From dim sum to fusion fine dining, here are all the Chinese restaurants that made it into Top Tables 2019.
BK's Top Tables 2019 lists Bangkok's 100 best restaurants, as selected by an independent panel of some of the city's most avid foodies. Here are very best Chinese restaurants the city has to offer, from prized dim sum to all the Cantonese classics.
Worshippers at the altar of traditional Cantonese cuisine flock here for Hong Kong chef Yeung Koon Yat (of the once-Michelin-starred Forum Restaurant) and his abalone dishes. It is just as prized for its way with dim sum, which draws Bangkok’s oldest Thai families in droves.
2/F, Ramada Plaza Menam Riverside Hotel, 72/4 Charoenkrung Rd., 02-291-7781. Open daily 11am-2:30pm, 6-10:30pm
Book well in advance if you want to join the large Chinese families in enjoying some of the finest Cantonese cuisine and dim sum in Bangkok. Hong Kong-born chef Man Wai Yin’s (also behind Chairman and M Krub) Peking duck and oozing lava buns often steal the headlines, but the crisp pork belly and wagyu short ribs are not to be overlooked.
This beautiful 1930s Shanghai-inspired restaurant stands out with its stylishly romantic vibe. Reminiscent of a scene out of Wong Kar Wai’s In the Mood for Love, the dining room is all about dark hidden spaces accented by bold splashes of color, but it’s the dim sum, Peking duck and nouveau-Chinois specialties that keep the customers coming back.
Mandarin Oriental, 48 Charoenkrung Soi 40, 02-659-9000 ext. 7390. Open Tue-Sun 11:30am-2:30pm, 6-10:30pm
Exclusively for Citi credit card members: Lunch: Dim Sum ‘all you can eat’ including tea at THB 888 net /person on Tuesday - Friday and book a table for 4 persons and pay for 3 persons | Dinner: get 25% discount on food and non-alcoholic beverage on Tuesday - Sunday for Citi ULTIMA, Citi Prestige, Citi Premier, Citi Preferred and Citi Select Today - 30 Nov 19
The huge crowds that fill this restaurant’s bright, light dining space are here for the all-day dim sum presented in a European-style room replete with chandeliers and 18th-century ink drawings. Brisk service and salubrious surroundings complement an endless parade of dumplings, noodles and buns.
104 Sukhumvit Soi 39, 02-662-3565, 092-273-5242. Open Mon-Fri 11am-2:30pm, 5:30-10pm; Sat-Sun 10:30am-10pm
If there was ever a perfect setting for a family celebration, this hotel riverside spot long a favorite of Cantonese food aficionados would be it. Perfectly executed plates of dim sum, lobster dumplings and deepfried crab claws are must-orders, while floor-to-ceiling bay windows lend views of the riverside garden.
G/F, The Peninsula, 333 Charoen Nakorn Rd., 02-020-2888. Open daily 11:30am-2:30pm, 6-10:30pm
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Head chef Chow Wai Man started out 40 years ago at the Shangri-La Academy in Hong Kong. Specialties in Bangkok include “Buddha Jumps over the Wall” soup, which features dried scallop, abalone, shiitake and sea cucumber, and baked lobster with his special stock. Don’t miss the humble braised Chinese spinach topped with salted egg and century egg.
3/F, Shangri-La Hotel, 89 Soi Wat Suan Plu, 02-236-7777. Open Mon-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm; Sun 11am-3pm; daily 6-10:30pm
The full list of 100 restaurants is available as a free booklet inserted in BK Magazine Mar 29 issue and a downloadable PDF version.
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