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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Kaizen Coffee

The Australian coffee hub, Kaizen Coffee, is not only raved about for its delicious brews but also for their scrumptious substantial bites like sandwiches, pasta, ramen, and salad. But among their extensive multi-cuisine menu, what makes us salivate the most is their drool-inducing vegan focaccia sandwich stuffed with charred kale, mushroom, and pumpkin butter. It’s a plant-based sarnie that even deserves praises from carnivores like us.

JHOL

Let’s admit it: one of the best things about dining out at a restaurant is the warm bread-loaded basket served with a knob of room-temp butter. But expect no average bread & butter at JHOL. Bangkok’s new Indian restaurant focusing on coastal Indian cuisine totally revamps their B&B, serving up Masala Maska Bun & Pav Bhaji Butter inspired by India’s popular street snack, Pav Bhaji. Sassy like spices and satisfying like eating bread with curry.

La Lupita Bangkok

You’ve tasted good nachos before but have you ever tried Chilaquiles? You should, because they are impressively delicious. Here’s a breakfast dish composing of a bed of crispy tortillas slathered in red sauce, beans, cheese, and more cheese. Make this staple Mexican morning meal your new favourite when walking into La Lupita Bangkok or other Mexican eateries in the city next time.

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Ja Geum Sung

Got a Korean food craving? Think Ja Guem Sung. Here’s one of the very best spots for Korean fare and their Jajangmyeon is to die for – tried and tested and tasted. The stringy-silky noodle covered in succulent black bean sauce speckled with diced pork is to Koreans a tom yum noodle to Thais. Ja Geum Sung keeps their version classic and classy with meaty, molasses-like sauce so expect no craziness except for its luscious deliciousness.

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Teppen Bangkok

For donburi aficionados, this Volcano Don, a mountain of meat and rice bejewelled with a sun-shade yolk should be your go-to. The izakaya-style Japanese restaurant, Teppen Bangkok piles up finger-licking-good slices of pristine wagyu to give your rice bowl that meaty sensation as well as over-the-top look. The yolk also does dual jobs in yielding creaminess and lending a depth of flavours to your dish.

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Baskin-Robbins

Live your fantasy land through this unicorn cone by Baskin-Robbins. The American ice cream house offers up a world of fiction in a form of waffle cone loaded with scoops of ice creams and studded with edible props to make a unicorn. It’s the kind of dessert that will please the inner unicorn geek in adults and children alike.

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.