me this recently, and I got caught in a new restaurant without my card. So I’m going to share a little translation with you, that you can print and take out for dining. It’s helped me heaps – however you may need someone to slightly change some of the words depending on your dietary preferences (as I don’t personally eat red meat). I hope you find it helpful 🙂
Today’s post is all about surviving gluten free on the little lovely island of Bali. Known for its beaches, rice terraces and black volcanic sands, Bali is great little island paradise that caters for many appetites.
I was fortunate to stay for 8 days during my Songkran holidays and discovered some interesting things when it comes to food and its customs:
- Balinese people love to fry things
- They cook with fish and soy sauce
- Rice noodles and wrappers can be found in most restaurants
- Fresh fruit juices are delicious
- Black rice pudding is WAY TOO SWEET for even the most devout sweet tooths out there!
- There are 2 major wine producers in Bali – Two Islands and Hagan. Both are quite nice (and cheaper if you purchase in shops instead of restaurants!)
Stay tuned for some Balinese recipes!
Last month I went out on a daring adventure to Queen Sirikit & Lumpini Park, then met up with a friend for dinner at Nadimo’s on Silom Soi 19.
When we arrived, one of the staff spoke very good English and I was able to explain that I needed gluten free fare. He helpfully explained that many of meat dishes were gluten free – such as the kebabs and meatballs. But since I’ve been on a bit of a vegetarian kick, I abstained.
The salads and dips were lovely! The chef even cut up some extra carrot sticks (to substitute for the breads) and I binged on fried potatoes and feta. They’ve got a pretty good wine selection, however on this occasion it was their Mint & Lime smoothie that won me over 🙂
Nadimos has 2 locations in Bangkok – Silom 19 and Sukhumvit 24. Both locations are easy to find and understand what’s needed in a gluten free diet. They also do delivery! Check them out! http://www.nadimos.com/
Easter isn’t something I’ve ever experienced in Asia, for some reason it is only this year that I feel spring has sprung.
Perhaps it’s the feeling that I know these are my last few months in crazy Bangers… but something has definitely changed. Time to spring forward my friends!
Please be patient with me readers, there’s plenty of comments and replies to be written! But some restaurant and product reviews too!
Crave has got to be my second favourite restaurant, after World’s End Cafe.
Located on the road across 7/11 in Haad Yao, my friends told me about this place and I had to check it out!
Known for their amazing burgers and chill vibe (not to mention Jenga sets!), I ate there a few times and was never disappointed! The Western owners knew about gluten and were able to make some accommodations for me.
While they cook most things on the grill, they pan fried the white fish and Mediterranean chicken burger for me in a pan to avoid cross contamination.
Their salads were also amazing – but the best part – is that their chips are gluten free! I was in heaven!
Check these guys out for a good gluten free meal!
This is my favourite restaurant, end of.
Lotte, the owner, is a Celiac as well and always has something scrummy cooking in the back. I love going to Koh Phangan because I know that I will eat well and get some things I don’t normally in Bangkok!
You can order pancakes, burgers, full English breakfasts, quiches and sandwiches – all gluten free!
Located in Chaloklum, The World’s End Cafe is open daily from 7:30 to 4pm. It’s worth the motorbike or taxi ride!
Not convinced? Read my first post about the place here!