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 dwelling in. From a modern French restaurant to a seafood-focused haunt, here’s a list of new Bangkok restaurants to wine and dine at this September.
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Don’t underestimate street food. It’s comforting, satisfying, and charming in its unique rustic ways. Especially here at Seafood Mahanakorn, Thai street fare gets a fancy upgrade of plump, big-fat seafood – think salmon, river prawns, oysters, squid and clams. And whilst Som tam junkies should definitely tuck right into the Seafood Som Tam (THB 280), those looking to full-on feast should get the Grilled Mixed Seafood (THB 1,250), which comes with perfectly charred squid, oyster, shrimp and gigantic river prawn, along with a pungent Thai seafood sauce to raise the dish’s delectability.
Seafood Mahanakorn, The Market G Floor , Rajdamri, Bangkok, +6689 067 7436.
Taiwanese hot pot is all about paper-thin meats and clear chicken broth. But you need not to fly to Taipei to enjoy the appetite-reviving hot pot. HANJI brings over the communal dish to grace you hot-pot-loving souls while maintaining the traditional flavours of the real deal from the Taiwanese capital. Situated within Prompak Alley, the venue boasts a homey, unfussy vibe that makes it perfect for a family or friend gathering.
HANJI, 38 Prompak Alley, Bangkok, +662 120 6673; Open: Mon-Sun, 11am-10 pm.
Bangkok Trading Post Deli The Mercury Ville
Bangkok-style delicatessen? Yes, there are a few good ones. And one amongst the best – go figure – is Bangkok Trading Post Bistro & Deli. Following the success of their two branches at 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok and Market Place Nanglinchee, Bangkok Trading Post has now planted a new seed over at Mercury Ville. The new venue offers up a comprehensive list of deli-style, on-the-go food, such as pastries, salads, sandwiches, and wraps. From the creamy Egg & Cress Sandwich(THB 720) and Chicken Pie (THB 80) over to the Hazelnut croissant (THB 80), patrons can choose to either dine-in or take out. Other than that, the venue also serves up more substantial fare in-house like Eggs Benedict Florentine (THB 250), Massaman Chicken Curry (THB 190) and Chicken Parmesan with Pesto Sauce (THB 290).
Bangkok Trading Post Deli The Mercury Ville, 540 Phloen Chit Road, Lumphini, +6662 604 9882; Open: Mon-Sun, 7 am-9 pm.
Serving up an array of seriously delicious modern French dishes, IVY 47 stands as a part bar, part haute-cuisine restaurant, but without the classical music, white-table-cloths, or lineup of overwhelming utensils. Led by Head Chef Francois Lecouvez, the former chef of Le Café 1912 continues to heat up his expertise in French food here at IVY 47, as demonstrated in each signature dish like the finger-licking good Scallops (a must-try), where the Hokkaido scallops are placed atop a Thai sunchoke mixture touched with chorizo foam.
IVY 47, 28 Sukhumvit Soi 47, Bangkok, +662 116 5253; Open: (restaurant) Tue-Sun, 6-11 pm; (bar) Tue-Sun, 6 pm-12 am.
American Chinese food: doesn’t that just sound glorious? American and Chinese food alone are probably the ultimate comfort cuisine on their own, but once married, the two create a mesmerising, soul-satisfying combination that’s hard to forget. Missing the food he ate growing up, Hong Kong-American James Au decided that Bangkok — which he now considers his new home — needs a splash of new, exciting flavours. And hence was born Lazy Panda. Served as an American-Chinese takeout like that in The States, Lazy Panda boasts extensive food options to top on your rice like sweet & sour chicken, Tao’s chicken, cheese puffs, honey-glazed chicken, egg roll, and teriyaki chicken.
Lazy Panda, 245/6 Soi Sukhumvit 31, Bangkok, +6698 279 9236; Open: Mon-Sun, 11 am-10 pm.