Exciting New(ish) Eats
It is hard to keep up with all the new restaurants and their changes in this city, but we do our best! So here are three culprits that have been adding to our waistlines this past month.
Reborn out of the popular bar, Minimal (which failed to meet alcohol licensing laws), on Nimman Soi 13 comes Minimeal — a meal bar or ‘eatery studio’ offering a wide range of amazingly prepared dishes with the careful and expert touch of Chef Oshin. Every morning, freshly baked breads, cookies, cakes and snacks are available for pickup at the front of the studio before they open up the kitchen to serve up a range of breakfast and lunchtime dishes. Following on from Oshin’s previous ventures, Japanese themes ebb and flow throughout the menu, while holding onto Minimal’s (now Minimeal don’t forget) arty style. Try the delicious Okinawa Pork Stew for only 69 baht or a duo of pork and chicken steaks for those looking to really fill up. With talk of a selection of unique Japanese liquors in the future — this is a place to not only visit, but keep an eye on as it’s always changing, improving and surprising.
Open 11am – 10pm (Closed on Wednesdays)
Nimmanhaemin Soi 13
Little Italy Pizza Garden
This little pizza place is only little in name. It’s breezy and bright dining room opens to a wonderful dining patio and garden and its food delivers big bold flavours. With homemade recipes inspired by traditional Italian food and philosophy, expect classics like pastas (freshly made and perfectly cooked) and of course pizza (crispy edged and wonderfully thin), all done to perfection. There is a terrific selection of gelatos and sorbets to end your meal, but if you have to have one dessert then we beg you try their decadent tiramisu. There is a viewing area showing black and white classics and they even have a live band from time to time and weekend barbeques to add to the ambient. It makes us jealous of those who live in the Hang Dong area, which seems to be seeing more and more quality restaurants opening up.
Open 11am – 10pm (Closed on Tuesdays)
333/1 Moo 1, Ratchapruk Road
The Burgerholic Gourmet Cafe
Evolving from their original VW camper shop, Burgerholic has now found a permanent home in Santitam — and has grown in both popularity and menu options. This bar/restaurant offers high quality burgers, steaks, fries and other delicious bites along with a wide range of drinks, cocktails, wines and beers. Every Wednesday they have a 60 baht vino night (yes, 60 baht a glass!) with Cards Against Humanity for all to play and socialise together. On Saturdays they guarantee live music or at least a DJ as it turns into a full bar for the night. Try their signature Trio Mini Burgers for just 170 baht if you are feeling indecisive, or if you really need filling up, tuck into the juicy triple cheese burger with 100% ground beef. The star of the show however, is their homemade, skin-on potato fries, fried in a unique light coating and flavoured spectacularly. Tuck into it all with a side of Burgerhoilc sauce that really brings each serving together.
Open 6pm – Midnight
5 Charoensuk Road, Santitam area