1. Dhara Dhevi
Let’s jump right into it shall we? First on the list is Dhara Dhevi, the macaron café/cake shop opened by eponymous luxury hotel Dhara Dhevi. Based in Chiang Mai, the hotel expanded its sweet offerings to Bangkok a few years ago and now you can find their decadent gluten-free treats in several malls including Central Chidlom Food Hall, Paragon, Central Ladprao and CTW. Must try: Thai Tea, Mango Sticky Rice, Milk Chocolate Passionfruit, Jasmine and Durian. (I knooooooow, the flavour profiles are so tempting!)
2. Isao Sushi
What hasn’t been said about Isao? They offer creative Japanese fusion dishes like the famous Crunchy Roll (pictured above), Sushi Sandwich (pictured above), and more (google “Jackie” the caterpillar 😀 ). Another fan favourite is the “Volcano” which is baked scallops in spicy sauce (…geddit?). These are some of the more popular dishes because they never steer you wrong. One word of advice, though: get your nigiri sushi elsewhere. Also, expect a line-up.
I used to live in a condo that was 2 minutes away from Ginzado by foot…but I never even spared it a second glance! Oh Angela, let bygones be bygones ok? () At least I have N and his friends to thank for helping me rectify my mistake. It’s never too late to eat good meat, ya’ll!
Ginzado offers an impressive selection of quality Wagyu beef so you won’t be left wanting. We mostly stick to the “jyou” cuts of beef; be sure to order from their specials menu. Mmmmm, grilled fatty meat…so good…
When I first tried After You, the only things on their menu were different variations of Shibuya Toast and cakes. This was more than 3 years ago. Now they offer kakikori (shaved ice desserts). We tried the Mango Sticky Rice Kakikori and Thai Iced Tea Kakikori…holy. Cow. Stop the presses! We went gaga over the mango sticky rice…there’s literally a surprise of mango and coconut sticky rice INSIDE the kakikori! Unbelievable.
5. Kaze Fresh
Like I said on my Instagram page, order EVERYTHING from their omakaze menu. Seriously, EVERYTHING. The Omi (A5) Sushi (720 Baht) is like heaven in your mouth (not pictured). What is pictured: “Omakaze 8” (hamachi, ikura, caviar) and “Omakaze 5” (omi wagyu beef, foie gras, ikura, tobiko). The omakaze sushi are all in the range of US $18-25 each so come with your wallet fattened up. But don’t worry, soon your belly will follow.
Stay tuned! We shall endeavour to add more foodie places to the list, and hopefully soon!