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COME FEED YOUR SOUL IN THAILAND WITH CHEF NIKKY!

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Welcome to the Nikky Feeding Souls Show

I am here to help feed your soul with yummy foods and travels around Bangkok, Thailand this season of 2020! We will talk to long time restauranteurs and entrepreneurs who follow their passion to cook, serve, and feed souls just like me. Join me weekly for a short episode to feed your soul and get you excited about life and passion!

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Latest Blogs from Nikky

Nikky Feeding Souls, Season 2, Episode 15: Our First Day in Chiang Rai

It may be hard to top the magical experiences we had in Chiang Mai. But we found that there’s more magic in store for us…

Dallas Ask Chefs Anything: A Fundraiser Benefiting the US Food Industry’s Immigrant Workers

The Covid-19 crisis has truly brought unprecedented challenges to everyone in the US food industry. But there’s no doubt that the immigrant workers within the…

Nikky Feeding Souls, Season 2, Episode 14: Our Heavenly Last Day in Chiang Mai

On our last day in Chiang Mai, we visited Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and lunched on some of the best burgers in Thailand. It…

Nikky Feeding Souls, Season 2, Episode 13: Loy Krathong and Yi Peng Lantern Festival in Chiang Mai

After spending the day cooking with Mama Pea, we head on to the highlight of our Chiang Mai trip. And that’s none other than Loy…

Nikky Feeding Souls, Season 2, Episode 12: Cooking Class with Mama Pea at Chiang Mai’s Boonpratana House

On our second day in Chiang Mai, we visited Boonpratana House, a lovely teak house surrounded by gardens. It’s the home of the wonderful Mama…

#BlackLivesMatter

The death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and many others have left us saddened and appalled. The racial injustice and police brutality that is happening…

Hockaday Fourcast Features Asian Mint in Its May 2020 Issue

In case you don’t know it yet, I’m a proud alumna of The Hockaday School in Dallas. My time there has largely shaped me into…

Nikky Feeding Souls, Season 2, Episode 11: Our Magical Second Day in Chiang Mai

There’s just one word fit enough to describe our second day in Chiang Mai. And that word is “magical.” We had a tantalizing glimpse of…

Nikky Feeding Souls, Season 2, Episode 10: Raya Heritage of Chiang Mai Is Heaven on Earth

Throughout our visit to Chiang Mai, we stayed at The Raya Heritage Hotel. I was the one who chose our accommodations. And given how pleased…

Enjoy a Cozy Feast with Asian Mint’s ChefMint 5

Hey, y’all! I’m happy to announce that ChefMint 5, the latest in Asian Mint’s ChefMint line of ready-to-cook meal kits, is now available to preorder…

Nikky Feeding Souls, Season 2, Episode 9: An Eye-Opening Food Journey in Huen Jai Yong

Huen Jai Yong is one of our stops on our first day in Chiang Mai. This restaurant is considered to be one of the best…

My Executive Perspective, as Shared in a D Magazine Interview

I recently had a chat with Bianca R. Montes for a D Magazine interview. In this interview, I shared how I saw the current Covid-19…

Asian Mint’s ChefMint Kit #4 Features House Fried Rice and Cashew Chicken

If you’re a fan of Asian Mint’s house fried rice and cashew chicken, I have some awesome news for you. We’re featuring these two dishes,…

Nikky Feeding Souls, Season 2, Episode 8: First Day in Chiang Mai

After spending time in Phuket down in Southern Thailand, we headed up north to Chiang Mai. We were so excited about our first day in…

Nikky Feeding Souls, Season 2, Episode 7: Day 3 – Island Hopping in Phuket

Thanks to its fabulous beaches and rich marine life, island hopping in Phuket is a thing you really can’t miss. So, on our third and…

Nikky Feeding Souls Season 2, Episode 6: Cooking with Chef Noi, Thailand’s Iron Chef

As I’ve mentioned in the previous episode, we attended a cooking class on our second day in Phuket. But this was no ordinary cooking class….

Nikky Feeding Souls Season 2, Episode 5: Fresh Food in Phuket

For the second day of our Soul Foodie trip, I took my Soul Foodies on an exploration of fresh food in Phuket. I wanted them…

Asian Mint Nominated Restaurant of the Year at CultureMap Tastemaker Awards 2020

It’s my absolute pleasure to announce that my restaurant, Asian Mint, is one of the nominees for Restaurant of the Year at the 2020 CultureMap…

Nikky Feeding Souls Season 2, Episode 4: Tunk-Ka Cafe

Before checking into our resort on our first day in Phuket, we made one last foodie stop. That stop is none other than Tunk-ka Cafe,…

Nikky Feeding Souls Season 2, Episode 3: Aroon Restaurant Phuket

While walking around Phuket Old Town on the first day of our culinary discovery holiday, we spotted Aroon Restaurant, a place that’s famous for its…

Dallas Observer Calls Asian Mint Green Curry “Healing to the Soul”

I always practice what I preach. So, when I say food should feed the soul and not just the stomach, I try my best to…

Nikky Feeding Souls Season 2, Episode 2: Khao Tom Dibuk

As I’ve mentioned in the first episode, we pretty much ate our way through Phuket Old Town on the first day of our Phuket soul…

Nikky Feeding Souls Season 2 Episode 1: Our First Day in Phuket

I was so excited getting off the plane on our first day in Phuket. We’ve been communicating with the team on land, knowing they have…

Asian Mint’s ChefMint Meal Kits Let You Satisfy Your Thai Food Cravings at Home

Staying at home and observing social distancing is a must these days, in light of the on-going threat of Covid-19. They’re the most effective ways…

Join Me at the Dallas Arboretum Food and Wine Festival March 26

Hey, friends—do you have plans for this coming Thursday, March 26 yet? If not, I’m inviting you to come and join me at the Dallas…

Check Out My Special Limited-Time Menu at Asian Mint This March

I define the food I feed souls with at Asian Mint as “New Bangkok-style, Asian fusion food.” Of course, you can’t exactly box Thai cuisine…

Asian Mint February Cooking Class in CultureMap Dallas’ Best Food Events List

Hey, y’all! Have you signed up for the upcoming Asian Mint February Cooking Class yet? In case you missed it, we’re holding the class at…

Learn to Cook Tom Kha/Tom Yum at February’s Asian Mint Cooking Class

One of the many ways I share my culture and feed souls is through my cooking classes. I’m happy to announce that my team and…

The Spotlight Shines on Asian Mint in Restaurant Unstoppable

A while ago, I had the time to sit down for an interview on Asian Mint in a Restaurant Unstoppable episode. Restaurant Unstoppable is a…

Check Out Nikky Feeding Souls on Fox4 News

Among the things I love about Nikky Feeding Souls is I get to be in my own TV show. It’s not really TV, I know,…

Dallas Eater Puts Asian Mint in Top Gluten-Free Restaurants List

Dallas Eater recently put Asian Mint in its list of Dallas-Fort Worth restaurants that offer excellent gluten-free options. It made me so happy when I…

A Chat with Alexa Conomos on the Why Behind Nikky Feeding Souls

In one of the earliest episodes of Nikky Feeding Souls, I sat down for a chat with Alexa Conomos. As most of us know, Alexa…

#NikkyFeedingSouls + Wining and Dining with Jim White = Awesome!

A few months ago, I had the distinct honor of sitting down with my friend Jim White as a guest in his show, “Wining and…

Look! I’m on Preston Hollow People!

Hey, y’all. Do you read Preston Hollow People, a community newspaper covering the latest events and to-dos in Preston Hollow? I hope you do, because…

Making Papaya Salad with Lady Som Tum

Papaya salad is one of my favorite Thai dishes ever. On a recent trip back to Bangkok, I had the honor and the privilege of…

Dallas Business Journal Shines a Spotlight on Nikky Feeding Souls

Anyone who knows me knows how passionate I am about my business—specifically Asian Mint and Nikky Feeding Souls. I consider myself one of those fortunate…

Or Tor Kor: The Best One-Stop-Shop Farmers Market in Bangkok

A visit to Or Tor Kor is one of the things you must always put on your itinerary every time you go to Bangkok. Located…

My Special Relationship with The Hockaday School

As a chef and businesswoman, I have made it my professional and personal policy to give back to my community as much as I can….

Yum Woon Sen: The Dish I’d Eat If It’s My Last Day on Earth

If you were to ask me what I’d eat if it’s going to be my last day on Earth, I’d have a quick and easy…

RevAMP Dallas, A #NikkyFeedingSouls-Backed Concert, Yields $30K for North Texas Food Bank

Hey, y’all. So, some time ago, I announced that #NikkyFeedingSouls, along with my restaurant chain Asian Mint, is sponsoring the charity concert RevAMP Dallas. A…

Sampling Street Food in Bangkok Old City

In one of the episodes of my Nikky Feeding Souls show, we went on a mini-tour of Bangkok Old City. Also known as Rattanakosin, Old…

My Baby, Asian Mint, Just Turned 15!

My restaurant chain, Asian Mint, celebrated its 15th anniversary in October. Because 15 years is such a huge milestone, my team and I made sure…

Finding the Best Art in Chatuchak Market

Browsing for art in Chatuchak Market is one of the things I love doing whenever I’m in Bangkok. In the market’s Art Zone, I get…

More Great News: I’m an NRAEF Ambassador of Hospitality Nominee

Recently, I announced that I’m a nominee for the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation’s (NRAEF) Faces of Diversity 2020 Award. As thrilled as I am…

Jumbo Lobster: The Ultimate Thai Street Food in Yaowarat

Yaowarat, the heart of Bangkok’s Chinatown and a major street food hub, is one of my favorite places to eat. Many of the stalls you’ll…

Great News! I’m a NRAEF Faces of Diversity 2020 Award Nominee

Hey, y’all! It’s my honor and pleasure to announce that I just got nominated for the Faces of Diversity Award for 2020. It’s an award…

Shopping at Chatuchak Market, Bangkok’s Biggest Market

Whenever I visit Bangkok, I make sure that shopping at Chatuchak Market is part of my itinerary. Chatuchak Market, also known as JJ Market, is…

Thailand’s Royal Project Stores: A Mecca for Fresh Produce in Bangkok

People often ask me what I miss the most whenever I visit Thailand. My answer to that question never varies: it’s always the fresh ingredients…

Asian Mint Richardson Grand Opening Scores Headlines

Hey, y’all! It’s been a busy, busy, busy couple of weeks for me and my Asian Mint team. We’ve had a lot of exciting stuff…

Craving Papaya Salad? Here’s Where You Can Get It in Bangkok

Thai Papaya salad or som tum is one of my favorite things to eat. And when I’m in Bangkok, one of my favorite places to…

Bon Appetit Names Dallas Best Restaurant City 2019

I’ve always loved Dallas. It’s not just because it’s my home, but also because it’s an exciting city to be in. Its energy is inspiring,…

#NikkyFeedingSouls Supports RevAMP Dallas Concert

As a restaurateur and someone with deep ties to this city, I’ve always made a point of celebrating everything that’s awesome about Dallas. For instance,…

Asian Mint Lands Dallas Eater 2019 Best Thai List

I’m always pleased to see my restaurant, Asian Mint, on any list of best restaurants—best gluten-free, best steamed vegetables, 100 best restaurants in Dallas, and,…

Watch Me Cook at the Texas State Fair!

Hey, y’all! The 2019 Texas State Fair is happening this September 27 to October 20. Have you got your tickets yet? Are you even going…

Yaowarat: The Chinatown Street Food Capital of Thailand

If you walk the streets of Yaowarat in Thailand’s famed Chinatown, you’re sure to have an interesting, exciting, and soulful experience. The Thai street food…

Where to Get the Best Mango and Sticky Rice in Bangkok

If you ever visit Bangkok, you must try mango sticky rice. It is a famous Thai dessert that’s enjoyed all over the world. It’s so…

Check This Out, I’m on Local Profile!

Hey, y’all. Things have been hectic lately. We’ve been busy with getting everything ready for the grand opening of the new Asian Mint location in…

Asian Mint Opens 4th Location in Richardson September 2019

Hey, our dear Asian food fanatics in Richardson. We have such good news for you. Chef Nikky Phinyawatana is set to open her fourth Asian…

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