Bangkok’s food scene never moves at a slow pace. The city is often, if not always, hungry for the latest and greatest in dining. With a slew of new restaurants popping up every month, Bangkok is becoming one of the best culinary landscapes food lovers could ever dream of living in.
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Gaggan Anand Restaurant
Rejoice because the wait for Gaggan Anand’s new restaurant has now ended. Following the heart-wrenching closing of his previous restaurant — which ranked top-five lists of both Asia and The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, no less — Gaggan Anand Restaurant in Soi Sukhumvit 31 is now back to strike you with a refreshed culinary revolution. The new menu comes in three different offerings: G’s Spot (experimenting kitchen lab), Arena G (regular dining area) and Private Table. Foodies with adventurous souls, Gaggan’s new spot is sure to how you think of haute cuisine fare and how you perceive food — once again. Book your table quick; we hear most spots for 2019 are already reserved. Classic Gaggan.
Gaggan Anand Restaurant, 68 Sukhumvit 31 (Sawasdee), Bangkok, +6698 883 1022; Open: Wed-Mon, 5:30 pm-12 am.
Meat buffs: saunter your way over to Carne. This new Asoke new restaurant brings a real chophouse charm with scrumptious food to the city. Chef and owner Tanaporn ‘Can’ Markawat, together with Carne’s Head Chef Mateo Roberson, established this multi-cuisine steakhouse, propelled mostly by fresh, local ingredients and all cuts of meat. Stellar dishes include their fork-tender Pork Tomahawk (THB 590), charcoal-grilled Bone Marrow (THB 350) and Sea Bass Ceviche (THB 320). Don’t get too stuffed because their Cheese Bread (THB 150) and Tres Leches Cake (THB 280) also can not – and should not – be missed.
Carne, Sukhumvit 23, Bangkok, +6666 069 2288; Open: Mon-Sun, 5:30-10:30 pm.
The UK’s multi-awarded British Chef Martin Blunos has held over 15 years of two Michelin stars, and now he graces Bangkok with his five-starred fare over at Baltic Blunos. As a descendant of Latvian parents, Martin’s food reflects strongly on his Latvian heritage and life in England. His so-called ‘Baltic Crossover’ cuisine represents Baltic coastal cuisine, blending wonderfully with the use of local, hyper-seasonal ingredients. Along with executive chef Aleksandrs Nasikailovs, the two chefs will amaze diners with fine dining-style Baltic dishes prepared with Thailand’s local produce.
Baltic Blunos, 129 Soi Sukhumvit 55, Bangkok, +662 117 1255; Open: Tue-Sun, 6-10 pm for the restaurant; Tue-Sun, 5 pm-12 am for the bar.
Wolf 984 gives European cuisine a hot, contemporary upgrade, as best evidenced in their toasty-charred Cos Salad and Uni Toast. Their house-like setting with an iconic moon-shaped lantern infinitely cools up the space with a mysterious full-moon vibe. Get the Crab Meat Pasta and relish in the cream-coated noodles studded with chunks of crab meat. Delish. And very ‘grammable.
Wolf 984, Naradhiwat Rajanagarin Road, Bangkok, +662 004 9291; Open: Tue-Wed and Fri-Sat, 6-11 pm; Thu: 6 pm-12 am; Sunday, 12-5 pm for lunch and 6-11 pm for dinner.
Gigi – Dining Hall & Bar
When it comes to comfort food, classic Italian dishes are always a hit. For food devotees who share a passion for pasta, pizza and Mediterranean salads, and dessert, the sleek Gigi – Dining Hall & Bar will satisfy you just right with their array of Italian breakfast, lunch, and dinner fare along with tasty, thirst-quenching cocktails. The Salami Board (THB 350) is to die for as a starter but The Chop (THB 490) is the true killer when it comes to mains. Go on in and find out.
Gigi – Dining Hall & Bar, 4 Soi Sukhumvit 45, Bangkok, +662 662 4478; Open: Mon-Thu, 5 pm-1 am; Fri-Sat, 5 pm-2 am; Sun, 11:30 am-11 pm.