[Bangkok, Thailand] Many of Bangkok’s restaurants score in terms of style. The same could be said for Thang Long (which is the former name for Hanoi in Vietnam).
Thang Long is located at the Bangkok Wireless Road Neighbourhood, along Soi Lang Suan. While this seems like a quieter stretch of road away from the usual buzz, its hip neighbours include Asia’s Best Restaurant Gaggan (5 min walk down the road) and Wine Bridge Plus (just opposite). Refer to map below
Dark wooden furnishing, water features, an outdoor seating area like a bar by the beach and loungy music would appeal to the chic and stylish crowd in Bangkok.
The modern Vietnamese restaurant serves food tapas style, so expect dishes from the predictable such as pho, Viet spring rolls and vermicelli, to steam ravioli and deep fried frog legs (!).
Its menu was rather confusing though, despite being artistically photographed. The food photos were on one side, while prices were printed in sections somewhere in the menu. Not intuitive enough.
We had some of the standards, and liked the Minced Shrimp on Sugar Cane (215 baht) – plump in freshness, and sweetness coming through towards last few bites.
The Spring Rolls came with avocado and crab stick (115 baht), which might have worked better if they had worked in if there were more of these two ingredients to make a distinctive difference to the usual.
Service was at least prompt, but not the usual Thai-style earnestly.
Well, I would remember Thang Long more for its décor than its food, and I don’t mean it that bad a way.
82/5 Soi Lang Suan, Phloen Chit Road, Bangkok, Thailand (Long walk from Chidlom BTS. A cab could be easier)
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Tel: 02 251 3504, 02 251 4491
Opening Hours: 11am – 2pm, 5pm – 11pm
Map of the Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road neighbourhood
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