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 *


Monday, September 26, 2011

Talad Nam Seafood

Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg My favourite seafood sidewalk restaurant is located in the business heart of Bangkok, Silom. It opens when the sun goes down and stays open until late.

The restaurant serves lots of delicious seafood, and my favourite dishes are fried squid with pepper and garlic, which is usually soft and juicy, steamed fish and broccoli fried with garlic. Part of the food is alive and swimming in aquariums

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Old Dutch

kroketten, goulash soup and salad 
Star full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg At the corner of one of Bangkok's red light districts, Soi Cowboy, lies this laid-back western restaurant. One of the original owners was Dutch (hence the name), but years ago the place was taken over by an Englishman.

The restaurant inside has the typical Dutch brown cafe atmosphere, with dark wooden furniture, decorated with old postcards of Dutch cities and the royal family, and the lighting is not too bright. There're always some English-language reading

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Hua Seng Hong @ Yaowarat (ฮั่วเซ่งฮง)

Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg A Thai-Chinese friend took us to this Chinese restaurant in Yaowarat, the heart of Bangkok’s Chinatown.

The original restaurant was established in Yaowarat more than 60 years ago and is still very popular with locals and tourists alike. There are around 10 more branches in Bangkok.

The decoration is typical Chinese style with bright lights, simple formica furniture and a very low ceiling. People clearly

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Soulfood Mahanakorn

Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svg "Wholesome ingredients. Honest Cooking. Serious Drinks."

Attracted by the claims of organic food and non-MSG use, the three of us checked out this Thonglor restaurant on a Saturday night. Brainchild of an American food critic living in Thailand, its original purpose was to offer Thai street food in a nice restaurant environment. The food's still there, but the focus has shifted to the wide range of cocktails and