Bangkok’s restaurants are placing Thailand’s culinary scene on the 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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Indulge Fusion Food & Cocktail Bar

A newbie to Turkish food? This egg cilbir by Indulge Fusion Food & Cocktail Bar will be a good introduction to the ancient Ottoman cuisine. This version by Indulge is slightly modernised with poached eggs laid on a bed of garlicky yoghurt and sweet potato hummus, touched with a drizzle of chilli oil and served with toasted challah, yet still does justice to the Turkish cuisine with its sky-high level of familiar indulgence.

Madras Express Cafe

Food truck junkies, take some time away from the burger-packed vehicles and try a succulent selection of South Indian food here at Madras Express Café. Situated right outside the Jewellery Trade Centre, the Indian food truck brings to the business area a beautiful Indian aroma and spirit. We love the Methu Vada, a fluffy fritter known to be a staple snack in South India. Made from dal and a fistful of curry leaves, cumin, and chopped red onion, the fritter is light in texture yet heavy in herbal tastes and nuttiness.

Yào Rooftop Bar

Sunset sessions are not complete without an accompaniment of food and booze. So saunter over to Yào Rooftop Bar and take delight in the sundown as well as in their spectacular Sunset Platter (THB 588++), featuring BBQ skewers, steamed scallops, oysters, squid salad, prawn cocktails, and edamame. Make sure you’re there a bit before 6pm to enjoy every bit of the day’s last sunlight hour.

Saladang Dining Hall

The panang curry over at Saladang Dining Hall stays original in all its meatiness and pungency. But what makes it special and ultra scrumptious is the onsen egg, which gets added on top for extra comfort-filled creaminess. Opt for this dish and you will be guaranteed no disappointment.

Zuma Bangkok

Salmon and tuna tartare dishes at Zuma Bangkok are no ordinary. The fusion Japanese restaurant at The St. Regis Bangkok rocks the traditional izakaya cuisine with its own twists. This seafood tartare here is served on an ice bowl, along with paper-thin crackers for scooping. Why use a spoon when you have such things as edible utensils?

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Oliver’s Bar & Bistro

The flavour profile of the roasted chilli paste fried rice at Oliver’s Bar & Bistro gets boosted with strong players like Japanese-style omelette and crispy bacon. We love its spiciness as well as its all-in-one textures and fattiness.

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.