Food writers and journalist have long been writing about which cities are the gastronomic centers of the world, New York City, Paris and Tokyo have frequently been mentioned. Its about time Bangkok city got some recognition. Here are some reasons why.
Our top restaurants are frequently making the San Pelligrino’s top 50 list.
Gaggan again placing on top in 2017 for an unprecedented 3rd time in a row. David Thompon’s Nahm has always been in the top 10.
Here is the full top 10:
- 1.Gaggan, Bangkok
- 2.Andre, Singapore
- 3.Amber, Hong Kong
- 4.8 ½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Hong Kong
- 5.Nahm, Bangkok
- 6.Narisawa, Tokyo
- 7.Nihonryori RyuGin, Tokyo
- 8.Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai
- 9.Odette, Singapore
- 10.Burnt Ends, Singapore
- 1. Gaggan
- 5. Nahm
- 13. Suhring
- 19. Bo.lan
- 21. Issaya Siamese Club
- 31. Eat Me
- 36. The Dining Room
- 37. Le Du
- 40. L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon
The large variety of dining experiences our city can offer
There are not many places in the world where can enjoy a 30 course Indian contemporary tasting menu , walk out of that restaurant and enjoy a ” Kanom Tokyo ” on the roadside while you wait for the valet to bring you your car. The amount of dining experiences on offer is endless.
Explore the endless sois of street food in Chinatown. Here you can find the famous ” Hoi Texas” which has been selling only cockles and mussels at their humble little store for the past 30 years. Or enjoy “Khao Raat Gaeng Jek Pui” on plastic stools. At this seven decade old street venue, customers line up around the block for a bowl of rice with curry toppings, and play a game “musical chairs rice and curry”. There are no tables, and only individual stools lined up against a wall in an alleyway, where every time someone gets up, someone else moves in and snatches their stool!
All you foodies and new age hipsters take note, innovative restaurateurs, new age cocktail bars and concept Thai eateries are now also opening around the chinatown area. Its fast becoming a neighborhood of diverse food culture. Soy Sauce Factory is a Thai restaurant during the day and bar by night, welcoming live music to go with all the exhibitions. Red Rose Chinese Restaurant and Jazz Lounge offers diners gourmet Chinese cuisine, providing a luxurious alternative from the roads lined with street food vendors outside.
Thong lor and Ekkamai area are have been long synonymous with hip restaurants and bars. With so many community malls and communal concept dining spaces opening, the choice are even more endless now then ever.
Hoi Texas : Soi Phadung Rd, off Yaowarat Rd (walk down from T&K Seafood )
International brands are opening shop here
With the latest opening of Jamie Oliver Italian restaurant, Pharell William’s partner ship with Dean and Deluca, big brands are now looking to Bangkok as a big potential market. The recent influx of international expats and local Thais becoming more aware of global food trends. There is now an wide audience now of foodies demanding to try new things.