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Chinese community

The Chinese community in Bangkok

One of the oldest districts of Bangkok, the Chinese community settled on the west bank of the Chao Phraya river after Rama I moved the capital of the kingdom across the water from Thonburi at the end of the 18th century. Construction of roads, including the famous Yaowarat, began at end of 19th century. Considered the birthplace of Thai street food, locals believe the road resembles the shape of a dragon’s back.

The Chinese also introduced new cooking techniques that are integral to the creation of many of today’s (central) Thailand favourites, including stir-frying, deep-frying and broths, incorporating noodles, duck and eggs in savoury dishes and utilising woks and chopsticks. Mostly owned by prominent Thai-Chinese families, and warding off the pressures for economic land grabs, property prices here are among the most expensive in Bangkok.

Best Chinese restaurants

The best Chinese restaurants in Bangkok

Chef Man

Some of the best dim sum in the city (reserve in advance). Highlights: Peking duck with slices of ripe mango and lava buns. The original branch is in the Eastin Grand Sathorn Hotel.

  • Website: www.chefmangroup.com/en/
  • Phone: 02-212-3741, 02-212-3789
  • Address: Chef Man, 3/F, Eastin Grand Sathorn, Sathorn Rd., Bangkok, Thailand
  • Nearest train: BTS Surasak
  • Other branches: Samut Prakarn (Thana City Sports Club), Ratchadamri (Royal Place 2)

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M Krub

Hong Kong-born Chef Man Wai Yin adds Western culinary techniques and modern presentation. French dessert chef Marc Razurel takes inspiration from China for his creations.

  • Website: www.facebook.com/MkrubMahanakhon
  • Phone: 02-019-8105
  • Address: M Krub, 2/F, Mahanakhon Cube, 96 Narathiwas Rd., Bangkok
  • Nearest train: BTS Chong Nonsi
  • Email: restaurant.mkrub@gmail.com

Din Tai Fung (Taiwanese)

A popular Taiwanese restaurant in CentralWorld.

  • Highlights: Xiao long bao (soup-filled steamed dumplings)
  • Website: www.dintaifung.com.sg/locate-us.php
  • Phone: 02-613-1697
  • Address: Din Tai Fung, 7/F, CentralWorld, Ratchadamri Rd., Bangkok
  • Nearest train: BTS Chit Lom
  • Other branches: Central Embassy. Central Plaza Ladprao

China House

Highlights: shrimp dumplings, oven-roasted Peking duck, deep-fried shrimp in a creamy wasabi sauce.

Mei Jiang (Cantonese)

Located on the river’s west bank, Mei Jiang is one of the most popular places for dim sum. Highlights: The tea ceremonies.

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Ah Yat Abalone Forum (Cantonese)

Hong Kong chef Yeung Koon Yat’s previous outing had a Michelin star.
Highlights: The abalone and seafood, some of the best dim sum in town and lava buns.

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Hong Bao

Highlights: The lava salapao (a colourful bun filled with molten, salty duck egg yolk)

  • Website: www.facebook.com/HONGBAOrestaurant
  • Phone: 02-662-3565, 092-273-5242
  • Address: Hong Bao, Sukhumvit Soi 39, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Nearest Train: BTS Phrom Phong
  • Email: hongbao39@hotmail.com

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