A Tasty Food Guide from Sticks & Spoons
On our Travels to Bangkok we have eaten a lot of great food; from street food to Fine Dining. It’s a vibrant, progressive and interesting restaurant scene with so much to explore if you love to Travel for Food like we do! Here is our top picks to the Fine Dining Food Discoveries we have made in the city of Bangkok.
Gaggan – Progressive Indian Cuisine
A well praised and rewarded restaurant with a progressive approach to the Indian Cuisine, reflecting Chef Gaggan Anand’s journey from being a poor man back in India and ending up as one of the most celebrated Chefs in Asia. His story is beautiful and impressive just like his dishes.
Eating the Tasting Menu at Gaggan was a roller coaster through 25 servings; thrilling, mind boggling, wonderful, flavourful and fun! Gaggan have announced that he will close the Bangkok restaurant in 2020 to open up a new 10-seat establishment in Fukuoka, Japan open only on weekends, so you better hurry if you want to get the Progressive Indian Cuisine Experience!
Bo.Lan – Responsible Thai Cuisine
The name is obviously a play with this chef couple names; Duangporn Songvisava’s nickname Bo and the second part of Dylan Jones name – Bo.Lan – but also a play on the Thai word for ”vintage” or ”ancient” which sounds the same but is spelt slightly different. Their engagement in environmental challenges and keeping a true approach to traditional Thai Cuisine and respect for Thai Produce, working closely to local farmers, is admirable.
With so many familiar tastes and hot dishes in their Tasting Menu this was without a doubt a tasty treat! Eating Bo.Lan’s family style food but yet with a modern twist was a relaxing and warm experience we’ll carry with us for a long, long time.
And while you’re in Bangkok, and have time for visits in between dining, why not visit the Wat Arun, Khaosan Road, and the Grand Palace. By the way, my friend Soumya wrote a great guide to Wat Arun that you should read.
Sra Bua by Kiin-Kiin – A Chef’s Journey and Discovery of Thai Cuisine
Who would have known? A Danish Chef that do brilliant, innovative and crazy good Thai Food in Bangkok? At Sra Bua in Kempinski Hotel Siam, Danish restaurant Kiin-Kiin’s Chef Henrik Yde Andersen have made magic interpretations of Thai Cuisine.
”The Journey” was the suitable name of the Tasting Menu and we had a wonderful Food Trip! The menu offered us great tastes, interesting tecniques, a few surprises as well as childhood memories and are one of the best restaurant experiences we’ve had up to date!
Paste – A Love for Heirloom and Traditional Thai Cuisine
Chef Couple and owners, Bongkoch Satongun aka ”Bee” and Jason Bailey share a common love for Thai Culinary History! The Food on Paste menus are filled with the ”6th Ground Taste”; Love. Together with a focused drive to study the evolution of Thai Cuisine in century-old recipes and forgotten techniques they present one of Bangkok’s finest kitchens!
We really wanted to eat everything on the menu but managed to restrain ourselves to five (or six?) dishes. Each and every one of them was beautifully executed and impeccable in taste! A fantastic food and drink experience from the Michelin Starred and rewarded Restaurant.
80/20 – Explorers of the New Thai Cuisine
The food at 80/20 is innovative and exciting! With their inspiration from traditional Thai Cuisine – but also the Streetfood further down the road – the devoted Kitchen Team at 80/20 represent the young, new and adventurous generation of chefs who have entered the Bangkok Restaurant Scene lately.
The Tasting Menu ”Winter” was full of surprises and twists, all throughly presented by the skilled Team and we enjoyed every minute, every new experience and the whole ride! We are really curious what they will bring to the table in the future!
Sticks & Spoons Bio
Jane and Fredrik aka Sticks & Spoons are a waitress and chef from Sweden, who are totally Foodies and Bon Vivants travelling new destinations to explore new food. The Food and Travel Blog with Travel Inspiration is combined with Restaurant Reviews in ”Stories & Guides” and a ”One-Stop Travel Shop” online. They are also Internet Entrepreneurs running the site ”Food and Travel Guides” with more exciting projects to come!
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