Bangkok Travel Itinerary: Where to eat and drink in 2022

Bangkok is still very much a great place to visit as Singaporeans, and I'm so glad we are able to travel there without any PCR or ART tests from 1 May 2022! We also used our SQ miles so it only costed SGD85 each for us to fly Singapore Airlines. Me and my sister went to Bangkok from 4-8 May 2022 and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves with the myriad of food, shopping and massages (for my sister) that made the trip such a satisfying one. Of course, diet needs to start after coming back. Anyway I know a lot of y'all are planning trips to BKK so here's my travel itinerary in pictures, with a table of all the places I've been to that I planned and curated using Google Maps into daily timetables. Read on to the photo captions for each place and DM or email me if you've any questions!

Supermarkets are a great place for fresh fruits, juices and snacks!

Dinner at The Local was really good and recommended for large groups

Appetiser platter at The Local is a must try

So is the fried seabass! Also very big portions.

We also went to a speakeasy called Bar 335

Slightly pricey but hey it's well-made!

My Green Garden No. 2 G&T was delish!

This crab omelette place is a bit out of the way but a must go. No queue but good. 

Prices are not low but still more affordable compared to Jay Fai's

This crab omelette was sgd 24, but stuffed with chunky crabmeat

Next we went to Kaizen Coffee for some aircon. It's a chain but their coffees are definitely better than Starbucks

And have things like this Milo Mountain mocha.

Along the road from Thong Lor, there is this famous beef noodle place which I didn't try but was crowded with people.

We did however, got takeaway from this Michelin bib gourmand crab fried rice place.

The wok hei in the fried rice from Here Hai was legit. 

We also went to Dog in Town cafe in Ekkamai for an afternoon tea break! 

Mae Varee mango sticky rice from opposite Thong Lor BTS is also a must try. Small for 100 baht, medium 150 baht and large 200. 

Mango's super fresh and sweet but the sticky rice is also very fragrant!

Dinner at Supanigga Eating Room, another institution for good local food. 

We were so scared of over-ordering like in The Local, we only had veggies, Tom yum soup and fried vermicelli with tofu. All really good though!

We also had the taro pumpkin ball dessert and Thai tea Panna Cotta. The former is a must try!

After dinner we went to find another speakeasy bar called #FindtheLockerRoom and you just need to slide the panel of lockers across (right to left)

Had a cocktail each, which was also quite well mixed.

Next was the Midsummer Night Dream Bar nearby for a nightcap. The place smelled incredible!

Got too many drinks here and proceeded to pass away after.

Next morning, Rung Reung Pork Noodles! It's a short walk from the BTS station and super good as well, a must try!

Especially for breakfast. This is the type that warms your soul 

We also made the trek into small alleys to get to this Pe Aor tomyum noodle place, which I must say is the only one that is not worth it at all. 

The soup looks rich but tasted quite bland, which might be because we said less spicy. But it wasn't spicy AT ALL, just sour. Please skip.

A must-try instead is Thaan, that does charcoal cooking. Must book it on Chope. 

We got the set menu so we can sample everything but it was 20% too much food for both of us.

This beef tartare foie gras was really the bomb though!

So was this beef fat fried rice w hangar steak cubes. But we were so stuffed we had to takeaway most of it.

Went for late night foot massage at this clean massage parlor called Ruean Sabai, surrounded by those with rows of girls sitting outside

Next morning's coffee fix at Nana Coffee Roasters at Ari (not Nana)

The coffee's alright but the place is definitely built for Instagram...

So we headed to the main event, a Michelin bib gourmand restaurant called Ong Tong just near Ari station for Khao Soi, my fav northern style Thai curry noodles. Fell in love with the dish when I visited Chiang Mai and couldn't get enough of it!

It was so friggin good. Must go if you are a fan of Khao Soi like me.

The pork slices with Thai chillis were also a nice savoury accompaniment.

My sister went for a 2h massage at Let's Relax Novotel just beside Platinum, so I shopped for 2h in Platinum Mall and wrecked my feet since stamina isn't the same as before. Rewarded ourselves with duck noodles (quite shiok) and red ruby dessert (so so) at the trusty food court.

We took a tea break on the way back to the hotel at Petit Audrey, Siam Center to have another quintessential Thai dessert - the Thai milk tea crepe cake! It's good but not a must go if you are not a dessert fan.  

Dinner at one Michelin star restaurant 80/20 was quite epic though, it's a set menu and requires a deposit to go with the booking. Luckily we booked ahead in time! The location is definitely quite out of the way.

The starters were all amazing and led up to this beef curry and fried fish combo. The meal was expensive but to me definitely worth it because such an equivalent will cost 2x more.

Last morning we headed to Siam Paragon's food hall again in search of Thongsmith boat noodles, supposedly very good, instead of going further out to Thipsamai for pad Thai and Kor Panich for MSR.

It was the right decision, Thongsmith's boat noodles were the best boat noodles I've ever had in my entire life. Not joking. 

As a snack we also had the salted egg som tam at Somtamnua next to Siam Center because they are a classic institution. The chicken wings there are also very good but we were too full.

Our last proper meal was at Kub Kao Kub Pla at Em Quartier's Helix dining level 6 which is inside a mall but serves up yummy Thai food. 

The yellow curry with butterfly pea vermicelli was fantastic. The curry is a bit sweet, spicy and very complex in flavours.

The Crab Balloon is also good but not as awesome as the previous one. Still worth it if you like eggy omelettes! 

We braved a light drizzle to get some final MSR at Thong Lor BTS at this undergroundish food court with Ning's Mango Sticky Rice.

We had it there and went across the road to Mae Varee to take away more for our families back in Singapore. Then it was time to take a taxi to the airport and fly home! 

Here's my travel itinerary for 5D4N in Bangkok in May 2022!

4 May Coffee Dinner Drinks/Supper N/A N/A
Metro mall and Terminal 100 mall

Bought Karmakamet scents
The Local
32 32/1 Soi Sukhumvit 23
Bar 335
5/9 ซอยพร้อมศรี 1 Soi Sukhumvit 39
4pm-6pm 7pm-930pm, confirmed via FB Messenger 10.15-11pm    
Really big place with nice atmosphere and super authentic Thai food. Fried seabass is a must try. Food’s a lot.. Hidden speakeasy bar at the side of the hotel behind an unlabelled door.    
5 May Brunch Coffee Dinner Drinks
Sofitel Sukhumvit Nhong Rim Klong crab omelette at 51 Ekkamai 23 Alley

Kaizen Coffee

Here Hai crab fried rice at 112, 1 Ekkamai Rd
Dog in Town Ekkamai

Mae Varee mango sticky rice opposite Thong Lor BTS takeaway

Go back hotel
Supanniga Eating Room
160, 11 Thong Lo Rd
406 Thong Lo Rd
10am 1130am, 12.15pm, 1.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm, booked on Chope 9.30pm
Must go! Local food done well, but can be quite spicy so be careful. Slide open the lockers facing you
6 May Breakfast Lunch Shopping Dinner After dinner
Rung Rueang Pork Noodles at 10/3 Soi Sukhumvit 26
(Phrom Phong BTS)
Pe Aor Tom Yum Kung Noodle
68, 51 Phetchaburi Rd, Thung Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi
Centralworld, Siam Square THAAN
68/6 Soi Sukhumvit 31
Massage at Ruean Sabai
23 Sukhumvit Road
9am 1pm 3pm 7pm, booked on Chope Close at 12mn
Must go! Red signboard. Can skip. Too out of the way and soup’s pretty diluted.    
Must try! Order ala carte (tartare sandwich and beef fat fried rice) if small eaters. Very nice and clean just behind Pullman hotel, foot massage only 200 baht (last order 11pm).
7 May Breakfast Lunch Shopping Dessert Dinner
NANA Coffee Roasters Ari
24/2 Ari 4 Alley, Samsen Nai
Dog In Town Ari 11/4 7 Phahonyothin Rd,

Ongtong Khaosoi x Ari
31 Phahonyothin Soi 7, Samsen Nai (Ari BTS)
Platinum Mall

Go to food court at L6 for duck noodles and dessert
Tichuca Rooftop Bar
T-One Building 8, 46th Floor, ซอย เหมวงศ์, Phra Khanong, Khlong Toei

Petit Audrey
Siam Center L2 for Thai Tea Crepe Cake
80/20 Eighty Twenty
1052-1054, 26 Charoen Krung Rd, Bang Rak

*1 michelin. Location a bit far out.
9am 11.30am 12.30pm 5.30pm 8pm, booked on Chope, 1050bht pp deposit paid
More aesthetic than coffee, can skip if not into it. Must try!! Authentic and super good. Or 2h body massage at Novotel Let’s Relax… Can skip if not into desserts. Must try. $160sgd for michelin dinner is quite worth it.
8 May Brunch Snack Lunch Dessert Car to airport
Thipsamai Omelette Pad Thai
at 313 Maha Chai Rd, Samran Rat, Phra Nakhon (too out of the way)

Thongsmith Boat Noodles at Siam Paragon Level G Food Hall
Kor Panich Sticky Rice at 431/433 Thanon Tanao, San Chao Pho Sua, Phra Nakhon (too out of the way)

Somtumnua (chicken wings and papaya salad) 392, 12-14 Rama I Rd
Kub Kao Kub Pla for curry with butterfly pea and crab balloon

At Em Quartier Helix L6
Thong Lor BTS “Food Court” Ning’s Mango Stall / Pad Thai

Mae Varee Mango Sticky Rice for takeaway on flight
Hail and go by taxi meter max 400 baht including 25 baht toll from Nana BTS
11am 12pm 2pm 4pm Leave 5.20pm
Must try! Super good. Go early cos crowds can form. Classic. Chicken wings are 6pc so don’t order if not hungry. Must go! Yellow curry is really delicious. Crab balloon can skip if not a fan of omelette. Pad Thai next to the mango sticky rice supposedly good.    

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