Bangkok’s restaurants are placing Thailand’s culinary scene on a world stage, and they keep progressing with new creative dishes.

The city never seems to run dry of unique eats to try. So if you’re currently cruising the streets searching for distinctive and uncompromisingly delicious food, we’ve curated a list of 6 stunning yet sumptuous dishes we tried this month that are bound to delight you. Let’s jump right onto the unique eats bandwagon and stay up to date with Bangkok’s culinary scene, shall we?

[Hero and Featured Image: Ministry of Crab]

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Ministry of Crab

When dining at the crab-focused haunt, Ministry of Crab, expect each dish to be blooming with spices and umami as anticipated in the Sri Lankan way of cooking. The Pepper Crab here holds a dear spot in many foodie’s hearts thanks to the signature pepper sauce made with Sri Lankan peppercorns, butter, garlic, chilli, and concentrated pepper stock that truly makes the impressively gigantic crustacean sing with pungency and well-rounded toothsomeness.

Another popular item is the Clay Pot Prawn Curry which comes with two varieties of prawn weighted at over half a kilo. What makes it favourable is the fact is that they come drowning in a scrumptious pool of spice-packed curry and a side of toasted kade bread (traditional Sri Lankan wood-fired bread). This acts as a sponge for soaking up every last wonderful bit of the succulent sauce.

Another plus about this spot? Free corkage every Tuesday, so all you drink devotees can get ready to have a blast over the crab-loaded feast paired with booze of your bliss.

 

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PLANTIFUL

For health-forward fare, PLANTIFUL should be your go-to. The venue doles out a truckload of flavoursome 100% plant-based meals like Baked Zucchini Eggplant Lasagna, Chocolate Hummus with Apple & Pineapple, Miso-Ginger-Lemongrass Buckwheat Soba Noodle Soup, meatless Thai Larb Salad, and more. Their meal plan program should also be your power move if you’ve got no time for cafe visiting.

 

 

 

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Ja Guem Song

When it comes to authentic Korean food, Korea Town never disappoints. And if your go-to dish is the springy, umami-packed Jjajangmyeon, make a pit stop here at Ja Guem Song for gourmet noodle coated and cooked in black bean sauce. The noodle really gets to shine whilst the meat and veggies are placed as side players.

Image credit: Instagram/shem_arciel

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Pizza Massilia

A lover of crunch and comfort? Come right this way. Pizza Massilia recently introduced the cool kids to their pizza repertoire: Pizza Tonda Romana, aka Scrocchiarella, a Roman-style pie packed up with real-deal crunchy effect. This style of pizza also comes in four different flavours for you to choose from, spanning Pizza Mortazza, Carbonara, Scarola & Alici, and Pancetta Porchettata & Friarielli. By all means, follow your bliss and take delight on the flavours and toppings you love most.

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WORKSHOP

Curated by Chef Clément Hernandez who holds previous tenures at various star-studded restaurants (think J’aime by Jean Michel Lorain, 3-Michelin-starred Relais Bernard Loiseau, and more), you know the menu at WORKSHOP is no joke – evidenced in this drool-inducing Barbary Duck Breast. Cooked to perfection, the duck is then bejewelled with a crown of foie gras for an extra oomph of creaminess and duck-y flavours. The mixture of spaetzle (German egg noodle) and eryngii also provides a deliciously crazy contrast to the meat which we absolutely enjoy.

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MAKAI Tropical Cafes & Bars

Pancake doesn’t have to be guilt-ridden food. MAKAI Tropical Cafes & Bars make it ultra-tasty and nutritious with wholesome plant-based ingredients. Opt for the Nutflix & Chill, which is chocolate banana oat pancakes showered in hazelnut cacao butter and a generous sprinkling of toasted hazelnuts, coconut chips, and a banana for extra sweetness.

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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.