Thai food has been said to be spicy, sweet, exotic, yet never boring. Dining in Bangkok can be described in one word: varied. In this large city, you’ll find cuisine from all over the world. You’ll find everything from Greek tavernas and French bistros, to authentic Thai teak houses. Thai cuisine is not always prepared spicy hot; at most restaurants you can request that the chef prepare your meal as you desire it. You’ll find that Thai people are friendly and willing to please.
If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy great dining in Bangkok, Gallery Café is a great choice. Its décor includes beautiful antique tables and elegant table cloths. The food is a combination of Thai and Indonesian.
For a real treat, Aubergine is a great Mediterranean restaurant, in an 80 year old house. You can dine al fresco while enjoying real Spanish tapas, Italian pastas or French style frog legs.
Naj, a century old house, has been renovated to offer elegant and opulent dining rooms. Its food is authentic Thai, with specialties like papaya salad, and beef prepared in a spicy green curry sauce.
Tip: Do not miss the specialty dessert, banofee pie; it’s described as creamy and sweet. It’s a traditional Thai delight.
For a place to enjoy the best views of the city, dine at Mezzaluna, and enjoy great Italian cuisine in a romantic atmosphere.
Bangkok is full of restaurants and most of them offer a casual ambience. Café de Laos is a fabulous place, and a favorite of locals. It offers Northern Thai and Laotian cuisine. Its décor is simple yet charming. Specialties of the house include papaya salad, and the De Lao Salad; it’s made from lemongrass, lettuce, betel leaves, and topped with an aromatic dressing boasting strong mint flavors. Northern Thai food differs from regular Thai food in the way sauces are prepared. Here, you’ll find grilled meats and seafood topped with fiery sauces. It’s a great choice for dining in Bangkok.
If you’d like to savor authentic Indian cuisine, head to the Indian Hut. You’ll enjoy unique chicken legs, prepared with the chef’s best kept secret; it’s a sauce made from 30 different spices.
As you can already see, dining in Bangkok is truly about variety.
Another great Indian restaurant is Dillii Haat; it’s not fancy though offers fabulous food. Its barbecue platter is supposed to be among the best in the city, an explanation for the lines out the door.
For a fast inexpensive treat, try Himali Cha Cha; it’s a Northern Italian eatery. Its wine list is truly amazing.
You’ll also see that prices for dining in Bangkok are quite reasonable.
Food courts of course, are less expensive that the average eatery. However, to enjoy a different side of Thai cuisine, try the vast selection of roadside stalls. The ones located at Ratchaprasong offer delicious grilled meats and Thai noodles.
Bangkok will please the pickiest of eaters.