Thai Street Food with David Thompson (2014)
|Year Of Production||2014|
|RSDL / Flipper||
Dual Disc Set
|Cast & Crew|
|Region Coding||4||Directed By||None Given|
Roadshow Home Entertainment
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||None||English Dolby Digital 2.0|
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||1.78:1|
|Video Format||576i (PAL)|
|Original Aspect Ratio||1.78:1||Miscellaneous|
English (Burned In)
|Annoying Product Placement||No|
|Action In or After Credits||No|
David Thompson is a well-known name in culinary circles. He is Australian born but currently lives and works in Thailand. He started a famous restaurant in Sydney, Sailors Thai and then followed that with a Michelin starred restaurant in London followed by one in Bangkok. He is considered one of the global experts on Thai cuisine. He has published a number of best-selling Thai cookbooks including Thai Street Food. He has now moved into multimedia by starring in his first television series, also called Thai Street Food.
In this thirteen episode series made in 2014 he takes viewers on a culinary journey into the markets, street bars and restaurants of Thailand introducing us to many of the styles of Thai food and lots of different dishes. He also covers some of the cultural traditions of Thailand in this interesting series. As a presenter he is unfortunately a little stilted and dry, lacking the onscreen presence of a Manu Fieldel or Heston Blumenthal. The series is shot for dramatic effect at times which becomes mildly irritating, however it is generally well done and there is certainly much here to enjoy for fans of David's books and Thai food in general.
This video transfer is very good quality, typical of a modern television production. The picture is nicely sharp and the colour shows off the food, the countryside and the bustle of Bangkok. There is a little shimmer here and there but really nothing major to complain about. Technically, this is a 1.78:1 16x9 enhanced presentation as you would expect.
There are subtitles available in English for the hearing impaired which are clear and easy to read. There are also some burned in subtitles for spoken Thai.
|Surround Channel Use|
The menu features music.
NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.
This show is currently only available locally on DVD.
The video quality is very good.
The audio quality is very good.The extras are non-existent.
|DVD||SONY BDP-S760 Blu-ray, using HDMI output|
|Display||Sharp LC52LE820X Quattron 52" Full HD LED-LCD TV . Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum. This display device is 16x9 capable. This display device has a maximum native resolution of 1080p.|
|Audio Decoder||Built into amplifier. Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum.|
|Speakers||Monitor Audio Bronze 2 (Front), Bronze Centre & Bronze FX (Rears) + Sony SAW2500M Subwoofer|