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Unique Eats: Bangkok bites we loved this September 2020

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 5 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?

[Featured and hero image credit: Thong Smith]

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MASA - Otaru Masazushi

From Otaru to Bangkok, the Hokkaido-famed MASA – Otaru Masazushi brings along with it a pristine seafood selection that will have you awestruck – as seen here in their Otaru Kaisen Don. The rice bowl features a boatload of grade-A seafood from Hokkaido like uni, horsehair crab, octopus, tuna (chutoro and akami), shrimp roe, and more. It’s the kind of dish that intends to be the centrepiece at any dining table.

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Thong Smith

When it comes to Thai noodles, guay tiew rua or boat noodles top our ‘Most Favourite’ list due to its distinctive dark broth, which is so sweet and flavoursome from a long-simmering of pork bones and a variety of herbs and spices. Though it’s seen as comfort street food, Thong Smith really takes it to a new height with additions of premium cuts imported from Australia like wagyu ribeye, shank, and tendon. The venue also stays true to the tradition by serving every boat noodle with its signature elements like pork rinds, meatballs, cinnamon, basil, and morning glory.

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3 /5

Easy Burger

Easy Burger is a burger guru. Serving up succulent smash burgers in slightly different toppings, diners can go super bacon-y with the Bacon Blue Burger (THB 149), Cheesy Burger (THB 135) with extra cheese, or the Spicy Burger (THB 145). But for those who like to live on the edge, opt for the signature The Shapeshifter (THB 259) which comes double on the dry-aged beef patties, smoked bacon, and triple cheese.


4 /5

Tibet Kitchen

Can’t make it to Tibet yet? No fret, Tibet Kitchen can transport there with their repertoire of Tibetan dishes. The restaurant churns out an impressive array of momos (the staple dumplings found in Tibet and Nepal), which you can order fried or steamed, and with meat or vegetarian fillings. Being one of the few restaurants focusing on the Tibetan cuisine here in Thailand, this place will sure offer new and high-profile flavours for your palates.


5 /5

Sasada Omakase Restaurant

Omakase really isn’t complete without the sight of the ocean’s gold: uni. And if you love its custardy richness but can’t seem to have enough, Sasada Omakase Restaurant can satisfy the craving. Situated within the Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit, the omakase Japanese haunt is always packed with a boatload of scrumptious surprises – with the latest one being the uni tasting, featuring five types of sea urchins. Japanese omakase aficionados: stay tuned since they have plenty in store for you.

Image credit: Instagram/lux_foodandtravel

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.
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