13 part series with world renown Chef David Thompson takes us on a culinary journey through the wonders of Bangkok's Street Food
R O L E S & R E S P O N S I B I L I T I E S
Pre-Production: Concept, Location Scouting, Permits, Client Management
Shoot: Direction, Art Direction, Cameraman, Data Wrangling, Team Management
Post production: Editing, Sound Design, Motion Graphics, Colour, Delivery Output, Systems Design & Management
E P I S O D E O N E - T H A I L A N D A W A K E S
In Bangkok, the people rise well before dawn to prepare food at the
market and shop for the day's ingredients. Host David Thompson walks
through the morning market in Petchaburi, talking to stall owners and
partaking in the local coffee, roasted in Chang Rai. David also shows us
the importance of everyday morning rituals in the form of making merit
and leaving offerings at spirit houses.
E P I S O D E T H R E E - W H A T G O E S A R O U N D C O M E S A R O U N D
One of the most sacred and revered aspects in Thai society is the
importance of monks. David talks to a monk layperson about what foods
are made and received by monks on a regular basis. He joins the monks on
their morning rituals and explains the significance of kanom jin
E P I S O D E F O U R - C O M M U N I T I E S
Communities are the bedrock of Thai society. They thrive as units and
serve society in many different ways. The racial makeup of the people
and the skills that they offer enable Bangkok to thrive.
E P I S O D E F I V E - N O O D L E S
From the sophisticated to the simple, noodle dishes are different in every province and in every part of the country. But no matter where they come from, Thai noodles all share a common street food heritage. Chef David Thompson explores the unique history of noodle culture as he takes us to some of his favourite noodle stalls. To Thais, locally-made noodle dishes using fresh ingredients are just the way it’s always been. Fast and cheap, yes. But timeless, and always delicious.
E P I S O D E S I X - L U N C H
from 12pm-2pm is one of the most important aspects of the day for busy Thais, who want a great meal but don’t have much time to do so. Hence there are busy markets, which supply a variety of food.
E P I S O D E E I G H T - D E S S E R T S
Desserts are considered to be the pinnacle of Thai food. They’re colourful, rich, original and varied in both their presentation and taste. In this episode, David Thompson looks at how they’ve been made in the past and present, as well as how dessert standards are changing.
E P I S O D E N I N E - C H A N G E S
This episode focuses on transitions: that of day to night, of
traditional Bangkok to the modern day city and market transformation in
surrounding areas. It's a compelling and insightful look at how Thailand
has changed over the years.
E P I S O D E T E N - S E A F O O D
Seafood has been a mainstay of Thai cuisine for many generations. It’s
proximity to the water and demand for fish has meant that an entire food
industry has thrived in markets and street food dishes for aeons.
E P I S O D E E L E V E N - D T A M S A N G S T A L L S
The dtam sang stalls form an integral part of the Thai street food scene. The omnipresent carts are everywhere across the country, designed to offer food with delicious ease. The stalls/carts do form a purpose, though, and David explains the difference between plaeng loy food (food served in pits) and dtam sang food (food cooked to order).
E P I S O D E T W E L V E - A B I G N I G H T O U T
As many know, Bangkok has a thriving nightlife scene. And, much of it is combined with food. It’s called “food you have with drinks”. It’s commonplace to many Thais, yet it’s preparation and many ingredients will come as a surprise for people who don’t know about Thai food culture.
E P I S O D E T H I R T E E N - M O D E R N B A N G K O K
Street food is an integral part of everyday life, but there’s something
else which has attracted crowds, too: mega malls. And with these
mega-malls come giant food courts, which offer everything from fast food
to street styled food to aspirational shoppers.