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BANGKOK’S got a name for itself — Krung Thep, meaning City of Angels. But besides its widely-known floating markets and Wat Arun, it’s also the city of really good food. In fact, you’ll find that the city’s culinary scene never slows for a second, with new Bangkok restaurants all around.

If you’re on the hunt for the latest grub you haven’t tasted yet, here are the new places you should try the next time you’re there.

A version of this article was first published on Lifestyle Asia BK.

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Market Café
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The Market Café in Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit doesn’t compromise on flavours nor ingredients — more is indeed more.

In the morning, its buffet breakfast offers Thai dishes as well as international fare like sticky rice with grilled pork, Japanese curry, and pancakes, with more baked goods to enjoy.

By night, its elegant ambience elevates your meal into a fine-dining experience with its dimly-lit setting.

02
Ash Kickers Briskets & Bourbon
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If you love your meats as much as your bourbon, you’ll definitely dig this place. This American wood-smoked barbecue house will have you drooling over its barbecues and all-from-scratch sides like cornbread, pickles, coleslaw.

The bar is also stocked with an exquisite selection of bourbon – perhaps the most extensive in Bangkok.

One thing’s certain: Savouring a scrumptious beef brisket that’s been wood-smoked for 16 hours along with a Jim Beam sure sounds like belly-rubbing satisfaction.

03
Paii
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Paii (which means to paddle) is driving the Thai culinary scene forward with its elevated, seafood-focused dishes.

Its contemporary dishes pay tribute to The House on Sathorn’s heritage, all served in a picturesque colonial setting.

You can look forward to dishes like char-grilled Chonburi squid seasoned with Thai sweet basil rub, as well as blue swimmer crabs showered in yellow curry.

It also has interesting fusions like Banana Blossom Salad, where crab meat is mixed with banana blossom in chilli jam and sprinkled with lemongrass.

04
Los Atico
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Los Atico is the latest haunt on Sukhumvit Soi 11 that offers creative cocktails and an extensive list of 50 premium tequilas and mezcals.

It supplies not only spirited Mexican firewater but also authentic, toothsome Mexican fare.

Hot favourites include guacamole made fresh to order, street tacos lobster drunk on tequila, and barbacoa beef short rib slow-cooked to perfection in chocolate-enriched barbecue sauce.

It also serves a tequila USDA ribeye, where the steak is marinated in the Mexican spirit before being cooked to medium-rare.

05
Fat Lamb
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Fat Lamb’s culinary offerings echo a play between Mediterranean fare and comfort-filled American food. Its interior boasts Mediterranean-influenced décor with textile elements and soothing colour palettes.

Tuck into signature dishes like the 24-hour braised short rib, Rossini with foie gras and the herb-infused lamb shank.

Cosy up with its Mediterranean-inspired drinks like Flamingo Dance (containing beetroot, raspberry and apple espuma), or choose the Cappadocia (made from pomegranate, cranberry, orange, and lemon)  served on a miniature basket of a hot air balloon.