Friday, January 15, 2010

Good eats in BKK

Since I am spending quite some time in Thailand this year, I figured I'll write a few good recommendations of where to go eat if you're ever in the city.

I just love the never ending variety of food offered here, especially when it has the essence of different cultural backgrounds infusing together into one. Personally, I always boycott eating at Thai restaurants abroad. C'mon, once you've been in Thailand, tasted what Thai food should taste like and seen the price, the restaurants abroad are incomparable.

Nanjya Monjya Tepanyaki

The restaurant is well known for okonomiyaki which is made right in front of you at your table. It's really entertaining to watch the chef cook, and there is a huge variety of toppings to choose from the menu. Nanjya Monjya has been featured in various magazines and tv shows in Thailand and is located on Soi 9 Silom Rd.

Baan Klang Nam
If you are craving authentic Thai cuisine of any types, this is an absolute must-go-to place. Located by Chao Praya river, the restaurant gives patrons a beautiful scenic riverside view of Bangkok. My favorite dishes have to be the seafood since they are fresh from the tanks. The raw oysters are super fresh and clean, not to mention MASSIVE in size. It is served with lime, chili sauce, and fried onions to garnish. It is absolutely tasty. Amongst other popular dishes are Tom Yum Koong, Pad Thai, green curry, the list goes on in. Baan Klang Nam is located on Soi 14 Rama III Rd. Visit website at

Philippe Restaurant
The lunch set served at 450 bath includes a starter, main course, dessert and coffee or tea. By the quality and presentation of the food served, the price is much more than a deal. The menu comes with several selections for each course. I thought the pesto infused butter served with freshly baked French baguette was brilliant. They practically had me at "Hello". The dinner course is a bit pricier ranging up to 1200 bath per main course, nevertheless a fair price for such fine French cuisine with superb quality.
Angelini at Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok
I love this place for the super chic atmosphere, live jazz music, and contemporary Italian cuisine. Click here to view the menu!! My favourite is Frutti de Mare Pizza. Delicio!
Much Much more to come!!!