Boon Tong Kiat - Hainanese Chicken Rice
Daily 10:00-22:00
Soi Thonglor bPicture Boon Tong Kiatetween Soi 14 & 16, 10 min from Thonglor BTS

If you are into Singaporean food, Boon Tong Kiat has got to be on your hit list. The restaurant and its food appear as if they’ve been transplanted from Singapore. Singaporeans love Hainanese Chicken Rice and although featured at this humble little place, it is by no means the only thing served. In fact, the menu is large and loaded with Singaporean specialties. This means there are lots of boiled chicken, roast duck and roast pork dishes. You can get an entire roast duck for B500 or an entire boiled chicken for B360. A large plate of Singapore Fried Hokkien Mee (Noodles) is B100 and the plate of delicious Honey Pork Ribs with Oyster Sauce is also B100. Boon Tong Kiat is spick and span, very Singaporean and very good. Located on trendy Thonglor, it is a great place to eat at bargain prices while watching some of Bangkok’s beautiful people stroll by.

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11:00-23:00, closed on Sundays
Proceed down Rachdamnoen Road past Democracy Monument to the first traffic light, turn left on Thanon Tanao and proceed 1000m to Soi Phraeng Phuton; it is 50m down the soi on the left.

Simply put, this is one of Bangkok's best Thai restaurants. Owned by the same family for decades, it has a large menu and food that is sublime. The banana flower salad is legendary and the mee krob is in a class of its own. In fact everything here is excellent. Crowded at lunch so yourself a favor and at arrive about 13:30. Don't expect a posh environment; this is a simple restaurant with one of the owner's dogs usually sitting on a table, but the food is outstanding. We find it much more pleasant to eat here at lunchtime rather than at dinner.

Krua Aroy Aroy - Thai Kanom Chin
Daily 08:00-21:00
Silom & Pan Rds, opposite Maha Uma Devi Temple, 15 min from Chong Nongsri BTS
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Located near Maha Uma Devi Temple, a famous Hindu shrine, this tiny restaurant is noted for its Khanom Chin, a fermented rice noodle popular throughout Thailand. Served like spaghetti, the noodles are doused with a curry and sprinkled with bean sprouts, basil leaves, chillies and other condiments. The version with fish curry at Khrua Aroy-Aroy is especially good. If you visit the temple, make a point of enjoying some Kanom Chin, one of Thailand's most popular snacks.


Noor Restaurant - Iranian
Daily 09:00-24:00
645/52 Petchaburi Road between Sois 13/15, Opposite the Indonesian Embassy & near Pantip Plaza,
15 min from Chidlom BTS

Located in a small little square just off Petchaburi Road is Noor, an Iranian Restaurant serKebabs at Noor Restaurantving excellent Persian food. It is family run with a small menu, a handful of seats and loads of friendly charm. The menu emphasizes ‘kababs’ a staple in Iran and lots of wonderful basmati rice. The last time we visited we enjoyed a B160 ‘Chelo-Koobideh,’ two skewers of freshly ground beef with spices, rice  and a bit of salad. In the past we enjoyed a B200 ‘Salmon Kebab,’ a skewer of tender pieces of salmon marinated in a special sauce with spices, rice and salad. There are, of course, a variety of other times offered, including yogurts, hummus and salads. If you are looking for a unique culinary treat served with warmth and pride, give this place a try. It is open daily from mid-morning until about midnight.

Polo Chicken - Thai
Daily 10:00-22:00
On left side of Soi Sanam Khli, better known as Soi Polo; this is the soi leading to tPolo Chicken Exteriorhe Bangkok Polo Club from Wireless Road. Most cabbies know 'Soi Polo'.

There are two outlets a couple of doors from one another; one with a/c the other without. The food is cooked at the non-ac outlet and transported to the cooler environment. Although mentioned in several guidebooks, this place has maintained its integrity and popularity with locals. Great fried chicken served with piles of crisp onions that put the Colonel from Kentucky to shame. Very popular at lunch with office types, but much slower in the evening. In addition to fried chicken, there are numerous Isaarn dishes available, including excellent som tom and fried fish.

Shawarmas shawarma - Middle Eastern Snack
Open at All Hours
Sukhumvit Soi 3 and Sukhumvit Soi 3/1, 5 min from BTS Nana

Several street vendors, including a couple with seating, serve Middle Eastern style shwarmas on pita bread in Bangkok's Middle Eastern district found around the intersection of Sukhumvit Road and Sukhumvit Soi 3. In Greece and some other areas shawarmas are called souvlaki or gyros, names seen in New York City. To find a place simply stroll the area until you come to one of the vendors. Chicken or beef is shaved from layered and spiced mounds skewered on vertical rotisseries. It is piled on pita, along with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and sauce and then rolled and eaten like a sandwich. At B50, these are a delicious treat and always fun to eat.

Tong Lai Sun - Chinese
Daily 11:00-22:00
Sukhumvit Soi 41 about 50m from Sukhumvit Rd, located on a sub-soi behind the Miracle Mall, 10 min from Phrom Phong BTS

A real find that serves Chinese dishes with a Sechuan twist. This is a moderately priced restaurant, but its size and lack of notoriety make it a hole in the wall. I enjoy the B180 stir fried mutton with celery, onion, red chilli and spring onion. There are also several beef dishes on the menu. The beef with potatoes, garlic and chilli is especially good. Tong Lai Sun is a refreshing change from the Cantonese fare dominating Chinese dining in Bangkok.

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