Restaurants

Top Choice Thai in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini

nahm

Australian chef-author David Thompson is the man behind one of Bangkok's – and if you believe the critics, the world's – best Thai restaurants. Using ancient cookbooks as his inspiration, Thompson has given new life…
Top Choice Thai in Chiang Khong

Khao Soi Pa Orn

You may think you know kôw soy, the famous northern curry noodle soup, but the version served in Chiang Khong forgoes the curry broth and replaces it with clear soup topped with a rich, spicy minced-pork mixture. A …
Top Choice Thai in Mukdahan

Bao Pradit

It’s a bit of a trek south of the centre, but this is a real Isan restaurant with dishes such as gôry kài mót daang (raw meat 'salad' with red ant eggs) and gang wăi (rattan curry). Though the English menu is myster…
Top Choice Thai in Khon Kaen

Pa Ouan 2

This popular Isan restaurant between Wat Nong Wang and Bueng Kaen Nakhon has a larger than normal menu spanning the expected gài yâhng and duck lâhp to seldom-encountered foods such as lotus stalk ('lai bua') sôm·đa…
Top Choice Thai in The Peak & Northwest Hong Kong Island

Chachawan

Specialising in the spicy cuisine of northeastern Thailand's Isaan region, this hip little spot is always jam-packed and plenty noisy. No curries or pad thai here, just scads of bright, herb-infused, chilli-packed s…
Top Choice Thai in Nakhon Si Thammarat

Krua Talay

Opposite the Nakorn Garden Inn and overseen by an all-seeing, all-knowing matriarch, this restaurant serves simply awesome seafood dishes. Take a seat in the lovely rear garden area and order up fried prawn cake, cr…
Top Choice Thai in Mae Hong Son

Morning Market

Mae Hong Son's morning market is a fun place to have breakfast. Several vendors at the northern end of the market sell unusual fare such as tòo·a poo ùn, a Burmese noodle dish supplemented with thick split pea porri…
Top Choice Thai in Chiang Khan

Ting Song Tam

One of our favourite restaurants in Loei Province. There's a full Isan menu but its speciality is đôrng dêng noodles (a super-thick version of kà·nŏm jeen), which are made fresh when you order. Add them to your sôm·…
Top Choice Thai in Ko Tao

The Gallery

One of the most pleasant settings in town, the food here is equally special. The signature dish is hor mok maprao on (chicken, shrimp and fish curry served in a young coconut; 420B) but the white snapper fillet in c…
Top Choice Thai in Kanchanaburi

Blue Rice

Masterful spice blends, a creative menu and peaceful river views make this one of the most irresistible restaurants in Kanchanaburi. The signature massaman curry is perfectly balanced, and the menu is packed with re…