Dine at the Cutting Edge of Bangkok’s Restaurant Scene
The dining scene in Bangkok has stepped up a few notches in recent times to encompass non-Thai options that wouldn’t be out of place in London, Paris or New York. One of the hottest tables in town is currently Opposite Mess Hall where Australian chef Jess Barnes conjures up pan-global magic from a tiny open kitchen. Barnes is an endlessly inventive alchemist and his menu changes on a daily basis depending on produce. Regular items such as a pork bun with gooey pulled pork and bone marrow dumplings in an oxtail broth are sublime. Another current favorite is Appia, an upmarket Italian trattoria that specializes in fantastic Roman comfort food such as a tender porchetta stuffed with liver and herbs and homemade pasta.