Ask any Singaporean which Asian city is their favourite for shopping and most would tell you Bangkok.
For the Thais, night markets are a way of life. The congregation of local vendors is a common sight and for many natives, their livelihoods depend on these bustling night bazaars.
Here’s our guide to 8 Night Markets in Bangkok That Are Worth Checking Out.
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.
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.
Krua Apsorn is somewhere that only locals and foodies in-the-know head to. It serves simple but supremely delicious Thai food at pocket-friendly prices. If you haven’t been there before, mark it down in your itinerary, for the next time you are in Bangkok, you know you will be in for a treat at Krua Apsorn.
On Lok Yun is a 80-year-old institution in Bangkok which specialises in serving traditional breakfast. It reminds us of Yut Kee in Kuala Lumpur, as well as the now-defunt Chin Mee Chin Confectionary in Singapore—places that are as old-fashioned as they can get.
The shelves have rusted badly; the colours chip with every tick of the clock. Discoloured ceiling fans and faded milo tins, deity figurines and flowers, faded photos and an old photo of the Thai king.
A perennial favourite in Bangkok is Inter Restaurant at Siam Square Soi 9. Whenever we are at the Land of Smiles, we will find ourselves returning to this humble eatery for a meal or two. Or more.
Well, don’t expect a lavish interior nor impeccable service. Inter is completely opposite. It is unpretentious, the space is simple and sufficient but nothing fancy to boast, the staff are not the friendliest. But we love it oh-so-deeply because the kitchen whips up terrific Thai dishes at super affordable prices that range from THB 65 to THB 120.
This guide to Bangkok’s top 10 favourite restaurants was last updated on 30 Mar 2015.
The dining scene in Bangkok is constantly changing. Every time we visit the city, besides revisiting our favourite places, there are always new restaurants and cafes to check out. With an impressive choice of eateries and the endless offerings, it is little wonder why Bangkok is a destination for those who anticipate a culinary adventure. So if you want to have a taste of the enthralling options that Bangkok has to offer, this is a list of our Top 10 Favourite Restaurants in Bangkok.
In The Mood for Love is a very sexy and chi-chi sushi bar that simulates a funky lounge, complete with an open counter where the chefs prepare the sushi right before you. Staff are dressed in plain black and they keep a distance from the tables, but just as well because it gives plenty of room for the décor to speak with you. The plush sofa booths with accompanying vintage floral seats feel like granny’s home in Victoria, but the brass table-side lamps illuminate with a mysterious sexiness that somehow sets your mind to singing along with the sensual lounge music.
The faint whispers from the chefs and the intermittent laughs from neighbouring tables seemed so distant, as our souls were sunk too deep in the very atmospheric bar – not once did we feel intruded in our booth seat, and as the dishes were quietly placed on our tables, we were growing accustomed to this intimate dinner setting that we forgot for a moment that we were actually in the bustling Bangkok.