In addition to having the world’s longest city name (in the local language), Bangkok has many other well known nicknames: City of Lights, City of Angels or just Krung Thep. For many, me included as well, Bangkok is also all about endless shopping and so much delicious food! With some local knowledge you can have a full dinner for a couple of dollars, or chose the perfect 5-star meal setting you back a significant amount of your hard-earned cash.
For the most part, with the exception of some dishes, I will eat it all. Wether a meal costs 60 THB or 3000 THB, they are almost always guaranteed delicious and will neverthless fill any stomach. On the street, I love everything Mama (Thai noodles) and quite recently, I have started falling in love with a spicy noodle soup called ก๋วยเตี๋ยวน้ำ (kuay dtiaao naam). This delicious Thai noodle soup comes in various versions, and can be really spicy if you fail to let the cook know your preferences for a less spicy version. They are always made to order in street side stalls as well as small local restaurants everywhere in the country.
At the very top end of the scale, my favourite bar- and restaurant is probably Red Sky on the roof of Centara Grand Hotel. They do have a 2 for 1 happy hour (drinks), while a 3 course meal normally runs at about 4.500-5.000 THB per head. My absolutely favourite meal there would be the Cream of Cep Mushroom soup (about 560 THB) as an apetizer and the Lobster Thermidor (about 2000 THB) as main course, though their 36-hours slow-roasted US Kobe beef (about 1800 THB) is also out of this world. They quite often run promotions as well. For dining, you must make a reservation, but for just drinks, you are free to arrive as long as you adhere to a certain dress-code. In all honesty, and quite understandable, you will always have to pay for remarkable service and for the increadible city view.