Meet the Mixologist: Buntanes “Pop” Direkrittikul – Tasting the “Creative Juices”

How does a delectable cocktail sound after an incredible day of shopping in the best city in the world? Just as its mouth-watering gastronomy, Bangkok is famous for continually teasing the taste buds of cocktail lovers. Made by experts like Buntanes “Pop” Direkrittikul, these cocktails might just cap off your incredible Bangkok getaway.

 

Starting off an incredible career

 

The talented yet untapped resource, Buntanes “Pop” Direkrittikul started his career at Eat Me. A prominent eatery in the Bangkok dining scene, Eat Me has been serving customers a flavourful experience for almost two decades.

 

A Definite Stopover

 

While the many riverside restaurants in Bangkok keep up with the much-loved reputation for sumptuous delicacies in the capital, Eat Me offers a chic vibe with a jaw-dropping collection of food and beverages. Those who are based at nearby accommodation options such as Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort should not forget to sip a cocktail or two here after a sumptuous dinner.

 

Learned from the best

 

Buntanes Direkrittikul’s chance to shine came just as the former head bartender at Eat Me resigned. He had the greatest opportunity of learning from an industry star, the prominent bar consultant, Joseph Boroski.

 

“Pop” Direkrittikul Specialties

 

Sip Some Thai cocktail collection at Eat Me features creative concoctions of “Pop” Direkrittikul. Do not forget to try out the one-off lab moo that tastes like minced pork and rice with a side of salad, or the cocktail that’s fashioned after a papaya salad with fermented fish.

 

Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.

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The Most Common Drinks in Thailand – Quench Your Thirst

The beverage culture in Thailand is quite exciting. Besides Thai beer that is extremely popular among visitors, the country offers a variety of colourful and delicious drinks for teetotalers.

 

Here are some of the best options;

 

Cha Yen

This is a very sweet Thai iced tea. Cha Yen is made out of black tea and sweetened condensed milk, served with ice and some evaporated milk on the top. This is a bright orange drink often served in Thai restaurants such as the ones in resorts like Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort.

 

 

Cha Manao

Directly translated as lime tea, this is perfect for all tea lovers. This is brewed similar to Cha Yen but instead of the condensed milk, it is mixed with squeezed lime. This is common beverage found anywhere including street venders, city hotels, beach resorts and at riverside restaurants in Bangkok.

 

Nam Manao

This is simply lime juice served with water and sugar. It is the perfect refreshing drink to ease the humidity and heat from tropical Thailand and to even out spicy Thai curries. Most restaurants serve the drink with sugar syrup on the side to sweeten it as you like.

 

Sweet flavoured milk

This is a scrumptious drink made out of milk, coloured and flavoured syrup and ice. It’s a very sweet drink that compliments most flavorful Thai dishes.

 

Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.

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