With almost every restaurant or even street food vendor searchable on Instagram, chefs and aspiring cooks have been upping their game and giving their dishes a photo-ready finish, that is fresh and ready to post on social media. In a way, food has gained a whole new 21st-century sophistication through the infamous app, with many world-famous and Bangkok foodie Instagrammers hunting the lengths and breadths of the city for the best eats about town. Scroll ahead to view a few of our favourites of the moment, but be warned: their food pictures are not just eye-popping, but also tummy-awakening at the same time.
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Apart from being a professional photographer, Harp splits his time from the sublime to also travel and capture Thailand’s escalating coffee scene. Being a self-confessed cupper himself, it would come to no surprise to see that his account is simply sprinkled and scattered with café au laits, espressos and cappuccinos – or anything caffeine-related really.
Dish pictured: Yellow Crafts Home Brewing is a yellow-stripped cafe, serving up brewed coffee with house-made organic soy milk instead of dairy, which helps add an extra grain-like and slightly nutty taste to your drink.
For beautiful pictures of a delightful meal eaten at restaurants, you need to follow @makeajourneywithme. Part gallery, part food blog, this woman is a real guru when it comes to the food she’s craving. Also, check out her Facebook page for her Make A Journey series where she’ll walk you through the tablescapes of Bangkok’s restaurants and cafés, showing you where to eat and what to get.
Dish pictured: A gourmet meal set from Grey Hound Café. Whether you fancy European-style fare like the butter-enriched croissant stuffed with brined ham and salty cheese or Thai-inspired dishes like fried rice and noodles, Greyhound has everything you crave for on offer so don’t you worry.
If earthy, minimalist foodie Instagrammers are what you’re after, this account is definitely not one of them. This one has got a real taste for fancy-schmancy yet gourmet eats. So, for those who are planning their Bangkok trip around fine-dining and fanciful restaurants, don’t waste time roaming around Google as this account is exactly what you need.
Dish pictured: Serving up a classic selection of Japanese noodle bowls, Yuzu Ramen within Siam Square Soi 3 is where ramen connoisseurs should head to. Indulge in the Truffle Ramen (THB 790). The pork bone-based broth with an aromatic hint of truffle will have you sopped up until the very last drop.
Speaking of a minimalist, @iamsweetieying serves up some of the most minimalist, realistic yet beautiful food shots on her account. Having sprinkled her page with 50 per cent café drinks and 50 per cent restaurant food, this gives her followers a glimpse of how much of a foodie she truly is. So whether you’re a café hopper or just a plain gourmand looking for unique eats in town, you may as well let her be your Bangkok food guide from now on.
Dish pictured: This Matcha Brownie (THB 130) from Tealily Café, a matcha-focused haunt nestled in Ekkamai 12, is so decadent and ooey-gooey that it might make you brownie aficionados convert to a eating green tea-enriched cakes.
Describing herself as a café hunter, Oliviababeava lives up to what she claims to be since her account is full of cold brews, frothy milk-basted coffee, and sweet, delightful desserts. Those hankering for a caffeinated feed, this one’s for you.
Dish pictured: Located just across the street from Chatuchak Park, Behind the Bar Café is the passerby’s favourite caffeine stop for a quality cup of coffee and green tea. Down this Back to School Creme Soda with an Expresso Shot (THB 75). It’s one of their greatest creations and you need to try it.
This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Bangkok on 22 November 2018.