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Eat This: the best bites we’re legit obsessing over this week

With many establishments around town insisting on feeding the city with their scrumptious fare, Bangkok dwellers are always in luck and always get their cravings met.

Especially with the lockdown being eased and restaurants and cafes back to opening and serving kitchen-to-table meals, city dwellers are now back to the usual ritual of dining out. From edible cookie dough to Indian brunch and a spectacular tasting menu, we’ve been giving new food establishments a shot, for both dine-in and delivery. Here is our list of food deliveries and restaurants we are currently obsessed with and can’t get enough of this week.

Carne and Punjab Grill Bangkok – Kankanit Wichiantanon, Dining and Interiors Writer

Brunch — the term itself is just music to my ears. Something about sleeping in on purpose just to wake up and eat a long, lazy meal accompanied by booze and fizz until 3 pm just sounds like a vacation but without the long plane or car ride. This season, Carne features a new all-day dining concept with an impressive brunch selection of even more impressive dishes by Chef Mateo Roberson. The Beef Tongue Steak & Eggs (THB 390) served atop a bed of fiery, acidic salsa molcajete is bursting with vibrancy in taste and in ‘grammability. Another thing you shouldn’t miss out on is the Empanada Chayote (THB 90) where the usual fried stuffed dough gets a playful twist and is turned into an open-faced appetiser topped with mushroom cream and thin slices of charred chayote.

When it comes to scrumptious Indian food (even for brunch), Punjab Grill is a mainstay spot. With the Sunday brunch service (THB 1,000 net), diners can now bask in the spice-packed splendid cuisine of the Punjab region with an all-you-can-eat menu curated by Chef Bharath Bhat. It’s packed full of different items like butter chicken, keema mutter, aloo gobi, palak paneer, chicken biryani, tandoori roti, garlic naan, and more ­– all accompanied by masala orange juice and silky-milky chai.

Scoop & Dough – Alisha Pawa, Culture Writer

What’s better than cookies? Cookie dough. The pre-baked, raw state of cookie boasts a soul-satisfying effect that’s hard to replicate. With the opening of Scoop & Dough, cookie monsters  like our Culture Writer, Alisha, are in for a treat, since she can now enjoy edible cookie doughs in many different flavour profiles, spanning chocolate chip, rainbow confetti, matcha, and chocolate sea salt. The Birthday Bash (THB 119), where the cookie dough comes in the flavour of Lucky Charms Cereal, is her move whenever a cheerful rainbow spirit is needed.

Mia and Amatissimo Caffe – Lisa Gries, Managing Editor

It’s been a stressful week. But when in doubt, carbs always help. And that probably explains our excessive intake on carbs this week — it almost seems like bread is the first thing we reach for at every meal. Our Managing Editor, especially, has a selection of bread and pastries in her kitchen. Like many other bread buffs, Amatissimo Caffe is her current obsession. Nestled within the Leica Shop at EmQuatier, the bakery churns out a repertoire of butter-packed pastries in the liking of a croissant, yet more exciting and interesting in shape. An example is the French Butter Cube (THB 110), which has a dice-like shape but just approximately 10 times bigger. The Breakfast Ham & Cheese (THB 180) is Lisa’s absolute favourite since it comprises of briny ham and a whole soft-boiled egg that’s ready to ooze out a golden runny yolk whenever it is cut open.

Another prime spot to stop for bread if you love a decent sourdough loaf is at Mia. Apart from their fantastic seasonal 8-course tasting menu (THB 2,550++), Pastry Chef Michelle Goh really nails it with her Sourdough Brioche served with a whipped-to-perfection shallot butter dotted with smoky onion ash. It’s Lisa’s new fixation and as much as I hate to admit it, she is right. I am with her on this one having tried this bread killer myself.

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.