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 into the unique eats bandwagon and stay up-to-date with Bangkok’s culinary scene, shall we?
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This Explosive Chicken by Billy’s Smokehouse Bangkok is packed with a burst of spiciness. But don’t chicken out because its deliciousness is worth having your mouth burned. Rubbed thoroughly with a pungent spice blend, the chicken exudes a scrumptiously sharp tang that will have you devouring it until the last bite.
Although the Truffle Negroni is a true showstopper at 1919 Italian Bar & Restaurant, we equally adore their lusciously eggy Carbonara Roman-style (THB 490) dotted with crispy-fried cured pork cheek and shavings of pecorino romano for cheesy saltiness.
At Izakaya Teppen BBQ & Sushi, the sashimi-driven outlet lets you style your own rice bowl with the “Omakase Mini Don” menu. In the dish pictured, atop a warm bed of rice is a medley of cubed salmon, tuna, and paper-thin sliced octopus. What makes it a unique eat is the sheet of edible gold leaf — very Instagrammable, too.
It’s not a good morning if it hasn’t been sweetened up with morning bun. At Brioche from Heaven, the butter-enriched dough gets smeared in a brown sugar and spice mixture before getting rolled into a swirl shape. Once baked, the bun is showered in a molasses-y syrup, creating a sticky, dewy, surface perfect for candied pecans to land on.
The Authors’ Lounge within the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok is where to best sip and snack on your afternoon tea stylishly by Chao Phraya River. The groundbreaking thing about their menu is the recent addition of a Vegan and Gluten-free Afternoon Tea Set. So for those who can’t have butter-laden scones, clotted cream, or meat-specked sandwiches, this tea set with delicious — tried and tested — tofu cream, vegan cheese puff, vegan bratwurst, and other gluten-free desserts and savoury bites will be your new best friend.
If cake by a piece is not enough to satisfy you, this Bucket Cake at Mocha & Muffins will do the job and hit the right spot. Underneath a beautiful decoration of fruit and candy toppings, beautiful layers of moist chocolate cake and cacao buttercream awaits. It’s perfect as a date dessert.