Thonglor used to be just another one of those unassuming hoods in Bangkok, until its fate changed some years ago. All it took was a leap of faith by some entrepreneurs who decided to run cafes in Thonglor Seen Space, and that whole area started booming and prospering.
Today, Thonglor is widely visited by both locals and tourists – anyone who enjoys a cuppa and quiet afternoons. The Thonglor “archipelago” includes Ekkamai, a street that is littered with quaint cafes, primarily dedicated to the Japanese expats who call that area Home.
With so many cafes sprouting out one after another, Thonglor is surely the place for all cafe-hoppers. Here are 17 Cafes in Bangkok’s Thonglor And Ekkamai that we love.
MBK Center in Bangkok is a popular destination among visitors, and the mall has shops of all kinds. You can shop for clothes here, as with shoes. There is a whole level dedicated to IT gadgets, a cinema, hyper marts, and of course, lots of food options.
MBK’s very popular food court, located on the sixth floor of the building, is somewhere we love amongst all the restaurants in the mall. It may sound strange, but there really is a lot to love there!
The food court has more than 20 stalls, and what appeals to customers the most is definitely the inexpensive prices for better-than-average traditional Thai and street food.
Some stalls stand out above the rest, some are underwhelming. But to help you streamline your choices when you are there, here is our list of the 12 Must-East Dishes at MBK Center’s Food Court.
The Commons at Thonglor is Bangkok’s Hottest Destination right now.
With 28 restaurants, cafes and shops to boast, it is an enchanting space in Thonglor that opened its doors to public in January 2016. It is not “just another mall”; it is a community, and a way of life to the guys who envisioned and built The Commons.
“Our intention is to build first a community, then a mall. We want to become Thonglor’s backyard – a gathering ground for specialized producers and their customers. We hope to promote wholesome living and a true sense of community.”
With the words of the founder of The Commons, you know this is where you should be.
Ranking number 46 on the list of 50 Most Delicious Foods In The World by CNN Go in 2011, we can see why people go crazy over Som Tum when they are in Thailand.
This dish of unripe or green papaya salad actually originated from Laos, but is now eaten throughout South-East Asia with different variations – especially in Bangkok.
Vanilla Garden enjoys a lavish space at Ekkamai. Like a secret hideout in a labyrinth, Vanilla Garden is lovely, peaceful and cosy. Garden benches, fountains and little corners make up the outdoors of the precinct; beautiful butterflies are often spotted, so are occasional squirrels.
It is like a scene from a storybook. We are only missing Alice here.
Home to a cafe and a desserts room, Vanilla Garden is a destination in Bangkok to note, for it is most definitely worth the visit.
It has been a few months since our last visit to Bangkok, and little did we expect to see the surprise outside Platinum Fashion Mall. There is a whole new stretch of food trucks just right outside the most popular wholesale mall in Bangkok, and it sure is a new food paradise worth checking out when in the Thai city.
Fanciful ice cream, Japanese curry rice, fried chicken and mango sticky rice; these are but a few to name.
And what seemed like the most popular truck that gets everyone’s attention was the stall right outside McDonald’s – Demi Concept. It is really a food truck that sells gorgeous Japanese soft serve cones.
Located on level four of Siam Paragon in Bangkok, Nuer Koo is known for its premium beef noodles, with prices ranging from THB170 for the sirloin to a whopping THB950 for a bowl of Kobe beef noodles.
In Bangkok, a city that is famous for its delicious and cheap street food, you can easily get a bowl of beef noodles from any street stalls for THB30. So with Nuer Koo charging relatively more for beef noodles – is it worth your money?
Take a stroll down any where in the city of Bangkok and you will be greeted with street food of all kinds – from basic grilled hot dogs to more unique choices that include pan-fried squid eggs.
Each and every one of these tasty street food never fail to tempt us, and what makes it even better? The inexpensive price tags. Street food ranges from THB5 to THB100 (S$0.20 to S$4).
There are so many interesting street food options just waiting for you to explore. Here is a list of the Street Food in Bangkok you must try.