Move over durian. It's the queen of fruit's time to shine!
Purple Rain cocktail at Rabbit Hole (B380)
Get refreshed with this gin-based cocktail with muddled mangosteen and some lemongrass notes.
125 Sukhumvit Soi 55, BTS Thong Lo. Open daily 7pm-2am
Kanom jeen sao nam with mangosteen at Bolan (part of the tasting menu B2,680)
While everyone is having khao-chae for summer, Bo.lan goes next-level with an impressive kanom jeen sao nam (rice noodles with coconut milk). Instead of pineappl, the chefs incorporate mangosteeen and lime while also adding pak paew (Vietnamese Coriander) for aroma.
24 Sukhumvit Soi 53. Open Tue-Sun 6-10:30pm; Sat-Sun noon-2:30pm. BTS Thong Lo
Mangkood martini at 80/20 (B240)
In a small martini glass, the bartender muddles around three fruits into one classic drink. The result? A full refreshing taste of the best fruit this season has to offer.
1052-1054 Charoenkrung Rd., 095-843-2056
Foie gras at Toro (B490)
The US-hailing tapas bar gets some inspiration from local ingredients. Currently on the menu is their seared foie gras, served with roselle sauce and mangosteen.
72 Courtyard, 72 Sukhumvit Soi 55, 02-392-7790. BTS Thong Lo
Mangosteen parfait at Parden (B280)
This Japanese cafe specializes in fruit-heavy parfaits. A tall glass of mangosteen ice, topped with a pile of its fruit and yogurt ice cream—truly refreshing! Note: call to check availability before visiting.
The Manor Bldg., Sukhumvit Soi 39, 02-204-2205
Mangosteen Cake at Rosemary (B285)
A sponge cake with mangosteen mousse and jelly, all shaped up as a whole mangosteen.
G/F, The Taste, Thonglor Soi 11, 02-712-5998
Daily special cocktail at Teens of Thailand (price TBA)
They change the menu everyday but during this time of the year, mangosteen is one of the seasonal ingredients they regularly offer (not everyday, so do check first). One we tried included gin, mangosteen, pamplemousse, lager syrup, lemon and bitters (B300).
76 Soi Nana, Charoenkrung Rd., 081-443-3784