BANGKOK FOOD GUIDE: Must Eat Food in Bangkok

Friday, July 01, 2016 Claudia Phankova 1 Comments

There are so many reasons to love Bangkok, and personally, no number of trip is ever enough. Bangkok is well known as a paradise for shopaholic and also heaven for foodies from all around the world. Every time I visit the city, there are always new restaurants and cafes to check out. Believe me, I am always excited to try the new ones, but sometimes I love revisiting my favourite places too.

If you're planning to visit Bangkok, here's my version of Must Eat Food in Bangkok. I hope this list will be useful for you when you visit Bangkok.

After You Dessert Cafe

Their specialty, Shibuya Honey Toast.
Chocolate Mud Brownie.
Ferrero Toast.
Banana Nutella Mille Crepe.

This dessert place is very popular in Bangkok. I personally always find myself coming back to this place. It's so hard to pick favourite cause I love everything I ordered, but if I really had to choose, then I'd go with the Shibuya Honey Toast! Fluffy crispy toast with unlimited honey sauce. The serving was huge but don't worry hahaha I can still finish a portion by myself lol it was really THAT good! Up until now, I still cannot find better place to serve toast than After You. The mud chocolate brownie was lovely too as it's not too sweet. My sister personally loves the Banana Nutella Mille Crepe.

There are a lot of After You Dessert Cafe branches. My best advice is to go to the branch at Central World to avoid the queue. You'll save so much time!

What to order: Shibuya Honey Toast, Banana Nutella Mille Crepe, Chocolate Mud Brownie.

Huaplachongnonsea Junior

The highlight is the Curry Crab Meat! My sister and I agree that it is better than the one at Somboon Seafood. This is one of the place I will definitely come back for just for the curry crab meat! However, I notice that this place is not very touristy.

I went to the branch at Central World.

What to order: Curry Crab Meat, Hotpot Tom Yum Soup

Mango Tango

One should never leave Bangkok without trying the Mango Sticky Rice. The safe bet is to go to Mango Tango. It is a popular dessert shop specialising in everything about mango. 

Mango Tango is located at Siam Square Soi 3.

What to order: basically everything with mango. I love the mango smoothies!

Isao Sushi Bar

Special menu: Lava Maki. It's not on menu so you have to ask the waiter for this.

Crunchy, my favourite.

I know right, Japanese food in Bangkok? It is truly a hidden gem. Isao is a japanese fusion sushi bar which serves amazing fusion Japanese rolls and dishes. I would never ever miss this place whenever I visit Bangkok. The sushi was all amazing and very well executed!

I usually come during lunch time cause the set meal is only available during lunch time. I recommend getting the set meals and then some sushi to share! The set meals are really affordable and value for money.

Address: 5 Sukhumvit Soi 31

What to order: Jackie, Crunchy, Lava Maki, actually anything.

Another Hound by Greyhound

It's a Thai-Italian cafe located at Siam Paragon. There's also the Greyhound Cafe (at Siam Central) and they're pretty much the same. The fusion menus are interesting!

What to order:  Shrimp Pad Thai, Greyhound Famous Fried Chicken Wings, Seafood Squid Ink Spaghetti (a bit spicy)

Chatuchak Weekend Market

Chatuchak is a must visit place for tourist! It's really huge so you might get lost by wandering around. I recommend you to get a map of Chatuchak for better directions.

Chatuchak Chicken Noodle
Section 21, Soi 29 facing Soi 47

This feels like home. Herbal chicken noodle soup is absolutely delicious.

Pic credits to google.
People come to Chatuchak for the coconut ice cream. I don't get why it's so popular but maybe that's because Chatuchak is extremely hot hence coconut ice cream sounds like a good idea. I personally find it is okay but it's somehow not the kind of food I will be craving for.

Mini cream puffs. So addictive! The only downside is I can't remember the exact location of the stall was. :(

Ban Khun Mae

You can enjoy authentic Thai cuisine here at Ban Khun Mae. The location is very convenient at Siam Square along with the famous Som Tam Nua.

Address: Siam Square Soi 8

What to order: Green Curry, Tom Yum Goong

Saeb X2 Wonton Noodles

Be prepared with the snaking long queue. My first visit was three years ago, and the queue back then wasn't as crazy as it is now. The wonton noodle was just okay, the portion was small, and it was not bad, well basically nothing to rave about, I can find the better ones at other places, but the pork leg rice was good. However I don't think I'd queue for this cause the queue recently has been quite ridiculous and it's just not worth it.

I recommend getting the thai milk tea from the stall right beside the Saeb X2 Wonton Noodle place if you happen to be around. The thai milk tea was the bomb! I know you can find thai milk tea everywhere on the street, but this one is too good to be missed. Too bad I can't recall the name of the restaurant but I always get my thai milk tea from that certain place.

Address: Petchburi Soi 19


I am not a big fan of McDonald, but the McD spicy chicken wing from is to die for!! Unfortunately it is only available in Bangkok. The chicken wing was crispy, juicy and spicy!

711 in Bangkok. They have Chocolate Lava Bun and Salted Egg Bun!

Whenever I travel, I always make a visit to the minimart to check out their food selection. One of my favourite minimart is 711 in Bangkok. Look for the ham cheese croissant sandwich and I am certainly sure you will be hooked as I am. I wish I could brought this back!

Street Food

Bangkok is famous for its street food and being as adventurous as I am, I can say that I have tried almost everything - at least, the street food at the long alley of Petchburi Soi 19 and nearby.
It was a hit and miss, but here's are what must have for me!

 Grilled Pork (Moo Ping)

I don't know what's with Bangkok and milk but even the fresh milk tastes so good! Don't even start with their bubble milk tea. Every time I saw bubble milk tea shop I just had to fight the urge to give in to temptation and buy one lol but really, I am wondering why.

Fried Banana Pancake
 Look at the overflowing condensed milk! Thais love their food sweet and this was not an exception. Some days I am really craving for this banana pancake and I just can't wait to go to Bangkok to have another bite of this. It was light and crispy.

Sweet Potato Balls
It is similar to Bola Ubi here, but much more delicious! The sweet potato ball was crispy on the outside and soft inside. It's so delicious that you can't stop at just one ball. 

Of course, you just can't miss Thai Milk Tea.

Pandan Kueh

You can find this pandan kueh at Siam Square. This panda kueh is soft and chewy.  It's best eaten hot so you must eat this immediately to understand how yummy this is. Also I love everything pandan flavoured!


Once again, I don't know how the Thai does it, but their omelette is to die for. It was a simple dish but they succeed to make it outstanding. The omelette is so fluffy! Same goes with the fried chicken. 

Fried Chicken

Stole this pic from google lol apparently I don't have the pic of fried chicken cause I lost my phone two years ago and all the food pics were gone :(
You can find this stall anywhere on the Pratunam area. Some tips: please look for the cart who also sells the fried chicken skin! I always get the crispy chicken skin to eat along with pad thai lol it is such a perfect combination. I know it's bad for cholesterol but honestly who can say no to crispy chicken skin? 

Pad Thai

Stir-fried rice noodle with egg, bean sprout, peanut, tofu and prawns! It is extremely delicious.
There are places that are famous for Pad Thai, one of them is Thip Samai but I have never tried it myself. So far, the one from the random food stall is quite decent for me.

Waffle at Platinum Mall Food Court.
Ask them for the freshly baked waffle, or ask them to heat it out for you. You'll be amazed with how delicious the waffle is.

Another Mango Sticky rice cause you can never have too many mango sticky rice while in Bangkok.
I'd say that you can get mango sticky rice anywhere in Bangkok and it won't go wrong. However if you're looking for the best mango sticky rice, I suggest you to go to Maewaree. (1 Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor)


Well, that pretty much sums up my Must Eat Food in Bangkok. I have a few cafe recommendations in Bangkok but that will be on another separate post. Thank you so much for joining me on my food guide post! 

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