Restaurant and food truck openings in Bangkok
OPENED last month in trendy Ari (2/23 Soi Pahayothin 7, just past Ari Soi 5), this Mexican eatery is already turning heads with its tasty range of burritos and tortillas, and boozy margaritas.
Crab & Claw
SPECIALISING in crab and claw rolls (start at B490) – think chilled crab and lobster meat wedged inside buns which are buttered and grilled on the outside, and served with homemade fries – as well as Live Maine lobster (B2,600), Crab & Claw is now offering a taste of New England, right in the heart of Bangkok.
7th Floor, Helix Building, EmQuartier www.facebook.com/CrabandClaw
Saddle and Bun
BURGERS, smoothies and more homely treats are the hallmarks of this new venture on Charoenkrung 26. More than just a restaurant, Saddle & Bun also aims to become a vibrant hangout featuring regular performances by musicians and DJs. Talented? Shoot them a message.
THE classic rum and coke highball lends its name to this new eatery at Mahatun Plaza (Ploenchit Rd). The first authentic Cuban restaurant in Bangkok, it serves nachos, ribs, stuffed potatoes and more hearty Cuban fare, alongside a selection of boozy cocktails. Visit on Mon-Fri from noon-2pm for 15 percent discount on food. During daily Happy Hours, 6pm-8pm, cocktails are B90.
Deli-Q Food Truck
PULLED pork sandwiches (B220), Grilled cheese sandwiches (B170) and southern-style barbecue meats are the big draw at this new food truck, which can normally be found parked outside the new Wishbeer Home Bar (see below). Keep up to date with its movements at: www.facebook.com/deliqbkk
GOOD news, Sushi and sashimi fans. Sonie (formerly Sonie’s, at J-Avenue, Thonglor) has reopened in a new location – Young Place, Sukhumvit Soi 23. For a good introduction to its popular fusion sushi (think big rolls, punchy flavours), try the signature Sonie’s Volcano Roll (salmon, hamachi and tuna). And don’t miss the Crispy deep-fried tofu salad.
Wishbeer Home Bar
LOCATED on the ground floor of The Lofts Ekkamai condominium (near Ekkamai BTS station), popular beer delivery service Wishbeer.com’s first proper bar/cafe offers baked goods and coffee by day, and a wide selection of imported beers by night, including, amongst others, Brewdog Punk (IPA) and Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier on draught (B160 per half pint; B290 per pint). Hungry? Grab a bite from Deli-Q food truck (see above), which is often parked outside.
Revolucion Cocktail Bangkok
Revolucion Cocktail (Sathorn Soi 10) is already a hit in China, where it has branches in Shanghai, Canton, and Xiamen. Expect premium cocktails and a ‘Cuban-inspired’ environment at its first branch in Bangkok.