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 curry-themed Japanese restaurant and an American barbecue-focused haunt to a fried-chicken-and-doughnut eatery, ditch the old, humdrum spots this month and head over to these new restaurants to wine and dine at in Bangkok this May.

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Ash Kickers Briskets & Bourbon
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Ash Kickers Briskets & Bourbon, the name already suggests it is likely to be the new hit haunt for carnivores and bourbon drinkers. Ekkamai’s new American wood-smoked barbecue house will have your jaw dropping as you drool over its pull-apart barbecued meat and all-from-scratch side dishes and sauces like cornbread, pickles, coleslaw, mustard, and barbecue sauce. The bar here is also stocked up with an extensive selection of bourbon – probably a Bangkok restaurant with the most in bourbon offerings. So make sure you partake in the glory of this sunshine liquid whilst savouring scrumptious pieces of Beef Brisket (THB 880) that have been wood-smoked for 16 hours straight.

Ash Kickers Briskets & Bourbon, 30/7-8 Ekkamai Soi 12, Bangkok, +662 120 4088
Open: Tue-Fri, 5-11 pm; Sat-Sun, 11 am-11 pm.

Brassica
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If a good comfort meal is what you’re after, Brassica offers a traditional American meal of fried chicken and yeasted, sugar-bejewelled doughnuts that will totally warm you right up. Light and fluffy, the oil-enriched fried dough pairs perfectly well with their umami-packed fried chicken coated in a 17-spice rub. The outlet also makes all their sauces, pickles and bread from scratch. So expect to see jars filled with pickled cucumbers and red chillis. Also enjoy their range of side dishes which get served alongside the fried chickens – think blue cheese-enriched mac & cheese, house-made coleslaw and French bean & tomato salad. Here’s a restaurant that serves some of the world’s most simple meals while delivering the utmost in satisfaction.

Brassica, 76/10 Nanglinchee Road, Bangkok, +6693 596 2465
Open: Wed-Mon, 11:30 am-2:30 pm for lunch and 6-11 pm for dinner.

Paii

Intending to drive Thai cuisine forward, Paii (which means to paddle) within The House on Sathorn creatively propels forward an array of elevated and seafood-focused dishes with their full culinary force. In praise of Luang Sathorn Rajayutka – the founder of the house and also the creator of Sathorn Canal – the menu showcases modernised Thai seafood dishes served in a picturesque colonial-style setting, including dishes like the charcoal-grilled Chonburi Squid (THB 550) seasoned with Thai sweet basil rub, Blue Swimmer Crab (THB 850) showered in yellow curry and Banana Blossom Salad (THB 360) where the crab meat and banana blossom get tossed in chilli jam and sprinkled to finish with lemongrass.

Paii, 106 N Sathon Road, Silom, +662 344 4025
Open: Mon-Sun, 12 pm-12 am.

MiO Food & Art

Is it a showroom or is it a restaurant? Well, it is both; MiO Food & Art is a new all-purpose eatery where they serve sumptuous yet humble Italian fare in an artsy showroom-like setting. So foodies, dining here might make you feel as though you’re shopping for food and home pieces in IKEA, except the food you get here is fine-dining quality. Following his tenure at Anantara Riverside, Chef Antonio Facchinetti is now running the kitchen here with his selection of approachable Italian dishes like seasonal salads, hand-crafted pasta tossed in house-made sauces and cheese platters.

MiO Food & Art, MiO Food & Art, Alcove 155 Sukhumvit Road. Soi 53, Bangkok, +662 258 5516
Open: Mon-Fri, 11:30 am-11 pm; Sat-Sun, 9:30 am-11 pm.

Hinoya Curry

On a day where Thai curry won’t do, there’s probably no better way to whet your appetite than with a chunky potato-enriched Japanese curry on a warm bed of rice. And now that the city welcomes another well-known haunt from Japan – Hinoya Curry by Chef Hiura Masaru (the curry guru) – to its repertoire of Japanese restaurants, all you CoCo Ichibanya fans can try out the new space and see for yourself if it should be equally praised. The venue tucked away on the third floor of The Market Bangkok has a wealth of delicious offerings, for example, their signature Hinoya Raw Egg Curry Rice (THB 160 for pork/180 for beef), Grilled Cheese Curry Rice (THB 200 for pork/220 for beef) and Namban Chicken with Tartar Sauce Curry Rice (THB 210 for pork/230 for beef).

Hinoya Curry, 3Fl. The Market Bangkok, 111 Ratchadamri Road, Lumphini, Bangkok, +662 209 5139
Open: Mon-Sun, 10 am-10 pm.

Kankanit Wichiantanon
Writer, Bangkok
Kankanit is a writer by day and a baker by night. If there’s one thing you should know about her, it’s that she can wax poetic about food 24/7. Her daily routine is writing, cooking, eating, repeat. They are the things that inspire her from morning 'til night.