Despite the incredible variety of Thai cuisine, you just might find yourself craving dim sum and fried rice on your next trip to Bangkok. Seek out another excellent Asian cuisine with the help of Culture Trip’s guide to the city’s best Chinese restaurants.
Red Rose Chinese Restaurant and Jazz Lounge, Shanghai Mansion Bangkok
Hotel Restaurant, Chinese
Part of the elegant Shanghai Mansion Hotel, Red Rose is a gorgeous restaurant that exudes plenty of glamour mixed with a wistful sense of nostalgia. Travel back through the ages with your taste buds and feast on traditional and flavourful dishes fit for emperors of times gone by. The Peking Duck is divine and other mouth-watering dishes include the hot and sour seafood soup, dim sum and seabass. The lilting sounds of jazz may entice you to linger for longer and enjoy a post-dinner cocktail, too.
Hua Seng Hong is a casual and family-friendly restaurant with a huge menu. Everyone can find something to tickle their fancy here! The diverse dim sum are ideal for sharing, while individual plates include chicken and cashew nut curry, crab fried rice and clay pot goose feet. Take a seat and watch the hustle and bustle as people come and go, and the chefs frantically work to keep up with orders as the streets teem outside.
Located within the luxury Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, Pagoda Chinese Restaurant offers a Chinese taste sensation. The Cantonese meals have many surprising and modern twists, making dining here an interesting and pleasurable experience. Why not order a selection of dishes to share? The rotating centre pieces on the tables ensure everyone can access all dishes; don’t worry about missing out! The family-friendly vibe makes it a good place to take the kids for a nice meal out. The Peking duck, crab rice, and chicken with chilli sauce are especially acclaimed, and many people cannot help but fall in love with the sweet mango pudding.
Nam Sing is renowned for its sumptuous bird’s nest soup, a Chinese delicacy made from saliva-bonded swiftlet nests. It may not sound very appetising, but the gelatinous nests really add something special to the sweet and savoury soups. You can also enjoy fried rice, spareribs and mountain goat in red wine. The indoor air-conditioned dining room is comfortable with understated classiness.
Bar, Cocktail Bar, Gastropub, Nightclub, Fusion, Pub Grub, $$$
Leave Bangkok and instead head to China upon entering this 1930s, Shanghai-themed bar and restaurant. Maggie Choo’s has plenty of things to boast about, however, its more noteworthy attribute is its interior. No detail was overlooked when decorating Maggie’s Choos, from the black vaulted doors hiding secret rooms to the elegant art that lines its aged, brick walls.
Located inside the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Authors’ Lounge has a colonial-era theme and a historic air. Excellent service and a relaxed but refined vibe add to the charm. Settle into one of the white wicker chairs for a quaint afternoon tea. There are western and Asian options as well as a vegetarian choice. Alternatively, the hotel has a further eight restaurants and bars, serving French, Italian, Chinese, Thai, and other cuisine, all in sublime surroundings.