Cafe de Norasingha Phya Thai Palace, Bangkok | กาแฟนรสิงห์ พระราชวังพญาไท

It is not everyday that you get to have lunch at a palace, and also in this case, a cafe that is the homage to Thailand’s oldest Western style cafe back in the reign of King Rama VI or King Vajiravudh (1910-1925) during which Siam was high on westernization and modernization. The cafe was called Cafe de Norasingha (กาแฟนรสิงห์) then as it is called now. But the venue has changed. From the area called ‘Sua Pa’ in the old town, the new cafe is now located inside the Phya Thai Palace in Phra Mongkutklao Hospital on Ratchawithi Road in Bangkok. Situated inside the royal car-boarding platform and the waiting...

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สงวนศรี ‘Sanguan Sri,’ Bangkok

ภาษาไทยด้านล่างค่ะ – There are quite a few reasons you should stop by and eat beautifully at this old-time Sanguan Sri on a Saturday. First, Sanguan Sri – a staple Thai restaurant that has been around since 1970 – is much more relaxing, hence an excellent option for those who, like me, just cannot stand its perpetual craziness during the weekdays. Also, Saturday is the day that they serve a very special dish that you would never find on any other day: the super delicious ‘steamed sago with chicken dumplings’ or Sago Sai Gai สาคูไส้ไก่ in Thai. This sago, and I...

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Sunday Brunch, Rain Tree Cafe, The Athenee Hotel Bangkok

ความสุขของคุณคือการไปรับประทานซันเดย์บรันช์มื้อใหญ่ๆ ที่เต็มไปด้วยอาหารดีงามมากมายเสิร์ฟไม่อั้น ก็ขอแนะนำให้ไปลอง Sunday Brunch ที่ห้องอาหาร  The Rain Tree Cafe, Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel ดูบ้าง เพราะที่นี่มีจุดเด่นดังนี้ อาหารทะเลดีงามมาก...

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Sunday Brunch, Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok

Grande Sukhumvit โรงแรมในกลุ่ม The Luxury Collection ตรงสี่แยกอโศก น่าจะเป็นโรงแรมแรกๆ ที่สร้างตำนานซันเดย์บรันช์ให้เกิดขึ้นในกรุงเทพฯ เลยก็ว่าได้ เพราะที่นี่เป็นแห่งแรกๆ ที่นำเสนอมื้อใหญ่ตอนสายให้สามารถรับประทานไปเรื่อยไปถึงบ่ายในวันอาทิตย์...

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ห้องอาหารสกาล่า สยาม | Scala Chinese, Bangkok

Scala Restaurant Scala Movie Theatre, Siam Square Soi 1 Daily: 11.00 – 14.00, 17.00 – 21.00 T: 02-251-2863 We have recently been on a track of revisiting old tasty memories of Bangkok. Scala Restaurant at Siam Square is another place we always go when we feel like giving ourselves some retro tastes and feel. The entire place, after all, has been around for almost 50 years, and it is another of Bangkok’s legendary and perhaps the most beautifully handcrafted restaurant ever. When I was writing for The Nation newspaper more than ten years ago, I had a chance to interview Khun Nanta Tansacha – the owner who ‘grew up in...

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Sunday Brunch, The Okura Prestige Bangkok | ซันเดย์บรันช์ ดิโอกุระ เพรสทีจ กรุงเทพฯ

If there’s such a thing as The Buffet Olympics, Bangkok as a city should easily be ranked in the very top and eminent league. After all, Bangkok dwellers are always overwhelmed with buffet choices. Mostly from hotels, but also from some well-respected stand-alones. For the hotels, a typical track would go like this: Monday to Friday, ample buffet lines – covering everything anyone would want to eat – salads, cold cuts, a bit of seafood, tables of cooked and covered food, some place may also showcase a roast (typically chicken, beef or whole fish) on the carving board. Then, there are freshly made noodles, pastas, followed by...

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