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Norway aims to cash in on growing Thai appetite for salmon #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

Published January 19, 2020 by SoClaimon

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https://www.nationthailand.com/food/30380762?utm_source=category&utm_medium=internal_referral

Norway aims to cash in on growing Thai appetite for salmon

Jan 18. 2020
By Sirivish Toomgum
THE NATION

The Thai appetite for Norway’s salmon has grown substantially, despite the economic slowdown, according to Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC).

Asbjørn Warvik Rørtveit, NSC director of Southeast Asia, said that salmon has a unique position in the Thai market due to its taste, appearance and usage, and is not easily substituted by other species or products in the main segments.

“Even though we’ve seen a decline in the Thai economy, salmon consumption is growing substantially. This shows that there is a strong demand among Thai consumers. We therefore expect growth in sales in the coming years,” Rørtveit said.

“The demand for salmon [in Thailand] has continued to rise in popularity because of Japanese restaurants [Bangkok has the highest concentration of Japanese restaurants outside of Japan, numbering some 2,000 outlets and growing] and ‘all you can eat’ buffet restaurants which often feature salmon sashimi, together with a growing trend in home consumption among mid- to high-end food services and retailers,” he added.

Asbjørn Warvik Rørtveit, NSC director of Southeast Asia

Asbjørn Warvik Rørtveit, NSC director of Southeast Asia

The share of fresh Norwegian salmon in Thailand has grown significantly since 2019, as the demand in the Thai market has gradually shifted from frozen to fresh salmon.

An estimated 13,000 tonnes of fresh Norwegian salmon were consumed in the Thai market last year.

The trend is due to more demand for high quality raw salmon among Japanese restaurants. In 2019, fresh Norwegian salmon had a 98 per cent market share in Thailand, while Norwegian frozen salmon had 14 per cent share in Thailand, he added.

In total, Norway exported seafood to Thailand valued at Bt5.2 billion in 2019, where salmon and fjord trout accounted for 87 per cent of this value. Norway’s seafood exports to Thailand in 2019 expanded 33 per cent from 2018.

“We believe that Thailand and Southeast Asia will become an even more important market for Norwegian salmon and fjord trout, and we expect that the volume will increase also in 2020,” he added.

The NSC will continue to boost the demand for salmon in Thailand by stepping up awareness for Norwegian salmon as best fit for raw consumption, he said.

This will be achieved through the education of foodservice, importers and modern retails about Norwegian salmon, its origin, benefits, food safety, handling, and training through marketing, PR and digital activities together with local stakeholders on behalf of Norwegian exporters for both business-to-consumer and business-to-business targets in Thailand.

“We also aim to develop the fjord trout market [in Thailand] in the upcoming year. As we have introduced our premium fjord trout late last year to the media and the public, we want to educate Thai people about the proper way to cook and how to differentiate them from Norwegian salmon,” Rørtveit said.

Menu: Fried fjord trout on an apple and celery relish with glazed romaine lettuce

Medium Norwegian fjord trout is the only trout to live its life in fjords. It is particularly popular with creative cooks. This recipe pan fries the trout to keep it moist and tasty!

Ingredients: (For 4 persons with maximum 40-minute cooking time using 4 fjord trout fillets)

Number of servings

4 x Norwegian fjord trout fillet

30 ml olive oil salt

1 x apple

1 x stick of celery

40 ml apple juice

1 x lime salt cayenne pepper

0.5 tsp sugar, brown

20 g butter

30 ml olive oil wasabi

1 x head of romaine lettuce

30 g butter

30 ml olive oil

20 ml apple juice

Procedure

1. Heat the oil in a pan. Place the fjord trout into the hot oil with the skin side down, lightly press on it and sear. Reduce the heat and continue to fry on the skin side. Salt both sides before serving.

2. Dice the apple into 0.5 x 0.5 cm cubes. Use a potato peeler to peel some long strips from the green part of the celery. Place the strips and the green part of the celery in iced water. Finely dice the remaining celery. Melt the brown sugar in a saucepan, deglaze with the apple juice and then add the olive oil. Add the diced apple and diced celery, and lightly salt. Allow this mixture to boil away briefly. Stir in the wasabi paste (to taste). Stir the butter into the mixture while still hot, add the juice and zest of the lime, then season with pepper.

3. Wash the lettuce, quarter it lengthways and pat dry. Heat the olive oil and butter in a pan. Add the lettuce to the pan, deglaze with apple juice and then stew it in the juice. Season with salt.

4. Arrange the romaine lettuce and place the fjord trout on top. Spoon the apple and celery relish onto the plate. Finish with some strips of celery and the green part of the celery. The number of ingredients has been changed.

Please remember: Be careful when adding salt and seasoning during cooking – you can always add more at the end if you need to.

Canada’s Tim Hortons set for first Thai outlet at Samyan Midtown #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

Published January 16, 2020 by SoClaimon

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https://www.nationthailand.com/food/30380601?utm_source=category&utm_medium=internal_referral

Canada’s Tim Hortons set for first Thai outlet at Samyan Midtown

Jan 15. 2020
Supatchara Wattanavekin, CEO of WeEat and Elena Mayer, Head of Marketing Tim Hortons International

Supatchara Wattanavekin, CEO of WeEat and Elena Mayer, Head of Marketing Tim Hortons International
By The Nation

Tim Hortons, the famous Canadian brand of coffee and pastries, will open its first outlet in Bangkok at the ground floor of the Samyan Mitrtown Mall on Saturday (January 18).

To facilitate opening of the first Tim Hortons branch in Thailand, Restaurant Brands International Inc (RBI)- the owner of quick-service restaurant brands Tim Hortons, Burger King, and Popeyes granted WeEat Co(WeEat) the exclusive right to own, build and operate restaurants under the Tim Hortons brand in the Kingdom.

WeEat expands the business interest of the Wattanavekin family, whose business interest extends across many industries with the ownerships of Kiatnakin Bank, The Erawan Group, Eastern Sugar and Cane Group, as well as food retail companies.

Established in 1964, Tim Hortons currently has over 4,850 restaurants worldwide. The iconic Canadian brand’s first Thai restaurant at Samyan Mitrtown will mark the brand’s expansion into its fourteenth country globally. WeEat and RBI are confident in the growth opportunity of the Thai coffee market and WeEat plans to expand the brand nationally.

Supatchara Wattanavekin

Supatchara Wattanavekin

Supatchara Wattanavekin, CEO of WeEat, commented, “The idea of introducing Tim Hortons to the Thai market originated in mid-2018. We saw a continuous growth of 13 per cent per annum in Thailand’s quick-service restaurant industry between 2012 and 2017 of which the coffee segment has grown at an even faster rate, 22 per cent between 2016 to 2018, according to Euromonitor. Moreover, only a limited number of world-class coffee chains comparable to Tim Hortons have been established in Thailand despite the growth over the past few years and we are confident that our Thai guests will love Canada’s favourite coffee “.

The first Tim Hortons restaurant in Thailand will have 118 seats covering 352 square metres in a distinctly Canadian atmosphere. To celebrate its arrival in Bangkok, and to showcase the warm and welcoming spirit that characterises Canada and the brand, Tim Hortons will organise a grand opening event that will treat all coffee lovers throughout the day. Celebrities such as Meen-Piravich, Tae-Davich, Tee Thanaphol and Sarah Holer will be on hand to greet guests. And the first guest in line will receive free Tim Hortons coffee for 365 days while the next 99 guests will receive one-month of free 100 per cent Premium Arabica brewed coffee, hot or iced.

Tim Hortons will be offering many of its classic food and beverage products alongside brand new ones tailored to the Thai market.

At any time of the day, guests can enjoy a full range of iced beverages, freshly baked pastries as well as a range of savoury options such as sandwiches and wraps; and of course, Tim Hortons 100 per cent premium Arabica coffee.

Okura Prestige offers romantic Valentine Day dinners #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

Published January 15, 2020 by SoClaimon

#ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย : ขอบคุณแหล่งข้อมูล : หนังสือพิมพ์ The Nation

https://www.nationthailand.com/food/30380555?utm_source=category&utm_medium=internal_referral

Okura Prestige offers romantic Valentine Day dinners

Jan 14. 2020
By THE NATION

Romance abounds at The Okura Prestige Bangkok this Valentine’s Day with special dishes at its Michelin-starred Elements restaurant and a delightful international buffet at Up & Above restaurant.

At Elements, the romantic candlelit dinner begins with chilled champagne and a box of chocolates for your loved one.

The intimate feast takes off with a selection of amuse bouche, followed by such delights as langoustines and caviar with Sakura flower jelly, Hokkaido scallops, turbot in champagne sauce and tender Japanese wagyu beef.

Meanwhile, at Up & Above restaurant, couples can indulge in pan-fried foie gras on brioche, grilled seafood and seafood on ice, a selection of freshly made sushi and sashimi, oysters, butter baked Hotate scallops and a selection of hot Japanese specialties including ramen, gyoza and yakitori.

The Valentine’s Day dinner at Elements on February 14 from 6pm to 10.30pm is priced at Bt5,500 per person for a six-course spread including a glass of champagne and a chocolate gift box.

The Valentine’s Day buffet at Up & Above is priced from Bt2,500 per person, including a free flow of soft drinks, fruit juice and selected mocktails, the hotel said.

Two Athenee restaurants gear up for New Year festivities #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

Published January 14, 2020 by SoClaimon

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https://www.nationthailand.com/food/30380498?utm_source=category&utm_medium=internal_referral

Two Athenee restaurants gear up for New Year festivities

Jan 13. 2020
By THE NATION

In marking the arrival of Chinese New Year of the Rat, the Silk Road restaurant of the Athenee Hotel will present an auspicious Chinese set menu, plus a la carte specials, dishes of Yee Sang, and a curated dim sum selection.

The Chinese New Year dishes have been created by Chef Kam and are available every day for lunch and dinner from January 20 to February 9.

Individual diners can order the Prosperity set menu at Bt2,288 per person, while the Longevity set menu for 10 persons is available at Bt19,888 per table.

Chinese New Year traditional dish Yee Sang is available in a regular serving for 2-4 persons at Bt988, and a large serving for 8-10 persons at Bt1,988. The Chinese New Year dim sum is priced at Bt200 per set.

The Silk Road will be decorated with Chinese lanterns and an archway at the entrance, and feature traditional Chinese New Year music played by musicians inside the restaurant.

Meanwhile, The Rain Tree Café, January 20 to February 9, will offer a Chinese New Year-themed buffet, with a large selection of Chinese and international dishes.

The lunch buffet from Monday to Saturday is priced at Bt1,280, while the dinner buffet from Sunday to Thursday is Bt1,680. There is also a seafood dinner buffet on Friday and Saturday at Bt1,980, and a Sunday brunch buffet is Bt 2,480. A complementary plate of salmon Yee Sang is served to all tables during this period.

New Year buffet lunch at The Glass House #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

Published January 14, 2020 by SoClaimon

#ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย : ขอบคุณแหล่งข้อมูล : หนังสือพิมพ์ The Nation

https://www.nationthailand.com/food/30380497?utm_source=category&utm_medium=internal_referral

New Year buffet lunch at The Glass House

Jan 13. 2020
By THE NATION

Joining in the celebration of Chinese New Year, The Glass House at Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn Bangkok has prepared a Chinese New Year International buffet lunch with chef-recommended dishes such as fresh dim sum, suckling pig, drunken chicken, Szechuan chili chicken, Chinese desserts as well as a special selection of Thai, Japanese and international cuisine.

Families and their loved ones are invited to share and enjoy this special occasion at The Glass House on Saturday, January 25.

Chinese New Year special from Windsor Suites Hotel #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

Published January 14, 2020 by SoClaimon

#ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย : ขอบคุณแหล่งข้อมูล : หนังสือพิมพ์ The Nation

https://www.nationthailand.com/food/30380485?utm_source=category&utm_medium=internal_referral

Chinese New Year special from Windsor Suites Hotel

Jan 13. 2020
By THE NATION

Windsor Suites Hotel will mark the arrival of the Lunar New Year of the Rat on January 25 with an impressive set menu of Chinese cuisine, signifying another auspicious and fruitful year.

Families can choose to dine a la carte menu or choose its exclusive “The Magnet Set Menu” of nine dishes at Bt9,999 net for up to 10 diners.

The auspicious set menu comprises Chinese New Year wealth & healthy hor’s oeuvres, braised abalone in brown soup, peking duck, crispy shrimps with fruit combination salad, pan-fried tofu with soya sauce stir-fried Chinese kale with dry fish, sea bass, fried egg noodles “Fukien” style and last but not least with auspicious fruits set including orange, dragon fruits, papaya, watermelon, pineapple.

A special offer is the dim-sum buffet ‘Dine 4 Pay 3’ with a complimentary menu, mandarin oranges and live Gu Zheng music.

Monday- Friday: Bt1,350 net per person

Saturday- Sunday: Bt1,550 net per person including braised abalone soup

Open seven days a week, from 11:30 am –2:30pm, and 6pm–10:30 pm, The Golden Palace accepts bookings for business and social gathering and can accommodate groups of 10 to 40 people.

Famed Italian chef to surprise the palate at La Tavola #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

Published January 10, 2020 by SoClaimon

#ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย : ขอบคุณแหล่งข้อมูล : หนังสือพิมพ์ The Nation

https://www.nationthailand.com/food/30380378?utm_source=category&utm_medium=internal_referral

Famed Italian chef to surprise the palate at La Tavola

Jan 10. 2020
By THE NATION

Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel will present Michelin-star dining featuring Italian chef Andrea Cannalire at La Tavola in a two-day promotion on January 23–24.

Andrea, from the acclaimed restaurant Cielo Relais La Sommità in Ostuni, southern Italy, will offer gourmet cuisine with the sublime flavors of Puglia to discerning diners at the La Tavola Restaurant.

Between tradition and experimentation, he will present a series of specially-designed menus inspired by seasonal cooking that reflects his philosophy of cooking with a passion for precision.

His menus include set dishes for lunch and dinner with optional wine paring from the house of “Conti Zecca” in the heart of Salento, Region of Puglia in Italy, and A La Carte offering some of his signature recipes.

His signature dishes reveal distinctive tastes that surprise the palate, inspired by culinary delights from all parts of Italy.

The menu will include antipasti of Mediteranean squid, apulian focaccia, tomato sponge and ink or Angus beef tartare, Parmiggiano Reggiano mousse and raspberry or Garden salad, Apulian bread soil and sour mayonnaise accompanied by Negroamaro, Rosato Tentazione, Donna Marzia, Salento IGP.

Try Tomato Gazpacho, strawberry and red prawns soup. Then enjoy a choice of pasta either Risotto with Caciocavallo cheese, melon and capper Pantelleria or Cold spaghetti, tuna tartare and chive accompanied by Vermentino Bianco, Donna Marzia, Salento IGP.

There will also be a selection of main course dishes such as Mashed salted cod fish on capsicum cream paired with Malvasia-Chardonnay “Luna Bianco”, Conti Zecca, Salento IGP or Lamb loin, Goat cheese, cherry confiture and kaffir lime to enjoy with Negroamaro Riserva “Liranu”, Conti Zecca, Leverano DOP.

Discover a choice of dessert including The Black Forest my way or Rocher Piedmont hazelnut mousse and chocolate accompanied by La Tavola’s Homemade Crema di Limoncello to sweeten up your memorable evening of Michelin star dining.

Afternoon tea for the ‘Lady in Red’ #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

Published January 9, 2020 by SoClaimon

#ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย : ขอบคุณแหล่งข้อมูล : หนังสือพิมพ์ The Nation

https://www.nationthailand.com/food/30380279?utm_source=category&utm_medium=internal_referral

Afternoon tea for the ‘Lady in Red’

Jan 08. 2020
By The Nation

Siam Kempinski’s Hanuman Bar celebrates anniversary with quail eggs, salmon tartar

The Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok is marking the 10th anniversary of its parent chain’s “Kempinski Lady in Red” global ambassador programme, designed to signify excellent care and service excellence and attention to detail.

“Our brand ambassadors are easily spotted in their striking uniforms and ever-present smiles,” said Richard Schestak, managing director of the Bangkok property.

“Dedicated to please and educated to entertain, they are alert to any opportunity to go one step beyond to craft unforgettable experiences for our guests, acting as both the perfect host and a trusted companion during their stay.”

Pastry chef Franck Istel will be presenting a “10 Years Lady in Red Edition’ Afternoon Tea from January 17 and 31, daily from 2 to 5pm.

It begins with a sandwich of smoked chicken, pistachio and cream cheese, followed by canapes including egg salad with quail egg and chervil on soft brioche, salmon tartar on pumpernickel bread with sour cream and topped with salmon roe, herbed cream cheese and cucumber on crispy oat bread.

Then comes sweet concoctions such as the Lady in Red macaron, raspberry and marshmallow tartlet, a mini-pot of white chocolate with strawberry salad, matcha green tea cherry mini-cubes, opera slice cake with coffee cream and chocolate ganache, and passion-fruit mousse with wild strawberry mini-cubes.

There’ll also be traditional English scones, of course. Plain and raisin scones are freshly baked and served with raspberry jam, passion-fruit curd and clotted cream.

This price is Bt1,010-plus per set and Includes a choice of Ronnenfeldt tea or Lavazza coffee and a Lady in Red teddy bear.

The location is the Hanuman Bar on the lobby floor of Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok.

Savour scrumptious delights for Chinese New Year at Renaissance Bangkok #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

Published January 8, 2020 by SoClaimon

#ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย : ขอบคุณแหล่งข้อมูล : หนังสือพิมพ์ The Nation

https://www.nationthailand.com/food/30380243?utm_source=category&utm_medium=internal_referral

Savour scrumptious delights for Chinese New Year at Renaissance Bangkok

Jan 07. 2020
By THE NATION

Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel is inviting people to celebrate Chinese New Year – the Year of the Rat – in style at “one of the best” Chinese restaurants in Bangkok, its award-winning Fei Ya restaurant, from January 23 to 26.

Chef Cheung Chin Choi has prepared special Chinese New Year set lunch and dinner fare from his signature dishes, with prices starting from Bt1,888 to Bt3,888.

Each nice-course set features a variety of mouthwatering Cantonese style dishes, including Yusheng salad, which is considered a symbol of abundance, prosperity and vigour, Fei Ya’s famous lychee wood-roasted Peking duck, wok-fried scallops and sea whelk with honey beans in garlic chili sauce, braised Australian abalone, goose web, mushrooms and seaweed with garden greens, steamed whole spotted grouper in Hong Kong soya sauce, fried rice with shrimp, quinoa, dried scallop and egg whites, and double steamed bird’s nest in coconut milk.

Bowls of goodness for a healthier lifestyle #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

Published January 8, 2020 by SoClaimon

#ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย : ขอบคุณแหล่งข้อมูล : หนังสือพิมพ์ The Nation

https://www.nationthailand.com/food/30380230?utm_source=category&utm_medium=internal_referral

Bowls of goodness for a healthier lifestyle

Jan 07. 2020
By The Nation

Are salads something you relish in pursuit of a healthier lifestyle. At 25 Degrees Burgers, Wine & Liquor Bar their chef has created a selection of vibrant and goodness salad bowls.

Inspired from around the world, the hearty salads at 25 Degrees Bangkok include selections from Asia and the Mediterranean, as well as organic garden greens, fresh seafood, and much more.

From now until the end of February, tuck into the oriental salad bowl with mixed greens, carrots, bell peppers, tomatoes, almonds, fried noodles and sesame soy dressing, and the organic garden salad bowl with mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, quinoa, sweet corn, avocados and a lemon and virgin olive oil vinaigrette dressing. Other enticing options include the cobb salad bowl with mixed greens, bacon, blue cheese, hard-boiled eggs, cherry tomatoes, chicken, avocado and ranch dressing, the Greek salad bowl with mixed greens, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, olives, cucumbers, feta cheese, red radish, mint, sun-dried tomatoes, coriander, and a lime vinaigrette dressing, and the grilled veggie salad bowl with mixed greens, eggplant, bell peppers, corn, artichoke hearts, avocado, roasted tomatoes, mushroom, zucchini, carrot and a balsamic vinaigrette dressing. They also have a seafood salad bowl with shrimp and grilled salmon, mixed greens, edamame, tomatoes, cucumbers, beetroot, carrot, cucumber, and a lemon and lime vinaigrette dressing, and the garlic buttered chicken salad bowl with mixed greens, deep-fried chicken, tomatoes, jalapenos peppers, Parmesan cheese, cucumber, coriander, black beans, and a balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

All are on offer for just Bt240++ per bowl.

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