July 21, 2013

Bangkok, Thailand - Foodie Picks

If you've been following my blog for a while,
you probably already know that my favorite vacation activities usually revolve around eating. 
With Thai cuisine being amongst one of our top favorites, 
Erik and I were both giddy with excitement about all the dining possibilities in Bangkok. 
It was no surprise that practically everything we tried was tasty, 
and the best part, was that it was also incredibly cheap!
Walking around the markets, you won't ever find yourself hungry for too long. 

I won't ramble on too much about the delicious morsels we dined on.. 
noodles for practically every meal.. breakfast, lunch and dinner! 
But I do want to share two experiences that were above and beyond average. 

On our first night in Bangkok,
Erik and I fought jetlag by heading out for a multi-course dinner at the Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin restaurant,
located at the Siam Kempinski Hotel. 
It was a great way to try out authentic Thai cuisine with a modern flair. 
The restaurant is conceptualised by renowned Henrik Yde Andersen, 
whose Kiin Kiin restaurant in Copenhagen, Denmark, 
is currently the only Thai restaurant in the world holding a Michelin star. 
The presentation of each course was beautiful, and tasted delicious. 
It's no wonder that this place was included in the list of Asia's 50 best restaurants of 2013
I'm so glad we had a chance to try it!
Salmon with Horseradish and Salmon Roe 
The Sticks - Grilled Pork / Prawn Bread with Sesame / Smoked Sausage / Chicken Meatball
Spicy Tom Yum Broth with Prawn Dim Sum 
Stir Fried Pork with Chili and Basil Foam 
Left: Fried Red Mullet with Curried Peanuts and Turmeric Cauliflower 
Right: Slow Cooked Flat Iron with Aubergine, Leek and Oyster Sauce
Five Kinds of Spices as Dessert 
The beautiful lobby of the Kempinski hotel. 
Our second night in Bangkok happened to fall on my birthday,
so you know I had to go all out when picking a location to celebrate. 
Luckily, all my research paid off,
because the Sirocco restaurant atop of the world famous Lebua Hotel was absolutely stunning.
Located on the 63rd floor of the tower, 
Sirocco is the world's highest al fresco restaurant and one of Bangkok's most coveted dining choices. 
It did not fail to leave us mesmerized with a breathtaking view of Bangkok and the Chao Phraya river,
an amazing Sky Bar, and quality Mediterranean fare with ingredients from the world's best markets.
Live jazz music was just the cherry on top that made my 27th birthday one that I'll never forget!
Foie Gras Duo - brulee & nuts crumble, terrine & banyuls jelly, ginger bread 
La Garrigue Lamb Rack - roasted in thyme ashes, wilted spinach, garlic puree
French Moulard Duck - slow cooked breast, poached egg, asparagus, orange sauce



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