Triple Ate, 126, across from Prachaniwet Market, Wiphawadi-Rangsit Rd., Bangkok, Thailand
Nearest Train:MRT Phahon Yothin
Opening Hours:daily 5-11pm
Open Since:May, 2012
The buzz: One of the few chill-out spots in the Prachaniwet area (off from Vibhavadi Rd.), Triple Ate is run by a couple who previously operated a branch of a Japanese fast food chain. Thanks to its sub-soi location near Bon Mache Market, the place is a lot more peaceful than the other bars and restaurants in the neighborhood and in Bangkok.
The décor: It’s set in a retro house with a nicely-executed black and white theme that also incorporates the almost obligatory bare cement and raw brick. The vibe is not unlike well-known hotspots like Tiger Sleep Eat or the now-defunct Sugarlust, just more minimal. We like the outdoor area where you can sit under a big tree adorned with little hanging lamps.
The food: The place sticks to a fusion menu tailored to the Thai palate. So you might find yourself ordering appetizers like shrimp in wasabi and fish sauce (B150), koi salmon (raw salmon in the Northeastern style spicy sauce, B170) or chicken karaake (B100). As for more classic fare, the owners recommend dishes like angel hair pasta with shrimp and ebiko in cream sauce (B180), fettuccine bolognese (B180) or the latest addition to the menu, scallops pad cha (stir-fried scallops with herbs, B350). Or if you want to opt for healthy choices, try the pomelo salad with smoked duck breast (B170) and yum pla dib ruam (raw seafood in spicy salad, B200).
The drinks: Beers are the standard Singha (B100) and Heineken (B120), while cocktails remain resolutely classic, with prices ranging from B120-B150. The owners recommend the Patrick Star (rum, mulberry and peach schnapps, B120) and Cherry Blossom (rum, lemon, lime and cherry, B120).
The crowd: The place seems to attract large groups of office workers looking to let their hair down, so expect a bit of cheerful noise but nothing too rowdy. Pieng-or Mongkolkumnuankhet