The International Food Scene in Bangkok
Collected by Duncan Forgan , AFAR Local Expert
From perfect ramen to authentic Roman cuisine, Bangkok's restaurant scene is one of Asia's most cosmopolitan.
333 Charoennakorn Road, Klongsan, แขวง คลองต้นไทร เขต คลองสาน กรุงเทพมหานคร 10600, Thailand
The best dim sum is at Mei Jiang, the Cantonese restaurant located inside the Peninsula Hotel. My order typically includes the har gow [steamed prawn dumplings with ginger], the drunken chicken with jellyfish, and the snow pea pastries. —David...
GF, Centralplaza Ladprao, 1691 Phahonyothin Rd, Lat Yao, Khet Chatuchak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10900, Thailand
Ice cream breaded and fried the exact way the fried pork chop tonkatsu is done, and served in a bento set with chocolate sauce drizzled over it. You have to eat it while its hot and it's a full meal in itself as dessert. The menus are updated...
89 ถนน เยาวพานิช Khwaeng Chakkrawat, Khet Samphanthawong, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100, Thailand
Eric Ripert may say that the fish is the star of the plate at Le Bernardin but at Tang Jai Yoo in the heart of Bangkok’s Chinatown, the suckling pork is most decidedly the headliner at the table. There were gasps of delight when it was placed on...
68/1 ซอยหลังสวน Thanon Phloen Chit, Khwaeng Lumphini, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand
Bangkok has a significant Indian population. Indeed, the city even has its own ‘Little India’ around Phahurat Road. The best Indian dining options, however, can be found around the main Sukhumvit and Silom drags. The daddy of them all,...
991 ถนนพระราม 1 Khwaeng Pathum Wan, ปทุมวัน Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand
Thais are obsessed with Japanese culture and Bangkok has a significant Japanese population. It stands to reason then that the city is not short on places to slurp up the world's favorite Japanese fast food. Sterling choices are myriad but popular...
Pathum Wan, Bangkok, จังหวัด กรุงเทพมหานคร 10120, Thailand
Bangkok is a popular destination for Middle Eastern businessmen and tourists and Soi 3/1 (or Soi Arab) in the Nana stretch of the Sukhumvit drag is where they come to graze on authentic Levantine fare. Expect creamy hummus, sumac and mint-tinged...
48 Oriental Ave, Khwaeng Bang Rak, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand
Surviving the third trimester of my pregnancy during hot season in Bangkok called for drastic measures. The indulgent afternoon tea at the Mandarin Oriental was just what a tired, mom-to-be needed: a comfortable sofa; very, very cool air...
1030/4 ถนน พระราม 4 Khwaeng Si Yaek Maha Nak, Khet Sathon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10120, Thailand
Of all Bangkok's culinary options, perhaps the most underrated are its African restaurants. Yet they are definitely worth checking out. One of the best is Habesha, which is located in Soi 3 near Nana BTS. It serves authentic injera (a type of...
49 Phra Athit Rd, Khwaeng Chana Songkhram, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand
Located by the Chao Phraya River and a stone's throw from the backpacker haven of Banglamphu, Sheepshank is one of Bangkok's most appealing new dining venues. Set in a former boatyard, it bills itself as a 'gastrobar' and offers a wide range of...
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