Sep 20, 2012|
Thailand’s only dairy buffalo farm has been at it for almost 10 years now. The milk of the Murrah breed of water buffalo tastes great and is a little creamier than cow’s milk. What’s more, the owners tell us it’s OK for those allergic to cow’s milk to drink it. Other products include fresh mozzarella cheese, yoghurt and ghee. Also, do dip into one of their jars of garlic butter, perhaps with some multigrain bread from BBB (see below). And if you’d like to try more of their food, they have their own restaurants in Cha Choeng Sao (near the farm) and Ramkhamhaeng with cheese-focused dishes like green salad with mozzarella and baked spinach with cheese.
Murrah House, 211/3/8 Sammakorn, Ramkhamhaeng Soi 112, 02-373-2992. www.murrahmilk.com. Open daily 10am-10pm.
On top of homemade breads like soy and linseed (B100), olive and thyme (B140) and apple and cinnamon, Bangkok Bread Boys also serve up snacks and sweets like their delightful macadamia nut brownies (B40 a piece) or fruit and banana mix (B180). And their latest product really adds another layer of flavor—mango, lime and ginger jam (B120). To taste all for yourself, they recommend going sharesies with friends and placing a big order at firstname.lastname@example.org. You must order by 6pm the day before delivery. Delivery fees are determined by distance. www.bangkokbreadboys.com. 083-016-0877.
Twist’s fresh juices are popular at many international schools, but it’s not only kids who like the stuff—we do, too. With the promise of using only fresh fruits (no added sugar or artificial colors), the result is flavorsome refreshment in a bottle. Try the Guilty Passion (passion fruit, banana, carrot, pineapple, lime and honey, B75) or Liquid Love (pineapple, carrot and passion fruit, B85), available from a bunch of retailers around town.
Nichada Plaza (39/777 Soi Nichada Thanee, Samakkee Rd., Pakkred, 02-911-6839), BKK Bagels (G/F, Maneeya Center, 518/3 Ploenchit Rd., 02-254-8157. www.bkkbagelbakery.com. Open Mon-Fri 8:30am-6:30pm; Sat-Sun 8:30am-3:30pm), Gastronom (Yunomori Onsen & Spa, A-Square, Sukhumvit Soi 26, 02-661- 3754. Open daily 10:30am-9pm).
You might have sampled their products at many hotels and restaurants around town, without realizing Olives & More’s gourmet goods are also available in places like Central Food Hall Chidlom. Think such fine fare as harlequin olives (green Chalkidiki and purple Volos olives with peppers, garlic, chili and black pepper, B130) sourced from the Mediterranean and imported from the UK’s The Fresh Olive Company (www.fresholive.com) and lovely roasted red and yellow baby plum tomatoes from the UK’s Sunblush Company. Other products include grilled aubergine and preserved lemon.
Central Food Hall, Central Chidlom, Ploenchit Rd., 02-661-3754. www.olivesandmore.co.th. Open daily 10am-10pm.
After quitting his job as an executive chef at a five-star hotel’s steakhouse restaurant here in Bangkok to focus on his family, Joe Sloane couldn’t help but start cranking out sausages in his backyard. At first it was just for friends and family, but now he runs an online shop where he sells handmade head cheese and blood sausage alongside his range of classic sausages. Varieties like the Cumberland and Toulouse are well-seasoned and pack quite some flavor—so it’s no surprise that Sloane’s 25kg of meat sold out so fast at the last Farmer’s Market. Another plus is he buys only what he calls “happy pigs” from local farmers he knows well.
These guys do a variety of delicious sauces, sides and spreads, like ratatouille (B160), beetroot and chickpea (B150) and cauliflower and fennel (B160). There are no artificial colors or preservatives, and they’re also trying to use locally-grown organic ingredients as much as possible. The owners say their youngest customer is an 11-month-old kid who really digs their hummus—and so do we. Another totally yummy treat is their scone with passion fruit. They deliver to central Bangkok with no delivery charge for orders over B400.
Spoonflower delivers healthy and organic snacks to your home or office. Their granola (B250) is probably the highlight, along with treats like wholemeal banana, raspberry and white chocolate muffins and peanut butter and pecan oatmeal bars. The owner also tells us she’s trying to support local organic farmers whenever she can. An email is sent out every Fri to let you know what’s available from her kitchen and orders must be in before 9am the following Mon. It’s B50 for delivery, but they only cover the Sukhumvit zone.
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Bo.lan's Farmer's Market is held at Bo.lan (42 Sukhumvit Soi 26, 02-260-2962-3) on the first Sat of every month from 8:30am-2:30pm. More details at tiny.cc/6r5jkw.