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Bangkok Visit - please critique my (long!) list

Geoff | Oct 22, 2008 11:16 AM

Greetings, fellow Hounds. Fortunately for us, my wife and I will be in Bangkok late next month. Unfortunately for us, we’re only in town for 5 days. During that time, we’ll do what exploring we can, and most of that exploring will be dictated by great food. We’re adventurous eaters, spicy food is no obstacle, and we’d like to focus on Thai food while in town. We’re interested in a variety of experiences, from markets and street food to at least a couple of “nice” places.

Bangkok being the food mecca that it is, I’ve compiled a long list based on research I’ve done so far – many thanks to those of you who have posted their experiences here on the Asia Board. I tried to think of some reasonable way to organize this collection, but I mostly gave up and decided to just go with an alphabetical listing for now. I did separate restaurants from markets/food courts/bazaars. I’d be extremely grateful to anyone willing to look at this list and point at any places they particularly love (or dislike). And of course, please tell me what you think I’ve overlooked!

We’re staying at the Four Seasons. Not at all averse to traveling for food, but proximity to skytrain will undoubtedly factor into at least some decisions. Thanks so much for your help! Now on to planning how to stay in town longer………

Ban Chiang
Baan Khanita (gallery location)
Baan Klan Krong
Baan Klang Nam 1
Baan Khun Mae
Baan Suan Pai
Bamboo Bar (Mandarin Oriental)
Blue Elephant
Cabbages and Condoms
Celadon (Sukothai Hotel)
China House (Mandarin Oriental Hotel)
Chote Chitr
Curries and More
Deck (Arun Residence Hotel)
Face/La Na Thai
Jim Thompson’s Thai Restaurant
Khinlom Chomsaphan
Khrua Rommai
Le Lys
Lek Seafood
Pen (Pan?)
Polo Fried Chicken
Raan Jay Fai
Rachanawi Samosawn (Navy Club Restaurant)
Ruen Mallika
Sala Rim Naam (Mandarin Oriental)
Supatra River House
Taling Ping
Ton Pho

Bon Marche
Convent Road vendors
Gourmet Market at Siam Paragon
Nang Leong Market
Old Siam Food Court
Or Tor Kor Market
Patpung Market
Soi Lang Suan (many restos, via alley behind Four Seasons)
Soi Pradit Market
Suan Luam night bazaar
Sukhumvit 55 (many restos, alternative to city center)
Wang Lang Market
Wat Phra Kaew Ferry Terminal Market
Yaowarat (Chinatown), especially at night

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