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Asia’s City of Angels is more enticing than ever, and the Thai capital keeps evolving at a rate of knots. From high-end restaurants to hipster bars and night markets piled high with vintage treasures, there is always something new to discover, writes UTE JUNKER.


The hottest table in town is at Gaa, an offshoot of the city’s most acclaimed restaurant, Gaggan. Choose between eight and 12 courses of flavour-packed dishes that combine influences from across Asia, such as pork ribs marinated in split-pea miso served with shallots, spring onion and pomegranate seeds, and grouper wrapped taco-style in caramelised milk skin.

You could call The Commons a particularly stylish food court, but that description doesn’t begin to do justice to this little patch of gourmet paradise. The eats come courtesy of some of Bangkok’s hottest food folk: must-trys include the pies at Holy Moly, the southern-style barbecue at Meat and Bones, and just about anything at Soul Food 555, a spin-off of the ever-popular Soul Food Mahanakorn restaurant.

The chef’s résumé includes a stint at New York’s esteemed Eleven Madison Park, so it should be no surprise that the sophisticated Le Du restaurant offers Thai done differently. Young gun Chef Ton plays with traditional flavours, serving up delicate dishes such as poached oysters with green mango relish, chilli paste and Thai rice wine sabayon.

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