regarding Pim

Pim grew up in Bangkok, was shipped off to study in other places, and somehow found herself living and loving it in the San Francisco Bay Area. She quit her Silicon Valley job in 2005 to pursue a career in food: the writing, reporting, and basically anything interesting thereof that comes her way. Her recipes, writings, and photographs have since appeared in the New York Times, Food & Wine Magazine, Bon Appétit magazine, Men’s Vogue, and others.

Chez Pim chronicles her globetrotting adventures –and misadventures- in the world of all things edible, from vibrant street-side fares in Asia to the refined world of Three Michelin Star restaurants in Europe. Pim also cooks a mean pot of curry.

dans la presse

Choptalkthumbnail Featured in "Chop Talk", Christine Muhlke, The New York Times’ T:Living Magazine, May 7, 2006. Slide show.

"Pim is not a professional cook, but she is a professional eater. Her
five-year-old blog, Chez Pim, was started as a way for her to keep in
touch with friends as she traveled. Now visitors to this popular,
sweetly opinionated site follow her as she skips ”merrily around the
gastronomic world,” eating with and cooking for friends."

Observerthumbnail Featured in "Eat My Blog", Jay Rayner, Observer Food Monthly, Sep 11, 2005. PDF Files: page 1, page 2.

"Even amid the anarchy of the web good taste will out and Pim, queen of
the food bloggers, mistress of the Michelin stars, is sodden with it.
For the moment she is that rare thing in the food world, a genuine cult
figure. She is unlikely to stay that way for long."

Smh The same story, "Eat My Blog", also appeared on the Sydney Morning Herald on Oct 10, 2005

Theguardianlogo"Pim’s restaurant review list reads like a fantasy eating guide. El
Bulli, the Fat Duck, St John, Le Meurice, the French Laundry – it
should be enough to make you hate her. Except, annoyingly, Pim knows
her own tastebuds, and very fine they are too.", from "The World on Your Plate", The Guardian (UK) June 9, 2006

Faw_logo_2006_1"Best-Shot Blogs", August, 2006

Gridskipperurbs Voted 2005 Best Urban Food Blog in Gridskipper’s 2005 URBS, Urban Blogging Awards.

Csmonitor"An attractively designed site known for insightful, reliable restaurant reviews." in Five food blogs worth a taste test, CS Monitor, Dec 29, 2005.


"I’ve got nothing but respect for Ms. Pim", Stan Sesser, Asian Wall Street Journal, Jul 15, 2005

SfchronFeatured in "Going blog wild: Web logs feed appetites for food information and inspiration", Amanda Bernes, San Francisco Chronicle, Mar 9, 2005

BostonglobesmallFeatured in "Food bloggers chronicle their delicious obsessions", Jonathan Gilsdorf, The Boston Globe, Jan 12, 2005

WapostFeatured in "The People’s Choices", The Washington Post, Mar 9, 2005

Sfist_1 Interviewed in "Bay Blogger Thursday", SFist, Mar10, 2005

"Plotos Solidarios", Ellas Virtual, La Prensa, Panama, Feb 25, 2005

Sacbee75"Articulate and well-traveled San Franciscan tracks the food world from California to Thailand and France" Mike Dunne, The Sacramento Bee, Jan 19, 2005

TheguardianlogoJay Rayner on Chez Pim: "She’s very funny, has exquisite taste", The Guardian, Feb 25, 2005

StraightFeatured in "Cooking up a batch of food blogs to fatten up your on-line reading", Nick Smith, Straight Magazine, Vancouver, Mar 10, 2005

Gridskipper"we figured it was past time we checked her out." Gridskipper, Jan 24, 2005

Guardian75"Pim knows not only her onions, but the entire allium family", Jay Rayner, The Observer Magazine, October 31, 2004

Dfreep"Best for: The thinking gourmet." Detroit Free Press, Feb 2, 2005, also on Orange County Register, and Honolulu Star Bulletin

Featured in "Bloggers versus Bauer: the chef’s weign in", Anna Mantzaris, 7×7 Magazine, February 2005.

Kqedhome75Web Pick!

KrcwFeatured in Good Food on KRCW, Los Angeles, California, January 22, 2005

Foodblogaward_2Voted Best Restaurant Reviews in the 2004 Food Blog Award.

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