- 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.
Translated to three in Chinese, 3SāN is a restaurant blends together Thai, Chinese and western cuisines. The menu here spotlights the concept of “New Originals”, picking up staple dishes from each culture and infusing them with good, modern vibes. Divided into breakfast, lunch and dinner, diners are provided with choices aplenty throughout the day. Breakfast devotees, we recommend getting Breakfast Set E (THB 180) which is beautifully composed of Chinese-style morning staples: congee, fried yuba skin, Chinese roasted pork, Chinese pickled cabbage, fresh fruit, juice and coffee or tea.
3SāN, 78/5 Sukhumvit 51 Alley, Bangkok, +662 005 4085
Open: Tue-Sun, 10 am-10 pm.
Forget everything about formal French cuisine, here at Second Edition, a restaurant situated within Sukhumvit 31, the cooks spike the French-inspired meals with a sense of home cooked comfort, served in a casual setting embellished with art and colourful flowers. Expect also to see a blend of cuisines through each dish, for example, the Artichoke & Spinach with Tortilla Chips (THB 380) and Grilled Wagyu Beef Ribs (THB 980) touched with Korean seasonings for a wonderful smack of Asian flavours.
Second Edition, Sukhumvit 31 (Sawasdee), Bangkok, +662 163 4648
Open: Mon-Sun, 11 am-10 pm.
If you’re on the hunt for a neighbourhood restaurant that everyone with every possible craving can enjoy, Clay Bangkok will be your new bestie. From breakfast dishes to pasta, salad, Thai food and brunch fare, there are all types of cuisines to cater to the palate. With the home-like setting that makes you feel right at home, this spot will not fail your parents who love to dine in a serene restaurant, your kids who love a garden to play in or even your lover who loves a homey date night with some great grub.
Clay Bangkok, 31 Phaholyothin Soi 2 Samsennai Phayathai, Bangkok
Open: Mon and Wed-Fri, 5-10 pm; Sat-Sun, 11 am-10 pm.
Although ramen doesn’t always have that pungent kick like Thai tom yum noodle, the Japanese noodles do pack a tonne of umami notes. Noted for their tsukemen (noodle dish typically served cool), the new Shugetsu Ramen now joins Thonglor’s Japanese food enclave and serves a range of meat-bejewelled noodle bowls. With house-made ramen and excellent broth made from shoyu that has been fermented up to 18 months, you know they go deep into the ramen game.
Shugetsu Ramen, 2 F/L, The 49 Terrace, Sukhumvit 49, Bangkok, +6680 303 9999
Open: Mon-Fri, 11 am-3 pm; Sat-Sun, 11:30 am-11 pm.
Hummus Heads is an oasis for the chickpea puree dish. The colonial blue-painted building serves an array of Hummus flavoured by different types of herbs and veggies like beetroot, spinach, pumpkin and more. Although the fusion hummus dishes like the Thai Curry-spiked Hummus (THB 130 for small/THB 175 for big) gives a nice surprising taste to the chickpea experience, the most bizarre thing served here is the Hummus Shake (THB 155), spanning flavours like Hummus Chocolate Pistachio, Hummus Strawberry Almond and Spicy Pumpkin Cinnamon Hummus. Here’s where a classic savoury dip turns into some delightful sweetness.
Hummus Heads, Sukhumvit 55, Thonglor Soi 10, Bangkok, +6697 193 1912
Open: Mon-Sun, 10:30 am-11 pm.