Wonderfruit 2018 Pattaya

Bangkok, the Simona way

Excuse the simplicity and ugliness, but this is THE list to check off when you’re in Bangkok and in dire need of a shortlist of restaurants and must do’s.

To be honest – I’ve put in the least effort in this post, the original (and even larger documentation) can be found in this Evernote link. But the below should keep you busy for a while.

Visitors short list – Simona’s tour Eat

  • Gaggan – Asia’s #1 restaurant – super good. Worth the price. I would go again. +-$400 per person
  • Sabaijai in Ekkamai (go for the legit version, they have 2 next to each other. The OG one is in the alleyway) – order the coconut seafood curry it’s REALLY GOOD
  • China Town at night – so much street food!
  • Kub Kao Kub Pla – commercial and has franchises but nevertheless has good food. Never disappointed.
  • Street food just around the corner at Thonglor BTS stationΒ 
  • Bangkok’s Best mango sticky rice at Mae Varee Sticky Rice (across Thonglor BTS street food)
  • Roast @ The commons – western brunch
  • The Commons is also just nice to visit, they have a lot of food stalls and some good coffee. Nice to chill at in Thonglor.
  • Toby’s for Australian brunch – good food!
  • Brekkie for healthy brunch
  • The fresh coconut buns at Amor – must must must try!!
  • Ink and lion coffee next to Hom duan- love the coffee and the merch and the ini mini sweets for the coffee- def a recommend for coffee
  • Kaizen coffee at Big C in Ekkamai – for the coffee snob lovers
  • Mikkeler beer garden – good food too. They have run club sessions every first Saturday of the month. Danish concept that is going global – good vibes.
  • Seafood buffets during the weekend – download the Eatigo app and book thru them (super cheap .. like 15-20 dollars for the freshest seafood and high-quality food!)
  • Icon Siam – new mall and has the floating weekend marker imitated in their basement food court (or go to the OG floating weekend market if you’ve got time)
  • Ya Kun Kaya Toast – it’s Singaporean so if you’re going to Singapore don’t go. But the toast with loads of butter and Kaya jam is so so good.Β 

These restaurants I haven’t been to (yet) but would def recommend visiting as well

  • Err – urban rustic Thai food, looks really legit and “hip”
  • Mahaset – Thai special cuisine for a good price, I’d probably try out these recommendations
  • Bo Lan – featured on Netflix as well, run by a fierce NANA-lady and her husband featuring dishes that are authentic and truly Thai (without tourist/foreigner compromises)
  • Raan Fay Street Food – Michelin Star street food with amazing reviews and where I’d def want to try the crab omelette from
  • Nahm Bangkok – another nice dining experience and reasonably good priced, recommended by a chef I read about and forgot its name again but looked legit………

Visitors short list – Simona’s tour – To Do

  • Photo exhibition at BACC
  • Rot Fai Train market by night – retro second-hand shops and good street food
  • Chatuchak market – stuff, busy but if you look thru the hustle and bustle you can get some gems there
  • Nana district to watch ladyboys and prostitutes dance – good tourist experience
  • “At Ease Spa” massages – message me if you want the exact lady that gives the best torture massages
  • Rooftop bar – Marriott/Banyan tree
  • If you’re around in April enjoy New Year the Thai Way (Songkran) – go to Khao San road (tbh I didn’t go but regretted afterwards) or find a festival to get totally soaked
  • If you’re around in December – go to Pattaya for Wonderfruit Festival
  • If you’re bored and longing for (free) workouts – Bangkok has ClassPass so you can try out different gyms and workouts

 These to do’s I haven’t done (yet) but still on my list

  • Speakeasy @ Thonglor: the little alleyway on the left (when you’re standing in front of) Iron Fairies. Then open the closet and you’ll enter the speakeasy
  • The floating weekend market – only for their sticky rice
  • Escape @ Emquartier – apparently nice for cocktails
  • Onsen spa at “Let’s Relax Spa” located at the Grand Sukhumvit in Thonglor
  • Vipassana silent retreat  – not in Bangkok tho

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