Bangkok’s restaurants – which are placing Thailand’s culinary scene on the world stage – 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 9 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?
Other dishes of Saawaan’s tasting menu are simply mind-blowing. But the true show-stopper that really sizzles in their menu is this Stir-Fried, a dish composed of Samut Songkhram mud crab-eating bai liang and stinky beans. The colour is right and the flavour is, undeoutedly, downright delicious from the herb and spice’s pungency.
New to gnocchi? Then the first place you should taste it should be at Rossini’s. Celebrating the launch of Primosic wines from Colli, Italy, Executive Chef Gaetano Palumbo of a trattoria-like Italian restaurant, Rossini’s, has come up with a new delightful menu to be enjoyed with the Italian-native wine which has had a long history in the vino industry since the 19th century. Although every dish featuring in the new menu is spectacular, the one that truly generates a buzz is the chef’s Gnocchi con Asparagi Bianchi. The fluffy balls of potato are tossed in butter until golden-brown, before getting showered in sumptuous sauce and speckled with ribbons of ham, charred white asparagus, and morel mushroom.
The American burger goes halal here at Burg Republic. The burger truck delivers deliciousness that caters to the carnivore’s palate, including those who are restricted to following the Islamic tradition but still immensely enjoy a quality cut of meat. Try the Ultimate Beef Burge where double-stacked, dry-aged beef patties are showered in cheesy rain before getting squished between fat-glazed bacon and sesame-speckled buns.
The Ohmi Wagyu Nuggets drizzled with tonkatsu sauce and bejewelled with seaweed-green caviar at Bunker will totally melt your heart with its crispy interior, soft insides and umami taste. Looking for a meaty, guilty pleasure for the night? These fried delights will do the job.
Wonder how you can feast like the Italians? Come over to Jamie’s Italian and they will show you how. We recently checked out their new weekday menu, Italian Feast, which feature the famous Antipasti Plank, two dishes of your choice (Wild Mushroom Risotto, Tagliatelle Bolognese, Linguine Vongole and Truffle Tagliatelle) and a meaty main served with seasonal vegetables and roast potatoes. Although we enjoyed every dish immensely, what really took the centre stage was the Roast Potatoes. Coated generously in olive oil, the par-boiled potatoes are baked until crisp, developing a golden crust that keeps the flesh inside moist and fluffy. Delish.
Truly Scrumptious serves up a truly succulent weekend-only dish of Mee-Goreng Toastie (THb 250). Sandwiched between wholewheat slices of bread is the Indonesian Mie Goreng (spicy stir-fried noodle), sunny-side-up egg and marble ham. The whole sandwich then gets crisped up in the panini machine before it’s served beautifully on a plate with kimchi and hot sauce. Yes, it is messy to look at and eat but the taste is revolutionary and highly satisfying.
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For hardcore carnivores, we highly recommend you going to the Sunday Brunch over at The District Grill Room & Bar where they offer a wealth of steak and meat dishes along with other sumptuous sides like salad, mac & cheese, cheese platter, and golden Yorkshire pudding. But if you’re looking for a sweet sensation that will satisfy your inner sweet tooth, their Match Madeleine is top-notch in their dessert (and steak) repertoire. Glazed with white chocolate and adorned with reddish dried berries, the marvelously light madeleine is just as pleasing to look at as it is to eat.
When it comes to comfort meals, Italian food totally nails it. This Octopus Ink Paccheri by the art showroom-themed Italian restaurant, MiO Food & Art, is delectable proof of that statement. The chubby tube-like pasta catches every bit of the sauce, making it the perfect, juicy yet carby counterpart to the thick-cut, chewy squid that has been sautéed in the bright tomato sauce.
Lo and behold, Yokubari Curry Shogun (THB 270++) by the Japanese haunt nestled within Soi Sukhumvit 22 Curry Shogun will change your entire outlook on the Japan-born curry. Brimming with deep-fried pork cutlet, stir-fried beef and minced pork atop a bed of curry and warm rice, this dish boasts layers of perfections that make it one of Bangkok’s utmost comforting dishes. The rich egg yolk crowned on top of the rice will also provide extra yolky creaminess to the thick curry sauce.