A Guide to Eating in Bangkok

Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and a busy metropolis of Asia. Any travel diary is incomplete without a mention of the authentic local flavour of your destination. If you are on a trip to this exotic destination in South-east Asia, you will come across delectable Thai food, Chinese delicacies and mouth-watering street food that will offer the best gastronomical tour for food lovers from all around the world.

Types of Cuisines
Bangkok is a city where you will quickly find restaurants serving both Thai and international cuisines. You can opt for a traditional Thai dish for lunch and sit down for an exciting Italian meal for dinner. Thai food is prepared skilfully with a heady mix of vibrant flavours making them very popular among other international cuisines. A walk through the streets of Bangkok draws the exhausted traveller to the stalls selling juicy pieces of grilled pork or a hot bowl of invigorating ‘Tom Yum’ soup. The tantalizing aromas of these street foods are enough to pique your curiosity and keep you hanging about for more. Thai Food spans from staple favourites to quintessential Thai classics. Once you’ve tried them all, you’re sure to carry back fond memories of food that have thrilled your taste buds.

Regional Cuisine
Variety, detail, and balance are the essential aspects of Thai cuisine that blends ingredients with medicinal value to good taste. Regional variations have added some innovative and distinctive styles to the food in Bangkok taking the newcomers by surprise.

The five regional cuisines of Bangkok that make up the diverse culinary platter mainly comprise of the following:

• Bangkok cuisine has a strong Chinese and Portuguese influence.
• Central Thai cuisine of the central rice-growing plains, originally the seat of Thai kingdoms of Sukhothai and Ayutthaya.

• Isan or northeastern Thai cuisine of the arider Khorat Plateau is similar in culture to Laos and is highly influenced by Khmer cuisine.

• Northern Thai cuisine of the Thai highlands.

• Southern Thai cuisine of the Kra Isthmus.

Street Food and Fine Dining
• Among the more popular street food places, Pratunam, outside Central World, Siam Square and Silom serve oriental dishes and delicious seafood amidst the bustling crowd.

• Combining ancient recipes with the freshest ingredients, Nahm Nahm is arguably one of the most favoured restaurants in Bangkok.  From the amuse bouche called ‘ma hor’ to the canapes, the salads to the desserts, every dish is a treat to your palate.

• Sra Bua By Kiin Kiin restaurant offers an exceptional dining experience with a pleasant ambiance. The menu here boasts of the famous red curry and lobster salad.

• Enoteca Italiana is an Italian restaurant that has a refreshing charm with a calm and romantic setting. There is an a la carte menu along with a four, five and seven-course set menus available for the visitors.

• Mezzaluna is luxurious, elegant and rightfully one of the most sought-after dining destinations with a spectacular view of the city. The chef here is a master of his craft, and the food is mostly European and continental.

• Eat Me Restaurant has a bar and lounge area serving exciting dishes like the grilled Tiger prawns, bringing guests back time and again.

• L'Atelier De Joel Robuchon is a relatively new restaurant that has managed to capture the hearts of the residents and travellers of Bangkok. This place has an open kitchen where the staff interacts cheerfully with their guests sharing the secret recipes. You can also try their excellent collection of organic and biodynamic wines.

Travelling to Bangkok
Get the best deals on Bangkok flights at low cost when you book in advance and enjoy a beautiful vacation with your loved ones. There are several Chennai to Bangkok flights that carry travellers to Bangkok throughout the week. Among the major flight, carriers are the Malaysia Airlines, Jet Airways, Emirates, IndiGo, Air India, SriLankan Airlines, and Singapore Airlines. Flights from Chennai take approximately 3 hours 20 minutes to reach Suvarnabhumi Airport which is 30 Km away from the city. The cheapest flights to Bangkok can be mostly available in March, April, and May, as they are the hottest with soaring temperatures. So hurry and book Chennai to Bangkok flight ticket at low cost for a distinctive culinary expedition that has many unique experiences to offer.


  1. Mmm!! What an amazing mixture of so many awesome flavors!! It sounds like such an experience!! I would probably have to try whatever local people eat most often to really indulge in the culture!

  2. Oh the shrimp and noodles look so yummy! Making my mouth water now! :D

  3. I don't eat shrimp but I do love cuisines with other meats...and the spicier the better.

  4. This sounds like a great place to vacation. I love thai food. It is so good and so healthy. Thank you so much for the great article. God Bless