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 *

Friday, March 26, 2010

Somtam Boran (ส้มตำโบราณ), Paknam, Samut Prakan

Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg My colleagues took me to another popular restaurant in Samut Prakan, near Bangkok. It is located on the main road and on one side decorated with lots of plants. Wooden tables and chairs give it an old atmosphere.

As the name indicates, the place is famous for it's old-style Thai food. They serve a wide variety of local dishes, from som tam (papaya salad), kay yaang (grilled chicken) to noodle soups and special dishes like khao kluk kapi (a rice dish), plus a whole range of traditional deserts and herbal drinks. Every single dish we sampled was very delicious!

The service is very friendly and fast. Every food group has its own assigned cook

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Alle Tha Prachan Restaurant and Bakery (แอ๊วท่าพระจันทร์)

Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svg Near the Grand Palace and the Prachan pier lies this clean, air-conditioned restaurant and bakery.

The furniture is made of simple wood, and the decorations are quite minimal.

The restaurant serves a mix of Thai and foreign food. We sampled several dishes like the spinach lasagne, tom yam kung (spicy shrimp soup) and phad kra phrao moo (basil-fried pork), and they were

Friday, March 12, 2010

Imoya **** ★

Hidden on the third floor of a building behind Emporium shopping mall, lies this traditional Japanese restaurant Imoya, which literally means "Potato Shop".

According to a Japanese friend, this place looks like a typical Japanese restaurant of 40 years ago. The wooden furniture, with public space as well as separate walled-off areas where you take off your shoes and sit on a low bench or the floor, and the vintage Japanese decorations, make you feel like you went back in time.

On arrival all personnel shouts a greeting, and you always get an free appetiser