Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Eating recommendations Bangkok - Koh Chang

A touch of Sweden - teddy bear rice serving at Kharma, Kai Bae Beach, Koh Chang
Photo ©Ingrid Booz Morejohn

It's difficult to get really bad food in Thailand, but then again there is so much to choose from it's nice when you get nudged in a certain direction with a helpful recommendation. So here is my humble selection of good eats experienced this last trip to Bangkok and Koh Chang:

Bla dip (Skytrain stop Ari, corner of soi ari samphan 7, praram 6 rd. tel 02.279.8185) This is our absolute favorite in Bangkok. Fusion Japanese-European-Asian to die for. Very affordable, huge portions and the guys wear super-cool fedoras. So popular sometimes difficult to get a table, but you can wait outside in the garden until a take is ready to take you to culinary heaven.

Koh Chang
A Bella (Klong Prao Plaza)
Italian, good meat dishes with real, cream sauces, yummy! and anything Italian too.
Kharma (north end of Kai Bae, near Chang Park Resort)
Great tasting, home-cooked Thai, mixed-western and Mexican food in BIG portions, run by Swedish Veronika (från Gävle) with her partner Arty.  Obs! Svenskar välkomna här, Veronika serverar även jättegoa köttbullar och annat svenskt och delar frikostigt med sig av information om ön och annat. Supertjej. 
Zivas (upper Kai Bae)
Greek, italian, yum-yum
Rock Sugar (middle Kai Bae)
Great for steaks!

....and most important, midway on Kai Bai there is a local family food-shack/restaurant with extremely cheap, scrumptious thaifood and the meanest banana shakes around. (Hint, hint: What this gizmo?). Look for the restaurant with no sign in English, but with a little print-shop located inside the open-air restaurant. Warm, friendly family. You can't go wrong here.

Fantastic REAL coffee can be had at:
Papa Deli & Bakery (south end of Kai Bae Beach) 
Very good whole wheat bread and sandwich baguettes. Wow coconut pastries!
Mochaccino (south end of Kai Bae Beach) 
Coffee plus Internet, oslagbar kombination.
Doi Chang (White Sands Beach)
Fair-trade coffee with a smile from Northern Thailand

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