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Jan 10, 2010 06:58 PM

One Night In Bangkok...

Hi all,

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?

Thanks All!!

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  1. Two questions:
    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):

    6 Replies
    1. re: klyeoh

      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.

      1. re: Miss Andi

        Here's a "been-there-done-that" kind of place, sort of on the lines of Seafood Market:

        1. 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

          1. re: pandadero

            Have you actually tried Bolan? Other than the press release "reviews", all I've read has been negative.

            1. re: Curt the Soi Hound

              Sirocco or Bed Supperclub are best suggestions

              1. re: Curt the Soi Hound

                Yeah, i went to bolan a few months ago, and had the tasting menu. I think they did a very good job. Especially memorable were the naam and salads.