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Fah Thai Magazine Nov/Dec 2017

“FAH THAI” is the in-flight magazine of Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited and is edited and published by MPMI Group Ltd.


HAPPENINGS HONG KONG BEST FOOT FORWARD Covering a distance of 100km, Trailwalker is arguably the region’s toughest hiking event in the region. But challenging athletes is just one small part of this signature Hong Kong event as Trailwalker also helps raise awareness and funds for good causes. Organised by Oxfam, Trailwalker stands as one of the largest fundraising sporting events in Hong Kong. But lacing up for this hiking trail is no mean feat as participants are required to tackle the tough MacLehose Trail and other trails in Sai Kung within the span of 48 hours. To date, close to 100,000 participants have participated in the event, raising over HK$538 million. AWARD-WINNING NOODLES The Michelin Star has continuously been the gold standard when it comes to rating eateries. And when it comes to top honours for ramen, only one name truly stands out – Tsuta. The Tokyo eatery claimed the distinction of winning a Michelin Star in 2015, the first ramen restaurant in the world to do so. Now, armed with the highest culinary accolade, Tsuta is setting up outlets across the globe, beginning in Singapore and now Hong Kong. For ramen fans in Asia’s World City, that’s certainly good news as they only need to venture to Causeway Bay to savour this delectable noodles. The bad news is there’s an omnipresent queue to get by first. Granted, the wait isn’t as long as the original Tsuta in Tokyo but the outlet does limit its signature offerings to just 400 bowls per day. Open 11.30am to 8pm daily, Hong Kong, Causeway Bay, Tang Lung St, +852 3188 2639 SPOTLIGHT Not Your Regular Take-Out Hong Kong’s already popular street food scene is set to gain more prominence with the arrival of HAWKR, a grab-and-go dining concept that delivers the best of the region. Taking inspiration from the best hawker centres from Southeast Asia, this newly-opened eatery located on the ground floor of Hoi Kwong Street in Quarry Bay serves up an impressive array of signature favourites from the region. The brainchild of seasoned restaurateurs, HAWKR prides itself on serving fresh, healthy and hearty dishes to its diners. For Asian travellers who had their fill of Dim Sum and Roasted Goose, HAWKR is perfect to pop in to savour something familiar. And to ensure that its clientele are duly satisfied, the eatery is certainly not short on signature Southeast Asian goodies. The impressive spread includes soup noodles from Malaysia and Thailand, along with Indonesian Rendang and Vietnamese Baguette Sandwiches. Salads and wraps are a key feature in HAWKR, all naturally made with an Asian spin, of course. For those looking to dine in, the outlet houses a small bar counter with views of the busy street outside. Open daily, 36 Hoi Kwong Street, +852 2994 9033 112