When it comes to restaurants, everyone has their favourite in mind. And with some of us being a creature of habit, going out to eat means heading towards the same restaurant and ordering our same favourite things over and over again.
At certain times, however, breaking a habit means discovering new dishes packed with a punch of flavours — it’s basically like an adventure served on a plate. Here, we’ve listed five new Bangkok dining menus over at our beloved restaurants just so you could switch over from your regular orders to some new, exciting tastes.
Featured image credit: The Kitchen Table
Bunker welcomes you to its new meat-packed season this year. Emphasising on American cuisine touched with culinary flair from diverse other cuisines, the New York-style restaurant situated between Sathorn Soi 10 and 12 serves up innovative dishes with unique twists. This time around the whole menu got a new upgrade, and by an upgrade, we mean more meat, more flavours, and more excitement. Every dish highlights a premium meat; think Seared Foie Gras (THB 650) served with caramelised pineapple and brioche, Korean Fried Chicken Bao (THB 220) and Jerk Chicken (THB 500) with jambalaya rice. What we highly recommend though is the Mexcian-inspired Bafun Sea Urchin (THB 1,200), which is a do-it-yourself nacho dish composing of a box filled with uni, tortilla chips, chunky salsa, and other taco elements.
Bunker Sathorn, 118/2 Soi Suksa (Sathorn 12), Bangkok, +662 234 7749
Open: Mon-Sun, 5:30 pm-1 am.
R Thai Tapas
R Bar within the Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong puts tapas as the stars of the show. Following the success of their first series, R THAI TAPAS series II is back to showcase 10 progressive Thai small-bite dishes using molecular cooking. Tuck into Kai Kem (salted egg custard), Gaeng Daeng (lobster with red curry ice cream), Poo Char (king crab with coconut polenta), Nam Prik (smoked duck with house-made chilli sauce) and more. Priced at THB 1,690++, this dinner is another way to satisfy your tapas needs — without going to the typical Spanish-style tapas haunts.
R Bar, Renaissance Bangkok Rtchaprasong, Phloen Chit Rd, Lumphini, +662 125 5000
Open: Mon-Sun, 7-1 am.
The Kitchen Table
All types of quality, top-notch meats get extra attention here at The Kitchen Table’s new menu “Tipsy Cow.” Combining meat-focused dishes cooked with American-style techniques — think, barbecue and low-temperature cooking — the menu brings juicy drama and an ultra deliciousness to the table. Accompany the meaty experience with their new signature cocktails using Wild Turkey Bourbon Whisky, and created especially for the Tipsy Cow menu. The new dining menu is available for dinner only, from 5:30-10:30 pm. The venue also offers Ribs & Brews Buffet every Wednesday (THB 1,099++ for food only and THB 2,098++ for food and free-flow drinks) from 5:30-10:30 pm, featuring all-you-can-eat pork ribs for 90 minutes straight. For a day or night to get deliciously tipsy, think Tipsy Cow.
The Kitchen Table, 106, 108 North Sathorn Road, Silom, +662 344 4210
Open: Mon-Sun, 6:30 am-10:30 pm.
Funky Lam Kitchen
Looking for a supremely scrumptious (and spicy) feast? March your way to the Laotian food enclave: Funky Lam in Thonglor. Here the restaurant is keeping the heritage of Laotian cuisine alive whilst also making it extra funky with fun funk tracks. The new additions to the menu stay true to its concept of serving crowd-pleasing fare. Expect to see drool-inducing Laotian dishes: Larb Seen (THB 390) Australian wagyu larb; Gaeng Hed Phasoom (THB 340) mushroom soup; and Tam Mak Hoong Puu Tord (THB 260) green papaya salad seasoned with Laotian padaek (fermented fish and topped with tempura soft-shell crab).
Funky Lam Kitchen, The Taste Thonglor, 235 Soi 11, Soi Sukhumvit 55, Khlong Tan, +66 2 050 0469
Open: Wed-Mon (close on Tue), 6 pm-11.30 pm.
Want to bask in the joy of Thai food in a white tablecloth setting? Have it here at Celadon within The Sukhothai Bangkok. The new tasting menu curated by Celadon’s creative Chef Rossarin will excite your palate with spices and all things nice like river prawns and Australian beef cheek. Diners can choose between the Full Experience (9 dishes for THB 2,900++) and Part of the Trail (6 dishes for THB 2,200++), and can expect to indulge in Grilled Hokkaido Scallops with sea blite leaves, Grilled Australian Beef Cheek served with dried Panang curry, Warm Glutinous Rice Balls with Salted Egg and more.
Celadon, The Sukhothai Bangkok, South Sathorn Road, +662 344 8888
Open: Mon-Sun, 12-3 pm for lunch and 6:30-11 pm for dinner.