When it comes to food, Bangkok will not disappoint you. It’s a haven for travelers who love to eat and explore different types of sumptuous dishes.
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Here’s our list of must-try food and restaurants in Bangkok.
Bangkok Chicken Rice at Go-ang Kaomunkai Pratunam
Dubbed as the best chicken rice in Bangkok, Go-ang Kaomunkai Pratunam’s chicken rice is a dish you shouldn’t miss in the city. The restaurant is listed in the inaugural Bangkok Michelin Guide 2018 with a Bib Gourmand rating. Their chicken rice is priced at only 40 Baht. [Read: Bangkok’s Famous Chicken Rice)
Go-ang Kaomunkai Pratunam is located at Poonam Market, 960-962, Phetchaburi Road, Soi 30, Pratunam, Bangkok, Thailand.
How to go to Go-ang Kaomunkai Pratunam
The most convenient way to go there is via Uber, Grab or taxi but if you are on a budget, you can take a BTS and alight at Chit Lom Station. From the station,you can walk towards Pratunam Market and turn right after the bridge. Walk straight for less than a minute and you should see Go-ang Kaomunkai Pratunam
Go Ang Pratunam Chicken Rice
Poonam Market, 960-962, Phetchaburi Road, Soi 30, Pratunam, Bangkok, Thailand
Tel: +66 81 779 7255
Opening Hours: 5:30am – 3:00pm, 5:00pm-3:00am Daily
Pad Thai at Thip Samai
Ask a local in Bangkok about the best pad thai in the city and you will likely get the same answer – Thip Samai.
Their signature egg pad thai is their bestseller. It comes with a thin layer of omelet covering the moist and fresh rice noodle cooked in a charcoal fire.
Price starts at 90 Baht for a pad thai with two shrimps and can go up to 300 baht for bigger prawns.
It is also included in Bangkok’s 2018 Michelin guide with a Bib Gourmand rating.
Thip Samai is easy to find; just look for the line of people queuing underneath the bright red sign on Machachai Road, near Wat Saket (Temple on the Mountain).
Location: 313 Mahachai Road, Old City (close to Wat Saket). There is no nearby BRT station so the best way to go there is by taxi or uber.
Thip Samai Pad Thai
313 Maha Chai Road, Samran Rat, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200 Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 2221 6280
Opening Hours: 5:30pm – 1:30am Daily
Raan Jay Fai
Raan Jay Fai is the only Michelin-starred street food place in Bangkok. It is known for its top quality food offering. Must-try is their Fried Drunken Noodle (Phad Kee Mao) sold at 400 Baht. Yes, you read it right, it’s 400 Baht. Expensive for a street food but people say it’s worth it.
Some taxi drivers might not know the place so just mention Thip Samai as they are located in the same place.
Raan Jay Fai
327 Mahachai Road (at intersection with Samranrat Road) Bangkok, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 223 9384
Opening Hours: 3:00pm – 2:00am (Mon – Sat), Closed Sun
Coco JJ at Chatuchak Market
I never thought that sticky rice would taste good when paired with an ice cream. I was surprised when my friend told me about it so I said we should try it. It was good, indeed. I loved it!
Aside from sticky rice, you can choose eight other toppings according to your preference like red beans, peanuts, corn, etc. The coco ice cream costs 60 Baht.
If you are a coffee lover, I highly recommend you visit Factory Coffee. The cafe is centrally located near to Phaya Thai BTS station and offers a straightforward menu featuring their signature hot and cold coffee drinks and an array of baked goods.
35/18 Phayathai Rd
Phaya Thai, Bangkok 10440
Tel: +66 085 145 4184
Daily: 8am – 6pm