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How Long to Cook a Turkey Breast

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, December 19, 2014, In : Restaurants 
There are many methods to cook a turkey. But some are given below.
* Cooking via traditional method (old way)
* Cooking via gravy recipe
* Roasting the turkey breast
* Roasting in oven
* Oven-bag roasts
* Oven braising
Hey! I'll gradually explain these methods. The easiest and comfortable way to cook a turkey breast is roasting. This mouth watering recipe punches the people to ask about "how to cook a turkey breast". The gradients involve cooking a turkey breast is: 
1. what turkey is to buy? 
There i...

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Thanksgiving Recipe - How A Vegetarian Can Enjoy Thanksgiving Without The Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, December 19, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Can Thanksgiving be good without turkey? Yes. So, if you're a vegetarian, you need not miss a bit of the fun and ravishment. The core of Thanksgiving lies not in the food, but in the belief and the celebration. What matters is you're with family and friends and having a good time. You may not get a chance to be with your close ones during the rest of the year. So, whether vegan or not, this is the time to forget everything in the world - remember to be thankful, and cook a great Thanksgiving ...

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Go To Oskar And Eat Something... Now

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Here’s our review of Oskar: the food is great and you should be eating there. Often.
That’s it. The rest of this review is going to expand upon the information in the first paragraph and you should read it because we spent time writing it and our feelings would be hurt if you didn’t. However, the smart thing to do is to just take our word for it, skip the review and go to Oskar’s now and start eating. Anything.
It would be hard to go wrong if the entire menu is like the three dishes we ...

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Making The Scene In Sukhumvit

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
It’s the Love Scene we’re talking about and it’s a hole-in-the-wall restaurant on Soi 23, not a 60s-era hangout as might be imagined from its rather interesting name. However, this Thai restaurant did start life as a pub on Soi Cowboy in the early 90s before moving around the corner 12 years ago to its present location about 30 meters from Cowboy.
Inside, the decor could kindly be called eclectic although other adjectives might be more appropriate. However, it’s what’s on the plate t...

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American Comfort Food Comes To Sukhumvit

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Christina’s Kitchen is one of the newest additions to the Sukhumvit dining scene although it’s hard to say if that’s still true considering how fast places are popping up nowadays. However, although her restaurant may be new Christina Smith has been cooking food for quite some time now starting in her native city of Atlanta in the U.S. state of Georgia. That makes her a southerner and while some of her cooking is definitely southern oriented it’s more just like good old American cooki...

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Vegetarian Fare At Saras Scales New Heights

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
It used to be quite hard to be a vegetarian. It was especially difficult if you were living in Chicago, the capital of beef, pork and sausages, in the mid-80s. Trust me on that one. A five-year stint as a vegetarian, before vegetarianism attained the popularity it has today, taught me a lot about food. I learned that vegetarian food didn’t have much flavor; boiled veggies were just plain boring and that simple dish, along with a few salads was most restaurant’s idea of vegetarian food.
Now...

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No Worries, The Kiwis Are Bringing The Fish

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Boy, are they bringing the fish. Lots of fish. All kinds of fish. All kinds of New Zealand fish to be precise. And all of it from cold, clean water that gives all of these fish — and shellfish — great flavors that only cold water can create.
There’s quite a selection here at Snapper New Zealand on Soi 11 behind Cheap Charlie’s and a variety of ways you can choose to have it cooked. On a recent visit we went the deep-fried route and were rewarded with some tender flaky fish and flavorfu...

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French Bistro/Brasserie Hits The Mark

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
While there are approximately 93 Italian restaurants from Soi 1 to Ekkamai, the number of French restaurants can be counted on one hand. So when you can find a good French eatery in Sukhumvit it’s something worth writing about.
It’s especially worthwhile when the restaurant, Le Petit Zinc, is a cozy place with a bistro/brasserie menu and an inviting atmosphere. A recent meal there made us glad we visited and gave us some good reasons to return.
Owners Muriel and Thomas Dazard have created a...

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Great Design And Good Food Highlight Crave

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
There are a lot of well-designed restaurants in Bangkok – and a lot that aren’t – but the people who designed Crave had a little more on their plates, so to speak, than many designers. They had to incorporate an island kitchen and a wine cellar space into their restaurant as well as the dining room and they ended up producing a stunning result.
This long rectangular-shaped room has a huge window on either side opening up the front of the restaurant to great natural light and then the atm...

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The Game's All-Round Fare

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Sukhumvit’s newest sports bar is also one of its newest restaurants and it seems to be quite serious about the food it serves. A recent visit to The Game, on Sukhumvit Road between Sois 9 and 11, illustrated that fact quite clearly as in addition to eating some really good food we also had the opportunity to speak with Chef Andrew and find out how he feels about the food he serves.
Basically, fresh is the mantra at The Game as well as self-made. They try to make everything they can here in-h...

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El Gaucho Raises The Stakes In Sukhumvit

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
There are other meats on the menu — chicken, pork, lamb —and seafood too but make no mistake about it: this restaurant is all about beef. And it’s beef that comes from Argentina, the U.S. and Australia. The wagyu cuts on the menu come from Australia and the others come from the U.S. and Argentina.
They offer either a filet, ribeye or NY strip steak cut from prime Black Angus beef and the filet and ribeye from choice meat, a small step down the quality ladder. The Wagyu cuts are a filet a...

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Soi 11’s Sports Bar/Pub/Restaurant

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Most food and beverage establishments work hard to establish themselves as one type of place or another but at Mulligan’s, on Soi  11, they seem to be trying to juggle three different personas at once. They were in our sports bar article in our last issue when we listed Sukhumvit’s sports bars but this month they’re in the dining section of the magazine because we’re writing about their menu.
And the food on this menu runs a wide gamut from pub food to Thai food and even a brunch menu ...

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Leapfrog Jumps On The Rooftop Bandwagon

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The rooftop restaurant in Bangkok has become almost a required element of any new hotel that gets built here in the last several years, ever since Vertigo opened everyone’s eyes to the possibilities that these outlets offer to guests. Of course, Vertigo is probably the most stunning rooftop place in town but many others have their own charm as well and one of these is Leapfrog which is located on the roof of the Ramada Encore hotel on Soi 10.
Unlike Vertigo, which is completely exposed to th...

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Imperial Queen’s Park Continues Long Tradition Of Creative Dining Promotions

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The Parkview restaurant in the Imperial Queen’s Park is much like many other hotel all-day dining outlets most of the time with a few small exceptions — first, it’s an enormous place and second it’s regular buffet is filled with high-end items as well as the more usual items you’d expect to see in a hotel.
However, when it’s not most of the time is when the Parkview has a chance to shine, such as the recent promotion that was held from October 29 to November 4. The reason for the p...

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New Menu At Rossini’s Mixes With The Classics

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Rossini’s Italian restaurant in the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Hotel has  been around now for 16 years or so. That’s a fair amount of time for any restaurant and as much as things have changed in the world during that time not much has changed at Rossini’s. People have come and gone and the menu has also changed, although quite rarely. One thing that hasn’t changed, however, is the attention to detail and commitment to quality that started when the restaurant first opened. 
I was there ...

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Black Swan Offers More Than Just Pub Food

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The Black Swan on Sukhumvit Road right under the Asoke BTS station is an English pub in the traditional sense: it’s cozy, full of people and sports a good menu of pub food. What it also has, however, is a large menu of international and Thai food to further tempt customer’s appetites.
This large menu touches a lot of culinary bases and this extends to dishes like barbecued ribs (see photo right) and many others that are not typically featured at English pubs such as plenty of salads and bu...

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It’s A Beautiful Day In The Neighorhood — If You’re On Soi 16

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The best thing about being on Soi 16 now is the fact that there’s a great new place to go to if you’re looking for quality food that won’t put a serious dent in your wallet. It’s a small new place called Avenue across the street from Kuppa and it’s being billed as a New York-style bistro.
The decor gives you that impression as you enter and are confronted with an impressive looking bar with its solid red leather covered stools and dark wood. The rest of the decor follow a similar the...

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The Specialty At Nadimos Is Authentic Lebanese Cuisine

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
There are very few Lebanese restaurants in Bangkok and there are even fewer that offer truly authentic food from this part of the culinary world. Nadimos is one place where you can be sure of the culinary credentials of the food since their chefs come straight from Lebanon and use the ingredients they grew up with and learned to cook with over the years.
On a recent visit we sampled some of the best that Nadimos has to offer and experienced first-hand both the great flavors that can be created...

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Senor Pico’s Throws A Party Mexican Style

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The relaunch of Senor Pico’s in the Rembrandt Hotel on Soi 18 took place in mid-December and the long wait was worth it. This Mexican outlet had been a part of the Rembrandt for at least the 17 years I’ve been here and the brand was created and launched originally in the U.S. in 1965 by Vic Bergeron, the creator of the Trader Vic’s restaurant chain. 
Since many of the dishes in the old Senor Pico’s seemed to be of that same vintage, the Rembrandt’s management decided that a little re...

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High In The Sky With Unique Cuisine From Peru

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Peruvian cuisine may not have many followers yet in Bangkok due to the fact there is just one restaurant that specializes in it but that may change if more people are exposed to its interesting flavors, ingredient combinations and textures. 
Above 11, the rooftop restaurant on the 32nd floor of the Fraser Suites serviced apartment on Soi 11  has been serving this unique cuisine for the last eight months and seems to have found a loyal audience based on the numbers of people that regularly turn...

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You’ll Love The Food At Wine I Love You

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
This will be a rather simple restaurant review, much like the one we wrote for Oskar on Soi 11 back in August. The food is great here, as are the prices, so go to Wine I Love You now and start eating. Anything.
The four items you see pictured here represent a recent dinner we enjoyed at Wine I Love You, a relatively new place on Soi 26 close to Rama IV Road. It’s in a big new development whose name we never caught because there were so many signs everywhere and we weren’t sure what was wha...

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Bei Otto’s New Winestube Focuses On Great Food And Regional Wines

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Bei Otto, on Soi 20, long the favorite German restaurant in Sukhumvit, has just opened a new winestube (wine cellar) focusing on some really tasty food along with wines from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Tyrol region of northern Italy. In a small, cozy room they serve the dishes you see here plus a few more and some good wines to go with them. The food we tasted was all good and the wines are specially imported. Check it out if you want an authentic German experience.
Bei Otto, Soi 20,...

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Bed Supperclub Defies Ordinary Descriptions

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The Bed Supperclub on Soi 11 is, as advertised, a true supper club in the traditional sense of the word in that it offers dining and entertainment in one place. However, it transcends that narrow description somehow and really offers a unique experience to its clientele. It’s not easy to describe exactly what Bed is although you may, after visiting, feel like your experience was something altogether different than what you’ve done before.
I’m not sure restaurant or supper club is the ter...

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Mauve Offers A Variety Of Cuisines In An Upscale Setting

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The sparkling interior of Mauve, the all-day dining restaurant in the Radisson Executive Suites on Soi 13 is as inviting in its own way as the menu of this stylish eatery. Sleekly modern and contemporary, the space offers diners a glimpse of some of the kitchen and also has a separate, airy bar area.
The newly revamped menu concentrates on western favorites and Thai specialties along with a good selection of pizzas made in the kitchen’s pizza oven.
Pastas and burgers are also included along w...

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The Sportsman Is Part Of A Growing Genre

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
There has emerged in recent years here in Sukhumvit a whole new genre of eating establishments — pubs and sports bar-type places that also put a lot of time and effort into creating some really good food. These places typically have a lot more on the menu than traditional pub food or American-style sports bar fare and also offer good selections of Thai food as well.
One of these places is The Sportsman on Soi 13. This newly-relocated place is more of a pool hall than anything else but there...

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The Westin’s Brunch Offers A Varied Approach

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The Westin Grande Hotel’s Taste restaurant is offering diners a wide range of dishes now with its Sunday brunch buffet, incorporating its Japanes restaurant Kisso into the mix as well as offering a wide range of desserts.
The menu at Taste is an eclectic mix of international and Thai food that is aimed at people looking for a good range of dishes from a variety of cuisines and cooking styles. There’s everything here from a pasta bar (at right) to the occasional Indian dish and, of course, ...

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Monsoon’s Formula For Continuing Success

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Is there a formula for success in the restaurant business? Not really, because if there were then everyone would just follow it and make a lot of money. There are, however, certain principles that can be followed that will not necessarily guarantee success but at least keep you pointed in the right direction.
The first thing you need to do is get a good chef that knows how to cook good food. That seems like a no-brainer but if you’ve been to as many restaurants as we have in this city over t...

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The Royal Oak’s Menu Is A Mix of Tradition and New Trends

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The Royal Oak pub on Soi 33/1 has a long history here in Bangkok. Its website proclaims it to be the oldest pub in Bangkok with a 20-year run at the same location. Of course many years ago this location housed a branch of the Angus Steak House and while it may have been called a steak house it was in reality more of a pub. In fact, the decor and layout have changes since 1996 at least when I first visited.
But while the decor has remained the same the food hasn’t. The steak and pub menu grad...

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Indian Host Offers More Than Just Indian

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Indian Host restaurant on Soi 22 has the typical Indian cuisine menu you’ll find just about anywhere in Sukhumvit — with one little twist. Its selection of Chinese-Indian dishes sets it apart from most of its competitors and offers diners a different set of flavors to experience as well as the great flavors from their traditional menu.
Chinese-Indian food actually came about because of a sizable population of Chinese immigrants who settled in the city of Calcutta generations ago. Their use...

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The Eugenia Offers A Unique Atmosphere And Enticing Menu

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Hideaway spots are not in abundance in Sukhumvit but one that bears some exploring is The Eugenia, a very small (12 rooms) boutique hotel on Soi 31 that really does deserve that rather over-used adjective boutique. Probably nine out of ten hotels that call themselves boutique are nothing of the kind but The Eugenia is truly a unique and eclectic property which is what the term boutique really means. 
The hotel has an old world colonial style charm which was created only several years ago, howe...

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Hanrahans Taking Their Food Seriously

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, November 27, 2014, In : Restaurants 
We’re sticklers for good food and service when we go to restaurants and there’s are a couple of reasons for that. First, WE’RE PAYING THESE PEOPLE MONEY. Hey, if it was free then we wouldn’t set the bar so high but it’s not. We’re paying them hard-earned money so we demand value for that money. Doesn’t sound unreasonable, does it?
Second, providing good food and service is NOT THAT HARD. There are plenty of places to buy quality ingredients here now and there are also plenty of p...

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Multiple Buffet Choices Are On Offer At Youzen

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, November 27, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The Youzen Japanese restaurant in the Windsor Suites hotel offers diners a unique experience here in Bangkok —a Japanese buffet that isn’t floating around the restaurant in a chain-type outlet. Youzen is in a hotel and the buffet is laid out before you, making it a lot easier to get the items you want. Also, of course, there are other advantages such as cooked to order items such as tempura and soups that you can serve yourself.
This unique idea is also not an expensive one: the price is 6...

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Govinda Provides A Good Alternative

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, November 27, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Eating tasty, delicious vegetarian food is no always easy to do although it is certainly easier than it was 30 years ago. Many people are more health conscious these days and have recognized that a vegetarian diet is more suited to keeping their weight down. That has led to more restaurants catering to this demand which has naturally led to greater choices. 
Personally, we’ve always felt that Indian vegetarian food was the tastiest but there is another contender to consider. Although Govinda...

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Superb Flavors Define Menu At Tapas Cafe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, November 27, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Restaurants offering some sort of tapas dishes have proliferated in various parts of Bangkok over the years but Tapas Cafe on Soi 11 (located in the small sub-soi behind Cheap Charlies) is the only one we’ve ever tried that gives guests a true tapas experience that originates from Spain.
A recent dinner there was a delightful mix of flavors and textures as we sampled the first truly edible octopus (photo below left) we’ve ever had in our culinary journeys as well as the best meatballs we...

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Stash Marches To The Beat Of A Different Drummer

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, November 27, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Stash doesn’t really remind us of anything we’ve ever seen before but then it doesn’t seem to be totally unique either. It seems like there are elements of this quirky little bar/bistro that are familiar but then again maybe not. It’s even located in a quirky location — the private little subsoi behind Cheap Charlies on soi 11. 
There’s something about this place that engages your interest and part of that attraction is the food that’s served here. We’ve eaten here on several o...

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Avenue Presents A New York Grill Experience

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, November 27, 2014, In : Restaurants 
A newly rebranded Avenue New York Grill, on Soi 16, is intent upon offering customers a restaurant experience that wil remind them of the classic grills and steakhouses of New York city. And to a great degree they’re succeeding, with food and an atmosphere that are inviting and satisfying.
The menu here was designed to give diners a decent choice of dishes to choose from but is also focused on the heart of the restaurant — it’s grill. There are five different steaks, varying seafood spec...

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Snapper New Zealand Expands Its Offerings

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, November 27, 2014, In : Restaurants 
This restaurant, known for its great selection of New Zealand seafood, has recently expanded. It doubled in physical size and also added another whole section to the menu, as well as more seafood items. 
The new section is meats from Kiwiland. There are steaks and lamb on the menu now and venison is expected some time too. This adds a whole other dimension to the restaurant and is sure to make it even more popular than it already is.
One thing that’s somewhat unique is that the owner here, Cr...

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La Cantina Returns With Authentic Italian Flavors

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, November 27, 2014, In : Restaurants 
This small cozy restaurant on Soi 16 (across the street from Foodland) has only recently re-opened after a hiatus for some renoavations and revamping. And the wait has been worth it as the new menu and new look have re-energized this Italian eatery as it now offers even more dishes that seem to be straight from Italy.
Chef/owner Roberto is the MC here and his attention to detail in regard to both the food and service is evident as the food presentations are thoughtful and aartful and the food ...

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El Gaucho Continues To Impress With Its High End Steak Menu

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, November 27, 2014, In : Restaurants 
For the last nine months or so Sukhumvit has had another premium steakhouse for locals to partake of their favorite cuts of red meat. El Gaucho, which bills itself as an Argentinian steakhouse, opened in the old La Gritta location in the City Lodge hotel on Soi 19 back in August of 2012.
With its original roots stretching back as far as the Czech Republic and Slovakia and more recently Vietnam, El Gaucho has been presenting New York Steakhouse type of quality in a freestanding restaurant, the ...

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Le Bouchot Flexes Its Mussels

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The picture directly below does a good job of summarizing the food that you’ll find at Le Bouchot, a cozy, subterranean restaurant located in the Oakwood Residence building on Soi 24. It’s mussels with bacon, roast garlic and chili. These mussels are among the freshest we’ve ever tasted and together with the other ingredients combine to form a delicious, rich and indulgent dish that also packs a punch with some serious heat. 
It’s a perfect dish and embodies everything that Le Bouchot ...

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Ugolini’s Italian Dishes Are Unique

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The widespread proliferation of Italian restaurants that has happened over the years in Bangkok it has made it increasingly difficult to keep up with who is doing what and where the best Italian food is being served. One factor that is important in determining where to eat is where can you get something that is different from somewhere else. 
Ugolini, on Soi Langsuan, is a place that is trying to keep its menu fresh and unique by offering dishes that are just a little different than many other...

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Clubhouse’s Cuisine Has Universal Appeal

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, In : Restaurants 
If you haven’t eaten at The Clubhouse on Soi 23 you might want to check it out some time soon. Our recent visit there didn’t uncover any eclectic dining gems but instead offered us a look at a menu that has a wide appeal and that is executed with some flair and technical expertise by their kitchen.
This mix of uncomplicated food has just about something for everyone including Tex-Mex, pub grub, burgers, salads, casual American-style food and a lot more. And the presentations and cooking sh...

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El Osito Is A Foodie’s Paradise

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Writing about El Osito is rather difficult because it’s hard to find a starting point. Do you start with the cool decor, the two-part, day/night menu or the somewhat eclectic food that is some of the best we’ve tasted in Bangkok?
Actually, the best place to start is with the owners, Billy, a native San Franciscan and his Thai wife Khun O. These two share a passion for food that drives the success of this casual deli/tapas place. 
In fact, Billy has more passion for food than any 10 other ch...

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The Royal Oak’s Menu Is A Mix of Tradition and New Trends

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The Royal Oak pub on Soi 33/1 has a long history here in Bangkok. Its website proclaims it to be the oldest pub in Bangkok with a 20-year run at the same location. Of course many years ago this location housed a branch of the Angus Steak House and while it may have been called a steak house it was in reality more of a pub. In fact, the decor and layout have changes since 1996 at least when I first visited.
But while the decor has remained the same the food hasn’t. The steak and pub menu grad...

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Black Swan Offers More Than Just Pub Food

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The Black Swan on Sukhumvit Road right under the Asoke BTS station is an English pub in the traditional sense: it’s cozy, full of people and sports a good menu of pub food. What it also has, however, is a large menu of international and Thai food to further tempt customer’s appetites.
This large menu touches a lot of culinary bases and this extends to dishes like barbecued ribs (see photo right) and many others that are not typically featured at English pubs such as plenty of salads and bu...

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Le Fenix Eatery Offers Selection And Quality

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The Le Fenix Hotel’s L3 Eatery bears a lot of resemblance to many other all-day hotel restaurants in Sukhumvit but there are some small touches here and there that help it to rise above the norm. On a recent visit we discovered some of these and we glad we did.
Nothing earth-shattering here as the lunch buffet is pretty straightforward but there are some items and promotions that make things a little more interesting. First, from now until August 15 you can pay for only three people when you...

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La Monita’s Real Mexican Flavors

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, In : Restaurants 
La Monita, which is far and away the best Mexican  restaurant in Bangkok (in our humble opinion), was started because owner Billy Bautista couldn’t find a burrito that he liked in the city. Having eaten lots of Mexican food (as well as many other kinds of food) in his native California, he is a big fan of this cuisine and when he couldn’t find a decent burrito anywhere he took the extreme step of opening his own place almost four years ago. La Monita has flourished since then, with big lu...

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Ibis Makes An Effort With Its Food

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Ibis Hotels aren’t normally known for their food and beverage operations here in Thailand (or perhaps anywhere for that matter) as Ibis, under the Accor umbrella, is a lower-priced brand and not up to the standards set by the group’s Mercure or Novotel properties.
However, the Ibis property on Soi 4 has apparently decided that this doesn’t have to be the case and its food operation is quite ambitious for its brand. Although its one food and beverage outlet is a somewhat small all-day din...

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Flava Mixes East And West

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Since the Flava restaurant opened about seven years ago in the Dream Hotel on Soi 15 little has changed in its basic menu concept. It still has an interesting mix of eastern and western dishes and at prices that are a change from most of the overpriced hotel food available in Sukhumvit.
A recent visit confirmed that the menu was still relevant and had changed over the years in terms of the actual dishes but not in philosophy. The food quality is still good and the presentations are nicely styl...

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Tony Roma’s All-American Appeal

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, In : Restaurants 
When Tony Roma started his first ribs restaurant in Miami, Florida in 1972 he couldn’t have imagined that 41 years later people from around the world would be enjoying his food. Especially so many people since there are now over 150 Tony Roma’s worldwide and two here in Bangkok — one at Siam Paragon and one at Terminal 21 where we recently sampled some of the dishes offered on their large menu.
It’s not just about ribs anymore either at Roma’s as there are also many other American-st...

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Dosa King Does The Veggie Thing

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The prospect of eating vegetarian food may not excite you but if you haven’t eaten Indian vegetarian food then you really can’t judge whether vegetarian is interesting or not. Take it from us, some vegetarian food can be good and some can be really good. The best vegetarian food we’ve ever eaten is definitely Indian and Dosa King on Soi 11/1 is a leading practitioner of the cuisine here in Sukhumvit.
The main reason that Indian vegetarian food is good is that it contains a far greater nu...

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Great Food Debuts At Dallas Steakhouse

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, In : Restaurants 
There are, as we’re sure you know, always plenty of new restauratns opening in Sukhumvit. That’s good news, generally, since a vibrant restaurant scene is always a plus for any area. However, the bad news is that few of all these restaurants are very good.
Fortunately, the owners of Dallas Steakhouse made one decision that has greatly affected the operation of the their brand new place and that decision was to hire a good chef  —  a chef with serious experience at top places in the U.S. ...

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Minibar Royale Is A Quirky Foodie Haven

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The owners of this eclectic little place located in the Citadines building on Soi 23 all have some connection to New York. They either lived and worked there or went to school there and the city served as part of the inspiration to start the restaurant several years ago. They must have channeled some French culture through the process of designing the place too because there is a hint of post-war French decor running through the space as well.
The menu also has a dual nature with mostly Americ...

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Xing Fu’s Different Approach Produces Many Tasty Results

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, In : Restaurants 
We’ve eaten in many Chinese restaurants over the years and quite honestly have rarely found one that did anything different than what every other Chinese restaurant in town does: serve boring Cantonese-style food. That means shark fin soup (like eating rubber) bird’s nest, abalone, drunken chicken, etc. It’s mostly a bunch of crap. 
That’s why Xing Fu, the Chinese restaurant in the Bangkok Lotus Hotel on Soi 33 is such a pleasure to visit. Their menu is so different from most of the Ch...

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Ma Du Zi’s Eclectic Menu Provides Surprises

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The quiet, elegant surroundings at Ma Du Zi, a charming boutique hotel on Asoke Road carry over to its library-like restaurant which features bookcases that partition off the tables into their own semi-private nooks. It’s a rather unique look and that decor is matched by the food tht is presented to diners.
With a nouveau French style, chef Yuya Okuda, a Japanese national trained in classical French cooking in France, gives diners his interpretations of some classical dishes as well as some ...

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Imperial Queen’s Park Continues Long Tradition Of Creative Dining Promotions

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The Parkview restaurant in the Imperial Queen’s Park is much like many other hotel all-day dining outlets most of the time with a few small exceptions — first, it’s an enormous place and second it’s regular buffet is filled with high-end items as well as the more usual items you’d expect to see in a hotel.
However, when it’s not most of the time is when the Parkview has a chance to shine, such as the recent promotion that was held from October 29 to November 4. The reason for the p...

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Brazilia Brings Tasty New Concept To Sukhumvit

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, In : Restaurants 
There’s a hot new concept in Sukhumvit and you’ll find it at the Brazilia restaurant in the Hotel Mermaid on Soi 29. Brazilia is a Brazilian style steak and pizza restaurant that offers diners a whole new way of eating great beef and other meats along with a unique menu of pizzas. It’s been open less than a month but is already attracting large numbers of diners with its buffet dinners and a Sunday brunch.
As you can see from the photos, the different meats are brought to the table on a ...

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Oskar Still One Of The Best In Sukhumvit

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, In : Restaurants 
A recent visit to Oskar on Soi 11 confirmed to us that this place is still one of the best restaurants in Sukhumvit. Of course, we had not doubt before we even walked in the door that we were in for an evening of great food but the proof is in the pudding as some one once said. 
There would have to have been a cosmic shift in the universe or some equally momentous occurrence for the quality of the food to change here where chef Julien Lavigne has created a menu that delights diners on a contin...

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Appia’s Roman Cuisine A Work In Progress

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The Bangkok restaurant hype machine took hold of Appia shortly after it opened in February of this year and the raves about the food were mostly loud and clearly positive. A recent visit of ours was highly anticipated after reading about this restaurant that was featuring Roman food — something unique in Sukhumvit — and also hearing from several knowledgeable food people  about the quality here.
However, we found upon closer inspection that Appia is, based on our one visit mind you, simila...

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Mavericks Focuses On Comfort Food

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The relatively new (four months old ) Mavericks restaurant located inside the Flowhouse complex in A Square on Soi 26 is a casually designed place whose menu has recently been overhauled to provide its guests with some simple comfort foods.
Burgers and pizzas now feature prominently on the menu and there is a good variety of each to choose from. The Mav Burger to the right was one of our choices on a recent visit and it was cooked very well, not overdone, and came on a bun that the chef, Rory ...

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Ocean Bangkok Brings Top Quality Food To Soi 33

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, In : Restaurants 
What’s the best way to have great food in your restaurant? It’s easy. Get a great chef. And then let him do his thing. That’s what the new “urban resort” Ocean Bangkok on Soi 33 has done and the results speak for themselves on the plate.
Chef Jacobo Astray from Spain has been cooking for  awhile now but it was his three years as chef de partie at the world famous restaurant elBulli in his native country that prepared him for his ongoing culinary career. He’s been here in Thailand f...

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New Year’s Specials In Sukhumvit

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The Sport Corner (084-087-5490) on Soi 20 will be celebrating New Year’s with drink specials from 2 PM until  closing with all beers (except Duvel) priced at 75 baht, all standard spirits at 75 baht and premium spirits at 95 baht. There will also be Hors de Oeuvres (Hot/Cold) and Thai food from 7 – 9 PM and champagne at midnight along with prize drawings at 11 PM and 1 AM.
Coco’s Café in the Bangkok Hotel Lotus Sukhumvit (02-610-0111) on Soi 33 is offering a New Years Eve Buffet Dinner ...

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Christmas Specials In Sukhumvit

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, In : Restaurants 
It’s that time of year again and so we’re going to give you a rundown on where to go to enjoy your Christmas and New Year’s holidays in Sukhumvit. The Christmas specials start here and New Year’s starts on page 14.
The first place you might want to consider, especially if you’re from the UK, is the Black Swan (02-229-4542)which is located on Sukhumvit Road right next to Soi 14. They are generally acknowledged to have some of the best British food in Bangkok and their Christmas dinner...

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Peppermill Offering Is Simple But Good

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, In : Restaurants 
We don’t often write about local hotel buffets because most of them tend to be large and sacrifice quality in favor of quantity. In fact, some of the worst food we’ve eaten at any restaurants in the Sukhumvit area have been at hotel buffets — expensive hotel buffets, at that.
However, here at Peppermills in the Amari Boulevard Hotel on Soi 5 they’ve taken a simpler approach and eschewed many of the offerings that other hotels add to their buffets to justify raising their prices. There...

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Clubhouse’s Cuisine Has Universal Appeal

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, In : Restaurants 
If you haven’t eaten at The Clubhouse on Soi 23 you might want to check it out some time soon. Our recent visit there didn’t uncover any eclectic dining gems but instead offered us a look at a menu that has a wide appeal and that is executed with some flair and technical expertise by their kitchen.
This mix of uncomplicated food has just about something for everyone including Tex-Mex, pub grub, burgers, salads, casual American-style food and a lot more. And the presentations and cooking sh...

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Napa On 26 Hits A Creative High

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, In : Restaurants 
It’s a pleasure to dine at a restaurant where the chef and management are interested in creating great food and they take the time and expend the effort to do so. It’s evident at Napa On 26 that the people responsible for creating this beautiful restaurant also have the passion in them to want to serve well-designed and great tasting dishes to their customers.
Chef Christian Hinckley has been here for only four months now, replacing the restaurant’s previous Swiss chef, and his influence...

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Zak’s Great Atmosphere And Interesting Food Are Making It A Popular Place

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Zak’s, on Soi 11, is a great example of a restaurant that started off slowly when it first opened but gradually came into its own over time. It’s taken a number of months for this process to unfold but it’s been worth the wait as the complicated elements that make up a good restaurant have come together here in a very satisfying way.
A recent visit attested to this as the food, atmosphere and overall buzz about Zak’s left us in a contented state of mind by the end of the night. Perhaps...

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Sukhumvit Restaurant Directory

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Soi 3/1
Himali Cha Cha
02-259-6677
Kovit@HimaliChaCha.com
www.himalichacha.com
Indian
165-265 baht

Soi 4
Hanrahan’s Irish Pub
02-255-0644
hanrahans@csloxinfo.com
www.hanrahansbangkok.com
Western, pub, Thai
200-350 baht
This place has greatly improved its food service in the last 12 months or so, so if you haven’t been lately you might want to give them a visit and find out what we’re talking about. 
In fact on several visits over the last couple of months we’ve had some very good food and service th...

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Valentine’s Day Specials In The Sukhumvit Area

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Yes folks, that time of year is here again —the time to show our significant others just how much we love them. We’re not exactly sure why St. Valentine is the patron saint of love and we were too lazy to look it up so we can’t enlighten you on this point but suffice it to say that the modern version of Valentine’s Day probably bears little resemblance to the original celebration, whatever it may have consisted of, and we are now expected to spend lots of money on gifts and dinners to...

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Aston Kitchen Marches To A Different Drummer

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Actually, Aston Kitchen may have invented a whole new form of music all its own in terms of its relationship to other restaurants, at least here in Bangkok. We’re not sure exactly what the inspiration was for the rather unusual menu (in our estimation) that is presented here, even after talking to chef Ton at length but whatever it is the chef, and his staff, are confident and bold in their approach.
The menu consists of a five-course set menu that varies on occasion but basically, according...

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Bangkok Betty Is The Bomb

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, In : Restaurants 
For our readers that are maybe slightly less well versed in the idioms and slang of the English language, being The Bomb is a good thing. Very good, in fact. And Bangkok Betty qualifies on two counts: its food and its decor.
It’s difficult to portray the decor here with photos so you really have to go there to fully appreciate this intricately designed space, the latest brainchild of designer Ashley Sutton. Suffice it to say that it looks like a 1940s-era bomb factory, for whatever reason, a...

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Delicious Food At The Dubliner Spans Several Cuisines

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Irish pubs tend to serve pub food. Brilliant statement, right? We came up with that all by ourselves in case you were wondering. But some pubs strive to do a bit more and The Dubliner in its new location on Soi 33/1 is one of those. 
In its first incarnation in  Washington Square the original chef came from a fine dining background and set up a menu that reflected his pedigree while still paying homage to classic  Irish pub food. That approach has been maintained over the years and the current...

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Reflections Offers A Wide Thai Variety

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, In : Restaurants 
There are dozens and dozens of Thai restaurants in the Sukhumvit area but many of them are, of necessity, more oriented towards foreign palates than Thai. Reflexions, in Terminal 21, is a place that manages to cater to both tastes. They have very traditionally prepared dishes like the shrimp with glass noodles above and the roast duck pictured below but they also have a wide variety of dishes that will appeal to those with more international tastes. 
Also, they have a good selection of regiona...

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Traditional Korean Style Impresses At Arirang

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 24, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Korean food is a bit of a mystery to many people but in reality it’s easy to find out about this cuisine when you do you may be pleasantly surprised. We’ve had the opportunity to try Korean food on a number of occasions, one time being at this restaurant in 2009, and a number of other times in the old Koreana restaurant that was situated where Bed Supperclub now stands. 
The primary feature of each of these dining experiences was the interesting variety of flavors that the meals consisted ...

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The Specialty At Nadimos Is Real Lebanese Cuisine

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 24, 2014, In : Restaurants 
There are very few Lebanese restaurants in Bangkok and there are even fewer that offer truly authentic food from this part of the culinary world. Nadimos is one place where you can be sure of the culinary credentials of the food since their chefs come straight from Lebanon and use the ingredients they grew up with and learned to cook with over the years.
On a recent visit we sampled some of the best that Nadimos has to offer and experienced first-hand both the great flavors that can be created...

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Okura’s Up & Above Goes To The Next Level

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 24, 2014, In : Restaurants 
This short article will not do justice to the Okura Prestige Hotel’s Up & Above restaurant, one of three quality food and beverage outlets in this five-star hotel, but it will give you an idea, at least, of the type of quality that is available here in the Sukhumvit area on a regular basis. 
Located just off the Ploenchit BTS station (and therefore on the eastern frontier of our self-proclaimed Sukhumvit world) the Okura is a luxury hotel that offers some top-notch dining. Our recent visit t...

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American Bar & Grill Opens On Soi 8

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 24, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Soi 8 has recently welcomed a new food and beverage spot that’s focusing on American comfort food and classic pop/rock music. It’s called American Bar & Grill and is located next to the Soi 6 shortcut on the second subsoi as you stroll down Soi 8 from the Skytrain.
The relatively small menu (for now) offers burgers and steaks as well as spaghetti and meatballs (below), some sandwiches (meatball and  cheese steak) and salads and what the owners claim is the best apple pie in Bangkok (see ri...

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Xing Fu’s Different Approach Produces Many Tasty Results

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 24, 2014, In : Restaurants 
We’ve eaten in many Chinese restaurants over the years and quite honestly have rarely found one that did anything different than what every other Chinese restaurant in town does: serve boring Cantonese-style food. That means shark fin soup (like eating rubber) bird’s nest, abalone, drunken chicken, etc. It’s mostly a bunch of crap. 
That’s why Xing Fu, the Chinese restaurant in the Bangkok Lotus Hotel on Soi 33 is such a pleasure to visit. Their menu is so different from most of the Ch...

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La Cantina Relaunches On Soi 16 With New Menu

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 24, 2014, In : Restaurants 
La Cantina Italian restaurant has recently relaunched after a short time-out and is now featuring an updated menu of Italian food from all over Italy. Their Soi 16 location across from Foodland is an intimate space with two different ambiences and a nice looking wine cellar space.
The menu is an interesting one in that it offers diners a wide variety of Italian dishes, some classics and others that may well be unique to the restaurant such as the broccoli-potato soup, a coarser version of what...

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Vegan Haven Comes To Sukhumvit

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 24, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Sukhumvit now has its first (as far as we know) vegan restaurant. It’s called May Veggie Home and its located on what is technically called New Ratchadapisek Road about 50 meters from the corner of Sukhumvit Road across the street from Exchange Tower.
It’s a bright and airy space and it matches the demeanor of the two sisters, May and Tak, who are managing the place. May is the chef and Tak is in the front of the house. May cooks almost everything on the menu herself which is completely ve...

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Chef’s Bar Accomplishes Amazing Feat

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 24, 2014, In : Restaurants 
In what must certainly be the Sukhumvit area’s smallest kitchen, Australian chef Roland Graham uses his 40-plus years of experience to create some great food six nights a week.
Shoehorned into 15 square meters of space are a kitchen and dining area that will accommodate up to about 12 people at a time. As you can see from the photos, not an ounce of space appears to have been wasted in this compact, efficient place.
Roland’s menu contains some fairly basic items but in such a small kitchen ...

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Cellar 11 Is Sukhumvit’s Real Wine Bar

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 24, 2014, In : Restaurants 
If you’ve never been to Cellar 11 yet then you’ve missed out on being in what is certainly Sukhumvit’s most ambitious wine bar/restaurant.
It’s definitely the largest and with 7,000 bottles of wine and 1,000 different labels it’s the most well stocked. The variety of wines here is astounding and runs from 1,000 baht  bottles to a Mouton Rothchild 2002 that goes for 42,500 baht.
This sprawling building is set on a piece of land that can  park 70 cars and used to be a private residence....

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Sukhumvit Restaurant Directory

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 23, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Soi 3
Bawarchi Alif Laila
02-655-5936
info@bawarchiindian.com
www.bawarchiindian.com
Indian and Arabic
Average per person, 350 baht
      
Soi 4
Bawarchi
02-253-2394
info@bawarchiindian.com
www.bawarchiindian.com
Indian
500-1,000 baht
Hanrahan’s Irish Pub
02-255-0644
hanrahans@csloxinfo.com
www.hanrahansbangkok.com
Western, pub, Thai
200-350 baht

Soi 5
Peppermill @ Amari Boulevard Hotel
02-255-2930 # 4415
peppermill@boulevard.amari.com
www.amari.com/boulevard
International Buffet
400-700 baht
Seasons @ Amari Boulevard...

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Coco’s Has A New Culinary Twist

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 23, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Coco’s Cafe in the Lotus Hotel on Soi 33 has been going through a transformation lately , updating its current cuisine and adding some Chinese specialties to its predominantly Indian menu.
For many years Coco’s has been one of the more popular Indian eateries in Sukhumvit but it has now added a new element to its offerings by introducing a fusion element to the Indian dishes and introducing some of the tasty Chinese dishes it was serving in the hotel’s Xing Fu Chinese restaurant.
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Circle Continues Its Fusion Heritage

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 23, 2014, In : Restaurants 
When Circle Restaurant first opened back in 1996 (or 1997) it was the first, we believe, real fusion restaurant that existed in Bangkok. The chef, whose name we think was Kitti, had worked for Wolfgang Puck for a number of years starting as a dishwasher and working his way the ladder to become a sous chef.
You don’t get to work in Wolfgang Puck’s kitchen without knowing what you’re doing and this guy’s food was cutting edge fusion and quite delicious.
He moved on at some point and there...

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Bawarchi Keeps It Real in Many Places

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 23, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The Bawarchi Indian restaurant chain, with four restaurants here in Sukhumvit, relies on creating quality Indian food on a consistent basis and it’s what has propelled its growth both here and abroad in India.
A recent visit to the Soi 11 branch of Bawarchi (which means “chef” in Indian) confirmed the fact that quality is foremost in the list of priorities here. An example is the tandoor lamb which you can pull apart easily with a knife and fork. Only the most skilled tandoor chefs can a...

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Atrium Offers Both Quantity And Quality

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 23, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Having been to many hotel buffet restaurants over the years we’ve experienced a number of different style that are adopted in presentation. There are hotels, for instance, that provide a large quantity of food whose quality may be somewhat lacking; there are those that present less of a selection with a high level of quality and there are a few that offer both quality and quantity and this is what the Atrium in the Landmark Hotel on Sukhumvit Road employs as its concept.
There are some place...

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Indulge Yourself At One Of The Newest Restaurants In Sukhumvit

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 23, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Indulge restaurant, in the newly revamped Sukhumvit Suites Hotel next to the Interchange building on Sukhumvit Road, is a quiet, elegant room with a good variety of international food that’s prepared in an upscale way.
On a recent visit we tried some dishes that were unique to this restaurant like the tom yum fries as well as traditional fare like their crab bisque and chicken confit (photo right).
The varied menu also contains many other dishes from both a Thai and international section. The...

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Real Danish Served At Stable Lodge

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 23, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The 495 baht smorgasbord buffet that’s served every Saturday and Sunday at the Stable Lodge on Soi 8 from noon to 3 PM is a good example of a less is more offering that is also highly focused.
There’s less selection than many buffets in the area have but there’s more quality here. There’s a representative sampling of Danish delicacies and nothing more. Everything on the buffet table in the quaint, cozy dining room here is authentic Danish food. There’s even a real Danish drink, aquav...

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Elegant Food And Ambience Distinguish Maverick

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 23, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Maverick restaurant, located on the Ocean Tower II building on Soi 19, is a little gem of a place that has been serving interesting food to people for almost a year. Its warm, inviting interior also manages to project an air of elegance and it would be a great place to take a hot date or a valued business client since they will probably be impressed by the experience. 
The food, as you can see, looks beautiful and usually hits the mark in terms of taste and composition on each of the dishes. 
T...

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Minibar Royale Is A Quirky Foodie Haven

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 23, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The owners of this eclectic little place located in the Citadines building on Soi 23 all have some connection to New York. They either lived and worked there or went to school there and the city served as part of the inspiration to start the restaurant several years ago. They must have channeled some French culture through the process of designing the place too because there is a hint of post-war French decor running through the space as well.
The menu also has a dual nature with mostly Americ...

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Sunday Brunch Japanese Style At The JW

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 23, 2014, In : Restaurants 
This may be the only Japanese brunch in the Sukhumvit area but if not it’s certainly got to be the best or close to it. What a great selection of food the Tsu and Nami restaurants together put out in the basement of the JW Marriott Hotel on Soi 2.
During the rest of the week these two side-by-side restaurants feature different food. Basically, Tsu is the sushi-sashimi place and Nami serves tempura and teppanyaki. However, on Sunday they join forces and offer diners a wide variety of high-qua...

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Hawaiian Barbecue Lands At Golden Pig

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 22, 2014, In : Restaurants 
As far as we can tell the new Golden Pig restaurant on Soi 22 (just past the Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel on the right side of the soi) is the only one of its kind we’ve ever seen in Sukhumvit.
Owner Ricky is from Hawaii and has tried to create as authentic a version of a Hawaiian barbecue place here as he could, albeit with a few a Thai touches. Basically it’s just an all-you-can-eat arrangement for the incredibly low price of 159 baht net. 
You pick from a variety of meats and vegetables...

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Tacos & Salsa Serves The Real Mexican Deal

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 22, 2014, In : Restaurants 
This little place, tucked away at the end of Soi 18 in a small, cozy space doesn’t need a lot written about it because it’s without a doubt one of the top Mexican restaurants in Sukhumvit. Of course, considering how bad most of the Mexican places have been here in the past that’s not a great compliment in and of itself but the food really is good and the two ladies running the restaurant, Bo and Lisa, put  out a consistent product that’s drawing lots of people.
In fact don’t consider...

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