NEW ADVENTURES IN DINING OUT
Bangkok’s dining-out scene shows no sign of slackening off, and indeed if anything it is becoming even more frenetic. Restaurants come, and restaurants go, but it seems to us that far more come than actually go. So the scene is always immensely fresh and vibrant.
In the run-up to the year’s end we took in some of the new restaurant openings, and found a whole selection of creative ventures serving some brilliant cuisine.
We visited a place on Sukhumvit Soi 23 that specialises in Mexican street food, real homemade fare together of course with some great margaritas. On the same theme in that simple fare can be wildly popular if the chef uses first-class ingredients we saw how popular a new outlet using organically reared chickens from Khao Yai has become in the brief time it has been open.
We discovered that a highly popular cocktail bar on Soi Convent, which had also served food, has now divided itself and a new restaurant has emerged, serving spicy cuisine from the rim of the Mediterranean. Only a few steps along Convent we found a new venture by a very successful group of restaurateurs, serving Spanish and Med tapas and small-plate food, perfect for standing up or sitting down eating, and with a nice choice of wines to match.
Our final venue amongst the newbies was in fact a relocated restaurant, serving authentic Thai cuisine, and previously in premises that allowed only enough space for a chef’s table concept. The new premises allow this and also a large dining room, greatly expanding the potential audience for this well-respected Thai master chef.
We shall continue our policy of exploring all the new outlets as they open. In the meanwhile, enjoy!