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?

[Featured and hero image credit: Yumcha]

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Yumcha

A feast of steam pork ribs, xiao long bao, frie pork and shrimp beancurd rolls and braised chicken feet: what’s there not to like? Yumcha within theCOMMONS Saladaeng links together chic and contemporary dining with the age-old Chinese tea tradition, serving up a range of pristine tea with dumplings.

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The Smokin' Pug

You haven’t fully experienced the full bbq sauce-slathered magic of The Smokin’ Pug without tucking into their BBQ Nachos with Brisket (THB 450). A pile of fried and flakey flour tortillas come topped with a mountain of melt-in-your-mouth chopped brisket, Monterey Jack cheese, house-made pickled jalapenos, red onion, and salsa. And if that isn’t impressive enough, a shower of Kansas City-style sauce and sour cream are also added on top for an extra oomph of deliciousness. Heavenly.

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Better Burger

Better Burger, just as the name suggests, churns out even “better” burgers to the ones we’ve tasted so far in Bangkok. We know that’s a strong statement, but wait until you sink your teeth into their Double Better (THB 285) and you’ll get it. The burger comes with a multi-layer of two juicy beef patties, truffle mayo, bbq sauce, bacon, caramelised onion, and cheddar cheese.

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Punjab Grill Bangkok

A veggie-focused meal can offer real-deal succulence – evidenced in Punjab Grill Bangkok’s new Vegetarian Tasting Menu (THB 990++) curated by Chef Bharath S.Bhat. And amongst the six courses, the Donut Samosa Chaat is definitely the favourite. The doughnut-shaped samosa is sandwiched with a filling of spicy green peas and potato and is laced with chutneys for a splash of tanginess, providing a nice contrast to the spice-packed stuffing.

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Mai Mai Eatery

If one bowl of it is not enough, take delight in this soul-satisfying Thai Boat Noodle Hotpot Set at Mai Mai Eatery, in which the thick umami-packed broth comes bubbling hot and dotted with goodies like meatballs and different cuts of top quality pork and beef.

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VIVIN Grocery

A grocery turned “grocerant,” VIVIN Grocery now offers a dine-in menu, making it a multi-purpose space where diners can both shop and savour toothsome fare and produce.

With a focus on from-shelf-to-plate concept, the venue churns out breakfast, lunch, and dinner, using all the products sold at the grocery. The must-try we highly recommend is the Goat Cheese Fluffy Omelette (THB 290) which oozes out a serious fluffiness spiked with deliciously cheesy flavours. Get also a side of foie gras and pan-fried potato to take your omelette experience to new heights.

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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.