Bangkok, a vibrant city with an ever-changing food scene, offers many regional styles of Chinese cuisines — from modern Chinese flavours to authentic Cantonese fare. If you are craving for dim sum with a pot of pu-erh tea, Shanghai-style noodles, or steamed dumplings, check out these all-time favourite spot for Chinese food in Bangkok.
Wang Jia Sha
With a prestigious legacy in Hong Kong and Shanghai, Wang Jia Sha is a casual Shanghainese restaurant situated within Siam Paragon. At this bright, sophisticated venue decorated in modern earthy tones, you’ll find dim sum and Shanghai-style dishes. They pride themselves on quality food, as all the dishes here are made to order, and the seafood is always fresh and never frozen. They also make their own tofu in-house every day, and serve both hot and cold fresh soy milk made. Highlights include: fresh crabmeat, with egg and broccoli, Shanghainese dumplings with minced pork, ginger and vinegar, and ibérico pork chop with noodle soup. If you would like to pair your meal with some innovative cocktails, you can order them from their sister restaurant Townhouse. Try their earl grey sour, an aromatic sip to complete the experience.
Wang Jia Sha at Paragon, 91, Rama 1 Road, Bangkok, facebook.com/Wang-Jia-Sha-Bangkok
Located on the ground floor of the iconic Dusit Thani Bangkok, The Mayflower has been a popular go-to Cantonese restaurant for the past 30 years. Luxurious, European décor combines with Chinese antique furnishings – the dining area exudes a blend of European elegance and local charm, making it a perfect place to host family gatherings and big banquets. The extensive menu features traditional flavours of Cantonese cuisine, as well as contemporary Chinese featuring seasonal ingredients. Recommended starters include: sea asparagus salad and spicy Schezwan soup. It would be a mistake to pass up their Peking duck made two ways. The first dish features the crackling skin shredded and wrapped in steamed spinach and pumpkin pancakes. As for the second dish, you can choose between stir-fried duck or minced meat served with cabbage wraps.
The Mayflower at the Dusit Thani Bangkok, 946 Thanon Rama IV, Bangkok, dusit.com/dusitthani/bangkok/dining/the-mayflower
Nestled within Shangri-La Hotel, Shang Palace offers authentic Chinese cuisine within an elegant setting. Warm, inviting and spacious, the restaurant features stylish décor and rich Chinese touches such as ink and wash paintings. Savour the artistic surrounds of the dining area, as well as classic Cantonese delights under the stunning crystal chandeliers. Shang Palace has also launched a series of signature dishes, which are not to be missed. Try their crispy barbecued pork bun, which is a flaky pastry filled with sweet, succulent pork. Wrapped in lotus leaf, the steamed sticky rice with crabmeat in bamboo basket entices your senses with fresh fragrances – a dish that is highly recommended. Order the Beijing roasted duck and you’ll have the crisp skin carved and served tableside. You can also enjoy its succulent meat prepared a variety of ways – stir-fried with ginger, green onion and basil, or served with special duck sauce.
Shang Palace at Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok, 89 Soi Wat Suan Plu, Bangkok, shangri-la.com/bangkok/shangrila/dining/restaurants/shang-palace