Where to Eat in Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is truly the city that never sleeps. The streets of Bangkok come alive at the break of dawn with pedal pushers offering a plethora of food items; it’s literally a street buffet!
While dining your way through the capital, I highly recommend staying at the Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok or the DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok. They are just a 5 minutes’ walk to the BTS (the very convenient Bangkok Train System), and they are within walking distance to a number of massage parlours, great restaurants and bars, not to mention the new mall, EmQuartier, across the road. EmQuartier in particular houses a plethora of dining options!
If you should find yourself in Bangkok, I urge you to try my four favourite dining spots:
Karmakamet is an established scent brand in Bangkok, best known for its range of aromatic products. It is a charming café and restaurant in Silom which literally transports you to a secret world! It features bottles of essential oils used to create a screen in-between diners and sacks of potpourri hanging from the ceiling. Their most sought after dish, the gigantic rainbow strawberry shortcake candy floss, is a definite must have. After dining, don’t forget to visit the scent shop by the entrance to find a beautiful gift.
Bangkok’s first Chef’s Table, headed up by Chef Tee KachonKlin, creates a daily seasonal menu featuring local produce. They specialize in a Franco-Thai inspired menu; It’s a great spot to have dinner with friends or to celebrate a special occasion.
PASTE is another ‘must-go-to’ when in Bangkok! After recently moving to their new location at the Gaysorn Bangkok Shopping Center, each dish has an amazing burst of flavour in every bite. It is helmed by a husband and wife team, Jason Bailey and Bongkoch “Bee” Satongun, who strive to remain authentic and traditional in the ever evolving market. Dishes are inspired by ancient, aristocratic recipes with a menu that aims to modernise and elevate the overall dining experience.
Last but not least, the Vanilla Garden is a beautiful oasis in the heart of Bangkok. I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived; it was a little hard to find as it is located in a residential neighborhood, but definitely worth the search! Just remember to do a quick search in Google Maps, then follow the house numbers and you will be sure to find it.
Literally set in a garden, the Japanese and French styled space comprises of a bookshop, a restaurant and a bake shop. I highly recommend coming here with a book, and just enjoy the quietness that is so rare to find in Bangkok.
Where in Bangkok will your taste buds be delighted? Have you been before, and do you have more favourites to add to the list? Tweet us, @HiltonSuggests!