Bangkok has a reputation for traffic jams. It’s something you should factor into your “makan” plans. Else, your breakfast becomes lunch and so on. Make the best out of the worst situation. I’ve found three restaurants that are located near BTS and listed in Bangkok Michelin 2018 guide.
Luk Kai Thong
This braised pork belly may seem like any other pork belly dish in most of the Chinese restaurant. But wait till you had your first mouthful and it will make you go wow. What sorcery is this? It was noted under the Michelin guide that it takes two days to make signature Hakkanese dish Kao Yok. A good balance of pork belly meat and fats, leaving very flavourful pork and fat that melts in the mouth instantly. Not forgetting the sweet preserved mustard vegetable cooked till soft that even a toothless grandmother can also eat it.
Another favourite dish at Luk Kai Thong will be Hong Kong fried rice noodle with pork and prawn. The outstanding charred and smoky wok hei flavour of rice noodle drenched in a thick gravy. In addition to vegetables and the super tender sliced pork.
It’s pretty interesting to dine in an elegant birdcage isn’t it? And my itchy hands can’t help to ring the bell for service, as we hear a rooster crow every time we ring.