Despite the launch of the Michelin Guide in Bangkok, the defining moment for the culinary industry of the city still lines in its eclectic restaurants and food establishments. Many people used to go to Bangkok bars and nightlife but that is slowly changing as the new generation are looking for eateries that are worth posting in their social media accounts and those that offer a unique experience.
Leading on the list of unique dining experiences in Bangkok is Gaggan which was founded by an Indian native, GagganAnand. This restaurant changed the Indian food industry in the country through the 25 courses on its tasting menu. Each of the dish on the menu is represented by an emoji and diners would appreciate that each has very little information provided because not all might get excited to known that they pastry they so like is actually made using goat’s brain.
ThitiwatTantragarn is another chef that introduced a new eclectic choice in Bangkok food sector. He established in Chang Chui market what is now known to be as the first restaurant with insects on the menu. The restaurant is called Insects in the Backyard and the chef clarified that his choice of ingredient is not only pure gimmick since he spent many years to research about the advantages of eating insects.
Craving for sweets changed with the introduction of the Hello Kitty House located in Siam Square One. The cafe is decorated with everything pink and the face of the famous character can be found in different parts of the restaurant even the seats. They even sell sparkling wine with Hello Kitty brand for £60.
If the sweetness at the Hello Kitty cafe is not enough, there is another stop worth trying and it is called the Unicorn Cafe. The theme revolves around the mythical one-horned creature. The furniture and decors are filled with unicorn images and fluffy unicorn toys are displayed all over the cafe. They menu is also focused on the unicorn theme with rainbow cakes and unicorn salads to choose from. The main focus of these restaurants, like Bangkok bars and nightlife, is to lure adults rather than kids because after all they are the ones posting in social media and making these eclectic food choices known all over the world.