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Bangkok city eats: what’s new in dining this week

For foodies who need some extra inspiration to keep their inner food geek going this week, we’ve got you covered.

Bangkok’s culinary establishments constantly feed the city with new dishes, new menus, new dining concepts, and bold pop-ups to keep us food buffs energised and excited. Here’s what’s new in the Bangkok dining scene that will sure enliven your jaded appetite in no time.

Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin

Sweater weather has yet to arrive but we are just as pleased with the launch of the new Winter Journey menu at Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin. Having kept its prestigious Michelin-starred status, the Thai restaurant is still going strong with its new set lunch and dinner menu themed around the pristine produce of winter. Here’s an eight-course journey curated by Head Chef Chayawee Suthcharitchan and Chef Henrik Yde-Andersen of Copenhagen’s Kiin Kiin, where every spoonful walks you through the taste of forgotten childhood favourites. On the menu, you can expect things like Kra Pao Foie Gras with Basil Hollandaise and Crispy Rice, Tom Yum Soup, Prawn Cracker, Shrimp Taco, Lobster, and Tofu Noodles or Grilled Sweet Corn, Sticky Rice, Corn Ice Cream, Candyfloss, and Salted Coconut Soup. For prices and full details on the lunch and dinner menus, click here.

Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin, Siam Kempinski Hotel, 991/9 Rama I Road, Bangkok, +662 162 9000; Open: Wed-Sun, 12-3 pm for lunch and 6 pm-12 am for dinner.

Trattoria Pizzeria Il Bolognese

For an Italian meal punctuated with a real-deal comforting effect, Trattoria Pizzeria Il Bolognese is always high on our list. So if you’re currently searching for a no-fail Italian meal, Trattoria Pizzeria Il Bolognese should absolutely be your move. Here, the spirited cuisine of Bologna is served on a plate, laden with authenticity rather than fusion twists. With the new Chef Marco Ravasio helming the kitchen, his Italian roots combining with years of living in Thailand produce a mouth-walloping fare that does not only speak to Italian taste buds, but to Thai palates, too. His special menu which will be available until 18 October includes our recommended must-tries like Sliced Roasted Dutch Veal Loin and Piedmont Tuna Sauce (THB 430++) and Artisan Egg Noodle tossed in Italian butter (THB 720++).

Trattoria Pizzeria Il Bolognese, 139/3 South Sathon Soi 7, Bangkok, +662 286 8805; open: Mon-Sun, 11:30 am-2:30 pm for lunch and 5:30-11 pm for dinner.

South Philly

Your new favourite takeaway spot, South Philly, is now open for dine-ins. The Philly cheesesteak haunt now takes over Casa Sapparod’s old space as a temporary pop-up, and churns out all their scrumptious spreads in the tropical pineapple-themed setting. Expect favourites like Original Cheesesteak (THB 260), Roast Pork and Broccolini (THB 250), Original Buffalo Wings (THB 190), Mini Key Lime Pie (THB 110), and more. Although the sandwich is undoubtedly a staple in Philadelphia, it may soon be a staple for your weekly meal. Delivery is still available every Wed-Mon from 12-8:30 pm if you still like to enjoy it in the comfort of your home.

South Philly BKK Pop-up @ Casa Sapparod, 55-57 Charoen Krung 44 Alley, Bang Rak, Bangkok, +6683 469 4029; Open: Wed-Mon, 11 am-10 pm.

Sunday Brunch at Anantara Siam Bangkok

Something magical always happens when champagne meets brunch. At the Anantara Siam Bangkok, the Sunday Brunch is taken up a notch with the new free-flow Moët & Chandon Package and a new concept featuring guest street vendors. Apart from the buffet from live stations packed with seafood, sushi, pasta, grilled meats, and made-to-order dishes and desserts, the brunch here now also welcomes the city’s famed street vendors included in the Michelin Bib Gourmand’s list to host one of the live stations every week. The brunch package is priced at THB 2,200++ which includes free-flow soft drinks, and at THB 3,000++ for free-flow Moët & Chandon Champagne, cocktails, beer, and wines, from 11:30 am-3 pm every Sunday.

Anantara Siam Bangkok, 155 Ratchadamri Road, Lumphini, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok, +662 126 8866

Royal Osha

For Thai food in a different light, try Royal Osha. The Thai fine dining restaurant has recently reopened with a new stellar menu curated by Michelin-starred chef Vichit Mukura. The Thai fare served as part of the new Chef’s Table menu has gotten a big-time upgrade through both the presentation and taste. Expect items like the Pan-fried Scallop with Steamed Egg and Spicy Chili Lime Sauce Mixed Salad, Cleared Smoked Dried Fish Soup with Seared Yellowfin Tuna and Green Pea, and Fried Lobster with Yellow Curry and Deep-fried Rice, Mushroom Salad.

Royal Osha, 99 Wireless Road, Royal Residence Park Soi Ruam Ruedi, Bangkok, +6685 489 0571; Open: Mon-Sat, 11 am-2:30 pm for lunch and 6-11 pm for dinner; Sun: 12-2 pm for lunch and 6-11 pm for dinner.

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.