After leaving EmQuartier, Italian gelateria Ghignoni has unveiled a new flagship branch on Silom Road. The gelato here is made fresh daily using the same traditional methods as in Italy, boasting no coloring or preservatives in flavors like pistachio (made with real Sicilian pistachio), ricotta, pineapple and orange chocolate. A cup of half two flavors start from B89/cup.
252/5 Silom Rd., 087-811-6462. Open daily 11:30-11pm
This no-frills cafeteria serves more varieties of pad kaprao than you could dream of. In fact, the menu does nothing but spicy basil stir-fries (15 types in all), shaking things up with premium ingredients like minced kurobuta pork in the kao kaprao moo sub (B79) or kao kaprao nuea (B129) which mixed with Company B’s dry-aged beef. As for the recipe, they say they use only young holy basil leaves and a mix of Thai bird's eye and prik jinda daeng chilies for an authentically fiery kaprao.
Silom Soi 20, 065-509-9693. Open Mon-Sat 11am-8:30pm
This adult playground not only serves drinks but also stocks plenty of games and activities in an atmosphere that’s very “startup rec room” (think whitewashed bricks and street art). Signature cocktails are fruity but more complex than just fruit juice and a shot of vodka. My Light (B380) is a well-balanced mix of absinth, Bacardi rum, Midori (muskmelon-flavored liqueur), sour mix and mint leaves. They also have plenty of bar food like beef burgers (B190) and truffle fries (B150). Games start at B20 per person for a game of air hockey, pool and B60 per hour per person for any board games. Table tennis is free.
Silom Soi 19, 096-649-6919. Open daily 11am-1am
Japan’s Sugi Bee Garden brand presents tasty sweets and light drinks featuring its honey products from Kumamoto Prefecture. Drinks like the soft jelly honey (yuzu, blueberry, lemon and kyoho grape, B140) are said to be rich in vitamins and good for the skin, or buy a 500ml bottle of concentrated "fruit juice" honey to take back home at B900. Food-wise, try the Sugi Bee salad (mixed greens and fruits with honey dressing, B210) or instantly cool down with unlimited honey-flavored soft serve (B90) in a waffle cone.
224 Silom Rd., 02-627-2228. Open 8am-10pm