In Bangkok right now need some recommendations ASAP please.
- big_apple_ken Dec 15, 2010 08:42 AM
So I've read a few Bangkok threads here on Chowhound but since this is my first time in Bangkok since 10 years ago I need a little help. The major problem I've had is I have no idea proximity wise how the restaurants are relative to my hotel (Four Seasons). Since I'm doing a trip with my parents proximity is key since they don't like to travel to far (very different when I travel myself). So far I've eaten at:
Spice Market - We got here late Tuesday night and just ate at the hotel (had complimentary coupons). Food was surprisingly quite good.
Provence Cafe - Rated by CNNGo as the best noodles in Bangkok. I mainly went here basically because it is 2 minutes away from the Four Seasons and supposedly their noodles are quite good. Soup stock was indeed good, beef was also good but I found the portion size super small (for 200 baht) and also noodles (although handmade) didn't particularly stand out for me. Good bowl of noodles but not spectacular.
Erawan Tearoom - Again about 5 minutes walk from Four Seasons Hotel and right next to Grand Hyatt. This place I highly recommend. Food was very tasty and did I mention very reasonably priced. My brother and I ordered the a la carte but my parents had the all you can eat menu for 600 baht. Standouts I had include the River Prawn in Red Curry Sauce, Crab Fried Rice and also their Fried Chicken with Salt. Definitely will be back. Their afternoon tea meal is 240 baht (ridiculously cheap for a place this nice).
Zanotti 'Il Ristorante - My father really wanted to try the Italian food here so we're going there tomorrow for dinner. Heard good things and looking forward to it.
My questions mainly are:
1) Tomorrow afternoon we are going to Chinatown (Yaowarat) for lunch. Might even stop by the Flower Market. What are the places you can recommend for lunch?
2) We leave Friday back to Hong Kong. My main goal before Friday is to get a spectacular bowl of noodles before I head back. Hopefully it isn't too far away from the Four Seasons. Totally fine with a street stall but I'll need some directions on how to get there.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
These recs are more street food establishments for Yaowarat...in the Old Market, there's a duck/ BBQ pork noodle shop call HK noodles (I think you're from Hong Kong but hopefully the name doesn't turn you off. The condiments in Thailand make such a difference). My mom, aunt and I had lunch there recently and we all agreed it was delicious. In the middle of Soi Texas (sorry, I don't remember the Thai name), we had oyster fritters and a fish rice porridge (Khoa tom) that we all loved. This one is a stand set up in an alley off of the soi..look for the Shell Bowl Recommendation sign.