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Fah Thai Magazine March/April 2018 - Infight Magazine of Bangkok Airways

Fah Thai is the inflight magazine of Bangkok Airways. It is YOUR MAGAZINE. It is distributed with our compliments on all Bangkok Airways flights. We hope you enjoy it.

HAPPENINGS THAILAND

HAPPENINGS THAILAND PHUKET SPOTLIGHT Southern Thai Touch This black traditional Thai teak house sits on stilts in a floating illusion that seems to exist in your surreal dreams. Black Ginger – an elaborate Thai restaurant at the Slate Phuket – is known for its dreamy and mysterious atmosphere, as well as its good mixture of Thai southern flavours served as exquisitely as the ambience. Phuket-style fresh spring rolls derived from a Hokkien recipe – is among the favourites, as well as Bua Thod – Phuket’s popular appetiser made from local leaves and spices. In case you want to delve deep into the local food repertoire, try their yellow fish curry and the equally fiery Khua Gling Moo, a southernstyle stir-fry minced pork, also with southern curry. While all these intense flavours seem too daunting to enjoy with wine, the restaurant does provide a wellcurated wine pairing experience, ensuring that even the spiciest curry in Thai cuisine goes well with a well-selected drink. Open daily: 6.30 - 11pm, T: +66 (0) 76 327 006, theslatephuket.com/black-ginger RIDING THE THIRD-WAVE For coffee connoisseurs, spending time to slowly appreciate a cup of craft coffee is a given. At many third-wave coffee bars, you get to know your beans, the farmer who grows it and your barista provides the full coffee experience and brewing method. At The Shelter Coffee in Phuket, the AeroPress coffee maker replaces the expensive high-end espresso machine. Each cup of your coffee is hand-pressed, or if you prefer slowly dripped, to perfection. Coffee beans are also hand-roasted in small batches via a small ceramic pan by the owner – who came into the spotlight after winning the Specialty Coffee Association of Thailand’s AeroPress Thailand 2016 competition. A small menu of craft coffees, two snacks, or lunch of the day featuring a one-dish meal, is also made by the owner. A perfect place to take it easy and be gentle on your soul. Open daily except Wednesdays: 9am - 5pm, T: +66 (0) 86 595 5148 DEMYSTIFYING A PHUKET DESSERT The origins of Phuket’s most famous shaved ice dessert, ‘O Aew,’ has always been a mystery, even for the locals. In a bowl, the translucent jelly is cut up into big cubes and typically served with red kidney beans, black glass jelly and adlay millet. A lot of people explain that this strange-sounding dessert is made from banana, thanks to the fruit’s natural pectin component. At Cafe’in Thaihua Museum in Phuket Old Town, O Aew is revealed to be a derivative of a Hokkien sweet made of Aiyu Jelly – a natural jelly made from the dried seeds of a fig-like fruit. The museum also shows many new creations of Aiyu Jelly desserts served to fit modern tastes. You can try many variations such as lemon and lychee jelly, red bean paste jelly or watermelon jelly. Although some of the newer desserts may look unorthodox, they sure are as refreshing as in the old days. Open Tues - Sun: 9.30am - 7pm, T: +66 (0) 88 766 0962 96