Want to mix up your dining routine this holiday season? Here are 8 restaurants at Siam Paragon worth your time
You’ll need a bite in between all of that shopping anyway
The holiday season is here, folks, and that means lots of eating, sleeping, more eating and more sleeping. With Bangkok starting to feel like its old self again, lots of us are yearning to get back out there and hit up the dining scene. Malls, too, are gearing up for influxes of hungry tourists and anxious holiday shoppers. If you find yourself around Siam Paragon this month, and want to try out some new venues in between shopping sprees, here are a few options to check out.
If you want to scoop up a discount or two, don't forget to register for a Tourist Card here. You can get up to 30% off at participating restaurants and shops, and get a B100 discount when spending B800 from Dec 21, 2021 to Jan 22, 2022.
Bangkok culinary heavyweights collide in this collaboration between Gaggan Anand and twin chefs Thomas and Mathias Sühring—with a combined four Michelin stars between them over their careers. Under the concept, “eat, drink, wear”, the venue specializes in premium coffee (this is actually where Gaggan comes in, surprisingly), a food menu by the twins, and a special streetwear collection by Carnival that you can buy at the shop.
The second branch of the popular franchise from the ever-growing Hospitality Management Asia. Here, you can expect the same level of authentic Italian favorites like mozzarella di fufala (juicy mozzarella cheese with confit tomatoes) as well as the top-notch homemade pizzas you’ve come to expect from the brand. Better yet? If you spend at least B1,500 at the restaurant you will get a free tiramisu worth B320—from now until Jan 14, 2022.
You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to understand the gist of this place: it’s a seafood lovers paradise. If that is you, get ready for a mind-numbing list of sea crabs, Alaskan king crabs, lobsters, rainbow lobsters and fish from across the world. Our favorite part here are the 12 different dipping sauces you can order with your food, like the brand’s signature child crab paste, sambai paste, honey pepper sauce and mocha paste to name a few. They also have dim-sum sets if you want to mix things up a bit.
Coming by way of Hong Kong with an army of chefs directly from the island, Tasty Congee & Noodle Wantun Shop has already expanded to a few locations around Bangkok, with streams of fans lining up for its takes on dim sum and other Hong Kong favorites. Flavour-wise, you have a lot of options here, like Shumai, Steamed Shrimp Dumplings, Fried Bean Curd Sheet Rolls with Shrimps, Steamed Chicken Feet with Black Bean and Pepper Sauce, Crispy Glutinous Flour Dumplings, Steamed Cantonese Sponge Cake, Steamed BBQ Pork Bun with Saucy Filling, Fried White Turnip Cake, and Deep Fried Egg Custard Bun—like we said, its a lot.
Another dim sum specialist, this time from the mainland. Wang Jia Sha is famous for its Xiaolongbao buns, and Shanghai-style dumplings with minced pork fillings. The thin flour pastries go perfectly with their delicious pork-based broth. If you like your food with some heat, you are in luck as well. Dishes like the pan-fried fish with Chongqing-style preserved vegetables, or stir-fried bean curds with minced pork, bring the heat bit time.
If you have registered for a Tourist Card, you'll get an extra 10% discount on the normal price of food (except on public holidays).
One of the more popular mass suki restaurants in town, Suka Masa specializes in Kansai-style sukiyaki, which focuses on grilling or baking the meats first before adding them to the pot. You’ll find the typical list of top-quality ingredients here, like A4-A5 wagyu beef and a whole host of vegetable options. Kansai is actually the original style of sukiyaki from Japan, and the smooth broth you get tableside reflects those original recipes. It’s not just beef, either. Kurobuta pork, seafood nabe, and nabe kimchi sets are also available. There is a huge range of traditional Japanese desserts if you’ve got a sweet tooth.
If you have registered for a Tourist Card, you'll get an extra 5% discount on the normal price of the bill.
Tonchin comes to Bangkok by way of Japan, Shanghai, Taiwan, and New York, where it earned Bib Gourmand status from the Michelin guide in 2019. The restaurant serves pocket-friendly, Tokyo-style ramen that should please even the fussiest connoisseurs. Warm up with the classic Tokyo tonkatsu ramen (B190), served with homemade noodles, tonkotsu broth, roasted pork belly, egg, bamboo shoot, and seaweed, or the spicy tan tan ramen, a heady mix of bonito, asari clams, kombu, minced pork, chilies, spicy oil, and sansho pepper in a rich chicken broth.
Who doesn’t like to round off a meal with a bit of ice cream? Quints comes to Siam Paragon by way of the United Kingdom, specializing in small-batch gelato with complex and varied flavors—with fun names like “Death by Chocolate”. If you are new, try the Chrysanthemum flavor, a blend of the aforementioned flower and cocoa.
Hungry yet? If you are a new visitor to Bangkok, don’t forget to register for your Tourist Card for extra discounts on food and more! You can sign up for one of those here.
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