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. (2016: I'm adding my Tripadvisor reviews here)

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


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tak Sura @ Soi Thammasaroj (ตักสุรา)

Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg This is the Tak Sura branch where I take always take visitors from abroad. It's just a short walk from the sky train and right in the centre of Bangkok, and even draws a lot of eaters, mainly young adults, on a slow Monday night.

Faithful to the Tak Sura formula, the restaurant is set in and around an old Thai house, a very quiet location under the Saphan Hua Chang (elephant bridge). The leafy terrace outside features sets of marble, wrought iron and wooden chairs

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Bombay Blues

Star full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg On the fringe of Bangkok's backpacker paradise Khao San lies this beautifully decorated Indian bar annex restaurant, a popular hangout for the students of nearby universities.

Outside the bar cosy groups of seats, inside the bar itself covers 2 floors, with part of the second floor a rooftop in the open air. Invited by a group of students I went there late one night, left my shoes at the door, and found my students on the rooftop, lying around on lots of red pillows grouped around low tables, drinking beer and smoking the shisha pipe. The place looks like a it comes straight from an Indian fairytale, a very intimate and cosy atmosphere.

Bombay Blues serves a mix of different kind of foods, including Indian, Thai, Italian

Heineken Greenspace Beergarden @ UCB

Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg After Zen World was torched earlier this year, the Heineken Greenspace seasonal beer garden has had to move to another high spot in Bangkok.

Located on the 47th floor, the new beer garden as expected has a stunning view of Bangkok. There's the Heineken stage, were famous (Thai) bands perform regularly, and everything of course is Heineken green. Tables and chairs are regular, the decorations are minimal, but with enough people around, like when we were there,