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.
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A Georgian food newcomer? Head over to the newly-opened ARGO for their take on authentic Georgian fare, a cuisine inspired from the culinary traditions of the Mediterranean (think Greece), Middle Eastern and European countries. Herbs, spices and walnuts are the main players that totally make the cuisine sing, so expect to see them do wonders in your food. The highlight here is the Acharuli Khachapuri (THB 250) which is a baked boat-shaped dough blanketed with house-made cheese and egg. The venue also offers Greek options for you to enjoy if you do not wish to go for a full-on Georgian feast.
ARGO, 4/26 Sukhumvit Soi 8 (Prida), Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, +662 120 4223
Open: Tue-Sun, 5 pm-12 am.
Old Street Bak Kut Teh
The true and real Singaporean pork rib-packed soup, Bak Kut Teh, finally made its way to Thailand last month through the famous chained Old Street Bak Kut Teh. With many locations – 18 outlets in Singapore, 3 outlets in Indonesia, and 1 outlet in Shanghai – the establishment guarantees to give a much slurp-worthy version of the lion city’s famous soup. Tuck into the Premium Loin Rib Soup (THB 208) but if you like a more pungent version of the dish, go for the Dry Bak Kut Teh (THB 234).
Old Street Bak Kut Teh, 444 MBK Center (G floor, Zone C), Bangkok
Open: Mon-Sun, 10am-10 pm.
Tempura is the vehicle for a good meal at Hishou, the new addition to Thonglor’s Japanese food scene. Situated within the brand-new Hotel Nikko Bangkok, the Japanese haunt with its sleek-modern setting serves up Obanzai-focused fare, a down-to-earth food crafted from simple ingredients. So there’s no surprise that the menu will offer a wealth of tempura options for diners to gorge on since the fried, battered delights are downright people-pleasers. Opt for the lunch which includes a set menu with all-you-can-eat Obanzai Buffet or a dinner feast featuring fry-to-order tempura and Obanzai Buffet.
Hishou, 27 Soi Sukhumvit 55 (Thonglor), Sukhumvit Road, +662 080 2111
Open: Mon-Sun, 11:30 am- 2 pm for lunch and 6-10:30 pm for dinner.
Taking Southern and Northern Chinese cuisines to modern new heights, Nan Bei, perched on the 19th floor of Rosewood Bangkok offers everything from caramel-colour crust Peking duck, to dumplings and seafood dishes in a vintage-modern setting. The venue also serves up Asian flavour-spiked cocktails to go along with your Chinese fare just to accentuate your meal with all their spirited concoctions.
Nan Bei, 19 Fl, 1041/38 Rosewood Bangkok, Ploenchit Road, Bangkok, +66 2080 0088
Open: Mon-Sun, 11:30 am- 2:30 pm for lunch and 6-10:30 pm for dinner.
The 51 Tasty Moments
Here’s a new fun-filled hangout spot in Thonglor that will cater to everyone’s palates. The 51 Tasty Moments is weaving together all sorts of cuisines under one roof. From Thai delights to Italian bites and sweet delicacies, the establishment offers up a wealth of family-sharing styles dishes for the crowd. The outlet boasts both indoor and lush outdoor space, providing options for diners to dine in and out. We especially adore their Crispy Skin Salmon (THB 590) and the Italian Burger (THB 390) which oozes out a deliciousness that’s made up of cheese, beef and arugula.
The 51 Tasty Moments, 64 Sukhumvit 51 Alley, Bangkok, +662 012 1851.
Open: Tue-Sun, 7:30 am-10:30 pm.