Look no further than the City of Angels for a high-end eat fest holiday that doesn’t break the bank
By Mavis Teo
Bangkok is one of Singaporeans’ favourite spots for a weekend getaway, especially for cheap street food and bargain shopping. But why go cheap when you can go chic in Bangkok for a fraction of the prices you would pay for similar offerings in other cities?
For just half of what you would pay in Hong Kong or Taipei, you could retire in five-star hotels for the night. You could also feast like a king on tasting menus or at the chef table helmed by chefs of international acclaim for much less than you would pay in Singapore. Whether it’s traditional Thai or innovative Indian you are after, you can have your pick of cuisine. The launch of Michelin Guide Bangkok last December further validated the city’s position as a gastronomic city.
Seventeen restaurants won stars in the 2018 guide, 28 was given the Bib Gourmand while the Michelin Plate introduced in 2018 to acknowledge good quality was conferred on. But because there’s only so much one can eat in a weekend, we have picked out a few we think you shouldn't miss:
If you think German food is all about sauerkraut and pork knuckle washed down with beer, a dinner at this restaurant helmed by German twins Thomas and Mathias would prove you wrong. At the Michelin one-starred Sühring, the traditional fare of East Berlin where they grew up is given a contemporary twist and Grandma’s influenec at the same time. The Brozeit – the german snack of breads and savouries is paired with homemade sourdough breads with an elaborate assortment of home-made pickles and cured meats and seafood. Spätzle, a German pasta dish served with chanterelle mushrooms and Allgäu mountain cheese is another crowd’s favourite. After all, it’s the simple comfort food that soothes the taste buds and lingers in the mind.