Bangkok is one of the biggest foodie destinations in the world. But
with an abundance of restaurants, cafes and markets to eat, it can be
overwhelming when it comes to choosing where and what to eat in Bangkok.
We’ve tried and tasted our way through Bangkok to bring you the
best that the city has to offer so you have one less thing to worry
about during your vacation to Bangkok!
Get your taste buds ready!
No trip to Bangkok is complete without eating Thailand’s national
dish – Pad Thai. A combination of egg noodles, prawns, spring
onions, peanuts and chilli will take you to foodie heaven! Pad Thai
is everywhere in Bangkok and can be picked up easily at every market.
However, if you’re looking for something more from your Pad
Thai choice, head to THIP SAMAI – the Bangkok restaurant where
Pad Thai was born. During World War II, a lady called Mrs Samat Baisamut
opened up her first restaurant called “Pad Thai Pratu-Phi”
in Western Bangkok. Her Pad Thai was so good, it even had the Prime
Minister’s backing as he recommended it to state visitors when
they arrived. However, people in the area grew jealous of her success
forcing her to move and open up her new restaurant, now called ‘THIP
SAMAI’ in 1966. Prices here are competitive and you’ll
be getting a taste of Thai history thrown in too!
Address: Thip Samai is at 313 Maha Chai Road, Samran
Rat, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200.
SEAFOOD MARKET BUFFET
Bangkok is famous for its extravagant all-you-can-eat seafood buffets
with a range of different price tags. However, if you’re looking
for excellent quality and reasonable prices, SOFITEL BANGKOK SUKHUMVIT
HOTEL hosts the finest, authentic Seafood Night Market Buffet with
the best selection of international and local seafood specialities
at their in-house restaurant Voila! Every Friday and Saturday night.
The feast includes Alaskan king crab, fresh oysters, thai mussels
and live stations where they offer fresh sushi and sashimi and other
dishes made to order. The highlight of this gormet buffet would be
the baked Canadian Blue Lobster, seasoned with garlic and chilli butter,
which is served to each person. Can it get any better?! Oh yes, it
can. From now until the end of November 2018, they are offering up
to 50% off off all buffet and food!
Address: Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, 189 Sukhumvit
Road Soi 13-15, Klongtoey Nua, Wattana,10110 Bangkok.
AUTHENTIC THAI SPECIALITIES
If you’re looking for a fine dining experience for a special
occasion or simply just to treat yourself after a busy, stressful
day in the metropolis, the award-winning SIAM WISDOM is a perfect
choice. Siam Wisdom has an extensive menu of exotic Thai dishes with
mouth-watering flavours inspired by years of Thai culinary wisdom.
The dishes are displayed like works of art and they offer set menus
that you can choose from: Ancient, Classical and Innovative. Every
selection is a great choice and you won’t be disappointed. But
it’s not just about the delicious food here, they ensure you
have a relaxing, enjoyable dining experience with traditional stilt
teak wood and peaceful gardens setting the scene for a wonderful night.
They also have a relaxing, exotic cocktail lounge for socialising
before or after your meal – a perfect end to a perfect night.
Address: 66 Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana,
Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand.
Som Taam roughly translates to Papaya Salad and is another classic,
delicious Thai dish that is a must-try during your visit to Bangkok
that can be found on almost every street corner! However, a restaurant
called BANN SOMTUM which literally means ‘House of Papaya Salad’
comes highly recommended as one of the best Som Taam dishes in the
city. They have a wide range of variations of Papaya Salad from original,
to seafood, to deep fried! Som Taam dishes range from 60-90 baht which
is incredibly cheap! But be warned. This dish may look innocent and
light but not only is it exploding with an array of flavours, but
it packs some heat! So be careful when ordering Som Taam and if you
don’t like spicy food, ask for your dish to be ‘mai pet’
– not spicy! However, this restaurant serves a ton of other
traditional Thai dishes so make sure you come hungry!
Address: Sathorn Square, 9 1 soi, Silom, Bang Rak,
Bangkok 10500, Thailand.
MANGO STICKY RICE
So you’ve just finished up your traditional Thai meal and looking
for that something sweet to complete the whole Thai dining experience.
The most popular dessert in Bangkok, which Thai people go crazy over
– and we don’t blame them because you will too! –
is Mango Sticky Rice. It’s a combination of sweet locally grown
Mango with pudding rice and condensed milk. It may sound too much
for your western belly to take, but I guarantee as soon as you have
a spoonful, you will be running back for more! You will see many street
vendors selling the sweet goodness and is perfect for a dessert or
even an afternoon snack. However, during April to May it may be a
little bit harder to find as it is outside of the mango season. Luckily,
there is a chain of permanent mango dessert stores located in many
of Bangkok mega malls called YENLY YOURS. They have shops in all the
major shopping malls such as Central, Siam Center and Terminal 21
and boasts air conditioning which can be a welcome relief from the
Where ever you choose to go for your breakfast, lunch and dinner,
you will be sure to find amazing, delicious, authentic restaurants
everywhere in all areas of bustling Bangkok. So don’t be afraid
to get stuck in, try the local delicacies, sit amongst the locals
and treat yourself to the best high-quality food this humongous city
has to offer!