My boyfriend and I will be traveling to SEA for the first time this December and are looking for some solid recommendations for Singapore and Bangkok - the first and last stops on our trip.
Ideally, we'd like to experience a mix of street food and a few upscale places during our trip. We try to "eat local" when we can, but we know that it would be a shame to miss a killer French restaurant in Bangkok just to stick to some arbitrary principle.
The food doesn't have to be fancy (even if it is expensive), just fresh and lovingly prepared. As our trip is more than a couple of days and our budget limited, please feel free to leave out the super-duper expensive places (I'd say around $100 USD per person should be the limit).
We'll be in Bangkok over New Year's, so if anyone has an extravagant recommendation (forget my price limit) for that night, please let me know!
Oh, and if anyone can recommend a cooking course in Bangkok, that would be awesome!
Thanks in advance!