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Patara or Mahanaga for Private Dining - Bangkok

Thank you so much for the tips! I just sent an email to book Nahm. I think it will be great! We only have 2 nights and I have Lek Seafood booked for the other night. I'll look into Rosabieng as well! Maybe I can do one of them for lunch.

I tried to book Bolan originally but it was closed when I'm going to be there.

Thanks again!!!!

Mar 20, 2012
cingor in China & Southeast Asia

First Time in Asia- 3 nights Hong Kong, 2 nights Bangkok

Good point! I'll book Nahm:)

Mar 20, 2012
cingor in China & Southeast Asia

First Time in Asia- 3 nights Hong Kong, 2 nights Bangkok

Would you choose D'Sens or Nahm?

Mar 20, 2012
cingor in China & Southeast Asia

Patara or Mahanaga for Private Dining - Bangkok

Which did you go to? I am looking for a high end restaurant for my trip to Bangkok...

Mar 20, 2012
cingor in China & Southeast Asia

First Time in Asia- 3 nights Hong Kong, 2 nights Bangkok

Or Mahanaga?

Mar 20, 2012
cingor in China & Southeast Asia

First Time in Asia- 3 nights Hong Kong, 2 nights Bangkok

What about D'Sens or Vertigo?

Mar 20, 2012
cingor in China & Southeast Asia

First Time in Asia- 3 nights Hong Kong, 2 nights Bangkok

Thanks cacruden. Since it will be towards the end of the trip, I don't mind as much if it is authentic Thai. What is your top choice for a special occasion? We will be celebrating a birthday.

Mar 20, 2012
cingor in China & Southeast Asia

First Time in Asia- 3 nights Hong Kong, 2 nights Bangkok

It looks like Bo Lan will be closed when I am there. Is there another high end option?

Mar 19, 2012
cingor in China & Southeast Asia

First Time in Asia- 3 nights Hong Kong, 2 nights Bangkok

I have Lei Garden in Wanchai booked already. For the second meal would you suggest Tin Heung Lau or Hong Zhou? Which is a better experience and do I need to order anything in advance?

My husband doesn't really like smoked fish... So the yellow croaker may be out. Should we still go? Is Tim's Kitchen a better choice? We only have 2 dinners... What would you choose? We want authentic food but something a little different from Lei Garden.

Mar 18, 2012
cingor in China & Southeast Asia

First Time in Asia- 3 nights Hong Kong, 2 nights Bangkok

Hi Dustin_E,
Do I need to order any dishes at Tin Heung Lau in advance or can I order them the day of?
At Lei Garden, is 1/2 suckling pig and one soup too much for just 2 of us? Is there a particular soup you recommend? I'd rather not have one with too much noodles.

Let me know.

Thanks!!

Mar 17, 2012
cingor in China & Southeast Asia

First Time in Asia- 3 nights Hong Kong, 2 nights Bangkok

Wow, thank you SO much for this information! I will go to both and report back. I really appreciate it!!

Jan 23, 2012
cingor in China & Southeast Asia

First Time in Asia- 3 nights Hong Kong, 2 nights Bangkok

Is Heung Lau better than the Manor? Is it a la carte or set menu? What is the specialty there? We only have 2 nights now so I want to make the best of them.

I liked the idea of the suckling pig or goose.. Should we order the goose at Lei Garden instead? What kind of soup should we order there in advance?

Jan 21, 2012
cingor in China & Southeast Asia

First Time in Asia- 3 nights Hong Kong, 2 nights Bangkok

If we want a more high end choice in Bangkok, should we go to Bo Lan? Has anyone been?

Jan 19, 2012
cingor in China & Southeast Asia

First Time in Asia- 3 nights Hong Kong, 2 nights Bangkok

I will try lek seafood instead. Thanks!

Jan 11, 2012
cingor in China & Southeast Asia

First Time in Asia- 3 nights Hong Kong, 2 nights Bangkok

I would like to try the goose, so maybe I can order a 1/2 at Lei Garden?

Jan 11, 2012
cingor in China & Southeast Asia

First Time in Asia- 3 nights Hong Kong, 2 nights Bangkok

Sounds good. Thank you so much for your help!!!! I really appreciate it!

Jan 11, 2012
cingor in China & Southeast Asia

First Time in Asia- 3 nights Hong Kong, 2 nights Bangkok

There will only be 2 of us. Good to know that we can order a 1/2. We may just get the 1/2 pig then some other dishes. Should I replace one of my choices with Chong Fat? Which should I drop?

Jan 11, 2012
cingor in China & Southeast Asia

First Time in Asia- 3 nights Hong Kong, 2 nights Bangkok

We are going to stay at the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit at 250 Sukhumvit Road. Are we near the good locations for Taling Pling and Somboon?

Should I swap one of my choices for tin heung lau or sheung hing?

I will order the pig in advance at the Manor instead of the goose... thanks for that advice.

Jan 11, 2012
cingor in China & Southeast Asia

Trip with Husband in Feb...Need restaurant/bar recs

Fatty Crab (in the west village) is fantastic. They don't take resys, but it's a good choice if you are going early.

L'Artusi is great for Italian and Aria wine bar is nearby where you can go after. Laconda Verde is even better (if you can get a reservation) then go to Anotheroom or Turks and Frogs after (both good wine bars). Definitely go to Laconda Verde if you can get in.

Minetta Tavern, Mercer Kitchen and Apizz are both great also.

For drinks after dinner definitely go to a speakeasy- Little Branch, Death & Co, or Pegu Club.

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Minetta Tavern
113 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

Apizz
217 Eldridge St., New York, NY 10002

Mercer Kitchen
99 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012

Turks & Frogs
458 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

Little Branch
22 Seventh Ave South, New York, NY 10014

Fatty Crab
643 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

Pegu Club
77 W Houston St, New York, NY 10012

Death & Co.
433 E 6th St, New York, NY 10009

L'Artusi
228 West 10th Street, New York, NY 10014

Anotheroom
249 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013

Locanda Verde
377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

Aria
117 Perry St, New York, NY 10014

Jan 10, 2012
cingor in Manhattan

First Time in Asia- 3 nights Hong Kong, 2 nights Bangkok

Hello Everyone,

In April I am going to Asia for the first time. I'll be in Hong Kong for 3 nights, Bankok for 2 nights, then travelling around Thailand (Chiang Mai, Phuket, Krabi). My question is where to go in Hong Kong and Bankok. I want to make the most of this trip by eating some great meals. I don't have a budget per se, but I appreciate good value and I'd like to eat where the locals would go for traditional food and prefer not to eat at hotels, as they are more touristy (is this a mistake?). Here is what I have on my list. Does this look like a good plan?

Hong Kong

The Manor (goose)
Lei Garden (soup)
Sichuan Da Ping Huo Restaurant (Private Kitchen)

Bangkok

Taling Ping (Thai)
Somboon (Curried Crab)

Jan 10, 2012
cingor in China & Southeast Asia

Sunday Breakfast Spot Needed- Post-Wedding, Midtown, 35-40 people

I need a breakfast place in midtown.. Somewhere casual (maybe a pub) where we can seat 35-40 people the Sunday after my wedding. A decent breakfast, but doesn't have to be amazing. I'd like to spend around $25/person. Please help!! Anywhere in midtown... not too too far west or east would be nice.

Feb 11, 2011
cingor in Manhattan