Thipsamai – The Most Famous Pad Thai Restaurant in Bangkok, Pad Thai is the most famous Thai dish in the world. Among tourists and foreigners, it’s considered as the national Thai food, and the most famous restaurant in Bangkok to serve the well-known dish (and this dish only) is the good old restaurant “Thipsamai”. If you
The Princess Terrace Bangkok restaurant is a beautiful, modern and pleasant (however not expensive) river restaurant overlooking a magnificent view of the Bangkok Chao Phraya river .
Secret Recipe is a modern restaurant/coffee shop chain that was launched in 1997, and since then, expanded quickly, through many branches in all the Asian countries and Australia.
The restaurant’s design is quite modern and spacious. There is a rich menu offering plenty Thai and western dishes. As the restaurant belongs to the vineyard all of the different wines made there are available on the menu.
One of the (relatively) new restaurants by the river that I recently visited, is The Wave restaurant – a non-tourist, Thai restaurant located on the southern river bank, in an area and street which carry the same title – Rat Burana.
One of my favorite Thai desserts is the ‘Black Sesame Dumplings in Hot Ginger Syrup/Sauce”. The chances that any of the tourists have ever tasted a similar dish or even knew of its existence are close to none – hence I usually offer the dish to the many guests who join us when visiting Thai restaurants – and the reactions are always pleasantly surprised and very positive.
Enjoying a river cruise and dinner in Bangkok is one of the nicest experiences in the city – yet tourists usually don’t know that there are many companies which operate distinctly different cruises on different boats traveling in different routes and serving completely different target groups. There’s a big difference in terms of the boat class, the service level onboard and even the foods.
The Chocolate Ville Restaurant is one of the current hot trends for Bangkok residents. Since its relatively recent opening, the place has gained amazing success.
Imagine you are relaxing at Bangkok beach and watching the sunset as a nice breeze comes blowing from the ocean. Now add a great Thai restaurant to the mix, with delicious local dishes – wouldn’t you love that?
On Sukhumvit road, right on the corner of soi 15, there’s a little restaurant, which seems rather old and poor, but as opposed to its appearance, offers surprisingly delicious food.
There is a big difference between making a grilled fish in a market stand or enjoying it in a restaurant – in a food stand, the fish quality is usually lower and its price is cheaper; it is grilled in advance, a long time before it’s served, and merely heated on the grill before providing it to the customer. The fish may taste good but in a good restaurant, it’ll be delicious, and cost only 3-4 dollars more – definitely worth it!
The Thai-Chinese restaurant is not too fancy yet not too humble. It serves high-quality, delicious Thai and Chinese cuisines. Both fish and seafood are staying in the water of aquarium tanks outside the restaurant, so the food is as fresh as it can be (one of the ‘secrets’ for making great seafood dishes).
Face Bangkok – A combination of a Thai restaurant, an Indian restaurant, a Japanese restaurant, a pub and a spa.
Face Bangkok is an extraordinary place – It is made of Teak wood and contains three Asian restaurants within it (Thai, Indian, and Japanese) as well as a pub and a spa.
After trying several boats, I highly recommend the dinner cruise on a Thai boat which is designated to serve locals
Personally, I love eggplant dishes of all sorts. We’ve already encountered the word yam/yum in the famous Tom Yum soup; as we know by now, it refers to various Thai salads with hot, spicy or sour flavors.
Bamboo restaurant offers delicious middle-eastern food: Iraqi taboon bread, salads, grilled beef and shish-kebab, desserts…everything!
Retro Live Cafe functions as a Thai restaurant, and meals are served by regular menu orders. During the noon hours, however, it offers a rich buffet which includes Japanese, Chinese, Thai and western food.
The Khao Mok Gai is one of my favorite Thai dishes. It’s very simple yet delicious – yellow rice with chicken, served with clear soup and a unique sour-hot sauce. Despite its simplicity, the dish offers complex flavors that are rather hard to find in street/market stands or restaurants across Bangkok. Although you will find quite a few places that offer the dish (even in Paragon and Terminal 21), its taste won’t be remotely close to the wonderful, authentic flavor of the dish, when served in places that do it justice.
There is no doubt that Som Tam, the green papaya salad, is the most famous, popular and loved salad in Thailand, both among locals and tourists. Som Tam offers the 4 flavors that are most typical for the Thai kitchen: sour (lime), hot (chili), salty (fish sauce) and sweet (palm sugar).
Big Mama is a nice Italian restaurant, whose owner also has a Thai restaurant nearby. For those who are interested in Thai food – you can order local dishes from that ‘sister’ restaurant.