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REVIEW – Conrad Bangkok : King Executive Room
June 5, 2017
Park Hyatt Siem Reap - Pool
REVIEW – Park Hyatt Siem Reap (Park Executive Suite)
June 10, 2017

GUIDE – Eating and drinking in Bangkok

Moon Bar - Bangkok

Moon Bar - Bangkok

As we were only in town for one night and I’ve been to Bangkok countless times before, we tried to check out a few new places, mostly within walking distance of the Conrad Bangkok. The Conrad’s central location, right next to Sukhumvit, meant that we were right in the heart of the action.

Conrad Bangkok - neighbourhood

Unfortunately we didn’t have enough time to check out the Sophisti-cool vibe of Bacchus wine bar, just behind the Conrad ­čśÇ

 


Fuku Matcha –┬áSiam Center Mall
Unbelievably high quality matcha ice cream, made with fresh Hokkaido milk. 


The soft serve matcha here is seriously as good as anything I’ve had on my many visits to Japan. Insanely creamy and just the right amount of bitterness.

 


I+D Style Cafe x Brave Roasters┬á–┬áSiam Center Mall
Industrial chic, hipster coffeeshop set amongst a cluster of pop up fashion and craft stalls


I+D Style Cafe x Brave Roasters - Sukhumvit coffee

This is the kind of place that you’d never find in a mall in Europe or the U.S. In Bangkok though, this little hipster niche blends perfectly into its environment. I gave their speciality Sukhumvit iced coffee a try and loved the flavour, it was actually somewhat reminiscent of the spices used in the arabic coffee on QR. The presentation was excellent too

 


Supanniga Eating Room –┬áSathorn
Authenic Issan food served in a trendy with a vibrant bar


When my instagram friend @oatsmg saw that I was in Bangkok he said I should go and check out his place. The sister restaurant in New York – Somtum Der- has a Michelin star, so my expectations were understandably high. Thankfully I came away mightily impressed. The food was definitely not dumbed down for an international audience and the drinks list was creative and exciting without relying on overly sweet and fruity cocktails.

Supanniga Eating Room - Sathorn

This is a very small space with a great atmosphere – bookings are essential. Especially on weekends. We saw three groups get turned away during our time here as even the bar reached capacity.

Supanniga Eating Room - Sathorn

It isn’t often that I’m so into the food that I forgot to take pics straight away ­čÖé

Supanniga Eating Room - Sathorn

The Earl Grey martini was a thing of true beauty.

Supanniga Eating Room - Nam Prik Khai Pu

Nam Prik Khai Pu : Spicy dip of sea water crab eggs and crab meat, served with fresh vegetables. I love this kind of dish – salty, sour and sweet, all at once. The crunch of the raw vegetables gave small moments of fresh respite as we spooned away at the spicy crab.

Jasmine rice with fermented shrimp paste and Thai fish curry.

Thai milk tea pudding and mango sticky rice. Both were utterly perfect. So, so good.

 


Moon Bar ┬áand Vertigo TOO – Banyan Tree Hotel
World famous rooftop bar with stunning views, paired with average drinks and service 


┬áGiven how full we were after our amazing dinner, we were happy to walk the few blocks down to the Banyan Tree hotel.┬áThe lobby seemed cramped and claustrophobic and the fact that the hotel has a ‘destination bar’ means that there was a constant throng of people milling around, waiting in line for the lifts. I personally detest┬áthis kind of atmosphere and would actively avoid staying in this type┬áof┬áhotel (see also: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore) but I was hoping that the views would be worth it.
They were:
Moon Bar - Banyan Tree Bangkok

Once we got to the top floor, we got the usual spiel about no tables being available and were told to make our way through the restaurant tables and try and find a spot at the bar. There were plenty of loud groups of tourists up there, pushing and shoving and taking selfies. The barstaff were totally overwhelmed and it became quickly apparent that we weren’t going to get served any time soon. So, we retreated back through the restaurant area took a quick pic and headed downstairs…

Vertigo TOO - Banyan Tree Bangkok

We were warmly welcomed at the entrance of Vertigo TOO, located just below Moon Bar, on the 60th floor. A live jazz band was playing at just the right volume and from the second we entered the room, we knew that this was going to be a far superior experience to the chaos upstairs.

Vertigo TOO - Banyan Tree Bangkok

Whilst the skyline view wasn’t quite as dazzling through a window, it was still pretty spectacular. The cushioned daybed style seating was also comfortable and relaxing, where the bar upstairs had been a total clusterfuck.

Vertigo TOO - Banyan Tree Bangkok

A drinks list full of enticing prospects at very reasonable prices.

My “Why so Cereal?” was utterly delicious. All the familiar warmth of a Rye Old Fashioned with the additional depth of the rich malt flavour from the Erdinger and slight sweetness from the Monkey Shoulder.

There are countless amazing temple, cool coffee shops, cocktail bars and an absolutely next level street food scene in Bangkok. Hopefully this roundup of the places we visited during the 18 or so hours we were in town will give you a little inspiration and don’t forget to check out my previous posts on Bangkok for even more pointers!

Bangkok sights
Sofitel So Bangkok
Peninsula Bangkok
Conrad Bangkok

Cambodia and Thailand

Part 1:
Radisson Blu Arlandia (Stockholm Airport)
Part 2:
Qatar Airways : Business Class – B787 – Stockholm to Doha
Part 3:
Qatar Airways : First Class – A380 – Doha to Bangkok
Part 4:
Conrad Bangkok
Part 5:
Eating and Drinking in Bangkok
Part 6:
Park Hyatt Siem Reap (Pool Terrace Suite)
Part 7:
Touring the Temples of Siem Reap
Part 8:
Eating and Drinking in Siem Reap
Part 9:
Conrad Koh Samui (Second visit)
Part 10:
Bangkok Airways : Blue Ribbon Business Class Lounge – Koh Samui (domestic)
Part 11:
Doha Airport Transit Hotel
Part 12:
Qatar Airways : Business Class – B787 – ┬áDoha to Stockholm

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4 Comments

  1. Willy says:

    Your writing style is actually quite nice, but I think you don’t serve yourself well using vulgarity when you seem to have access to a rich vocabulary.

    I need to get back to Bangkok you make it very appealing.

  2. philip says:

    The next time try Mocking Tales in Thoglor Soi 4­čśŐPertenece a una amiga mia y tienen unos postres espectaculares­čĹŹSaludos philip

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