French Toast in Bangkok

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Now to something really important…. namey the question where to get Bangkoks best French Toast (including some places where you should try something else instead)?! Here is our selection: Toby’s Pretty much at the end of Sukhumvit Soi 38  is … Continued

Saffron, Just Bakery

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So recently I was walking along Phra Athit road after a pleasant dinner at Wing N’ Thing, trying to think of a place in the area for desserts. This is when I passed Saffron and I saw the cakes displayed … Continued

Kay’s Boutique Breakfast

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So we visited this little Cafe after seeing some great reviews online and found the white and shiny space close to Victory monument without problems. The place looks impeccable and clean and rather full of itself with big photos of their … Continued

Let the Boy Die

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This is a tiny bar in Chinatown, with a makeshift look about it, especially once you face the actual bar. It is located in a shophouse with red brick walls. The atmosphere is intimate, cozy and homely. There are a … Continued

Toby’s

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When you walk into Sukhumvit Soi 38 you will encounter a small house built of wood and red brick that looks cute and inviting, with weeds growing in front of it and some wooden seats, that’s where you should enter because you’ve … Continued

Wing N’ Thing

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The wonderful Phra Athit road which hosts beloved restaurants like Roti Mataba (just next to Wing N’Ting) and beautiful cafes like Jaywalk features now another venue that has us raving about it: welcome Wing N’ Thing! The restaurant is occupying one of … Continued

Brekkie Organic Cafe

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  Brekkie pretty much lives up to its name and more as they serve some very nice breakfast and brunch, have friendly and helpful staff in a nice and pleasant environment. The Cafe is located deep within Sukhumvit 39 (that’s where … Continued

(Un)Fashion Cafe

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This cafe is an extension of a vintage clothes and accessories shop that’s selling imported second hand goods from the US and Europe. The place is set in a structure of bricks with wood and metal interior and keeps a … Continued

Bangkok’s Airplane Graveyard

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One thing that we really like about Bangkok is that we often get surprised by what this city has up its sleeve, for example a Graveyard for discarded Airplanes that is located right on the rather busy Ramkamhaeng Road. You … Continued

Amatissimo Caffé

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Amatissimo Caffé is a small and hidden cafe that is located along the busy Srinakarin Road, a location where you do not come by accident. There are malls, Secon Square and Paradise Park as well as the awesome Talad Rod … Continued

Bangkok’s Dog Cafes

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Cat Cafes are old news! There is one at every other community mall in Bangkok nowadays and the amount of pity that one can feel for the fancy overbred beasts that are getting harassed by people with their cellphones to … Continued

Planeta Organica

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We found this place completely by accident when we where walking down Soi 49, looking out for a new Cafe of which we hard of. Then we saw the charming exterior of Planeta Organica and so stopped by to see … Continued

One Ounce for Onion

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This Cafe is well hidden in a small sub-Soi off from Ekkamai Soi 12, a street where one Cafe lines up after another with some of them being actually quite nice (Vanilla Garden) but One Ounce for Onion easily qualifies … Continued

Candide Books & Coffee

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Candide used to be located in a small store in Phra Nakon that we discovered one day by chance and liked immediately. We featured the shop in our story about small and independent bookshops in Bangkok and then, quite suddenly … Continued

Kenji’s Lab

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One is always good advised to explore the best places of an expat community with someone who is actually a part it. This is especially accurate with communities from the far east, particularly the comparable big Japanese crowds living in … Continued

Quince

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We heard so much about Quince that it was high time for us to drop by and try out this eatery ourselves and we didn’t came just once but twice and also tried Sundays brunch. But first things first… First … Continued

The Never Ending Summer

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We found this restaurant by accident, when we where visiting the very modern and arty Jam Factory. Here architect Duangrit Bunnag transformed old warehouses into a space that now features (amongst other things) a gallery, a bookstore cafe, an architecture … Continued

Farm to Table

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Farm to Table is a very small and cute Cafe in the vicinity of the Flower Market, Saphan Phut and the Museum of Siam and located in the corner of a colonial-style shop house. The idea behind Farm to Table … Continued

Vanilla Garden

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Vanilla Garden is in Ekkamai Soi 12, a garden with a fountain surrounded by 3 buildings. One of these, a modern structure of dark steel and glass was once a library but is now used as an office, another one … Continued

Gallery Drip Coffee

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A visit of the BACC should be in the itinerary of every visitor of Bangkok in the first place and every local will be in the area anyways when coming to Siam for shopping once in a while, so there … Continued

Agalico Gardens and Tea Room

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Agalico easily qualifies as the most beautiful cafe in town. Actually, it’s almost overqualified!     It’s located in a big white house to the right, at the beginning of Sukhumvit Soi 51 but without any signs or announcements, just … Continued

Khao Soi

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Khao Soi is a Burmese-influenced dish that is very popular in northern Thailand, especially in and around Chiang Mai where is often offered in street food stalls. It is a soup-like dish made with a mix of deep-fried crispy egg … Continued

Rocket Coffeebar

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We were very much under the impression that Bangkokians started to getting used to the fact that you have to go to Sukhumvit to find a cafe that offers a decent breakfast or brunch… and a good coffee. Until now, … Continued

Rim Nam Moo Krata

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This eatery with the strange and unspeakable name is a rather big outdoor restaurant close to the river banks. It’s at the end of Charoen Krung Soi 60 with a huge parking lot in front of it and it attracts … Continued

The Fabulous Dessert Cafe

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The Kaosan Road has more to offer than would think when walking along the busy street, because hidden in small alleys and doorways are restaurants and cafes that offer a great atmosphere and delicious food. One of these hidden Khaosan … Continued

Uzuki

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There is really quite a big selection of Japanese restaurants in Bangkok, especially but not only around Japanese town in Sukhumvit. We have been brought to one of these Eateries, called Uzuki, by one of our japanese friends who is … Continued

Lemon Farm

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Lemon Farm is a super market with a few branches all over town that sells organic and macrobiotic foods and products. The products offered range from baked goods, to fresh fruits, tea, free range eggs up to health care products. … Continued

Espresso Gallery

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You can count yourself lucky when you are in some parts of the town which you’re not familiar with and find a cafe where you feel welcome and right at home. We had this luck recently when we were exploring … Continued

Ramen Bankara

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If, by any chance you like Ramen then a visit at Ramen Bankara should be planned and scheduled right away. The name of the restaurant gives it away: everything here is about Japanese noodles which are served in many varieties. … Continued

Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall

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The Rattanakosin Exhibition Halls houses a permanent exhibition about the history of Bangkok, it’s culture, architecture, about the life in the city. The concept of the exhibition reminds of the Museum of Siam and indeed there is a shuttle bus … Continued

Roti Mataba

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This place has the look of a typical local gem. It’s quite run down with dirty walls and floors and still people are flocking to get a table to eat their delicious food. Of course it’s busiest during lunch and … Continued

Mont Nom Sod

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Mont Nom Sod is in institutions in Bangkok, serving sweet desserts since 1964. The present location on Dinso road, next to the city hall is in existence since 1995 and is noticeable because it seems always full with with happy … Continued

Viva Loco Accessories

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It is quite easy to find accessories in Bangkok as they’re practically sold everywhere. On the streets in malls and markets and you do not even have to go to Sampeng Lane to get good deals as many of the … Continued

Tongue Fun Ice Cream

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One of the main attractions of this ice cream is certainly that it is presented in the traditional way to serve Tom Yum: in a hot-pot. Additionally some dried ice is put into the center so the whole experience is … Continued

Bangkok’s Cat Cafes

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Recently a cat craze seems to be gripping Bangkok as a number of Cafes opening up where you can enjoy drinks and food in the company of some furry felines. This drew our attention and so we visited some of … Continued

Hippie de Bar

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Khaosan Road and the Banglampoo district offer more than fake IDs and bland Pad Thai. There is a whole subculture of restaurants and bars, located in side streets and courtyards, that are drawing in young and local crowds who have … Continued

Krua Apsorn

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This is a typical neighbourhood Eatery in one of Bangkok’s shop houses that does not look particularly inviting or special from outside. Of course there are sometimes people lining up outside to wait for a free table and that does … Continued

Saxophone Pub

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The Saxophone Pub is surely the most famous Jazz Bar in Bangkok. It has been opened in 1987 and has been building up a good reputation and a loyal fan base ever since. It is conveniently located at the Victory … Continued

Uan Im

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Just on the beginning of Sukhumvit Road, a few meters after Soi 1, is a abandoned space where a makeshift restaurant serves Thai food at night. The kitchen is in front of it and the cooking fires is searing the … Continued

The Speakeasy

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Muse is a stylish and classy boutique hotel (belonging to the Accor Hotel Group) that is conveniently located in flashy Lang Suan. The hotel is chic and inviting with friendly staff that guides you through the dim but tasteful entrance … Continued

Too Fast Too Sleep

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It is not so easy to say what exactly Too Fast Too Sleep is or what it is supposed to be. A restaurant, cafe or a place to hang out and chill with friends or study… its basically all and … Continued

Coffee Club

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We haven’t been to a breakfast place that excited us enough to make a Blog about it so we were intrigued when we saw the signs of Coffee Club on the corner of Ekkamai and Sukhumvit and ever since it … Continued

Jim Thompson House

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The story of Mister Jim Thompson has been told many a times and is widely publisized in every other guide book of Thailand and Bangkok, so I will skip this one for now. One of his legacies is that his … Continued

In Love

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There are some restaurants or Bars along the Chao Phraya River which can boast about the spectacular view. There is Amorosa where you can enjoy the view on Wat Arun and In Love offers a spectacular view on the Rama … Continued

Canton House

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When I started to do some research for this Blog I found out that Canton House has 12 Branches all over Bangkok while I was under the impression the restaurant on Phaya Thai road is an only Eaterie. But this … Continued

Muay Thai or Thai Boxing

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Muay Thai developed from the older fighting techniques called Muay Boran, which was used by Siamese soldiers in battle. Aside from being a fighting technique that was used in actual warfare, Muay became a sport in which the opponents fought … Continued

Butterfly Thai Perfume

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Once you have been to the mother of all Bangkok’s shopping malls, namely the infamous MBK, then you will know that you can get most of the well-known perfumes there. They are not quite the original but affordable and the … Continued

Feuang Nara

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The bright and light houses perfectly reflects the openness and friendliness of the owner and the people who run Feaung Nara. The beautifully renovated house in Soi Phipat stands out in its surrounding of either run down townhouses or new … Continued

Kuppadeli

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The Kuppadeli is the little brother of Kuppa in Sukhumvit Soi 16, which has a good crowd of followers who enjoy the brunch and food in this lofty and modern space. The Localities visited the original Kuppa but were not … Continued

Burger Factory

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From time to time one gets a graving for western food and sometimes this graving can even be more specific: Burger! But then the question is where should one go? The american fast food restaurants are less than inviting and … Continued

Eat Am Are

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Did you ever wonder where young Thais gather, students, families, groups of friends, or couples for affordable food (that is not in a mall or any other street food stall). One of the places where you can see them meeting, … Continued

the Chonabod

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The Chonabod is a treasue chest of a gift shop with local made that are unique and cute and oustanding. Roj Siam Ruay is a Graphic Designer who founded Siam Ruay Design and the Chonabod shop, which was originally located … Continued

Harmonique

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Harmonique is already catering its guests for more than 10 years and in that time this place achieved that many tourists and foreign residence know and talk about it. Though not all visitors think that this restaurant deserves its well … Continued

Neilson Hays Library

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The neo-classical building of the Neilson Hayes Library was built in memory of Jennie Neilson Hayes by her husband and opened in the year 1922. Designed by Italian architect Mario Tamagno, the beautiful building incorporates practical features such as double … Continued

Sam’s Fish and Chips

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Khun Sam is the heart and the soul of this rather unique place. He opened his restaurant in a small terrace garden on top of his house and he spends his evenings there with various friends that are visiting him. … Continued

Thai Silk

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Thai silk is considered to be one of the finest fabrics in the world. The fabric bears unique patterns and colors, with a unique lustre, with a sheen that has two blends: one color for the warp and another for … Continued

Wat Ratchabophit

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Just about a block away from the Grand Palace is Wat Ratchabophit, or formally: Wat Ratchabophit Sathit Maha Simaram Ratcha Wara Maha Wihan, a beautiful temple with an unusual layout. The temple’s unique design has the large prayer hall and … Continued

Peking Restaurants

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Peking Restaurants is a chain of restaurants specialized in northern chinese cuisine. They have 9 restaurants all over town with the headquarter in Sukhumvit Soi 26. I have never been to the headquarter or any other branch except the one … Continued

Do’s and Dont’s in Thailand

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Dear visitors or expatriates in beautiful Thailand, I would like to give you a little insight and some explanations of how to behave in the Land of Smiles and why. So, that the smiles actually stay on the faces of … Continued

Wat Ratchanaddaram – the metal temple

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Wat Ratchanaddaram, also called the metal temple or metal castle is outstanding amongst buddhist temples, not only in Thailand but worldwide. It was modeled after the Loha Prasada (“the structure with metal spires”) from the Migaramatuprasada temple in India and … Continued

Chao Mae Tuptim – the penis Shrine

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On the compound of the Nai Lert Hotel is a hidden shrine that stands out amongst the many house temples in Bangkok, because around the small and rather ordinary house shrine and the surrounding trees are dozens penises arranged. The … Continued

Amorosa Bar

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 Just opposite from the famous Wat Arun and in a prime location on the Rattanakosin Island, lies the Arun Residence, an exclusive boutique hotel with just 7 rooms. The house is an old building in the Sino-Portugese style and the … Continued

Hong Kong Noodle

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If you go to Chinatown the Leng Buay Lea market should be on your list of places to check out. The market is located in the narrow Yaowarat Soi 6, also known as Soi Itsaranuphap. The shops and stalls have … Continued

Uncle John

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The times when Uncle John was a secret spot are all but gone and nowadays you might have to wait for a free table or, if the restaurants full, you have to wait some time for the food you ordered. … Continued

Fortune Teller in Asia Hotel

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Everyone who read Tiziano Terzanis book “A Fortune-Teller Told Me” knows that societies in south east asian countries have a different approach to the supernatural compared with western people. Ghosts, Spirits and ancestors are factual beings that should be treated … Continued

Erawan Museum

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If you have seen already all the most famous sights and you are still looking for a very traditional Thai place within Bangkok than you should visit the amazing Erawan Museum. From afar you can see already the mighty three-headed-elephant … Continued

Roast

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On our quest to find some new places for breakfast and brunch we stumbled across this Eatery. Stumbled, because we arrived in Thong Lo Soi 13 and then had some problems locating it! We eventually found it on the first floor … Continued

Dream World

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This amusement park lures people to come visiting by naming itself the World of Happiness. Now that’s a big announcement so naturally we had to get there to check on how much happiness is actually floating around in this fun … Continued

de Bliss

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Sometimes we find places where we’re hesitant to write a Blog about because we like them so much and almost don’t want to share them. To think that we, one day, might have to wait for a free table here … Continued

Phaya Thai Palace

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The beautiful Phaya Thai Palace stands, rather hidden, in an area where you would not quite expect to find such an historical gem. Because these fine structures are on the grounds of the Pramongkutkao hospital, close to the Victory Monument, … Continued

Cafe de Norasingha

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This cafe is beautiful and awesome but the first thing I need to explain here is how to find it. You probably have heard about the Phaya Thai Palace, which is on the area of the Praongkutkao hospital and thats … Continued

Nonthaburi

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It’s a great place to go and explore the real Thailand. Nonthaburi is the last stop on the river boat (Pier 30) and is up-stream from Bangkok. It’s a 40 minute ride and costs just 15 baht to get there. … Continued

Wong’s Place

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Wong’s originally opened in 1987 and soon became the legend that it is still today. Back in those days and before in the 70ies the area of Soi Ngam Duplee and Saton Soi 1 was the spot where the residents … Continued

On Lok Yun

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Yaowarat, or Chinatown, is probably the only place in Bangkok that is central and still can take you back in time… some 50 years or so. There are hardly any shopping malls there (yet) nor high rise buildings designed in … Continued

RCA

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RCA, aka the Royal City Avenue is mainly famous for its nightclubs that are arranged on a string, one after another, on the Soi between Rama 9 and Phechaburi Road. It seems to be an area that has been dedicated as entertainment … Continued

Pirom Plaza

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Where should you go if you are a grown man who likes to collect and probably even “play” with action figurines and collective cards? People might call you nerd or worse things if you ask them about items of this … Continued

Small Talk in Thailand

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Dear visitors or expatriates in beautiful Thailand, I would like to give you a little insight in the wonders of small talk with Thai people so you won’t get caught by surprise when someone tells you something that would be … Continued

Cheap Charlies

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Cheap Charlies is an institution amongst the bars in Bangkok. It is a place where the people go to hang out before they hit the clubs or other bars, to have a chat and get in the proper party mood. … Continued

on | 8 Cafe

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The quest for good Sandwiches in Bangkok is a long and tiresome one. You might find a proper Tuna Sandwich here or there but to discover some more sophisticated filled slices of bread, with lets say for example…. turkish bread … Continued

Bangkok Food Tour

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Bangkok Food Tour came to our attention as they offer walking tours through Bang Rak, the buzzing area around Charoen Krung and Silom Road with its fascinating history (see our Blog about the Bkk Folk Museum that also features the … Continued

Bangkoker

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Now, if you are looking for t-shirts and you are bored of the same old designs and prints that are sold on the streets then this is the place to go because “at Bangkoker, t-shirts are not just fashion”. That … Continued

Papaya

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Anyone looking for furniture that has a bit more character than an ikea or index sofa should check out this warehouse with its labyrinthian gangways that are spreading over three levels and around 5000 sqm. In the dusty and stuffy … Continued

Mad Hatter

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The Mad Hatter is a character out of the novel “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll, brought to everyone’s attention through the movie from last year, in which Johnny Depp played this character. Anyways, there is also a cute little … Continued

Family BBQ

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This is a big Restaurant close to Sukhumvit and with the MRT Station Phetchburi (exit 1) right next to it so its easy to get there. If you come out of the MRT station and are lost then you can … Continued

Jae Jeai Yentafo

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Yentafo is a noodle soup and one favorite of the locals. Its outstanding color and unforgettable taste comes from a pinky-red bean paste which gives the soup a taste that is predominantly sweet. In some places they add too much … Continued

Isao

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This is not your average Sushi Restaurant with the usual menu but something much more intriguing and exciting, because here you’ll get served Japanese fusion cuisine and that’s just beautiful. The dishes are well known but have a certain western … Continued

Wat Ratchabophit

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  Just about a block away from the Grand Palace is Wat Ratchabophit, or formally: Wat Ratchabophit Sathit Maha Simaram Ratcha Wara Maha Wihan, a beautiful temple with an unusual layout. The temple’s unique design has the large prayer hall and … Continued