Best Restaurants in Bangkok
Food is an inescapable part of everything in Bangkok, with every
home, market and small alley continually throwing chopped
ingredients into a hot wok. This has made nearly everyone both an
expert chef and food connoisseur, having the curious effect of
finding the very best meals made in the most unexpected locations.
While ambiance is often wanting, peeling walls and plastic chairs
provide just enough bare bones restaurant amenities to serve the
best food in the city. Portable food stalls line the busy streets,
creating a continuous unofficial buffet. It is a mistake to be put
off by such street vendors, as many tourists are, as they are
Bangkok''s great equaliser, bringing the very richest and poorest
together at a table. If your stomach is wary however, try one of
the food courts in the shopping malls and markets for equally cheap
and tasty eats. These are also a great alternative on Mondays, when
street vendors are banned from trading. Try the clusters of stalls
in Surawong and Silom Roads, the Khao San Road Area, and the Suan
Lum Night Bazaar. Choosing between one restaurant and another is a
difficult task, but in general, follow the local crowds. For a
quieter meal or more luxurious settings many unique restaurants can
be fun. Some truly unique places can be found in Chinatown, with
trendy dining along Sukhumvit and cheap western food in Banglamphu.
The most romantic restaurants are along the Chao Phraya River or on
it, aboard one of the many dinner cruises.