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Eat and meet


Dao Tai
508/26 Th Phran Nok, Thonburi
T: (02) 412 2385

But here the dishes seem to be perfectly balanced — hot, yes, but also fragrant with fresh herbs and smoothed out with just the right amount of fat or sweetness. This is a curry shop, so expect lots of different dishes waiting under glass to be served family-style. Don’t miss out on kaeng liang, one of the south’s regional specialties, an orange curry, usually of fish and vegetables or... Read our full review of Dao Tai.

Khlong Bang Luang noodle shops
Around Khlong Bang Luang Artist Village, across from the end of Charan Sanitwong Soi 3, Thonburi

One of Bangkok’s best kept secrets, Khlong Bang Luang artist village on the Thonburi (west) side of the Chao Phraya inspires visitors with a relaxed, artsy canal-side atmosphere and daily puppet shows. The neighbourhood’s fantastic noodle shops are a big part of what keeps us coming... Read our full review of Khlong Bang Luang noodle shops.

Rom-Ngao Indochine (Hanoi Kitchen)
Charoen Nakhon Road (between soi 20 and soi 24), Thonburi, Bangkok
T: (024) 385 921, (086) 514 0908

After weeks of eating explosively flavourful and meat-heavy Thai food, the simplicity, freshness and veggie-prominence of Vietnamese cuisine is like a breath of fresh air. If looking for an inexpensive and excellent Vietnamese restaurant in Bangkok, you won't find many better than Rom Ngao Indo-Chine, otherwise known as Hanoi... Read our full review of Rom-Ngao Indochine (Hanoi Kitchen).

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Phran Nok Rd, Thonburi

Wang Lang Market sprawls due south of one of Thailand’s largest public hospitals and across the river from Thammasat University. Starving students plus hungry nurses? It’s the perfect storm for street food and Wang Lang is a great place to snack yourself to satiety.... Read our full review of Wang Lang market.

Baan Luk Chup
Arun Ammarin Rd (near Soi 39), Thonburi, Bangkok
T: (02) 434 3834

From both a visual and figurative standpoint, Thailand could very well boast the world’s most colourful cuisine. There are the deep greens, reds and yellows of endless curries, the bursting brightness of spicy salads, and the multi-hued sauces that accompany any good seafood meal. Yet nothing outshines the bouquets of adorable mini treats known as khanom luk chup. We spent some time with the... Read our full review of Baan Luk Chup.

Streetfood: Wang Lang Market
Phran Nok Rd, near Wang Lang Pier, Thonburi

Getting here is easy as both cross-river ferries and the Chao Phraya Express boats stop here. Come off the pier and you’re in the market. It stretches up Phran Nok for at least 300 metres, and melts back into the tiny alleys behind. Have a wander around first and then make a plan of attack. Sweets and little snacks are plentiful, like kanom krok (tiny thai cupcakes baked in a hot metal mold)... Read our full review of Streetfood: Wang Lang Market.

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