Bangkok is a food heaven. There’s everything to eat there: from the simplest thing like a sausage on a stick to fine-dinning and absolutely everything in-between. I loved the street-food in Bangkok and I also enjoyed some restaurants there. You can see pictures of what we ate in Bangkok here.
One restaurant, Din Tai Fung, is a huge dim-sum restaurant originally from Taiwan, holds several branches around the world and its Hong-Kong branches were awarded one Michelin star. They got famous for their Xiaolongbao so we had to get this, but the whole meal was very enjoyable and tasty. Too bad I had the flue and couldn’t enjoy the taste fully 🙁
As we were seated we were told that the first course we wanted is out and they don’t served steamed buns at all that day. That was really disappointing – why couldn’t you say anything while we were doing our homework and choosing the dishes? So at the table we then had to figure it out again.
For dessert we wanted to try the chocolate dumplings which were a specialty for new year’s only, received for free if you order over 2000 Baht. We reached just over it (around 70 USD) but then they mentioned it’s supposed to be 2000 before taxes and we passed it only after. We didn’t like the attitude and decided to pass on the desserts.
Overall I think it’s a cool restaurant, the open kitchens with the bamboo baskets everywhere steaming hot, the variety of dim-sum and the very beautiful way it was all done. I also thought everything was delicious (except for the angled-gourd) and delicate. We didn’t think the service was of high standard, and the way they let us wait for a table even if there were free tables inside, just to maintain the queue.