I've eaten with friends and colleagues in all these restaurants in (greater) Bangkok. I'm no food expert, but I do know what I like! Many of my older reviews were also published in Japanese on newsclip.be タイ発ニュース速報. Whether you're after Thai food, or craving a Mexican taco, Japanese buffet or fish & chips, you can find it all here.

* A friendly WARNING: restaurants close, change and move regularly, so before you go make sure to check *

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Shahrazad ★

Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svg A great place for halal food is Sharahzad, located in Bangkok's own Moslem-district in Sukhumvit Soi3/1. The place is decorated in typical Middle-Eastern style with lots of gold, flowers and colourful lights, and the waitresses wear moslem dress.

The food is a mix of Arab, Indian, Iranian and Thai food, of which the stuffed pigeon and various lamb kebabs are recommended! Drinking water and pickled vegetables are provided for free. The wide variety of fresh bread is delicious, and

Mizu's Kitchen (Sarika) ★

Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svg Having served as the headquarters of the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand (FCCT) in the sixties and seventies, this fifty-year old Japanese-run restaurant is decorated in Italian bistro-style with chequered tablecloths, velvety curtains and straw-wrapped Chianti bottles hanging behind the bar. Yes, it's as strange as it sounds.

A wide variety of Western and Japanese food and drinks is available. The Sarika-steak is cheap and famous, and where else in Bangkok

Monday, November 30, 2009

Kobune @ MBK ★

Star full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg You wouldn't eat Kobune's sushi for the quality of the food, but it's a fun place for an entertaining, quick and cheap meal.

A wide range of sushi-dishes is served from a set of little boats that goes round a circuit. Eaters sit around the circuit and take their favourites off the boats. The most common dishes rotate permanently and get a regular refill, but some more special (and more delicious) ones can be ordered straight from the cooks. This is fun!

Besides the boat action, you can also have a regular meal at a regular table, but having never tried it, I can't say anything

Monday, November 23, 2009

Koruda Restaurant @ RCA

Star full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg After watching a movie in the House Rama theatre on RCA, a famous nightlife strip of bars, galleries and restaurants, we went for a meal at this Japanese restaurant opposite the theatre. The restaurant is part of a chain, with locations in Bangkok, Khorat and Ayutthaya.

The interior is simple and neutral, with light wooden furniture, paper lamps and a few Japanese decorations.

The restaurant is famous for its all-you-can-eat buffet (currently 399 baht,

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Krok (เดอะครก)

Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg A craving for north-eastern Thai (Isan) food led a friend of mine and me to this little restaurant at Siam Square for lunch. It's quite a popular place, as most of the tables were occupied while we were there.

The interior is simple wood tables with benches and chairs in minimalist style.

The menu is in Thai and English with pictures. We shared a som tam (papaya salad), laab kay (minced chicken) and yam pla duk foo,

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Raan Jae Jiao (ร้านเจ๊เจีอว), Paknam, Samut Prakan

Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg Last week I went for another lunch in Samut Prakan with some of my colleagues.

Started as a simple stall in the market, it moved to a real shop in a one of the small sois near the temple recently. It's a simple place without air-conditioning but the food is well worth it.

The food is famous among the people of Samut Prakan and the shop prepares and sells many varieties of food. We had a delicious curry, a salad of lotus stems and shrimp (didn't even know it exists!), and

Monday, September 7, 2009

Nameless Restaurant, Paknam, Samut Prakan

Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svg Thanks to my colleague I found this small, traditional noodle shop, away only 30 meters from the entrance of Wat Klang ("centre of the city") of Samut Prakan near Bangkok.

The shop is famous for its only dish: noodle soup. We sampled a few types that were indeed delicious. A limited set of drinks, khaek huay (chrysanthemum drink) as the recommended choice.

The wooden furniture is in traditional style, and the place has natural

Saturday, May 9, 2009

La Cuisine

Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svg La cuisine is one of the handful of restaurants in the Pullman Hotel near Victory Monument.

A mix of Thai traditional and modern, fitted in red with Thai silks, silver cutlery and real napkins on the table it looks quite luxury.

We tried the dinner buffet. What a variety! Thai, western (pizza, pasta) and Japanese food, seafood, and lots of desserts including traditional Thai desserts like look choop (dessert candy), cake,

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Kin Ramen, Bang Phli

Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg Dropping off a friend, I visited Kin Ramen at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport for a late dinner. Together with a second branch at Siam Square Soi 5 it's owned by the King Power group, Thailand's great monopolist at the airport.

Its modern Japanese-looking interior is set up in dark red, white and dark wood.

On the menu of course ramen (I had duck ramen) and lots of other Japanese and fusion dishes like gyoza, sushi, yakisoba, salads etc., and a variety of drinks including Asahi beer.

As expected in an airport, quite expensive, but a comfortable place