One Michelin Star Thai restaurant – Paste

Paste is a one Michelin star restaurant located on the 3rd floor of the Gaysorn Village. The head chef, Bee Satongun, is dedicated to restoring and preserving the traditional Thai cuisine while adding some modern touch. The interior of the restaurant is contemporary Thai decor with a large centerpiece of sinuous strips of silkworm cocoons. The high ceiling, airy dining space, and warm colors create a comfortable dining experience. The staff wore traditional Thai inspired attires.

Spanner crab on a seaweed sesame cracker

The amuse bouche was exquisite – rich umami flavor.

Old style hot & sour soup of crisp pork leg, char-grilled shallots,
jackfruit seeds, roasted tomatoes in a smoky chicken broth.

The soup was lovely, very appetizing. It was tangy, smokey with a reasonable amount of heat.

Loas-Vieng style sour orange curry, line-caught seabass
with roasted mung bean and drum stick flowers

The fish was very fresh and tender. The curry was a little bland for me, I would have preferred a spicier intense flavored curry.

Complimentary orange sorbet

The sorbet was a sweet, refreshing ending to the meal.

 

Overall, attentive service and excellent quality food. However, I have mixed feelings about the restaurant. I was not blown away by the food, the dishes did not justify the price for me. I was expecting more from a one Michelin star restaurant.

 

Still water 80 baht

Hot and sour pork leg soup 750 baht

Sour orange seabass curry 1300 baht

Riceberry 150 baht

Paste

Website: https://www.pastebangkok.com/

Opening hours:

Daily
Lunch 12:00 pm – 14:00 pm
Dinner 18:30 pm – 23:00 pm

Telephone: +66(0)2 656 1003

Address: 3rd Floor, Gaysorn, 999 Ploenchit Rd., Lumpini, Bangkok

 

Khua Kling Pak Sod – Southern Thai cuisine

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Khua Kling Pak Sod is a family-owned restaurant specializing in authentic Southern Thai cuisine. This restaurant comes highly recommended by one of my favorite YouTubers- Marion Grasby, a Thai-Australian cook.

One difference between Southern and Northern Thai cuisine is that the spices and herbs are more prominent in Southern dishes.

I ordered a spicy and sour soup with sea bass, stir-fried lump crab meat, and stir fry morning glory with shrimp paste.

The tanginess makes this soup very appetizing. The sea bass was fresh, and there was a fair amount of herb in the broth. The herbs eaten on its own is quite pungent, but it gives the soup a lovely aroma.

The stir-fried crab meat was my favorite dish. The herbs and chili did not overpower the natural flavors and sweetness of the crab meat.  A great accompaniment with rice.

A great place to try Southern Thai cuisine.

Tom Yum Pla Grapong 280 baht

Nua Pu Pad Cha  580 baht

Pak Boong Pad Kapi 180 baht

Khua Kling Pak Sod

Websitehttp://www.khuaklingpaksod.com/

Opening hours: Open Daily

Lunch 11:00 a.m. – 14:30 p.m.

Dinner 17:30 p.m. – 21:30 p.m.

Telephone: 02- 185-3977

Address: 21, 32 Soi Sukhumvit 23, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok

Thong Smith Siamese Boat Noodles

Thong Smith is well-known for its authentic boat noodles. Boat noodles is one of Thailand’s famous noodles dishes served in a thick aromatic broth. I stumbled upon this restaurant as I was looking for a place to have dinner at the EmQuartier mall.

At Thong Smith, one can choose between pork, beef, and chicken boat noodles with the option of 3 different noodles – original rice noodles, vermicelli, and egg noodles. For those who prefer non-spicy, the chicken boat noodles are served in a clear soup. One can also choose your preferred level of spiciness.

The restaurant’s menu is attractive, with enticing pictures of each dish well presented, and the prices of the food were reasonable.

I love spicy food, so I ordered the beef boat noodles topped with beef slices and beef balls with the heat level – medium (quite spicy). The broth was thick with a great balance of flavors- tangy, sweet, spicy, and savory.

The wontons were fried to a crispy golden brown perfection. Crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Scrumptious!

The pandan noodles with coconut milk is very similar to a dessert back home  (Malaysia) called Cendol, which is one of my favorite Malaysian desserts. I was overjoyed when I saw this on the menu. It was the perfect dessert to soothe the tongue after the spicy bowl of noodles.

Roselle juice 69THB

Crispy pork and shrimp wontons 100THB

Beef boat noodles with beef slices and beef balls 149THB

Pandan noodles with coconut milk 79THB

Thong Smith Siamese Boat Noodles

Opening hours: Daily 10:00 a.m – 22:00 p.m

Telephone: 02-003-6226

Address: Seventh floor of the Helix Building at EmQuartier

 

The Coffee Club

The coffee club is Australia’s largest home-grown cafe group with many branches in Bangkok. The cafe I visited was at the Citadines hotel on Sukhumvit Soi 23, which was the closest to my hotel. The cafe is spacious with indoor and outdoor seatings. This all-day cafe serves a good mix of Western and Thai dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There are also unique drinks on the menu, such as Tim Tam chocolate, coconut frappe, and marshmallow Cappuccino.

I ordered a Cappuccino and smashed avocado with poached eggs and hashbrown. The Cappuccino was good, the milk foam was smooth, and the coffee was quite strong. The smashed avocado was beautifully plated. The poached egg cooked perfectly. The hashbrown was crispy on the outside and soft on the inside – a healthy breakfast.

Everything on the menu looked enticing, I wished I had more time to try them all!

Cappuccino – 130 baht

Smash Avocado – 280 baht

Hashbrown – 60 baht

The Coffee Club (Citadines Hotel)

Website: https://thecoffeeclub.co.th/

Opening hours: Daily 6:00 a.m. – 22:30 p.m.

Telephone: +66 65 730 4929

Address: Citadiners Hotel 37/7 Sukhumvit Soi 23 Khlong Toei, North, Wattana Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Clinton St.Baking Company & Restaurant

I love chicken and waffles. When I found out that there is an American restaurant serving chicken and waffles in Bangkok, I had to try it!

Clinton St.Baking company and restaurant is founded by chef-husband & wife, Neil Kleinberg, and DeDe Lahman, located in New York. The branch in Bangkok is located on the ground floor of Siam Paragon, one of Bangkok’s biggest mall. It serves a variety of American comfort food such as pancakes, burgers, sandwiches, waffles, and etc.

I ordered a mushroom cream soup, chicken and waffles, and chocolate milkshake.

The soup was rich and creamy with nutty notes from the truffle oil; however, the consistency was a little too thick.

The waffle was a little dry and seemed a little undercooked; the texture was chewy. The fried chicken was crispy and juicy. What I didn’t like was the texture of the crust, it was coarse and lack flavor.

The chocolate milkshake was rich, creamy, and decadent.

Although I was disappointed with the chicken and waffles, I would give this place another chance.

Chicken and waffles – 340 baht

Mushroom cream soup – 180 baht

Chocolate milkshake – 160 baht 

Clinton St.Baking Company & Restaurant

Website: https://clintonstreetbangkok.com/

Telephone: +662-129-4861

Opening hours:

Address: G Floor, Siam Paragon, 991 Rama 1 Road, Bangkok 10330