Asoke Montri Road connects to Sukhumvit Road on one side and to Phetchaburi Road on the other. It’s home to a large number of offices and high-rise condominiums, as well as a university campus.
And with the crowd comes the food; as one of Bangkok’s busiest areas, Asoke Montri has become a mecca of great restaurants and eateries. Any cuisine and cravings you can think of, this street probably has it.
However, as the weather has been in such swings lately, exploring the area in search of yummy meals might not be your best option. Luckily, it’s 2019 - with just a few swipes and taps on the delivery app, you can get food from virtually anywhere.
These days, all the delicious grubs are (quite literally) at your fingertips. Plus, what with coupons that offer extra discounts on your orders, you can easily end up with a better deal than dining out at the actual venue.
So come on and check out our top picks of 10 great eats in Asoke-Phetchaburi. The list includes Thai & international restaurants, plus some desserts to boot. Get your belly ready and let’s feast on these tasty treats.
Kaprow Khun Phor
Let’s kick off the list with a Thai restaurant and comfort food like Pad Kaprow (holy basil stir-fry). Only, this isn’t a run-of-the-mill version of the classic menu.
Kaprow Khun Phor pays attention to every detail, using high-quality ingredients to make everyone’s favorite dish. This homemade-style Pad Kaprow might remind you of what your dad cooks up at home.
Even though the menu at the restaurant is mostly Pad Kaprow, we don’t think you’d get bored any time soon. Kaprow Khun Phor offers a ton of choices: minced pork, chicken breast, crispy pork, mushrooms, braised beef, liver, squid, shrimp, oysters, scallops, and many more.
You can also enjoy something different altogether; other menus include spaghetti, garlic stir-fry, and appetizers.
As the trend of eating clean is on the rise, the health-conscious folks of Asoke-Phetcharburi should really give this one a try. Bowlnus is located inside [email protected]; the bright pink café serves a wide array of healthy options like salads, rice bowls, desserts, and drinks.
Bowlnus prides itself on its extensive research and careful selection of the ingredients. Most items are imported from the US and Brazil but have been adapted to better suit Thai taste. The result is a new kind of health-boosters that’s colorful and tasty.
What’s more, the venue itself looks super cute in pastel tones. There’s plenty of photo-op corners, so feel free to drop by and chill a bit. But if you don’t feel like stepping outside, you can get Bowlnus’ goodies via delivery as well.
Big Mama Pizzeria
An Italian staple of Asoke, Big Mama Pizzeria is highly popular among Thai and expat foodies in the area. The restaurant sits on the side of Sukhumvit 21 Soi 1 and brings authentic Italian flavors to the table.
The menu is created by an experienced chef, inspired by his travels in Italy and around the world. It's mostly homemade Italian dishes, which include pizzas, salads, spaghetti, lasagna, and desserts.
There are a few Thai fusion recipes to add some variety and spice things up as well.
MadCow Burger started out as a food truck. Now, the homemade-style burger joint has found a permanent home on Sukhumvit 21 Soi 1, across from Prasarnmit Plaza, and it’s serving up delicious premium burgers on the regular.
The highlight menu is the Madcow Burger - 150 g of high-quality Australian beef, topped with cheese and a special sauce. It’s a must-try for meat lovers. But if you’re craving for a real feast, try the Fatcow Burger. The double-decker burger contains a total of 350 g of beef, so expect some juicy beef galore.
For those who don’t eat beef, MadCow Burger also serves chicken sandwiches and pork burgers. There are options of steaks, bolognese, chicken wings, salads, and other appetizers to enjoy as well.
Ruen Petch Suki
Ruen Petch Suki is something of a household name, especially around Phetchaburi Road. For over 50 years, the legendary hotpot restaurant serves the owner’s family recipe - Teochew-style hotpots influenced by the cuisine of southern China.
The most distinctive qualities include the flavor-packed dipping sauce as well as meat bathed in soybean paste and spices. The marinade produces soft, succulent meat that’s full of flavor, setting this style of hotpot apart from others.
Other than hotpots, Ruen Petch Suki also offers many other items like Thai & Chinese dishes, fresh seafood, and delectable appetizers. And even though the restaurant is long-established, it has adapted to the digital age.
These days, you don’t have to go to the actual place to enjoy a hearty hotpot. You can have the suki set delivered to your doorstep via various applications. Plus, those who are all about the dipping sauce and want to create their own hot & spicy mix can easily order a variety of sauces online.
Moomin Pop Bubble Tea
At the moment, you’ll find no bigger hype than that of the bubble tea.
Moomin Pop Bubble Tea has quickly made its name known among boba lovers. We understand; Moomin’s adorable face is just impossible to say no to. Many simply give in and order a few cups to enjoy the Finnish mascot’s cuteness.
As expected, the #1 item is the bubble tea - original aromatic milk tea with pillowy homemade tapioca bobas. Another popular option is Brown Sugar Milk, which mixes rich & creamy milk tea with brown sugar caramel.
On a diet? Moomin Pop Bubble Tea also serves juices that’ll freshen you right up. Plus, you can add extra flavor with ‘Pop Juice’ - big fruit juice boba poppers; this new twist will let you enjoy these drinks all the more.
Size S Coffee & Bakery
This pint-sized café caters to the minimalist in you by offering a petite version of your favorite desserts. It’s the answer for those who crave sugary goodness but still want to make a health-conscious choice.
Desserts at Size S Coffee & Bakery are bite-sized, but looks can be deceiving. These sweets are chock-full of high-quality ingredients.
Another must-try menu is the coffee since the café also operates as a micro-roastery. Size S Coffee & Bakery offers original blends as well as single-origin coffee sourced from all over the world all year round.
More filling options like rice, soup, and burgers are also available for those who want to make sure they’re fully energized throughout the day.
Next up, we’re taking you to café hopping, and the first stop is this chic Asoke coffee house.
Case Study boasts a wide variety of beans that’ll give coffee lovers a much needed caffeine boost in the afternoon. There are also other beverages such as teas and smoothies for those who don't drink coffee.
Hungry? Case Study also offers wholesome meals on the menu. Start your morning right with some simple breakfast and a salad for a vitamin boost. There’s a long list of tasty Thai comfort food to choose from as well. Finally, a wide range of delightful desserts will wrap everything up wonderfully.
It’s great when a café can satisfy you both with great food and good drinks, even better when the venue has a really chill & hip setting. Too swarmed with work and can’t make it to the shop? Just pick up your phone and place an order! Case Study offers many tasty to-go options.
King Kong Sweets
The famous yakiniku place, King Kong, enters the dessert café world with the new ‘King Kong Sweets’.
Packed with desserts, ice cream, and drinks, the menu uses premium ingredients, 100% fresh milk, and pure matcha from Japan. That’s what makes each item stands out in terms of flavors and originality.
On the recommended list are various flavors of soft serves as well as bubble tea, coffee, juices, and cakes. You can also order drinks via applications and have them delivered to wherever you are.
We’ll conclude our Asoke munchies map with the famous street food - Pungdet. The toast franchise has a total of four branches, and one of them is located at Asoke’s Ruam Sab Market.
Just like the name ‘Pungdet’ (“delicious toast”) promises, the taste is phenomenal. The long line of people often found in front of the kiosk should be enough to convince you.
Pungdet’s buns are toasted on a charcoal grill, which gives them a smokey quality; they’re crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.
The buns are then packed (and we mean no-skimping, to-the-brim packed) with fillings of your choice. Currently, Pungdet offers 19 flavors, including Hokkaido milk, Thai tea custard, Matcha, Strawberry cream cheese, Ferrero, Ham & cheese, and Smoked salmon.
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