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 and sumptuous dishes we tried this month. Let’s jump right onto the unique eats bandwagon and stay up-to-date with Bangkok’s culinary scene, shall we?
[Featured image credit: Lola’s Kitchen; hero image credit: El Hefe Bangkok]
Though there’s nothing uniquely new about bacon, we simply can’t deny how remarkable this Triple Bacon Beef burger by Empire Burger Bangna looks. Something about the plump sesame-speckled bun, the ooey-gooey layers of melted cheese between beef patties, and the generous serving of bacon on this dish just gives it that impressively drool-inducing effect.
[Image credit: Empire Burger]
Pasta always goes well with tomato and cream sauce. But sometimes the egg-enriched noodle just screams for a pungent sauce to give it extra spicy oomph. Sava All Day Dining’s Capellini is served swimming in a pool of Southern yellow crab curry with betel leaves and topped with lotus root tempura. It’s a combo of creamy, carb-y, and crunchy textures all in one bowl.
[Image credit: Sava All Day Dining]
Lola’s Kitchen is all about mouth-walloping Filipino comfort fare and this Crispy Chicken Sisig is supporting evidence of that. Here, a medley of chicken breast, liver, and veggies are served on a sizzling hot stone plate, developing charred marks that give the dish a hint of smokiness. The egg bejewelled on top also gets slightly cooked whilst still retaining that runny, yolky texture to bind every element of the dish together. Delicious.
[Image credit: Lola’s Kitchen]
If you ever stop by El Hefe Bangkok, the one thing you must get apart from their tacos is this Huaraches dish. The fried oblong-shaped, pinto beans-stuffed masa dough acts as a scrumptious plate that holds together all the tasty elements of salsa, greens, queso fresco, and your choice of protein. It’s as splendid in taste and it is in looks.
[Image credit: El Hefe Bangkok]
Fitness devotees, if you’re going to have a cheat day and indulge in a basket of fries, you may as well make it healthy-ish. Vesper Caffè (which prior to the alcohol ban you knew as Vesper Cocktail Bar) offers up their luxe take on fries with the Butternut Squash Fries. They are sprinkled with a shower of pecorino romano cheese, and come with an impressive dip of honey spiced with harissa paste.
[Image credit: Vesper]
Let’s admit it; panna cotta is often not the most exciting dessert to order. But over at Some Time Blue Cafe, it’s a glorious day for this Italian-native treat. This Espresso Panna Cotta is made with an espresso shot that acts as a glaze to render this dark, bitter, and slightly sour taste to contrast with the sweet smoothness of the cream pudding underneath.
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