It’s true, Thai food is our main food group. But after having it almost every single day, we may need a little something new to excite and freshen up our daily diet.
So, why not march your way to Siam, Bangkok’s wonderland for food? It’s a real comfort food enclave that features various types of cuisines – spanning Italian, Thai, Japanese, Mexican, the list goes on – all within one area. And for those who have developed a taste for the kimchi-based fare, Siam has some of the best Korean restaurants you need to check out. We’ve mapped out Siam’s Korean food trail for you. Scroll down to see which one should be added next to your Korean food tour list.

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The Tongkeungui

The Tongkeungui in Siam Square Soi 1 is all about grilling and steakhouse-quality, marbled meat. If you’re a true beef buff, opt for the Beef Set (THB 988) where the three types of beef – marinated rib finger, brisket point and short plate – will be served elegantly on a stand like how afternoon tea would be served to tea sippers. The equally delicious dish here at the three-storey BBQ haunt is the Korean Pizza (THB 250) and the Volcano Fried Rice (THB 350) which is Korean-style fried rice served with a shower of cheese.

The Tongkeungui, 218/7 Siam square Soi1, Pathumwan, Bangkok, +662 252 8392
Open: Mon-Sun, 11 am-10 pm.

The Bibimbab

Wellness devotees, you don’t need to give up carb-loaded dishes to be healthy. Korean Bibimbab, which is a medley of meat, veggies and rice served in a heated bowl, should be your go-to. So whenever you’re in the Siam area, treat your tastebuds here at The Bibimbab where they offer a wide array of this veggie-laden Korean dish served with different types of proteins. Get the Bulgogi Bibimbab (THB 250) if you love a good old marinated beef or pork. Vegetarian? Then Dubutuikim Bibimbab (THB 200) served with tofu is for you.

The Bibimbab, 3 F/L Siam Paragon, Bangkok, +662 610 7732
Open: Mon-Sun, 10 am-10 pm.

RedSun Thailand Tokpokki

Is it a hot pot or is it a gigantic bowl of noodles? Well, it’s both. Tokpokki we know might just be the plump rice cake coated and cooked in the thick red sauce. The original tokpokki, however, is also an instant noodle which gets cooked in a hot pot-like pan with assorted ingredients like gochujang paste (Korean chilli paste), veggies, meat, egg, rice and rice cake (anything your heart desires, really). Here at RedSun Tokpokki, the establishment offers a variety of hot pot elements just so you can create the bowl that will truly hit the spot.

RedSun Thailand Tokpokki, Siam Square Soi 10, Bangkok, +662 252 1395
Open: Mon-Sun, 10 am-10 pm.

nice two Meat u

It wouldn’t be exaggerating to say that nice two Meat u is one of Bangkok’s utopias for quality cuts. Have a thing for pork? The venue is a guru when it comes to finding you all types of pork meat. Think Sliced Pork (THB 250), Pork Neck (THB 260), Pork Belly (THB 220), Smoked Pork Belly (THB 280) and more. But if pork doesn’t cut it, pair your grilling session with their signature Raw Crab Marinated in Soy Sauce (THB 1,050), N2U Kimchi Cheese Fried Rice (THB 360) and Soju (THB 320). Don’t miss out also on the HITE Mango Beer (THB 220) which is Korean-style beer with a touch of refreshing mango flavour.

nice two Meat u, 66/9-10 Siam Square Soi 3, Bangkok, +662 252 9334
Open: Mon-Sun, 11 am-11 pm.

Sulbing: Korean Dessert Cafe

If you have ever heard of Sulbing, you’ll know this international house of Korean desserts gets really creative with their bingsu. Take a look at this Durian Sulbing (THB 420) and you’ll immediately understand why. The venue makes tasty as well as photogenic snow-like desserts. Find delights in their signatures like the Real Tong Tong Melon (THB 385), a whole melon stuffed with shaved ice, Japanese moji and red bean paste; or the Red Velvet Strawberry Sulbing (THB 395), in which the bingsu is covered with big chunks of red velvet cake and cloaked with a cloud of whipped cream before getting a beautiful finish of fresh strawberries. Conveniently, you can easily find Sulbing across Bangkok, for example, in Ari and Korean Town.

Sulbing, M Floor, Siam Center, Bangkok, +662 040 8568

Open: Mon-Sun, 10 am-10 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.