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.
From a ramen joint and a steak-focused haunt to an Italian delicatessen, ditch the old, humdrum spots and head over to these new restaurants to wine and dine at in Bangkok this December.
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Mahasan Burnt & Bowl
Living up to its name, Mahasan – translates as gigantic in Thai — serves up steaks with big flavours along with big portions. Really, this is the kind of steakhouse that doesn’t like to hold back. Located in Charoen Krung, the venue is an intimate space with only four to five wooden dining tables and boasts that old-school cool vibe like that of its neighbourhood. Intending to use only locally-sourced grass-fed steak, diners can expect the highlights to be something like sous vide beef tongue served with reddish egg yolk (THB 270), juicy grilled
picanha (THB 420) and fine dining-quality T-bone steak (THB 580).
Mahasan, 1843 Charoen Krung Road, Bangkok, +6663 406 5566
Those hankering to keep their noodle night fresh and crisp, saunter on over to Mensho Tokyo for their “hyper ramen,” which is seasonal ramen cooked using the highest quality ingredients available in local markets instead of sticking to the original Japanese recipes. First opened in Tokyo then in the bay city, San Francisco, the obsession for hyper ramen among noodle connoisseurs is now also getting real among the Bangkok crowd. Considered as a vessel of the ramen haunt, the ramen noodle here is made fresh in-house daily. So next time you pay them a visit, get ready to indulge in the springy house-made ramen showered in umami-packed chicken broth.
Mensho Tokyo, G Floor RSU Tower Room G03, Sukhumvit 31, Bangkok
Nestled in Soi Ruamrudee, Gourmé Italia is an Italian-themed, multi-concept venue that is part deli, part restaurant and wine bar. The venue offers a bunch of grade-A Italian products like salami, provolone, ham, prosciutto, imported cheese, and dried pasta. The restaurant section also serves up an impressive assortment of Italian dishes like the cheese-basted Cacio & Pepe (THB 330), Penne Salmon and Cream (THB 350), Stuffed Cannelloni (THB 360), and Italiana, which is a mix of buffalo mozzarella, parma ham, rocket salad and olives (THB 560). Don’t forget to tuck into their Torta Della Nonna (THB 160), which is a lemon cream tart sprinkled with pine nuts, just for the sake of ultimate comfort that this Tuscan delight will give you.
Gourmé Italia, 11/14 Soi Ruam Ruedi, Bangkok,+66 82 375 9522