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Luke Nguyen is a Vietnamese Australian chef and restaurateur best known for cooking authentic Southeast Asian cuisine with a modern Australian twist. He first rose to fame after opening Surry Hills eatery Red Lantern...
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A chef’s job is to create wonderment and fulfillment on a plate as well as curb a guest’s insatiable palate. A chef cannot just put food on a plate and expect the result to...

Lao cuisine is the new Thai. Dishes such as tum mark hoong (the Lao version of sum tum Thai green papaya salad) have been incrementally creeping into our vocabulary, thanks to Northern-Thai and Lao...
Thai sweets at Thailand Grand Festival 2014

For those who are aching for an overseas escape, take note of the cultural festivals popping up around town this month where destinations such as Thailand, come to us. Last weekend, the annual Thailand...
Deep fried snapper with green mango salad at Spice I Am

We Sydneysiders are a spoilt bunch. There's practically a neighbourhood Thai restaurant in every suburb, and better yet, we have places like Spice I Am that set the benchmark. Spice I Am spans across four...
House-Thai, Surry Hills

I am the queen of hot foods. You see, I'm from a family where spicy foods are enjoyed from a young age. My dad has been known to bite into chillies at the markets...

There are a few things that instantly strike me at Home Thai. The first being its visual similarities to Chat Thai, and the second being the trendiness of the waitresses. Where else am I...
Sailors-Thai-Ivy, Sydney

Sailors Thai Ivy has closed The March Into Merivale festival made another great return this year and included some really interesting events such as a series of Masterpiece Dinners which were held at various Merivale...
Coda-Bar-&-Restaurant,-Melbourne

There's something really likeable about eating lots of small dishes. From Chinese yum cha to Spanish tapas, the experience of sharing small plates of delectable morsels with friends and family is always an enjoyable...
Thai-at-d’Albora-Marina,-Cabarita

Good views don't always have to come with a hefty price tag and The Thai at d'Albora Marina in Sydney's Inner West suburb, Cabarita, is probably one of the most overlooked waterfront restaurants. Simple...