Cali's Grill 23
Ecuadorian cuisine arrives in Bangkok.
Here’s another new flavor for Bangkok’s evolving palate. Tucked amid the pubs and massage parlors on Asoke’s Sukhumvit Soi 23, the cozy single-unit shop-house that is Cali’s Grill 23 may be hard to spot but the little wooden terrace will tell you it’s the place.
Ecuadorian owner Mauricio Zurita presents his native cuisine, using some imported ingredients and spices like achiote, in staples like llapingachos (cheese-stuffed potato pancakes, B135), empanadas (B155/3 pieces) and ceviche (B220).
Main dishes include sudado de pollo (chicken stew, B225) served with achiote-infused yellow rice, as well as Zurita’s take on the hamburger with Ecuadorian flavors (B220). Don’t miss the delicious tres leche cake (B100), too.