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, March 27, 2012

(Radna) Yodphak Siriraj | ราดหน้ายอดผักศิริราช ****

For over 30 years this riverside restaurant has been popular with students from nearby universities, Siriraj Hospital and visitors of the famous Wang Lang Market for its good food for cheap(ish) prices.

Downstairs the open kitchen and maybe 10 tables, upstairs another 20 from where life on the river can be observed with a beautiful view of the Rama VIII Bridge, Thammasat University and the Royal Grand Palace. With some stretching you can even see the Wat Arun. Furniture consists of simple metal tables with stools, decoration is

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Dine in the Dark (DID) **

I must admit that eating in a pitch-black restaurant is a completely different way to enjoy your meal. After handing in our mobile phones, cameras and other equipment that might emit light at the reception, our blind guide "Ball" led us - in single file with our hands on each others' shoulders - into the restaurant, seated us at our table and served the 3 courses of the meal of our choice.

Instructed by "Ball" we managed to find our cutlery and glasses of water, and once the food arrived he gave us some tips on how to eat without spilling it all over ourselves, the table and the floor. By the sound of it

Friday, March 16, 2012

Wanakarm Thai Cuisine | วนคาม ****

It's not easy to find good Thai food in the lower Sukhumvit area, but I was introduced to this restaurant by one of my friends who always takes his company's visitors here for lunch.

The place is an old Thai house and looks like you're sitting in somebody's hi-so living room in the seventies. Decorations comprise big chandeliers, artificial flowers, wood-cuts, brass peacocks and old-style paintings. The wooden furniture and real table cloth covered with plastic make it seem even tackier. Outside there's a terrace with some green, and there's a little garden

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

New Light Coffee House | นิวไล้ท์ คอฟฟี่เฮ้าส์ ***

This seventies Chinese - western - Thai restaurant is a good place for a meal if you find yourself hungry at Siam Square. Located next to the Hard Rock Cafe, its western food is definitely a lot cheaper, although maybe not as tasty.

The interior hasn't changed since the seventies; people sit comfortably on brown leather in booths with wrought-iron partitions, blue glass lamps are hanging from the ceiling, there's an old cashier counter and more vintage partitions in different shades of green. Eaters look straight into the open kitchen. The third floor

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Steak Lao @ Piyarom | สเต็กลาว *** [CLOSED]

Looking to enjoy some north-eastern Thai food, a friend and I went for dinner in one of the 5 branches of this restaurant chain opposite Siam Paradise Night Bazaar.

The place must be quite popular judging by the fact that most of the tables were full on a Tuesday night. Decorations and furniture are more stylish (and expensive) than in other Isan restaurants.

We had some delicious prawn cakes with honey, one of their specialties, a good

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Al Matum Restaurant | เอามาตำ ***

This relatively new restaurant, a Thai sister of shisha bar and Moroccan restaurant Al Majlis, serves north-eastern food with som tam as its signature dish. The name may look Arabic but it actually is the Thai sentence "ao ma tam" (เอามาตำ) inviting you to make your own som tam.

The restaurant is set in an old house in a small soi off the main road, with a beautiful and quiet garden outside. The simple wooden furniture where you can sit or lie down with typical Thai triangular pillows, big umbrellas and the soft lighting make it very atmospheric

Friday, March 2, 2012

Offshore Fish & Chips Shop ***

Last month I went for some fish & chips at this bar annex restaurant with a friend who used to live in the UK.

The place caters mostly to local expats and is located close to red light district Soy Cowboy and other western restaurants. You can take away your fish & chips, or eat it right there in the simply decorated restaurant or on one of the wooden benches outside.

We tried the fish & chips with red snapper, the local fish variety. I like my fries thick