Khaosan Road is, without a doubt, the most populated tourist street around Bangkok. No wonder the leisure activities offered on this street present a variety of choice. An example of these leisure activities are the varied food stalls there, with different types of food such as: Pad thai (the most popular) meat Stews , different types of Thai Soups Grilled meat, Fruit Kebabs Pancakes , Fried insects and Coconuts (to drink the liquid inside the price . The price of a plate or piece can be between 10 and 75 baht (between 0.2 and 1.5 €).
On the top floor of the Bayoke tower, there is a restaurant that serves a buffet of international cuisine with stunning views. Although the food is not of exceptional quality, it's worth going to dinner one night, or even just for a drink to see the wonderful views and experience riding in the elevator of the hotel, which in a few seconds, takes you to the top floor. The buffet is priced at around € 15 per person, and you can eat Asian, Italian or Spanish food. An interesting experience, which may well put a dent in your visit to Bangkok.
The dinner cruise on the river was spectacular. Upon entering you take a picture and then on the boat they put it on the table for you to buy. Thanks to our guide we knew when to get in line to be the firsts at the buffet. And so, we were. The food was very good, especially the spicy frankfurt! the prawns didn't have much flavor. The environment was very lively, but we were there more to enjoy the dinner with friends and take lots of pictures. The night time scenery was spectacular.
First day in Bangkok: we arrived very tired as it is a very long journey. We have seen very little on the long market street plan. We felt good despite the poverty that is reflected in certain aspects of looking around the city (although everyone has an iPhone) which is a bit contradictory. Despite the heat and humidity, I feel good. Tomorrow begins the good stuff.
The Coca family (do not think badly of the name), has dedicated over 20 years to restoration and has several locations scattered around Bangkok. I visited a friendly local restaurant that can be found in a Thai style house from the time of King Rama VI, in the heart of Silom Road. It has a large mango tree in the front yard, which the name of the restaurant originated from. The restaurant, decorated with wooden furniture and flowers, has a friendly atmosphere with an indoor area with air conditioning and an outdoor patio with fans which is very nice and where live Thai classical music is performed at night. The menu offers a wide variety of traditional dishes from all of the regions in Thailand. For example: Po Tuon - seafood with chili paste and coconut milk, seasoned with herbs; Shrimp Pad Thai - large shrimps wrapped in a tortilla, served with crunchy vegetables; Pla Chon Wang Chao - fried fish with fresh coconut sauce, chili and tamarind, served with vegetables; Choo Chee Goong Nang - large freshwater shrimps sauteed in Choo Chee curry sauce. I ate Choo Chee Goong Nang. It was delightfully spicy!
Located on Sukhumvit 12, part of the profits are used to finance social development programs. It has a spacious terrace and air-conditioned dining rooms. The cuisine is very good and not too expensive, you can eat for about 12 euros including drinks and tip. I recommend the Po Pia Tod (vegetable rolls) which are spectacular, as well as the Phad Gung Sod (sautéed rice noodles with prawns). And of course the Kai Hor Bai Toey (fried chicken wrapped in a banana leaf). I could continue recommending dishes but they are all good choices. Also, drink a very cold Shingha.
One of my favorite restaurants on my journey through Thailand was D'Sens restaurant, which is located on the top floor of the Dusit Thani Bangkok hotel. Personally the best part of the restaurant is the breathtaking views in addition to the best view of Lumpini Park opposite the hotel. With a capacity for 120 people, it's only open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11.30 to 14.30 and for dinner Monday through Saturday from 18.00 until 22.00 , closing on Sundays. As far as we're concerned it's true what they say, that it is the best French restaurant around Bangkok.
Among the many facilities, bars and restaurants in the Bangkok Dusit Thani hotel, the Lobby Lounge was my favorite. It's on the ground floor of the hotel and offers fantastic views of the garden. It's open every day of the week from 7am until 1am. They serve soft drinks, cocktails, and snacks. I'd really recommend a visit!
Although I'm not a big fan of eating in mall restaurant, I have to admit that the Food Court at MBK, Bangkok's most famous shopping mall, is awesome! It's on the fifth floor, and when you enter you get a magnetic card which you use to charge all the food you order and then you pay when you leave. When I went, they had a promotion where they gave a free fruit cocktail to all foreigners who showed a passport. There is a huge variety of food stalls ranging from Thai to Japanese, Italian, Greek, Mexican, vegetarian, seafood, and more. It is perfect to go as a group as everyone will find their favorite food.
The Sawasdee House restaurant and hotel is part of the small empire of hotels based on Khao San Road. The Sawasdee House is located on Soi Rambuttri, which is a little calmer than Khao San. It stands out for its decor and friendly waiters. It's very cool at night, with great music and lighting.
The Soi Rambuttri Food Stalls, located only a few meters from the famous chaos of Khao San Road, is the best place to enjoy local Thai cuisine for an incredibly low price. You can find a bit of everything, but the most common dish is Pad Thai.
Taverna is an amazing place right on Khao San Road. It is a casual restaurant with spacious tables, especially upstairs. It offers mainly Japanese food, though it also serves a mix of pizzas, Thai food, and even some Indian dishes. The music is surprising and ranges from the Gipsy Kings to chill-out music.
As soon as we arrived at the Sala Daeng Silom Road, the wooden facade of O'Reillys Irish Pub caught our eye, and honestly, we needed a beer. It has two floors, all nicely decorated in wood paneling, a pool table and of course a large TV showing sports matches. We ordered a bucket of beers, and several brands were available including Tiger, Singha and Chang. We had one of each, and for me, the best was definitely Singha. As regards the food, there are appetizers, salads, sandwiches and burgers if you want something quick and easy; if you have more time, though, you can enjoy the barbecue menu, with Thai and international food. They have entertainment throughout the week, and weekday lunches are very cheap. Happy hour between 4 and 7 pm.
I had a great experience at May Kaidee, a Bangkok cooking school close to the legendary Khao San Road where all the backpackers tend to congregate. This vegetarian cooking school has a menu of interesting new flavors with less spicy options for the faint of heart! Everything we tried was great! If you take one of the afternoon cooking courses you can learn to make (if I remember correctly) four different dishes.
When I get tired of noodles and rice, I want to visit an international restaurant, and here you can enjoy Italian, French, and even Spanish cuisine. I ordered some fried calamari, with tartar and chili sauces, and they were delicious. The decor is typical Thai, with wood and oriental style figures. The price between 6 €, or € 10 with drink.
The Brasserie restaurant is located on the ground floor of the Holiday Inn Silom Bangkok, located on one of the most central streets of the city like Silom Road, close to the Patpong night market. It's described as casual-chic, and is open daily from 06.00 am with a breakfast buffet. Open the whole day until 22.30 hours, it also serves as many dinners as lunches. The choices for both meals are: 1) international buffet with Thai products or 2) All inclusive menu with all sorts of fresh products from the daily market. It is an excellent option and in addition to the fact that is is open all day it's very convenient.
Located right next to the neighborhood known as Siam, full of shopping malls and hotels, this local Thai restaurant is highly recommended. The food is spectacular (hey, there are things that are a bit outrageous) and the servers were very attentive. They don't speak English or other languages, so you have to get by with gestures. Also, the prices aren't expensive at all, so you know where to eat if you walk around the area and want to try some dishes. The combo for two is great.
Hi all, I wanted to show you one of the first places we wentto when we arrived in Bangkok: The Silom Village. It is said to be the last vestige of what was the Thai people. Well, the truth is that it is an area of ancient houses made of teak to which they have incorporated a traditional restuarante, craft stalls and place to display traditional Thai dances. If I'm not mistaken it was built in 1900, and around 1980 was when it became a center to display everything about Thai art. The trouble is that it has become too touristy of a place but of course, if it wasn´t a touristy place I wouldn´t have gone to see it. The fact is that it is definitely worth seeing because besides its location, it is easy to get there if you are in Bangkok. Welcome travellers!