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?

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1
Soul Food 555

Not only does Northern-style curry khao soi belong in a bowl, but it also belongs on a brioche bun. Soul Food 555 cranks their Thai food game up a notch by offering this Khao Soi Cowboy; a burger sandwiched with fork-tender pulled pork cooked in khao soi curry base and its typical toppings like shallots, chilli, and a squeeze of lime juice. Expect ultra juiciness on your first bite.

2
Roast

Pan-seared tuna might sound cliche, but no, not this one at Roast. Cooked to perfection, the salmon holds a soft-firm touch which pairs well with crunchy cilantro sauce and cucumber salad that packs tons of herbaceous tastes and aromas. With a little squeeze of lemon juice, this dish makes a perfectly nourishing yet fulfilling lunch and dinner standby, guaranteed. 

3
L’OLIVA Ristorante Italiano & Wine Bar

If your happiness is pasta (specifically covered in ragu), then your pleasure will be at L’OLIVA Ristorante Italiano & Wine Bar. The venue specialises in whipping up regional Abruzzo dishes. And although the selection of pizza here is quite seductive, what really attracts our inner Italian food geek is the Chitarra al Ragu Abruzzese, made with house-made Chitarra (guitar string) pasta covered in a meat-packed sauce made with a mix of veal, lamb, and pork. Undoubtedly, here’s a dish where al dente meets juicy succulence.

4
Stage

The Stage Experience tasting menu at Stage offers wow-worthy flavours, tried and tested. And the dish we love the most is this Lobster/Sucrine, which coaxes real-deal scrumptiousness from just a few basic elements like lobster, sucrine lettuce, and butter-based beurre blanc sauce. Though the lobster looks like the highlight, it’s the lettuce bejewelled with ikura that’s actually the true showstopper by yielding pops of flavours, textures, and vibrancy to the dish.

5
Boru

When talking about extra, nothing wins over this dish at Boru. The donburi-focused restaurant churns out great rice dishes, but this Boru Tokushu is really the apple of our eyes. Topped with grilled whole ayu sweetfish, seaweed tempuras, preserved yolk and a medley of ikura, minced bluefin tuna, and minced salmon seasoned with truffle salt, this rice bowl will definitely please your palates with meaty umami.

6
Divana ForRest Cafe

If you can turn into fine dining a hot dog like how they do at Stage, it goes without saying that any kind of food can be upgraded into getting haute-cuisine status. This acai bowl at Divana ForRest Cafe serves a bowl of rainbow crafted from acai berry and a bunch of fresh fruit and wholesome ingredients — with a special effect from dry ice to make it extra chic and elegant. All in all, you just need to eat with your eyes first, are we right? 

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.