One Night In Bangkok...
My husband and I have a layover for one night in Bangkok. While we are staying out by the airport due to a very early departure the next day, I will still be hungry for some tasty eats on Friday night.
So... One night in Bangkok. Where would you eat?
1) What cuisine are you looking for - Thai, or any type of good food?
2) Are you willing to travel anywhere in the city (not necessarily near airport) for your one-night-only dinner?
Personally, I'd go for Sirocco (more for the overall package than food):
I think good Thai would be nice, but we live in Southeast Asia and get excellent Thai where we are. So, I'm not wedded to that idea. I would prefer closer to the airport, but know that might not be possible. Also, I'm not looking for hawker stands. I love street food as much as the next Hounder, but I like street food best when I have a day to kill and I can wander through the stalls.
re: Curt the Soi Hound
Depending upon how much time you have (how early your flight gets in), I would recommend going to Chinatown, to eat at the food stalls in and around soi Yaoworat. It's not necessarily Thai food but I think it probably has one of the highest concentrations of great street food in bangkok. Great duck/pork noodles, chicken rice, and my favorite: black sesame mochi dumplings in ginger soup.
Or if you would like to experience a fine dining take on traditional Thai food, Bo.lan does a great job. The decor is beautiful and the two chefs (students of David Thompson) do a fabulous job with flavors and presentation. Though it isnt cheap, it isnt wallet busting either and I think worth the money.
hope you enjoy wherever you end up