So what is Schwenk??
Watch the video and song to get the feeling for Schwenk the world
To tell our Thai brothers and sister about the schwenktheworld foodie movement we’ve translated this video with our friend and supporter Nitchi and having a Saarland regional news report subtitled in Thai is one of the miracle of today’s globalization. Watch it, doesn’t it look odd?
The original Schwenkok song
Since, we’re the new official schwenk ambassardors for Thailand, we’re bringing together laidback German BBQ culture and Thai locals, an exchange of ideas, togetherness and good food in unusual locations. Here our first video of our first schwenk in the heaviest monsun night of the month plus a few pictures from our location scouting trip for Thailand’s first Schwenk.
Our first Schwenk took place in the middle of Klong Toey while Monsun was pouring like crazy trapping us under a canopy but still over 20 people made their way during the worst weather conditions into Bangkok’s most notorious district.
Before we decided to throw a Schwenk in Klong Toey, Kathy and I had explored the Thonburi site to find suitable locations for the schwenk party. Unfortunately we were pressed for time and could only explore the secluded and peaceful area between Wat Rakhangthong to the Chee Chin Khor temple. It got really interesting from the Memorial bridge southwards and we weaved through narrow alleyways of forgotten communities. We were looking for an awesome backdrop, that exemplifies Thailand and we talked to locals and told them about the schwenk. However due to severe floods in Thailand we were afraid that the sites close by the river are too risky thus we moved to Klong Toey which is another typical and important part of Bangkok but completely off the radar for most people.