Beyond the tourist traps, cheap shopping and massage parlours, Bangkok has lots to offer for foodies at all price points. Local street food that dot the street are as prominent as the burgeoning number of fancy outfits jostle for attention in this food-obsessed capital.
Street food-wise, Bangkok is a city that has never lost its gritty underbelly so the dishes are still authentically cooked by owners who have perfected their craft over decades. On the end of the spectrum, the fine-dining scene has also been buzzing with the entry of prominent names such as Sorn and Villa Frantzén.
On the cocktail front, speakeasies are a common sight in Bangkok. Besides the bars listed on the usual awards lists, natural wine fans should check out Mod Kaew Wine Bar, a place buzzing with hip locals. Another must-visit bar is All Cats All Bats that has a concise menu of Mexican food by Noma, Gaa and 80/20 alums.
We pound the streets of bustling Bangkok to suss out which street food joints and fine-dining restaurants you have to squeeze in on your next weekend getaway.