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What’s new in Bangkok this September?

by Aiden

A new art studio, a new Chinatown after-dark haunt, and more. 


Characterised by tangy, spicy ‘tums,’ fresh aromatics and local herbs, and a fermented fish sauce to tie it all together, Isan food has some of the boldest and brightest flavours in Thai cuisine. Miss Sa, the chef of new restaurant ISAA ISAN, hails from Surin province and hopes to spread the love she has for comfort Isan food with the rest of the city. The restaurant has an expansive menu, featuring classic appetisers like fermented pork sausage; a variety of different hot and sour yums, som tums, and larb; as well as traditional Northeastern curries and soups. ISAA ISAN is in Sukhumvit Soi 39, opposite BTS Phrom Phong and is open for both lunch and dinner service. Instagram: @isaa.isan


The Japanese-inspired Northern Thai restaurant Khao-So-I just had its soft opening at the end of August in Soi Convent, Silom. Chef Win leads this handmade khao soi noodle bar which seeks to elevate the comforting dish we all know and love. The khao soi here is served with ebiko and their signature beef shank, which is slow cooked to perfection. A unique option on their menu is the dry Stir-fried khao soi, which is perfect for those of us who could do without the gravy. If you’re itching for something truly special, Khao-So-I also offers F1 Iwate Wagyu beef as a topping. The restaurant is already fully booked for their first week, so make sure to reserve before you go. Instagram:


In the heart of old town Bangkok lives Ghost Gate’s End, a bistro bar with a warm oak and mahogany interior that is cosy yet refined. Diners can choose from starters like the Vegetarian fusilli tomato ricotta, as well as bar staple foods like Fish and chips andCrispy salmon burgers. The must-try special at Ghost Gate’s End is the Masala chicken, which is served with roti. The dish is homemade, and crafted with authentic Indian spices, ensuring every bite of tender chicken is bursting with flavour. The cocktails at the establishment are all named after different attractions or streets in the area, such as the Pak khlong talad named after the famousflower market, or the Sam ran rat, a delicious jasmine tea gin-based drink with lemon, lychee, elderflower, and egg white foam. Instagram: @ghost_gate_end


Sukhumvit 13 welcomes The Abstract Studio, established by Dhiksha Sajnani, who is also well known for her work with Dhiksha Designs. As an artist, her new venture marries art with therapy, and aims to help people express their emotions in a safe and free environment. She will be offering courses and workshops for anyone to partake in, where you can learn how to effectively use art as a tool to help you regulate and manage your emotions. The space is available for kids and adults alike, if you are experiencing stress or if your child is struggling, pop into her studio for a free trial session.
Instagram: @theabstractstudio

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