If Thai food is what gets you going, then you must head to these restaurants in the city for a kickass culinary experience. You're not going to return disappointed. Read on.
Can't Get Enough Of Thai Food? Visit These Restaurants For The Best From Thailand
Located inside The Oberoi Grand Hotel, this one is where you should be for an authentic Thai food experience. From appetisers like Por Pia Thod (deep fried spring rolls) and Satay (grilled skewer) to salads, soups, curries and mains, Baan Thai has it all. The Tom Jued Sam Yam soup is a must-try. For curries, we'd totally recommend the Lamb Massaman Curry. For mains, you must try Phad Bai Krapao. They have several rice and noodles options too that you shouldn't miss out on.
The Flaming Bowl
The Flaming Bowl does amazing Thai food and all of it is completely vegetarian. From the spicy, coconut-based Tom Kha Heg soup and tangy green Som Tum salad to delish mains like Kaeng Phaat Heg (red curry), Krajub Phad Kra Prow Hed (sweet basil flavoured exotic veggies) and Phad Stew, TFB has it all. Finish it all of with their soul-satisfying Thai Tender Coconut dessert. You'll leave wanting for more.
Zen - The Park
Another place you must visit for the best that the cuisine has to offer. The Kai Satay - traditional chicken skewers, Thai Fresh Spring Roll and Pra Kung (prawns in Thai herb dressing) make for appetising starters. If you're fond f soup, then we'd definitely recommend the Tom Yum soup. The curries, meal boxes and bowls are worth trying too. Don't miss out on the Thai-Style Burnt Galic Flower Rice Noodle - it's heavenly!
Nomnom does amazing Thai food. Check out the Chef Special Thainese section on their menu (there are Chinese and Japanese options too but most of it is Thai food). From traditional Thai soups and starters to curries, mains and sides, Nomnom boasts of a wide selection of dishes all the way from Thailand. The Thai green curry is a must try.
SOI - The Asian Street Kitchen
SOI has an entire section in the menu dedicated to Thai food. From appetisers like Som Tum (green papaya salad) to mains available in vegetarian, lamb, pork, poultry and seafood options, this one is a must visit for Thai food lovers. Vegetarians must try Gaeng Kua Phak and Vegetables in Sweet Thai Chilli Sauce. Pork with Crunchy Long Beans is another favourite.
You cannot leave Mamasan without trying Krapao - a popular delicacy of protein (chicken/lamb/pork/fish/prawn) tossed in a Thai chilli paste with basil, lemongrass and bird's eye chillies. If salad is what gets you going, then the Thai Chilli & mint salad is a must-try. The Pattaya Night Market's Dumpling Soup () is another dish that tops our 'favourite-thing-to-eat -at-Mamasan list.
Pan Asian - ITC Sonar
Nothing better than enjoying gourmet Thai food at one of the best fine dining restaurants in the city. Be it soup, appetisers or mains, the food here will make you come back for more. The Phad Stew is a must when you visit. It's flat noodles wok-fried with dark soya and dry chilli flakes available in vegetarian, chicken and prawn options. ANother must-try is the Tom Yam Mor Pai - a traditional Thai hot pot served with veggies, chicken, mixed seafood and prawns and a dipping sauce with Tom Yam Kung soup base.
Friends Of Pho
Friends of Pho is another must-visit place. Start off with the Tom Yum (a spicy Thai clear soup) or the Larb Gai salad (spicy minced chicken salad with roasted rice powder and mint). They satays and appetisers are delectable and worth trying. We'd definitely recommend the Tofu & Pok Choy Chilli Baisl Sauce as well as Mutton with Young Peppercorns.
This place does flavourful Thai soups and curries that are served with jasmine rice. The Thai Po Taek Clear Soup with Lemon Juice, Lemongrass, Basil and Vegetables is highly recommended if you are a soup person. The Paad Thai Stir Noodles with chives and crushed nuts is another must-try dish.