Bangkok

Love Scene, Bangkok, Thailand

Love Scene is unassuming. To be honest, it’s not a place I would have chosen myself, considering it’s location just off Soi Cowboy and it’s grunge appearance from the street. Went there on a recommendation with a local and honestly, worth it. The food tasted totally authentic and didn’t hold back on spice or flavour. The papaya salad has a real punch and it does Thai Cuisine perfectly. Well priced and great value; It’s one of those hole-in-the-wall restaurants where you shouldn’t worry about decor or location because the food transcends. 
.Disclaimer: This review was also posted on TripAdvisor. This blog has no affiliation with TripAdvisor. I just share my experiences to spread the love to fellow travelers.

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Artis Coffee, Asoke, Bangkok

This place is an oasis. The air conditioning is the perfect temp, the ciabattas are flavoursome and the wifi is speedy. People park themselves here for days; it’s always full of people quietly working.

The coffee, oh, the coffee. The hot coffees are smooth, strong, aromatic. Best coffee around. There are little touches of humour all over the shop that make the cafe feel like a trendy local hangout. 

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Din Tai Fung, Central Embassy, Bangkok

Din Tai Fung in Bangkok is excellent. I’ve been to a few Din Tai Fungs across Sydney and Asia, but the Bangkok restaurant has to be my favourite. There’s a great selection of delicacies and they’re so delicious. The xiao long bao are to die for, the Dan Dan noodles are peanutty with a hint of spice and they claypot chicken rice is so flavoursome. Reasonably priced and great value.
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Lumpini Park, Bangkok, Thailand 

Lumpini Park is a lovely oasis right in the heart of Bangkok. It’s nice to just get out of the noise and bustle of the city and roads, but I can’t promise you’ll escape the heat. Take a wander around the lake, or work out in the makeshift gyms if you like. It’s a huge space used for events and activities, but it’s also just nice for a visit as well. 

.Disclaimer: This review was also posted on TripAdvisor. This blog has no affiliation with TripAdvisor. I just share my experiences to spread the love to fellow travelers.

El Mercardo, Sukhumvit, Bangkok

Hail, Bangkok’s best kept secret. El Mercado is tucked away down a side street, down a side alley, down a long driveway. It’s a courtyard and a delicatessen and bar and a terrace house all rolled into one restuarant. It’s off the main drag, and the place is vibing, with fairy lights and fig trees and raucous laughter. 

Find it. You wont regret it. 
This Spanish delicatessen treats you in all manners sweet and savoury. Their cheese selection is to die for, and their charcuterie is carefully selected, and decadent. We tried an array of tapas; salmon, tuna, salads, cheeses, meats, wines. Everything was exquisite. The owner came to greet us, recommending wine pairings and off the menu delights. It was a perfect feast for my final night in Thailand.

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Royal Anand Restaurant, Bangkok

The dosas are excellent, you have to get one with your meal. The staff are very friendly; on one particular occasion we arrived for dinner on an Indian day of celebreation so the restaurant was closed. The owner (who lived nearby) came out to greet us and said that if we were really disappointed, we were welcome to part take in his family feast! We didn’t,  but felt very welcomed.  It’s cheap and cheerful so it’s easy to just order everything in sight and have the full Indian experience. The Daal Mahkni is to die for, and it seems they really thrive on vegetarian options. Fantastic little place right down Soi 18, so it’s out of the way, but definitely a must do. 


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Chu Chocolate Bar & Café, Asoke, Bangkok

Tucked away in the Exchange Centre in Asoke, Bangkok, is a little chocolate café. They serve decadent treats and rich delights- a haven for any sweet tooth. Their desserts don’t hold back, they ooze, pop and melt in your mouth. Their Nutella waffles are thick and their affogatos are strong. Be sure to go on an empty stomach, their desserts Andre not for the faint hearted. There’s ample space to sit by yourself or bring friends, and the air con is welcome respite for sweaty travelers. The drinks are reasonably priced and all things considered, this is a satisfying café. 

Disclaimer: This review was also posted on TripAdvisor. This blog has no affiliation with TripAdvisor. I just share my experiences to spread the love to fellow travelers.