Hungry for a humble yet flavourful feast? By all means, visit Thai Taste Hub Mahanakhon CUBE.

As an extension of the first Thai Taste Hub at King Power Rangnam, the newest location nestled within the first floor of Mahanakhon CUBE is Bangkok’s latest haven for famous eats in town. Aiming to satisfy every taste bud, 12 famed eateries — with 4 listed in the Michelin Guide — come together and serve up their signatures under the same roof. Together with local artists, it’s a true taste of Thainess indeed.

[All images courtesy of King Power Mahanakhon]

Nevertheless, don’t mistake the space for a food court. Here’s a dining hall with impressively stellar upgrades, from the selection of restaurants over to the Sino-Portuguese design and vibrant art pieces curated by 5 celebrated local artists. These feature Gongkan, Lolay, Benzilla, BeerPitch, and Pim, whose work you can spot on the walls, walkways, and even on the dining tables. It’s a photo-ready hub that celebrates art as much as the food itself.

If you like big names like Pad Thai Fai Ta LuPhed Phed Hey, Nai Ek Roll Noodle, or Maverick Suki, Thai Taste Hub Mahanakhon CUBE should be your move. It’s an outlet that brings together many unique places and real-deal local deliciousness at an affordable price point. What’s not to love?

Recently, we had a chance to check out the space and tried some of the best dishes it has to offer. Here’s a list of must-tries you need to order when you visit.

Pad Thai Fai Ta Lu

For one of the best pad Thai eateries in the city, Pad Thai Fai Ta Lu undoubtedly tops the list – in fact, it was also included in the Michelin Bib Gourmand Guide 2019. Created by Thai-American Chef Andy Yang whose New York restaurant, Rhong Tiam, snatched him a prestigious Michelin star, Pad Thai Fai Ta Lu on Dinso Road is his next beloved child. It’s an expansion of his genius but with a more down-to-earth spin to stay grounded to the root of Thai culinary culture — which is street food. Now at Thai Taste Hub, pad thai buffs can easily get their hands on the succulent noodle dish served with a medley of toppings to choose from.

Must-tries: Pad Thai Fai Ta Lu with Crispy Pork Belly (THB 220) or with Grilled Pork Jowl (THB 190).

Phed Phed Hey!

Foodies, rejoice, because you no longer need to queue up in the long line at Phed Phed in Ari. Thai Taste Hub makes our foodie lives ten times easier with Phed Phed Hey!, a sister branch packing a truckload of Phed Phed’s signature Isaan fare to satisfy your inner northeastern food lover.

Must-tries: Mangosteen (or strawberry)Papaya Salad with Shrimp Paste and Sugar Cane (THB 275) and the Thai Salad with Vermicelli Noodles.

Pinn

With Michelin-starred Chef Thaninthorn “Noom” Chantrawan being the brain behind the venue, Pinn promises a spot-on succulence that won’t disappoint through their Thai-fusion menu, highlighting chicken dishes in various forms.

Must-tries: Peri Peri Chicken (THB 250) and Chicken in Truffle Soy Sauce (THB 180).

Pa Hong Thai Dessert

For time-tested Thai desserts, Pa Hong Thai Dessert has long been serving toothsome Thai delicacies at Nang Loeng Market since the reign of King Rama V. Thereby, expect nothing less than storied excellence – and soul-satisfying sweetness.

Must-tries: Durian Sticky Rice with Sweet Coconut Milk (THB 60) and Thai Custard (THB 40).

Chumpol Patonggo

Coming all the way from Buri Ram, you know there’s a reason why this fried dough haunt has come this far. Famed for their patonggo (Thai-Chinese-style doughnut), Chumpol Patonggo doles out crispy confections that fit as a dessert or even as a stellar starter to whet your palate.

Must-tries: Deep-Fried Patonggo with Pandan Custard Dip (THB 45).

Thai Taste Hub Mahanakhon CUBE, 96 Naradhiwat Rajanagarindra Road, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok, +662 677 8721; Open: Mon-Sun, 10 am-8:30 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.