#Wishbeer #Glutenfree #Beer in Bangkok!

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!



“I’m coming to Thailand. How do I tell people I need gluten free food?”

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🙂

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Gluten Free Bali

Hello readers!

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!

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Nadimos Restaurant Review – Bangkok

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.IMG_3111

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🙂IMG_3110

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!


An Asian Easter


An Asian-Canadian-French-Italian Easter spread

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!


Looking at Phuket island to the west. Feb 2016

Please  be patient with me readers, there’s plenty of comments and replies to be written! But some restaurant and product reviews too!

Biscuit Recipe / Pie Crust Recipe


Crave Restaurant Koh Phangan

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!


The World’s End Cafe Koh Phangan

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!



The Holy Grill Koh Phangan

The owners at The Holy Grill are always cooking up a storm! I had the pleasure of eating there twice on my recent holiday to Koh Phangan.

The first meal was a BBQ to support a local animal shelter and half of the fee went towards their charity! The owner spoke to me about what I could have – and there was plenty to eat! We dined on hamburgers (sans bun), some delicious salads and grilled veggies.

The second meal was similar, but they had a hog roast for Christmas eve. I had some roast hog and pork steaks from the grill. Despite the rain, the restaurant was packed and the food was even better than the first visit.

BBQ prices range from 200-400 baht, depending on what’s on the grill.

The Holy Grill is located in Chaloklum, about 500m from World’s End Cafe.


Eating in Koh Phangan

Koh Phangan is one of my favourite islands and I always find myself there – at least once a year. For the latest holiday, I stayed in Haad Yao at High Life Bungalow – which was a wonderful surprise since it was situated so high up on the hill overlooking the sea.

Now, this post is about looking for safe things to eat. So here goes:

As always, I tend to avoid Thai food as soy and fish sauce are used in a lot of dishes. It’s also quite difficult to tell if the kitchen washes their woks after cooking each dish. If someone speaks English, it is worth asking.

At Highlife, I stuck to the salads – sans sauce, and the jacket potatoes. My travel partner had the English Breakfast which looked good, but I wasn’t sure if the bacon was deep fried or if the sausage was gluten free. So I had some fried eggs and beans for breakfast.

In my luggage I packed some Heinz Beans snap pots – which always come in handy! Plus some gluten free cereal bars and crackers.

One night we met friends on Haad Salad and had a lovely fish BBQ dinner right on the beach in front of the Salad Buri Resort. We had grilled prawns, mackerel, barracuda with salad, corn and baked potatoes. I made sure to check out the grill and was shown that they used garlic and oil on their fish – no soy sauce in sight!

Another restaurant I found on this trip was Taboon. They had some great dips – however they were all served with pita bread so I had to request they bring it out separately. They also had some yummy salads. Taboon can be found around Chao Pao, near the lake.

Here’s a few websites that can help you navigate around gluten free fare:

Don’t forget that the plethora of health-food restaurants usually have an idea about gluten!



Spaghetti with Avocado Sauce

avocado-pasta-700This is such a simple recipe – I’ve used it several times. It’s great when there’s an avocado special, since they  are a good source of pantothenic acid, dietary fiber, vitamin K, copper, folate, vitamin B6, potassium, vitamin E, and vitamin C. For more benefits, click here!


12 ounces gluten free spaghetti
2 avocados–halved, pitted and peeled
1 garlic clove, smashed
1 bunch scallions, roughly chopped
Juice of 1 lemon
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
½ cup chopped parsley, for garnish

1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the spaghetti and cook until al dente, 6 to 8 minutes.
2. While the pasta cooks, make the sauce: In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the avocados, garlic, scallions, lemon juice and olive oil until smooth.
3. When the pasta is tender, reserve ½ cup of the cooking water, then drain the pasta. Add the reserved water to the avocado mixture and process until smooth.
4. Add the sauce to the pasta and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper. To serve, portion the pasta onto plates and garnish with parsley.