Anotai
Anotai The place: It’s easy to dismiss Anotai from the rather bland exterior. Step inside, though, and you’ll find a Zen vibe and Cordon Bleu-cooking by the eponymous chef. She gets all her veggies from her own farm, Rai Plook Rak, in Ratchaburi. The décor has a warm homey...
1.) Mandarin Oriental Shop B115. G/F, Siam Paragon, Rama 1 Rd., Bangkok, 02-610-9845. BTS Siam. Open daily 10am-10pm The winner of this dessert-war is the offering from the Mandarin Oriental Shop. For starters, it looks very pretty, more of a circular tart than the standard slice. The cake itself...
Seasons of Living
Seasons of Living Nestled right in Ekkamai, Seasons of Living is separated into three buildings, doing modern décor, raw/industrial furniture and classic pieces, including brands like Baxter, Barouir & Togo and Diesel imported from Italy and Denmark, starting from B10,000-1,000,000....
Bangkok gay bar G.O.D
BK TOP PICK: Bangkok's Best Gay Bar DJ STATION The grand dame of gay Bangkok clubbing just never seems to get old. Packed to the point of making dancing near impossible on weekends, DJ Station has come to define Thailand’s gay nightlife for many visitors. Located at the end of Silom Soi...
Roof by Muse Thonglor Thonglor Soi 10, 087-888-5599 This lovely rooftop bar, located in the middle of Thonglor Soi 10, always likes to keep things fresh and interesting, especially on the food front. Following the oyster promotion last month, the bar embraces Euro 2012 with its daily specials...
Apex Medi Spa There’s more to Thonglor than clubbing, crowded wine bistros and fancy restaurants. Situated behind Eight Thonglor in Thonglor Soi 8, the newly opened Apex Medi Spa manages to block out the city with its wooden screens and soothing water running down panes of glass. It’s...
Saxophone 3/8 Phaya Thai Rd., 02-245-3592. BTS Victory Monument. www.saxophonepub.com Open daily 6pm-1:30am Just two years younger than Brown Sugar, Saxophone is Bangkok’s other jazz institution. Big names like Koh Mr. Saxman (every Mon), or reggae group T-Bone (every Fri) make regular...
Simple Day
Farm to Table Organic Café Farm to Table Organic Café not only grows their own vegetables out in Phu Chee Fah, but they take things one step further, making ice cream from their own produce—pumpkin, potato, carrots, and strawberries—which is guaranteed by the IFOAM (International...
Café de Bangkok
Old Favorites 1.) Nung Len 217 Ekkamai Soi 5, 02-711-6564. www.nunglen.net. Open Mon-Sat 6:30pm-2am Nung Len, located at the corner of Thonglor-Ekkamai intersection, is Ekkamai’s superstar, while others in the neighborhood might come and go. This one-room bar is all about mainstream...
SIZE MATTERS The 3.5-inch iPhone 4 display is totally last season. 2012 means more mobile entertainment and larger screens, up to 5.3 inches for the recently released Samsung Galaxy Note. Even the iPhone 5 is rumored to have a 3.7-inch display. 3.9-inch 1.) Nokia N9 B18,900: MeeGo / 8MP camera 4-...
Sep 20 : Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds To kick off concert season, they don’t get much bigger than Noel Gallagher, former songwriter, guitarist and vocalist for the legendary British rock band Oasis. Three years after the band’s acrimonious split, Noel is still not on...
Ratchanok Inthanon, 17 Sport: Badminton Successes: THREE TIMES World Youth Champion How did you start playing badminton? I started when I was about 6. My parents worked at the Banthongyod dessert factory. Afraid that I and the other kids would bother the workers and hurt ourselves on the machines...
Kao Ka Moo Lert Ros
1.) Long Leng/Bae Siang Kung Rama 4 Rd., Between Chula Soi 7 and 9, across from Sapanlueng Church, Bangkok, 02-611-6338. Open daily 11am-2pm, 5pm-11pm. This place had been around for 70-80 years under the name of Be Siang Kung, but the second-generation owner has made it catchier, changing it to...
Bake Ministry
Bake Ministry When it comes to cupcake presentation, the three sibling owners behind this bakery get it just right (their Facebook page really is a salivating sight). Thankfully, the flavors are pretty spot on too. The creatively designed cupcakes (9 pieces for B1,350) come with all sorts of...
Club: Muang Thong Stadium: SCG Website: www.mtutd.tv Capacity: 18,000 The plans: Following the arrival of new sponsors, the venue out at Impact Arena has just changed names from the Yamaha to SCG stadium. The close season saw the club improve the pitch and the VIP rooms as well as add 2,000...
Agalico
Authors’ Lounge The teas are from the famed Mariage Freres of the Marais district in Paris. Their high tea set (B1,200) comes with your choice of tea (or coffee), scones, cakes and sandwiches. But most people just come for the beautiful architecture. Mandarin Oriental Bangkok...
Sambuca
BK TOP PICK: Best Pizza in BangkokLIMONCELLOWith just a half-dozen mains and a dozen pasta dishes, Limoncello can focus on what it does best—stellar pizzas. The selection is just exciting. First, there are the white pizzas, like the glorious ai quattro fromaggi (mozzarella, scamorza,...
The Nine Neighborhood Center 999 Rama 9 Rd. 02-620-7485-6 www.thenine.co.th There’s no supermarket and the wine bar options are particularly uninspired. Grab some Southern Thai food on the 2/F and a hot chocolate at Duc de Praslin. Crystal Design Center 1420/1 Praditmanutham Rd., 02-101-5999...
Skream & Benga
1. NIGHTLIFE >> Beer Garden. Some of the gardens are closed, even though the cool season is just getting started. Catch our lists of the outdoor drinking venues that are still open this month.  2. FILM >> Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Hollywood...
Barley Bistro & Bar Silom
Roof by MUSE Their Korean café-style renovation was completed last year, but they’ve kept the secret garden feel and regular live acoustic music. The drinks are the focus here, so try some sangria (B250-270) together with fancified comfort food like the foie gras burger (B320). Sure, the...
Leopard Print
Leopard Print You’ve seen it everywhere from accessories to clothing, now you can add a little playfulness to your room with some good old leopard print. Available for B390 per square meter. Design Option, Ekkamai Soi 21, Sukhumvit Rd., Bangkok, 02-711-4872. Mural Mountain This is one for...
Jae Aoun
Boon Tong Kiat 440/5 in front of Thonglor Soi 16, Bangkok, 02-390-2508. Open daily 10am-10pm. Who couldn’t love this place, and not just because it offers a pocket friendly meal in a pricey neighborhood. It’s more that their khao mun gai (B65) comes with lovely, fatty rice and no less...
Xtreamer Prodigy
Xtreamer Prodigy Despite the lack of display on the façade, the outer aluminum shell comes in either black or silver, and the lack of fan guarantees low noise levels. An internal 3.5-inch hard drive bay can fit desktop-sized hard drives of up to 3TB storage. Available at HD City Shop for B5,...
Somtum Der The buzz: This project was spearheaded by a partner of Minibar Royale, whose family also owns Suppanniga, a charming boutique hotel in Khon Kaen. Now, he’s bringing his Isaan roots to Bangkok in the shape of this somtam-focused restaurant. The objective is to steer our taste buds...
Sor BoonprakobSor Boonprakob is a near-legendary shophouse in Bangrak that has been serving khao niew moon since Rama V’s reign. Story goes people used to queue up here long before the craze for sticky rice and mango. Their beautifully shiny sticky rice (B150 for a kg) manages to be fatty and...
Sukoi Yaki (B285 buffet)We know it’s a bit far, but the price and the taste at this yakiniku restaurant make the trip worthwhile. We like the garden surrounding this one-story cement house and so does half of Bangkok: even though Sukoi Yaki only opened its doors at the beginning of the year,...
FoodpandaThe Company: Even though Foodpanda has just arrived in Bangkok, they’ve been serving up takeaway treats in countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia for a long time. Here in Bangkok, the buzz is pretty good and while the restaurant list is a lot less interesting...
Too Fast Too Sleep
Too Fast Too Sleep 754, Samyan Center, Rama 4 Rd., 086-577-8989. Open 24/7. This new café opened earlier this year and immediately won over a crowd of uni students, freelancers and even office workers who need a change of surroundings. The large open space is perfect to get work done...
Cosmic Cafe
NEST This dinner and countdown party on a rooftop is inclusive of a 3-course set dinner, one welcome drink and entry to the countdown party with DJs spinning house. Reservations at 02-255-0638. Dec 31, 5pm. Rooftop, Le Fenix Hotel, 33/33 Sukhumvit Soi 11, 02-2550638/9. BTS Nana. B2,500. Bed...
Balco