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Bangkok’s most recent openings worth checking out

by Ashima

If you’re looking to add some zest to your week. 

By Ashima Sethi

New Burger Joint

If you’re a fan of pop culture puns and juicy burgers then check out Bun Solo, Bangkok’s newest joint specialising in smashed beef and pork patties. Pick from eight tempting choices including Piggie smalls (THB 300), crafted using a single dry-aged smash patty, cheese, slow-cooked pulled pork, slaw, jalapeños, crispy onions, BBQ sauce, and bacconaise; Gully bun (THB 280), featuring a double dry-aged smash patty, spiced onion ring, fresh chillies, and a mint and tamarind chutney; and Gochu-gang (THB 280) consisting of Korean glazed fried chicken, cheese, apple purple slaw, tangy kimchi, and gochujang mayo. Top your meal off with sides or cocktails like the Leonardo DiCaprisun (THB 250), a zesty concoction made of gin, orange liqueur, orange, peach, and lemon. Instagram: @bunsolo.th or visit https://bunsolo.foodie-delivery.com

New Experience

Nestled inside Central Gallery (Level 8) CentralWorld, the House of Illumination is the biggest digital art experience in Southeast Asia. A dynamic space that integrates creativity, art, technology, and innovation, the multi-media museum offers a number of different rooms and cutting-edge instalments including a cubic-style walkway, interactive vertical laser with over 600 laser heads, a kaleidoscope- inspired tunnel, an interactive laser that doubles as a musical instrument you can use to compose your own songs, and several others. Tickets are priced at THB 250 for children, THB 300 for students, and THB 350 for adults. You can also purchase a family ticket (two adults and two children) for THB 1,000. www.houseofillumination.com

New App

Each year, 33 percent of all food produced globally goes to waste — that’s close to a billion and a half tonnes of food that’s never consumed! Yindii is an anti-food waste startup that has launched a mobile application designed to match
deal-seeking Bangkok residents with environmentally-conscious restaurants, grocery stores, and cafes offering delicious food that would otherwise be going to waste. The app is a direct-to-consumer platform that boasts exclusive and immediate ‘Happy Hour Deals’ with discounts from 50 percent to 70 percent. All you need to do is purchase a Yindii box and head to the restaurant to pick up your order or have it delivered. Currently, eateries listed include Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, Veganerie, and The Banana Warrior, among others. www.yindii.co

New Venue

Last month marked the unveiling of the Sirimahannop The Heritage, a versatile dining and event venue docked at Asiatique The Riverfront. Launched by Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, the boat is a detailed replica of the last three-masted sailing ship officially used by The Royal Thai Navy, boasting elegant décor and historic photographs that will transport guests to the enchanting Thailand of yesteryear. Sirimahannop can accommodate up to 300 guests across two levels: the Upper Deck and Lower Deck. Upstairs, guests can dine al fresco from a tapas-style menu while sipping on original cocktails, craft beers, premium wines, and top- shelf spirits. Regular entertainment ranges from DJs to live bands, shows, and themed parties. Facebook: @Sirimahannop

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