LOCATED on the 4th floor of the Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park Hotel is the newest Chinese addition to Bangkok’s dining scene. The Pagoda Chinese Restaurant offers an array of delicious traditional Cantonese cuisine, the creation of executive chef Oscar Pun from Hong Kong. He has over 30 years of experience working at Michelin-starred restaurants in Hong Kong and China.
First up was the succulent crispy roasted pork (B400) – the Chef’s signature crispy roasted pork that has been baked repeatedly in order to achieve the crispy skin while the meat stayed soft and tender. Next was the shrimp dumpling (B120), a succulent steamed prawn asparagus dumpling and the rice rolls (B150) – steamed rice rolls with fresh prawns. The soup was a fish maw soup (B680 per person) – refreshing and crisp double-boiled fish maw soup with morel mushroom.
A new luxurious Chinese restaurant amidst Bangkok’s bustling dining scene
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The best of Spanish tapas in Bangkok at Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit
DELIGHTING all Spanish tapas fans, Tapas Y Vino – a brightly decorated Spanish restaurant located on the second floor of Pullman Bangkok Grand Sukhumvit Hotel brings an array of delicious selection of Spanish delicacies to diners.
Tapas dishes are an integral part of Spanish lifestyle. Specially curated by the Executive Chef Pedro Carillo, customers can enjoy a large platter with selections of delectable regional Spanish tapas dishes including delightful Jamon Iberico, Catalan calamari sautéed with chorizo, tiger mussels with spicy sauce and much more.
The set priced at B2,100++. The meal is perfect for a casual and fun evening with family, friends or colleagues after a long day’s work. It’s also ideal for a beautiful and romantic date night with the significant other. And it is guaranteed to offer the best of Spanish tapas in town accompanied by a wide selection of fine wine.
The Spanish tapas is available daily at Tapas Y Vino from 6-11pm.
Make your reservation at pullmanbangkokgrandesukhumvit.com/offers/tapas-y-vino-special-offers and save up to 50%.
Tapas Y Vino is decorated in a contemporary Latino ambience perfect for a relaxing meal with friends, colleagues, family members, or an intimate evening with a special someone. Also available is an array of cocktails and drinks and private dining room.
The parking is available at Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit Hotel.
Tapas Y Vino, Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit. 30 Sukhumvit 21 Road.
The craziest secret house in town
HIDDEN under the Novotel Fenix Silom, Maggie Choo’s offers a unique experience combining both restaurant and bar serving delicious Hong Kong-Thai fusion dishes with fantastic cocktails. Step into the mysterious world of Maggie Choo’s; guests are led through wooden Chinese doors down wooden stairs to be greeted by antique Chinese decor in the first room before entering into the world of Maggie Choo’s.
Using fresh homemade ingredients, the menu at Maggie Choo’s offers various options of Cantonese/Thai dishes. The delectable signature dishes include Chinese’s Noodles Ruamthep (B295++) - Chinese noodles with roasted pork, crispy pork and medium boiled egg. Roasted duck on rice or noodles (B280++), bar snack (B250++) – mixed fish crisp, chicken wings and nut, Stir-fried noodles (B280++) – yellow noodles and roasted pork, crispy pork and medium boiled egg.
The exceptional cocktails include the Shanghai Fever (B320++) – rum, Grand Mariner, lime, homemade coconut and pandan syrup; Golden ‘Pixxie’(B320++) – gold rum infused allspice, marshino with mango and fresh lime. Finally, the Nelson’s Touch Punch (B340++) – gin, red wine, passion fruit, and orange liqueur with fresh lime and berry fruit.
The mysterious room offers an exciting yet laid back atmosphere. The chillout music coupled with lush sofas in the alcoves allows guests to enjoy the broad range of jazzy sounds performed live and with DJs until late. Special Cabaret Closet shows are available every Wednesday and Sunday for a gay night with an amazing drag show.
Parking is available at Novotel Fenix Silom.
Maggie Choo’s. 320 Silom Road.
091 772 2144.
A mouth-watering all-you-can-eat Dim Sum in the heart of Bangkok at Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok
LOCATED on the mezzanine floor of Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok is a gem for those who love traditional Chinese food. Dynasty Chinese Restaurant offers an array of delicious all-time favourite traditional Chinese dishes (and some with a twist), this elegant restaurant serves the culinary wonders of the Imperial China.
One cannot ignore the fact that this restaurant now offers and all-you-can-eat Dim Sum for lunch and dinner daily. Finally, a Chinese restaurant that offers top-of-the-class Dim Sum buffet for only B850++ per person. The menu includes all-time favourite selections like fried bird’s nest spring rolls with shrimp, deep-fried Chinese croissant with shrimps filling, steamed salmon rolls with enoki mushroom, steamed snow fish rolls with anchovy caviar, steamed crab meat siew mai with shimeji mushroom, Chinese cabbage rolls with jellyfish, deep-fried taro with Alaska scallop meat, and Phuket lobster wonton in Chinese herbal soup, and more.
Must not miss dishes include the traditional Peking Duck – delectably cooked sliced crisp duck skin served with vegetables and traditional sweet sauce and steamed thin wraps and a few choices on how to cook the duck meat. Followed by the fried shrimp in salad cream and sesame seeds – sweet and sour deep-fried prawns with mayonnaise and sesame seeds and snow fish steamed in soya sauce – soft and aromatic cut of snow fish cooked in soya sauce and topped served with grated ginger and vegetables on top.
The elegant Chinese-style restaurant boasts spacious table settings with several private rooms with largest tables capable of accommodating up to 22 persons. Helpful and friendly staffs are always on hand to make sure that the dining experience is pleasant and memorable. Opening from 11.30am-2.30pm for lunch and 6-10.30pm for dinner.
Parking is available at Central Plaza Ladprao, Bangkok
Dynasty Chinese Restaurant
Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok, Phaholyothin Road.
02 541 1234 ext 4262, 4272. www.centarahotelsresorts.com/CGLB
“We sell what we like to eat, the way we like to eat them”
Where X really marks the spot
THIS pirate-themed restaurant truly holds treasure. The mysterious vibe offers guests more than they bargain for both in terms of food, drinks and services.
Offering a wide range of best-loved international and Thai-fusion dishes, dining at Pirate Chambre can ensure a feast for the senses for all. The starter was the Cold angel hair pasta with prawns, truffle and caviar (B470) – delicate and cold-served angel hair pasta mixed with special sauce made from Kombu, Hijiki, Wakame seaweeds, orange stock, soy sauce and truffle sauce served with cooked prawns topped with salmon eggs and caviar. This was followed by the signature main dish, Grilled Pork with Mustard Miso (B420) – marinated pork ribs with a special ingredient and secret sauce served with Miso sauce and 'Mantou' or steamed bun.
Next up was the Pirate Burger (B390) – the new-style burger that uses special pizza dough instead of burger bun served with a slice of avocado, Benedict egg, and vegetables topped with Thousand Island dressing and cheddar cheese and the Salmon Burger (B340) – slices of salmon in pizza dough as the bun and butterhead lettuce served with tartar and teriyaki sauce were also intriguing to try.
Signature drinks were presented in style. The Johnny D. & Mermaid (B750) – a glass of cocktail mix topped with cotton candy and a glass of whisky mixed with a marshmallow on top.
This treasure trove offers an adventurous feel. The classic decor offers a mysterious yet fun vibe with the pirate and treasure theme. Opening from 11am to midnight with a live band starting at 8 pm daily.
Parking is available at Maneeya centre building.
Pirate Chambre. 518/5 Maneeya Center North, Ploenchit Rd, Bangkok.
022 252 5131. facebook.com/piratechambre
Delicious authentic Italian cuisine in town
ONLY a five-minute walk from the BTS Chidlom station, No.43 Italian Bistro offers the finest Italian dishes prepared by skilful Italian chefs. Located in the foyer of the luxurious Cape House Serviced Apartment in Langsuan, this comfortable yet sophisticated restaurant was designed to give its guests the authentic taste of Italian recipes with a combination of heart-warming ‘trattoria’ style fare and sophisticated ‘ristorante’ cuisine.
Using imported and authentic Italian ingredients, the menu at No.43 offers a varied selection of delicious dishes including Pizza Affogata (B275++) – freshly baked pizza topped with prawn, mozzarella cheese and spinach; All’Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino black ink pasta (B280++) – a black pasta dish cooked with fresh squid, prawns, scallops and clams in rich and tangy sauce; Filetto di Manzo (B700++) – a perfectly grilled beef tenderloin steak with homemade gravy sauce; Branzino ai Porcini e Tartufo (B600++) – fresh Snow Fish grilled to perfection served with truffles and Porcini mushroom sauce.
The dessert menu includes light Panna Cotta (B120++) with outstanding pistachio sauce and home-made Tiramisu (B130++) served with a cinnamon brownie. Available also are an array of cocktails and mocktails like Whisky Sour (B150++), Blue Hawaii (B150++), and Cranpiria (B100++).
The No.43 Italian Bistro opens daily from 6am-midnight with breakfast and lunch buffet available.
The No.43 Italian Bistro features comfortable chairs and tables across its split-level white wood floor offering a relaxing ambience with an air of elegance.
Special for The BigChilli readers get 10% discount for all a la carte menu. Please notify the staff in advanced.Parking
Parking available at Cape House Serviced Apartments.
No. 43 Italian Bistro
43 Soi Langsuan, Ploenchit Road.
02 658 7444. capehouse.com