Bangkok Travel Itinerary: Where to eat and drink in 2023

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!

Day 1 dinner: The Local

32 32/1 Soi Sukhumvit 23

Really good local Thai cuisine in a comfortable, spacious setting.

Appetiser platter at The Local is a must try

So is the fried seabass! Also very big portions.

Day 1 post-dinner drinks: Bar 335
5/9 ซอยพร้อมศรี 1 Soi Sukhumvit 39
It's a hidden speakeasy so you need to follow Google maps instructions to find it.

Slightly pricey but hey it's well-made!

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

Day 2: Nhong Rim Klong for crab omelette

51 Ekkamai 23 Alley.

I had so many views for this place on my TikTok. There was no queue and while the omelette was slightly pricey, it was full of crab meat and very filling!

This crab omelette place is a bit out of the way but a must go. 

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

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

Day 2 coffee: Kaizen Coffee
Good respite from the heat.

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.

Day 2 lunch: Here Hai crab fried rice

112, 1 Ekkamai Rd

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. 

Day 2 dog cafe: Dog in Town Ekkamai
Really friendly doggos and space to hang out, away from the heat outside.

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

This is a must try by the way!

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!

Day 2 dinner: Supanniga Eating Room

160, 11 Thong Lo Rd.

Another modern Thai cuisine restaurant - it's small and cosy but the dishes are done really authentically.

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!

Day 2 drinks: #FindTheLockerRoom

406 Thong Lo Rd.

A cocktail place that's so hip it hurts!

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.

Drinks location #2 - Midsummer Night Dream Bar

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.

Day 3 breakfast: Rung Rueang Pork Noodles

10/3 Soi Sukhumvit 26 (Phrom Phong BTS). MUST TRY.

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 

Day 3 lunch: Pe Aor tomyum noodles (can skip)

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.

Day 3 dinner: THAAN

68/6 Soi Sukhumvit 31. A MUST-GO for a treat.

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.

Day 3 massage: Ruean Sabai

23 Sukhumvit Road. Clean, professional and really good price for foot massage!

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

Day 4 coffee: NANA Coffee Roasters Ari

24/2 Ari 4 Alley, Samsen Nai. Another hip coffee place.

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...

Day 4 lunch: Ongtong Khaosoi x Ari

31 Phahonyothin Soi 7, Samsen Nai (Ari BTS).

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.  

Day 4 1-Michelin star dinner: 80/20 Eighty Twenty

1052-1054, 26 Charoen Krung Rd, Bang Rak

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.

Day 5 breakfast: Thongsmith Boat Noodles

Siam Paragon Level G Food Hall

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. 

Day 5 snack: Somtumnua (chicken wings and papaya salad)
392, 12-14 Rama I Rd.

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.

Day 5 lunch: Kub Kao Kub Pla for curry with butterfly pea and crab balloon

At Em Quartier Helix L6.

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! 

Day 5 pre-flight snack: Thong Lor BTS “Food Court” Ning’s Mango Stall / Pad Thai

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! 

This map was made with Wanderlog, a travel planner on iOS and Android

Here's my travel itinerary for 5D4N in Bangkok in May 2022 (you can also download it from Google drive).

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