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Ever wish…

… you had an iPhone app for those moments when you’re wandering around Phra Arthir/Dinsor Roads, wondering what on earth to eat?

Yes, it’s that time. Usually I use this blog as a forum for my innermost thoughts, folding my disappointments into posts on yen ta fo and whipping my obsession with Top Chef into frothy blather on toast and suki restaurants (too cheesy? Sorry).

But sometimes, I use this blog to flog cool things in which I’ve been involved. So please excuse the shameless plug for my Rama Food tour “Tasting the Old Town”, part of the Rama iPhone app which features all sorts of tours from all around the world.

The intro page

The tour takes you to more than a handful of eateries along Banglamphu (actually, two handfuls! I am all about the handfuls. Sorry again). This happens to be my favorite part of Bangkok. Years ago, @anuntakob showed me the winding path her grandfather on Dinsor Road took to court her grandmother over on Tanao Road. Although the buildings themselves have since disappeared, that path remains. Banglamphu has been my “Amazing Thailand” place ever since, where I go to to remind myself to cheer up.

One of the restaurants on the tour

The tour also includes more detailed discussion of recommended dishes in each eatery:

One thing to eat at Roti-Mataba

And stuff you can see nearby:

What looms across the road

Even better, there are real maps that actually show you how to get somewhere, so you aren’t left lolling around Banglamphu in a daze:

Don't get lost

To access it, either search for “Rama” on iTunes, or go to this link on an iPhone:, which will take you right to the app. Inside the app, either tap on “Bangkok” under “Places”, look for the tour name in the “Title” section, or my name in the “Authors” section, which is “Chawadee Nualkhair”.

Thank you! Back to regularly scheduled programming … someday soon. Until then, I’ll be in Doha!


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