Thai Food and Cooking

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    St. Louis Supermodel Karlie Kloss Says, "Phuket," Admits to Eating Deep-Fried Insects in Thailand

    When Gut Check last checked in with St. Louis native turned international supermodel Karlie Kloss, she was collaborating with star pastry chef Christina Tosi of New York City's Momofuku Milk Bar on a line of "wholesome" cookies and an intentionally cheesy video to promote said cookies. But Kloss' d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest, 03.18-03.24

    Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs. Sweet Art: Amrita made red velvet cake bars. Iron Stef: Stef shared Thai chicken larb balls with creamy coconut sauce. Family Style Food: Karen made Venetian chocolate walnut cake. Eat Write: Judith shared herbed matzo balls. Cupcake Projec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Review Slideshow: Ocha Thai & Japanese Cuisine

    When I visited Ocha Thai & Japanese Cuisine (12967 Olive Boulevard, west St. Louis County; 314-434-3455) for the first time late last year, its name was House of Thai. The sign above the entrance still read Tachibana, the Japanese restaurant that had occupied this west-county strip-mall location for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    South Grand: An Updated Guide to Restaurants on South Grand Boulevard in St. Louis

    St. Louis' neighborhoods are gems in their own right: full of history, great people and, as far as Gut Check is concerned, fantastic food. Each week we'll take you into a specific neighborhood and point you in the direction of the best places to grab some bites. One could easily argue that aside fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    Fork & Stix's Khao Soi: One of 100 St. Louis Dishes You Must Eat Right Now

    Today Gut Check launches our most ambitious project yet: an accounting of the 100 dishes in St. Louis that you must eat right now. These are the best dishes at the newest restaurants and the newest dishes at the best restaurants. These are the 100 dishes that define St. Louis dining in 2013. Our lis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    St. Louis Earth Day Festival Food Preview

    With more live entertainment slated for the St. Louis Earth Day Festival on Sunday, April 22, than ever before, this year's celebration is bound to knock St. Louis up to the second largest Earth Day festival in the country -- after all we are world champs, at things both big and small (but mostly bi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Guess Where I'm Eating this Bird and Win a $25 Gift Certificate to Pearl Cafe!

    Chrissy Wilmes​You can win $25 worth of Thai food from Pearl Cafe, and all you have to do is guess where we devoured this teeny, tiny bird. Rules: To be eligible, you must leave a valid e-mail address in the comment-entry field. One guess per e-mail address. Employees of the restaurant in qu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Trying to Favor Curry at Zen Thai & Japanese Cuisine

    Ian FroebRed curry at Zen Thai & Japanese Cuisine​The Place: Zen Thai & Japanese Cuisine (9250 Watson Road, Crestwood; 314-842-0307), a bustling little restaurant in a homely strip mall.The Deal: Red curry with beef, with a complimentary starter of miso soup and two egg rolls, for $7.49

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    The Black Metal Vegan Chef and Five Other Musical Cooking Instructors

    Do you like vegan pad thai cooked in Satan's fires? Of course you do! The Vegan Black Metal Chef, a dark-souled fellow from Orlando, Florida, knows this. He's created an instructional video with 14 minutes of growling instructions for a wicked vegan pad thai. That's right. When they're not scream ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 6, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    13 Signs You Might Be a Foochebag

    Foochebags in the wild.​Earlier this week, Gut Check learned a new word. It's now our favorite word...ever.FoochebagFoochebag is a portmanteau (which we think means it was smuggled into the English language inside someone's luggage) of the words foodie and douchebag and accurately summarizes the b ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 28, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Chef's Choice, Part 2: Mark Sanfilippo of Salume Beddu

    This is part two of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice interview with Mark Sanfilippo of Salume Beddu; to read part one, click here. Look for part three tomorrow. Robin Wheeler​3 favorite restaurants in St. Louis, besides yours? El Bronco, Gokul, Niche. Local chef who most impresses you? José a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    FoodWire: Thai Country Café Reopens

    Thai Country Café (6223 Delmar Boulevard) has reopened. The restaurant, one of the four Thai restaurants in the Delmar Loop owned by Supatana "Pat" Prapaisilapa, closed for renovations this summer.- Ian Froeb

  • Dining

    December 31, 2008

    Udon Know Bobo

    Bobo Noodle House takes an ingenious concept and executes it nearly as well.

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2008

    Now Open: Tei Too

    Tei Too, the new Thai restaurant that I mentioned in a post a couple of weeks ago, has now opened at 8158 Big Bend Boulevard in Webster Groves. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Call 314-961-8889 for more info. -Ian Froeb

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2008

    Coming Soon: Tei Too

    Opening soon at 8158 Big Bend Boulevard in Webster Groves is Tei Too. As the sign says, Tei Too will feature noodles and satay. If you can't read the smaller sign in the window, it calls itself a Thai restaurant. More info as I learn it. (Thanks to my wife for the tip!) -Ian Froeb

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2008

    Basil Spice Thai Cuisine

    Basil Spice Thai Cuisine will open at 3183 South Grand Boulevard (roughly halfway between Pho Grand and the King and I) on Monday, March 3, according to the banner hung outside the restaurant. The restaurant will be open daily from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. for lunch and from 5-9:30 p.m. for dinner. -Ian F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2007

    Reminder: Bayou Bash

    Don't have enough on your plate with the Festival of Nations? Saturday Iron Barley is hosting the Bayou Bash to benefit rebuilding efforts in New Orleans. Alison Sieloff has the details here. We had a busy week here, no? We even got around to the mysteries of Thai food. That grocery store thing is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2007
  • Restaurants

    April 17, 2002
  • Dining

    February 27, 2002

    Carnaval Supply

    South St. Louis is home to a joyous celebration of Brazil's appealing cuisine

  • Dining

    December 19, 2001

    Raw Fish

    Trying for exotic food in a luxurious atmosphere, Mandarin Bay flounders

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001

    Best Chinese

    Happy China

  • Restaurants

    April 18, 2001

    Thai Cuisine

    The King & I