Hello Thai food lovers!

Hope you had an amazing year of eating Thai food in 2015. In this blog post I wanted to share with you 11 of the best Thai restaurants in Bangkok that I ate at in 2015.

You’ll also find information on each restaurant so you can hopefully eat there and enjoy it too.

In 2015 I did quite a bit of traveling, but I did have a few good solid months in Bangkok, and had a number of seriously delicious meals.

NOTE: Also, before we get into this list, I want to make it clear that these are the 11 best Thai restaurants I tried for the first time in 2015. You can read through my full list of favorite restaurants in Bangkok of all time here, but this blog post is focused only on this year, and where I personally ate.

I was going to try to put the restaurants in order, but I couldn’t… they are just all so good and serve such different food. So they are in no particular order.

Here are my 11 top picks for best restaurants that I ate at in Bangkok in 2015:

Khao Tom Bawon (ข้าวต้มบวร)
Raw crab salad at Khao Tom Bawon (ข้าวต้มบวร)

1. Khao Tom Bawon (ข้าวต้มบวร)

I like every type and genre of Thai food, but one of my personal dinner favorites, is a khao tom restaurant – what is typically a Thai Chinese style restaurant that serves mostly stir fried and braised dishes, which are nice and salty and can be eaten with either rice soup (khao tom) or regular rice.

Khao Tom Bawon (ข้าวต้มบวร) is a longstanding khao tom restaurant in Bangkok located across the street from Wat Bawon temple, and just a stones throw from Rambuttri.

The boo kai dong yam (ปูไข่ดองยำ), a raw blue crab egg salad packed with chilies and garlic, is delicious, and also they also have a steamed shrimp version, which is equally as marvelous.

Address: 243 Phra Sumen Rd, Wat Bowon Niwet, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Open hours: 4 pm – 3 am daily

best restaurants in Bangkok 2015
Classic Thai food at Mit Ko Yuan (ร้านมิตรโกหย่วน)

2. Mit Ko Yuan (ร้านมิตรโกหย่วน)

During 2015 I had a chance to explore, pretty extensively, the Sao Chingcha area of Bangkok – also known as the Giant Swing. In my opinion, with a great selection of legendary restaurants that have been serving the same dishes for decades, it’s one of the best restaurant areas of Bangkok.

Mit Ko Yuan (ร้านมิตรโกหย่วน) is nothing fancy, just a typical looking shophouse restaurant, but the food they serve is simply fantastic.

One of their most famous dishes is tom yum goong (ต้มยำกุ้ง), and I think it’s one of the best in Bangkok. They even make very simple dishes, like stir fried vegetables, taste extremely good, by using just the right amount of seasoning and stir frying in the right amount of oil and on the right heat.

Address: 186 Thanon Dinso, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200
Open hours: 11 am – 2 pm for lunch and 4 pm – 10 pm for dinner

ร้านแสงชัยโภชนา
Deep fried fish at Saeng Chai Pochana (ร้านแสงชัยโภชนา)

3. Saeng Chai Pochana (ร้านแสงชัยโภชนา)

Located on Sukhumvit Soi 32, Saeng Chai Pochana (ร้านแสงชัยโภชนา) is one of the better Thai Chinese khao tom and seafood restaurants that I ate at in Bangkok in 2015.

In the evening they set up a couple tables along the sidewalk, but the main dining room is inside one of the shophouse rooms. The menu is massively extensive, with just about every seafood and pork Thai Chinese combination imaginable.

One of the best dishes I had was pla gao tod gratiem prik Thai (ปลาเก๋าทอดกระเทียม), a deep fried brown marbled grouper topped in a mountain of incredibly crispy garlic and black pepper.

Address: 762/5-6 Sukhumvit Road, Soi 32 – Right on the main Sukhumvit Road
Open hours: 6 pm – 4 am daily

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Tom Yum Goong Banglamphu (ร้านต้มยำกุ้งบางลำพู)

4. Tom Yum Goong Banglamphu (ร้านต้มยำกุ้งบางลำพู)

Being one of my favorite Thai dishes, I’m always on the look-out for famous restaurants in Bangkok that serve tom yum (I even love tom yum so much it’s the subject of a t-shirt I wear every other day).

Tom Yum Goong Banglamphu (ร้านต้มยำกุ้งบางลำพู) is an average looking street food stall in Bangkok, located just outside the parking lot garage in the Banglamphu area. But even though it’s nothing out of the ordinary from appearance, the tom tom yum goong (ต้มยำกุ้ง) is extraordinary.

They also make some seriously stunning other shrimp dishes that you have to try when you eat here.

Address: Thanon Kraisi (right in front of the big Banglamphu car park), Talad Yawd Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand
Open hours: 9 am – 6:30 pm daily

best halal restaurants in Bangkok
Biryani and mataba at Muslim Restaurant (อาหารมุสลิม)

5. Muslim Restaurant (อาหารมุสลิม)

For years I’ve walked right past Muslim Restaurant (อาหารมุสลิม), a well known halal restaurant in Bangkok’s Bangrak district, and for some reason, I never stopped to eat.

Finally, during 2015 I had a chance to step into this classic restaurant for breakfast, and most of what I ordered turned out to be delicious. The khao mok pae (ข้าวหมกแพะ), biryani rice with goat, is a must-order, with a tender hunk of meat combined with fragrant and fluffy rice and a curry sauce.

Also, don’t miss their excellent mataba(มะตะบะ), a stuffed roti, which they do very well. Along with the food, you can’t help but love the classic wooden booths, and turquoise floor tiles.

Address: 1354-1356 Charoen Krung Soi 42, opposite corner from Lebua State Tower
Open hours: 7 am – 4 pm daily

More details coming soon.

best Isaan restaurants in Bangkok
Isaan food at Som Tam Sida (ส้มตำสีดา)

6. Som Tam Sida (ส้มตำสีดา)

I didn’t eat at Som Tam Sida (ส้มตำสีดา) for the first time in 2015, but I din’t go for a while (maybe it was even a year or two), and I re-ate here this year, and finally blogged about it.

And since the Isaan food is so good here, I decided I had to include it in this years best Thai restaurants in Bangkok 2015. The restaurant is located smack dab in the middle of Wang Lang Market (one of my favorite markets in Bangkok).

Their som tam (ส้มตำ green papaya salad) of all variations is excellent, as are their grilled meats and Isaan sausage. But probably my ultimate favorite dish at Som Tam Sida (ส้มตำสีดา) is their version of laab pla duk (ลาบปลาดุก), a smoky catfish salad.

Address: 112/6 Soi Wang Lang, Thanon Arunamarin, Bangkok 10700 (right in the middle of Wang Lang Market on the walking alley)

Open hours: 9:30 am – 6:30 pm daily

best Thai restaurants 2015
Beef fire pot at Heng Chun Seng (ร้าน เฮ้งชุนเส็ง)

7. Heng Chun Seng (ร้าน เฮ้งชุนเส็ง)

I had to include one more oldie but goodie restaurant on this list – only because I ate here many years ago, and then kind of forgot about it, and then re-ate here again this year.

While they do serve Thai beef noodles at Heng Chun Seng (ร้าน เฮ้งชุนเส็ง), the most famous dish to eat, and the dish I’d recommend is the maw fai ruam (หม้อไฟรวม), a Thai flaming fire pot of assorted beef and organs all within a beautiful garlicky broth. You can also just just get braised beef (without the innards) in your fire pot if you’d prefer (หม้อไฟเนื้อเปื่อย).

Address: 133 Thanon Sunthon Kosa, Rama 4 Road, on the backside of Khlong Toey Market
Open hours: 8 am – 4:30 pm daily

best restaurants Bangkok 2015
Steamed dishes at Pa Krua Tuan (ร้านพ่อครัวเถื่อน)

8. Pa Krua Tuan (ร้านพ่อครัวเถื่อน)

On our last and final day of the 2 Weeks In Bangkok travel video guide series (a series of videos where I traveled around Bangkok and went to all sorts of attractions and ate at some marvelous restaurants), I went to Pa Krua Tuan (ร้านพ่อครัวเถื่อน).

Pa Krua Tuan (ร้านพ่อครัวเถื่อน) is yet another legendary old restaurant on Charoen Krung road, a restaurant that has been passed down for a couple of generations already.

They serve mostly a menu of steamed and boiled dishes which are exceptionally simple and delicious. I really loved the mara toon seekrong moo (มะระตุ๋นซี่โครงหมู bitter melon with pork ribs), and one of the best versions of kai toon (ไข่ตุ๋น steamed egg) that I’ve ever had in Bangkok.

Address: 2351/26 Charoen Krung Soi 91, inside the alley a little bit
Open hours: 9 am – 4 pm from Monday – Saturday (closed on Sunday)

More details coming soon.

best braised pork in Bangkok
Braised pork at Charoen Saeng Silom (ร้านเจริญแสง สีลม)

9. Charoen Saeng Silom (ร้านเจริญแสง สีลม)

If you’re a pork lover, eating a braised pork leg at Charoen Saeng Silom (ร้านเจริญแสง สีลม) will be a dream come true.

Located down an alley off of Charoen Krung road in Bangrak (not far from Silom), this legendary kha moo (ขาหมู) restaurant in Bangkok is a huge local Thai favorite for Thai Chinese style braised pork legs and knuckles.

The pork is out of control tender and will melt in your mouth. Wow it’s good!

Address: 492/6 Charoen Krung 49, Bangkok 10500 – You have to walk into the alley a little.
Open hours: 8 am – 2 pm daily

More details coming soon.

thai seafood
Thai boiled seafood at Hia Wan Khao Tom Pla (ร้านเฮียหวานข้าวต้มปลา)

10. Hia Wan Khao Tom Pla (ร้านเฮียหวานข้าวต้มปลา)

Freshness of the fish and seafood at Hia Wan Khao Tom Pla (ร้านเฮียหวานข้าวต้มปลา) is the most important things about eating here. The main dish they serve is khao tom pla (ข้าวต้มปลา), a simple dish of fish and rice soup, and the fish is incredibly fresh and meaty.

They also make a really good version of luak jim ruam mit (ลวดจิ้มรวมมิตร), a mixture of seafood boiled and topped with Chinese celery and crispy garlic.

The type of food at Hia Wan Khao Tom Pla (ร้านเฮียหวานข้าวต้มปลา) is simple and plain, but the freshness of the seafood is what shines.

Address: Thanon Chan 32/2 Tung Wat Don, Sathon, Bangkok
Open hours: 5 pm – 12 midnight daily (closed on some Chinese holidays)

Man Muang (ม่านเมือง)
Gaeng hanglay curry at Man Muang (ม่านเมือง)

11. Man Muang (ม่านเมือง)

Despite it being extremely delicious, northern Thai food isn’t all that common in Bangkok. So when I hear about a good northern Thai restaurant, I have to check it out.

Unfortunately Man Muang (ม่านเมือง) is located a bit far outside of central Bangkok along Ramkhamhaeng, but it’s worth the journey to get there if you’re looking for one of the best northern Thai restaurants in Bangkok.

The khao soi gai (ข้าวซอยไก่ curry noodles) is rich and flavorful, the gaeng hanglay (แกงฮังเล northern Thai curry) is sour and packed with spice, my personal favorite dish is gai neung (ไก่นึ่ง steamed chicken), a steamed chicken leg topped in a heap of curry paste.

Address: Thanon Ramkhamhaeng 112, Sammakon Soi 16
Open hours: 9 am – 8 pm daily

Conclusion

The amount of great restaurants and street food stalls in Bangkok is mind-blowing, and it’s such a joy to be able to spend a year exploring and discovering delicious food in the city.

Hope you enjoyed these 11 of the best Thai restaurants in Bangkok that I ate at in 2015. For more information, check out my full list of all time favorite restaurants here.

Now I want to hear from you: What was the best Thai restaurant you ate at this year (anywhere in the world)?



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  • Mercedes Smith

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark!
    I’m so glad I found your website and watched your YouTube videos! Such great information and I’m going to try as much Restaurants and places you’ve recommended!

    I’m in the Banglamphu area for two days then heading north for a few weeks with a stay in Bangkok again for two more nights.

    Any food place suggestions around the area? And any must try before I leave Bangkok?

    Thanks!

  • Dino Azinur

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark&Ying,
    Love all you posts and vlogs. Did a mini tour to Thailand last year and visited some of your recommendations. Loved them all. Especially Soei was an absolute epic! Decided to visit Thailand yet again this summer and mostly because of your blogs and vlogs that are just too inviting. Keep eating and sharing it the way you do best :)
    Best,
    Food Loving Azinur Family

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Dino, that’s awesome to hear, glad you enjoyed your time in Thailand so much. Say hello to your family!

  • Saiyed Hyder

    2 years ago

    Hello Mark,
    Have you ever been to “White Flower Factory”?..their old, main branch is located near Hua Chiew Hospital for decades. However they opened their 2nd branch at Siam Square (just opposite Siam Paragon) not that long ago.
    About Muslim restaurant, I would recommend two: i) Home Cuisine Islamic Restaurant at Charoen Krung (Soi 36), just opposite to French Embassy. ii) Another one is “Abu Ibrahim Restaurant at Pradipat (get off at BTS Saphan Kwai and take a motor bike to Hotel /Rong Ram Pradipat. The rest is just across the road..opposite to the hotel).

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Saiyed, great to hear from you. I haven’t been to White Flower Factory, but thank you for the recommendation. Also thanks for the Muslim food recommendations!

  • Matthias

    2 years ago

    I followed some of your suggestion during a four day layover in Bangkok. Thanks! The amount of places is overwhelming. Best Thai restaurant this year for me was in Nelson, New Zealand, called Nahm. I had an amazing venison Panang curry with kumara (sweet potato). And I could not leave dessert, an amazing coconut dish melting on your tongue while not too sweet. Top it off with an ocean view balcony and very friendly staff.

  • FoodTaliban

    2 years ago

    Thanks for another great year of food/travel inspiration in SEA. I’ll go back to Thailand during Songkran next time. Besides eating at some of your top recommendations in BKK, I’ll try to make a trip to Buriram and eat Isaan food on location. Some of my top dishes this year was:
    Mee Yam Krasang @ Det5, Soi 8, Bangkok
    Goong Pad Sataw @ Tantas, Ao Nang, Krabi
    Suckling Pig & Rice @ Babi Guling Pak Malen, Bali
    Char broiled minced beef wrapped in lotus leaf @ Nha Hang Ngon, Hanoi

  • khanitha Ning

    2 years ago

    Hello/Sawasdee Pi Mai 2016 Mark,
    wish you and your wife all the best.
    I and my husband are your fans! We love and enjoy to see your face while you are tasting all the thais dish that you have ate or tried. I just so glad to know that 1 of your 11 Top Thai Rest. is as well as same like mine.
    The Muslim Restaurant (อาหารมุสลิม) anytime when we are back to Thailand we’ re always there. Unfortunatly there are not so many good thai street food Stall around like when I was younger anymore……..but I so happy that Farang like you know the best….I like to recommend you to Hongseng Restaurant this one exited since the time I still in Thailand when I was student now it still there…I love the simple and very next along chaopraya River, it give me the warm embracing or remembering to the past :-) go there and find out this one is the top of my list!!
    Cheers
    Ning

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hello Ning, great to hear from you, Happy New Year! Thank you very much, glad you like Muslim Restaurant too, and thank you for the recommendation. I will try to eat there. Thank you for your support and Sawadee Pi Mai 2016!

  • Boon

    2 years ago

    Sawasdee Pee Mai to Mark,
    Khun Mark, have you ever been to “เนื้อตุ๋นจักรเพ็ชร” (Nua-toon-jak-Petr) Chak-Peth stewed beef restaurant. My most favorite braised beef soup,with very yummy tender braised beef with tendons and juices, Khao-soi beef also recommended. lacation: Sanambinnam Market park,Nonthaburi.
    (http://www2.manager.co.th/Politics/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9540000134008)

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hello Khun Boon, nice to hear from you, and Happy New Year. I have never been there before, so thank you very much for the recommendation. I will try to eat there on my next trip to Nonthaburi. Thank you!

  • Fabian

    2 years ago

    The best Thai I have eaten at in 2015 is located in suburbia, in Canberra, AUSTRALIA – of course, it’s my place but then again I am biased :-)

    Other than that, my 2 fave Thai restaurants are Chat Tha (Thainatown, 20 Campbell Street SYDNEY AUSTRALIA) and Spice Market at the old Four Season Hotel (now Anantara Siam), Rajdamri rd, BANGKOK. Spice Market has some old time Thai foods I grew up with that is not often served any more.

  • Choo Wan Yat

    2 years ago

    Hi Happy New Year 2016 Mark. I think one of the best street food i have tasted is a row of stalls opposite BIG C near the central world in bangkok. Try the first stall nearest to central world – one of the best tom yam goong and som tum.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Choo, thank you very much for sharing. Happy New Year!

  • Svein Olav

    2 years ago

    Man Muang doesn’t excist any more! I was visiting that restaurant in november just a day or two after reading your recommedation. It was closed for good I read on a sign on the door. Some guy living next to the restaurant also said the same. I have been writing this to you before, so it suprises me that you still recommend this. It took me 1 hour in taxi for visiting that place just to find out it was closed for good. I hope others don’t need to make the same experience…

  • Angela G.

    2 years ago

    Happy New Year 2016 marc
    Thanks for the great restaurants and the information about Bangkok keep going as we look forward, I wish the latest in Bangkok and Umgebung.4Viel health and happiness in 2016 you and your family. We often look at your videos, we are the end of April in Bangkok.
    Your Angela G.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Angela, thank you very much, you’re welcome, glad it’s helpful. Happy New Year to you and your family!

  • Jenn Flo Taylor

    2 years ago

    Thanks Mark! I’ve got this list now saved to use for my trip to Bangkok! Literally cannot wait! The wait is killing me! The best thai dish that I had this year was in Devenport in Tasmania Australia and was a roast duck red curry with herbs and lychees. I’m sure it wasn’t particularly authentic but it was delicious, spicy and the lychees gave it a hit of sweetness. Looking forward to eating myself silly on curry in Thailand!!

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Jenn, I’m happy to hear you’ll be coming to Thailand this year, and glad you’re looking forward to the food. Happy New Year!

  • don

    2 years ago

    hi mark one more things am planning to yravel to udonthani thailand any recomended food to take over there ….thanks

  • don

    2 years ago

    cheers mate…happy new year 2016

  • don

    2 years ago

    hi mark happy new year to you the information that you post its really fantastic and useful as a food blogger and food discovered am pround of you . hope to hear more soon in the new year 2016.

  • brian

    2 years ago

    Try goey gang bueng. This restaurant is across from a small Tesco Lotus. Go to the intersection of On Nut 44 and Pueng Mi 50.
    Behind the restaurant is a lake. There are some docks that make up about half the seating and they have live music.
    2 people might spend between 500 and 1200 baht
    Some of our favorites are:
    Galam pad nampla, yam woonsen moo sap, no mai fralang goong,
    Hoy nanglom son krueng, place grapong nueng boey (plum). They have much more but these are some of our favs.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Brian, awesome, thank you for the suggestions, I’ll try to check it out when I’m in the area!

      • brian

        2 years ago

        Let me know what you think and how it compares to other restaurants.
        Everything is fresh. They store live seafood by the kitchen. We are going back on the 9th of Jan, but live not that far away.

  • nui acain

    2 years ago

    Next time I go to Thailand I will stop by where you recommend. They are awesome. Thank you so much.
    Happy New Year!!!

  • Ramona

    2 years ago

    Yay, two of the restaurants are just around the corner of the hotel I’ll be staying at, when I visit Bangkok in 2017. So I will definitely visit the N° 8 and 9 on your list. I know how hard it is to find some specific street stall in Bangkok, so it is always very helpful that you include the Thai name and address to show to people when searching for a place. Your blog is the most helpful guide while I plan the trip. I’ll be travelling with 3 friends who have not been to Thailand before and I want them to see and taste as much of the ‘real’ Thai life as possible. Thank you very much for all the work and time you put into your blog etc.
    My favourite dishes ( I just can’t name just a single one) are Tom Kha Gai, Massaman Curry and Tod Mun Plaa.
    Wishing you a Happy New Year. And who knows- maybe we’ll meet you on the streets or markets eating, while we are in Bangkok…

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Ramona, great to hear you’ll be coming to Bangkok this year with some friends, and that you’re ready to eat! Thank you for your kind words. Hope you have an amazing upcoming trip and let me know if you have any questions about eating in Bangkok. Happy New Year!

  • Michael

    2 years ago

    I spend most of my time in eating in China, so I’m no expert on Bangkok, but I sure love Taling Pling. Even my three year old was doing “the face” while eating there.
    Address: Bang Rak, จังหวัด กรุงเทพมหานคร Thailand
    Phone:+66 2 234 4872

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Michael, thank you very much for the recommendation. I’ve seen that place a few times, but never eaten there. Haha, great to hear about the delicious face!

  • Derek Davis

    2 years ago

    Mark ,
    Happy New Year to you and Ying. Great post thanks for all you do
    to keep our mouths constantly watering and dreaming about great exotic meals . I do have a question or thought . I am really interested in where all the ingredients in the food you eat come from. I think it would be really interesting to know where it is grown or processed,raised ,or caught and by whom. I am sure that there are some fascinating and exciting and tasty stories associated with all the awsome ingredients in the food you write about. As you know consumers today really care about what we eat and how our demand effects the rest of the world.

    Derek

  • Armida Ricks

    2 years ago

    Som Tam Sida only I know and tried. I don’t know about other restaurants. It is the only one I visited when I was on holiday. In US Moon Thai & Japanese(http://www.yellowpages.com/weston-fl/mip/moon-thai-japanese-inc-4618031) is my second favorite.

  • Samantha

    2 years ago

    Love your work Mark. Is the Muslim Restaurant the place you had massaman beef at on Instagram a couple of days ago? Thanks for the videos, recipes and posts.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Samantha, thank you very much. It’s a different place, that place was called Gai Yang Jeerapan on Rama 9. I haven’t written about it yet, but will soon.

  • Steve

    2 years ago

    Wow, you’ve been busy lately Mark. I’ve watched the first 7 days of your two-week Bangkok eating “holiday” and loved them. And the next 8 days are about to get a watch (as I’m on holidays). Loved all that I’ve watched.

    And now this list, which I will be referring to during my trip to Thailand in April 2016. Can’t wait, and thank you for this incredible resource that you have created.

    Happy New Year to you and Ying.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Steve, thank you very much for watching, really appreciate it, and glad you’ll be coming to Thailand soon. Happy New Year to you and your family!

  • Peter

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark
    I like the Bamboo Restaurant at Lamai Beach, Koh Samui. Its on the beach so the view is beautiful and the food is a tasty mix of fresh seafood, Authentic Thai and Western dishes. The staff enjoyed the ‘Mi Phed Mi Kin’ Tshirt as well. Have a great 2016.
    Cheers.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Peter, thank you for sharing, glad they enjoyed the t-shirt! Happy New Year!

  • Steve Gilston

    2 years ago

    2 restaurants come to mind, both on Samui.
    1.Sweet sisters cafe. Unbelievable !
    The restaurant at the Samui Spa resort Lamai, Samui – simply delicious

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Steve, thank you very much, will remember your suggestions next time I’m in Samui!

  • Kevin

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark,
    Thanks for your tasty food-videos, hop that you may make many more in 2016.
    I wish Ying and you a great and healthy 2016.

    Kevin

  • Rob

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark, a couple of my favourites Labb Ubon, David Thompson and his staff hit up this place after service, pretty much a shack on a busy Bangkok Corner 251 S Sathorn Rd, Yan Nawa, Sathon, Bangkok 10120, Thailand, loved the minced cat fish salad. Also Thida Restaurant Ratchathewi, จังหวัด กรุงเทพมหานคร, Thailand is one of my favourite Essarn restaurants when in Bangkok.

  • Jen

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark,
    Enjoying the blog and vids. Thanks! Would you be able to pin the above places on a map? It will help me plan route or id when we are near. My 10 year old is in luuuuv with Tom Yam!

  • Hanny

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark , Thanks for sharing these restaurants with us .
    I have a favorite one to .
    Its on the corner of Sukhumvit and Soi 7
    across from New Wave poolbar . Here name is Suzy and she serves the best seafood dishes and fish from the grill .
    And then something completely differant , Sky Baiyoky on the 83 th floor is a buffet . all you can eat . I love to eat there and the view is amazing ,

    Thanks for sharing all you videos and I wish you and Jing a happy and healthy 2016 .

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Hanny, great, thank you for your recommendations. Is it a Chinese restaurant at Baiyoke? I have been to the Chinese restaurant years ago. Thank you and Happy New Year to you and your family as well!

  • Larry Tay

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark,
    Just to wish you and Ying, ” Sawadee PiMai ” and to tell you how much I enjoy following your blogs.
    One of my favourite Thai-Chinese restaurant in Bangkok is just across the
    road from the Asia Hotel ‘s side door. They serve very good fish dishes,
    whether steamed or fried and their Tom Yum Goong is one of the best I’ve
    eaten. A bonus is that for dessert among other things they have a great “baling ” or sesame or crushed peanut filled sticky rice balls in sweet ginger
    water.
    I’ve been there many times over the years, but unfortunately I’ve never noted
    the name of the place.
    Another plus is that the lady boss speaks fluent English.

    Cheers

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Larry, Sawadee Bi Mai, thank you very much for sharing. Fish is one of my favorite things to eat, so will keep your suggestion in mind. Thanks!

  • Christine

    2 years ago

    Hey Mark, I of t’en come to Thailand with my husband, and this years we Will
    come with some friends (10 french people), and I would like to introduce them to Thai food, one of us has her birthday.
    We Will stay close to Nana, I know Thon Krueng Restaurant,maybe do you have some other good tips in this aera.
    Thanks for Help, last year did The Maesalong loop that you discribed on you blog, it was really nice!

  • KO Wolter

    2 years ago

    Surprisingly I ate a very aroi maak Tom ka Gai at a Hotel in Koh Samui this year! Rockys Boutique served a creamy flavorful rich soup that is still on my mind and I can almost taste it when remember that dishes! The freshness of the herbs and the texture of the mushrooms and chicken was awesome!

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey KO, ah very good to hear that, that sounds delicious!

  • Rakhal

    2 years ago

    Great to see some new places to try!! Thanks Mark!!
    My favorites this year by dish: (I may be a bit biased toward my neighborhood but they are truly exceptional spots).
    Guay teow bped paloe (duck noodle soup, their duck breast sliced on a plate is also excellent)- soi Rangnam across from the first 7/11 heading east from the century mall.
    Khao man gai (chicken and rice)- right in front of the duck noodle soup place. They make the perfect sauce.
    Isan food- tie between the gas station on Rangnam and the place run by the old couple in Banglamphu at the morning market on soi Thesa, they are just to the left on soi Sukha.
    Joke Moo (congee)- Joke Samyan on Udom Suk soi 9
    Khao Moo Grob (crispy pork belly)- on Pahon Yothin just north of soi 5
    Guay Teow Nua (beef noodle soup)- on Phra Arthit on the opposite side of the street as the park.
    Khao Mook Nua- Areesa lote dee on Thanon Tani near Khaosan
    Khao Mook Gai- 6th floor MBK food court muslim stall.
    Phra Goong- Mit Ko Yuan on Thanon Dinso (everything is good here)
    Nua Bpoo Patpongali/ Or Suan- Kuang Seafood on Rangnam, my favorite seafood place.
    Khao Gaeng- Jake Puey on Mongkhan in Chinatown
    Guay Teow Sukhothai/ Khanom Jeen Saonam- Somsong Pochana behind the fort near Phra Arthit.
    Pad Bpla Khun Chai- Chua Kim Huad on Din Daeng a couple blocks from the pier. Also makes good Khao Tom Bpla.
    “General Thai Food”- Baan Paa Jazz on soi Watthanayothin/Ratchawithi soi 7 just off Rangnam
    Khanom Jeen Nam Ya- Wat Kampaeng (near Artists House)
    Gaeng Massaman- Friday afternoon only outside the Surao Suanplu Mosque near Wong Wian Yai railroad station. Pilgrimage worthy.
    Bped Yang (roast duck)- Prachak Bped Yang on Charoen Krung near Saphan Thaksin pier.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Rakhal, amazing post, thank you very much for your useful input, that I think we can all use and benefit from. It all sounds good, will try to check out some of the places you mentioned that I have’t been before. Thank you again for sharing and Happy New Year!

  • Dharmapainter

    2 years ago

    In the Sao ChingCha area, to the left of city hall if you’re facing it, are two duck specialty restaurants. both are quite good; but the Nanfa, recognized by the red lanterns hanging in front, is dropdead everything, esp. dom yang goong, and duck baked in honey. best dom yang goong i’ve ever had. aircon on second floor.sigh.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Thank you very much for the suggestion, I’ll have to check this place out next time I’m in the Sao Chingcha area. Sounds wonderful!

  • daubap

    2 years ago

    Happy New Year Mark, :)

  • Geikbeetong

    2 years ago

    Thank you for your most wonderful blog on all the useful information on where to eat in Bangkok I will be sure to try out as many of these restaurants as i can when I’m there.Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      You’re welcome, thank you for reading. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  • Hiroki

    2 years ago

    I can’t thank you enough for all you videos and posts. I’m coming back to Thailand this January and I am so happy you did your 2 week tourist videos. Is there a list for chiang Mai? Also are you still doing good tours?Thanks again.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Hiroki, you’re welcome, glad it’s helpful. I don’t have too many videos from Chiang Mai, but here’s a list of restaurants that I’ve been to: http://www.eatingthaifood.com/best-restaurants-in-chiang-mai/ Unfortunately I’m not able to do food tours as my travel schedule is really busy, but thank you for asking. How long will you be spending in Thailand?

  • Anyse Joslin

    2 years ago

    Thank you for this most lovely, as well as informative, list. When I to to Thailand in 2016 for my visa run (I live in Viet Nam), I will try at least 2 of these. I will have the time this time to enjoy myself for a couple of days.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      You’re welcome Anyse, glad it’s helpful!

  • Alison

    2 years ago

    ร้าน หอมด่วน Hom Duan between Ekkamai Soi 2-4 has great northern food including a huge bowl of khao soi gai for 65b, nam phrik nuum, sai ua, etc. They also deliver to surrounding areas.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Alison, thank you for the recommendation. I tried to go there a couple weeks ago, because I think the owner was sick. But haven’t had a chance to go again. I will definitely try to go as soon as possible. Thank you!

  • Jude David

    2 years ago

    55 Pochana is quite good esp for its kaeng som and ped thod krob. U been there before? Very near bts thong lor. On the main road.

    1093 Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Jude, thank you for sharing. Yes, I’ve been to 55 Pochana, and I love it as well. Thank you!

  • Dalmazio

    2 years ago

    One of my favourite places to eat Nam Tok Sen Lek and Tom Yum Sen Lek is Sawasdee Restaurant in Nonthaburi on Samakhee Road. The beef noodle soup is just the perfect blend of sweet, sour, salt and savoury, with a side dish of fresh mung beans and sweet Thai basil. And the Tom Yum is truly remarkable, just the right amount of tang blended with all those other flavours. They serve the Nam Tok in small bowls, so you’ll probably want at least two portions per person.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Dalmazio, thank you very much for sharing, that sounds excellent. I’ll try to check it out when I’m in Nonthaburi, thank you again!

  • Simon

    2 years ago

    I know it’s a white guy cooking thai, but Soul food Mahanakorn does a cracking pomelo salad, amongst range of pretty great dishes, and it’s only a stones throw from Soi 38 for dessert! Can’t go wrong.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Great, thank you Simon. I went there years ago, but haven’t been since, need to check it out again!

  • Cory

    2 years ago

    The best tom yam goong I had was in 2012 at Mung Kun Lorn Restaurant.

    What makes the best tom yam goong in your opinion?

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Cory, thank you for sharing! For me, it’s a combination of the shrimp, strong aromatic herbs (galangal, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves), and relying on natural ingredients for the blend of flavors (the shrimp and herbs and real lime juice) instead of throwing in un-traditional things like table sugar and evaporated milk.

  • matt

    2 years ago

    the restaurants sound worth a visit or two. I also favor tom yang kung, subtly hot and spicy. I judge a restaurant by 2 dishes: tom yang kung is the first and the second is phat bai krapow. I like to check out the restaurants in/at pratuu naam. and the street food, wherever I am, I always try.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Thank you for reading and sharing Matt. If a restaurant can get those two dishes right, they should be able to make a lot of other good dishes!

  • Edmund Foo

    2 years ago

    Happy New Year 2016 Mark and thanks for the post. Will try to check them out when I head to Thailand.

    By the way are the Eat More Tom Yam t-shirts available for purchase?

    Best Regards,
    Edmund

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Edmund, thank you very much. Yes, they are available on the store (https://www.eatingthaifood.com/store/), but I have run out of a couple sizes (can still be back-ordered), but will be getting a new stock in a couple weeks. Thank you, and Happy New Year to you as well!