MBK Food Court, Bangkok

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MBK Mall, 444 Thanon Phayathai, Pathumwan

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    MBK Food Court: Loads of Choice for Minimal Money

    by saracen Updated Mar 5, 2006

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    Really busy cafe where you can choose a huge variety of regional and international food from many different counters. No frills, nothing fancy but good food served cheap and fast.

    Before you start, you need to locate the coupon booth where you buy coupons for your food - you don't pay for the meals at the counters. I guess this increases the hygeine and reduces the waiting time.

    100 bhat (about $3) will provide you with a vast amount of food, but if you don't spend all your coupons you can swap them back to cash - just make sure you do it the same day as they are only valid for the day of purchase.

    Once you have your vouchers, have a good look at all the different counters to see what is available - lots of local food, plus Indian, italian, salads etc. Simply hand over vouchers to the value of the food you want, and take your dish.

    Favorite Dish: The fried chicken was great - very tender, juicy, succulent and fresh. It was served with rice, a little salad and a bowl of broth. The counters also have a range of sauces and condiments if you want to spice things up a bit.

    Once you have your meal, next move is to find a free table - no always easy!

    This is a great choice if you are in a hurry, but don't want any of that golden arches rubbish - healthy, fast and incredibly cheap.

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    MBK Food Center - 6th Floor: Change your money for a meal-coupon...

    by shintarojon Updated Mar 3, 2004

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    (date visited - Jan/Feb. 2004)

    Before ordering food, change your money for a meal coupon and then pay it corresponding to the price of each meal. Of course, if you were not able to use all your meal-coupon, there's a booth for changing it into cash.

    Favorite Dish: as of Feb. 9, 2004 (lunch)
    1. Khao-Kha-Mu (pig's legs) with rice - THB 35
    2. Lemon Tea - THB 20

    as of Feb.11, 2004 (dinner)
    1. Gen-Som (sweet & sour soup) - THB 60
    2. Pat-Pak-Raum-Mid (mixed vegetables) - THB 40
    3. Pu-Pat-Phong-Ka-Ri (fried crab curry) - THB 80

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    MBK: MBK - Food Court

    by Cathy&Gary Written Apr 10, 2009

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    MBK FOOD COURT

    It seems that MBK – Mahboonkrong Shopping Mall is an allure that no visitor can avoid. For first timers, take the BTS to Siam Station and the citadel of consumerism will appear on the left hand side if you are coming from the Sukhumvit end of the line.

    Once again, don’t expect to see the food court for quite some hours, as of you navigate the various floors of this bewildering complex.

    The Food Court is on the 6th floor and works on the principle of a “bought-value” card. So you front up to the cashier’s window, and buy a stored value card for say 350 baht.

    Don’t’ worry about the amount as anything left on the card at departure will be refunded by the cashier.

    Once again, very good Thai is on offer here.

    My checklist here re hygiene receives a 7.5 out of 10 whereas The Loft received the full 10.

    I tend to steer clear of the stalls where the staff are not wearing gloves and where I see the bowls being washed in a sink along with the utensils.

    There appears to be a central washing area with all the right machinery, but for some reason, some of the operators ignore that option and do their own thing.

    Also the dining area is nowhere as clean as The Loft’s.

    Thai and Chinese soups are good here, fabulous Pad Thai, spicy Singaporean satay's, Son Tam of course, sweets both Asian and European, ice cream, sandwiches made freshly on the spot, a stall that does some of the best fried rice in Bangers and you can also purchase Singha beer and the locally brewed Heineken.

    I have never spent more than 400 baht for two at the MBK food court.

    It is open from about 11 am through to about 9.30 pm, but the later you arrive, the less the selections, as some stalls seem to run out quite early of their most sought after offerings, but make a note of them, as they are usually the best stalls.

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    MBK Food Court at Level 6: MBK Food Court at Level 6

    by imstress Written Feb 15, 2005

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    MBK Food Court at Level 6

    Lot of variety of excellent food at MBK Food Court at Level 6. Be sure to purchase your cupon at the counter. Unused cupon can be refunded at the refund counter.

    I love the Pad Thai (35THB), Fish maw Soup (80THB), Birds Nest Soup (50THB), Papaya Salad (40THB), Beef Soup (40THB).

    All the food are excellent. Cheap and good.

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    Birdsnest Soup: Birdsnet Soup

    by imstress Written Feb 18, 2005

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    Birds Nest soup

    Bangkok is famous for birdsnet soup.
    For this trip, i did not head down to chinatown.

    Found the birdsnest soup at MBK food court and selling only for 50THB a bowl. You may have it either hot or cold.

    Birdsnest soup is known to be a beauty supplement. but i dont think just a bowl will help;p

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    Sharksfin Soup: Sharksfin Soup

    by imstress Written Feb 18, 2005

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    Siam Square Sharksfin Soup Street

    I didnt know i will get such great response when i asked where can i get sharksfin soup and birdsnest soup.

    If you wish to save the sharks then go for fish maw soup. anyway its the soup that is nice and the sharks fin by itself is tasteless.

    If you would like to go for high quality sharksfin soup, head for Siam Square area. There are a few restaurants for u to choose from.

    The famous one is Scala. Price of sharksfin soup really depends on the quality of the fin.

    Cheap sharksfin soup of 150THB can be found at MBK Food Court. Chatuchak Market sells double the price at 300THB.

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    Beef Noodles Soup: Beef Noodles Soup

    by imstress Written Feb 18, 2005

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    Beef Soup

    If you take beef, you are in for a treat.

    The beef soup was so tasty and the beef slices are so tender.

    where can you find such a dish and how much is it? MBK Food Court for 40THB.

    SImply Delicious!

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    3 Halal Food Stalls: Halal Food in MBK on the 6th floor

    by Nurul_Nabilah Updated Dec 5, 2006

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    After a great and CHEAP foot massage, it was great to find out that there was a halal stall in the MBK foodcourt.
    Initially, went to the wrong eating place (there are many food places in MBK)but went down to the ground floor to ask the information counter. She told us the floor and we found it in a jiffy.

    Favorite Dish: The rice and curry was nice. I tried the chicken soup too. It was ok. But the food was cheap.
    Was a bit adventurous, so tried the glutinous rice with mango. It was superb. But couldn't finish the large portion.

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    MBK Food Court: MBK Food Court Rocks!!!

    by celloplay Written May 21, 2007

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    MBK
    - food court is at top floor, you will have to buy coupons to get ur food. Unused coupons can be refunded within the day
    - the only food court that sells sharkfin soup and birdnest, save ur effort to get to Chinatown, where these delicacies are in abundance there.
    - this food court is not as hip as many others, we were hungry, that was y we ate here. Ppl recommend us to eat here anyway. Foodcourts foodcourts, aren’t they all the same?
    - you will get to see the stall vendors sorting the coupons at the end of the day, tedious, as compared to the value card system other foodcourts are using
    - http://cello-play.livejournal.com/72919.html for more pics ;)

    Favorite Dish: - every stall deserves your try!

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  • Peguin Cafe and Cocco Pazzo': Mango shakes and more;-)

    by yen_2 Written Feb 28, 2003

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    After along day of walking around for your shopping in MBK Center this caffe would probably will help you freshen' up with their fantastic shakes in your favorite fresh fruit in it. While Cocco Pazzo is an Italian cafe offers a delicious pasta in your own choice. This cafes' is located in the ground floor of MBK Center they have a clean and friendly staff.

    Favorite Dish: Shakes and Pastas'.

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    MBK Food Court: Affordable and Nice

    by danlisha Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Place can get crowded especially during peak hours. Prices are cheap and provides a great variety of food to choose from. There are two stalls selling Halal food.

    Favorite Dish: It has to be the one and only 'Crispy Chicken Rice' which cost only 35THB ($2). I can never getting bored having it everyday.

    The chicken are crispy on the outside but juicy on the inside. The chilli sauce is sweet. Simply great!

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  • MBK Food Court: Curried Rice / Yong Tau Foo / Thai desserts

    by jazlyna Updated Jan 29, 2008

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    Food court have been around in Bangkok malls for a much longer time (about 20 years) than they have been in Singapore.

    There's not much ambience here at food court, but more of convenience. It would be crowded during lunchtime. There's a section near the Egyptian El-Pasha outlet which is rather cosy. The wallpaper depicts ancient Egyptian culture.

    Coupons have to be bought from a counter before food could be purchased. Unused coupons could be refunded at a separate counter. You have to look out for "Refund".

    Favorite Dish: 1 ) Curried Rice Stall
    This stall sells local food, curried rice, which is popular with the Muslim Thai. It is basically yellow rice with chicken curry or fried chicken - your choice. The serving is rather small. However, I would usually have some desserts after my meal. So, the serving is afterall sufficient.
    Cost : 35baht

    They also serve yong tau foo with noodles (kway teow or vermicelli). The yong tau foo mix is standard unlike Singapore's style where you could choose from a wide variety. If I am not too hungry, I like to have this yong tau foo dish.
    Cost : 35 baht

    2 ) Thai Desserts
    I love the durian with glutinous (sticky) rice. They used fresh durian and top it up with coconut cream. Simply delicious !
    Cost : 35baht

    If you have not acquired the taste of durian, you can try mango with the sticky rice. Oh, just the thought of it makes me drooling :p~
    Cost : more expensive than 35 baht. can't recall.

    There are also others which you could mix and match. Select any 3 and choose either coconut or sugar syrup for 35 baht.

    3 ) El-Pasha
    They serve a variety of Egyptian / Lebanese Food. Food here is rather good, as my dad and aunt would say. As for myself, I prefer to immerse myself with the local Thai food , rather than other culture when in Bangkok.

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    MBK Food Court: so nice...so cheap!!

    by aussiejen Written Oct 21, 2006

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    Spring rolls...yum

    While you're shopping at MBK don't forget to go all the way up to the 6th floor. Waiting up here for you is the food court. What a great place to eat!

    Once we figured out the coupon system there was no stopping us. The minimum amount to buy as you enter the food court is 100baht, this in turn gets exchanged for whatever food you fancy. Great idea as the food handlers don't need to touch money.

    We wandered around looking very much out of place (no other westerners to be seen), not sure what half of the food was! But that didn't stop us from enjoying a wonderful meal! In fact we liked it so much we went back on another day to try some more.

    We thought everything so cheap, no complaints from us.

    Don't forget to cash in your coupons on your way out if you didn't spend them all.

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    MBK Food Court: tom yam kun at C4

    by Rastarigo Written Jan 23, 2007

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    C4 is my favourite booth in MBK. their tom yam kun is definitely one of the best on planet earth. the red color of the soup screams superhot, the herbs spew soothing aroma. only 70b a bowl. rice is 5b. i had to order 2 rice. love it love it. no wonder i didn't bother to try other menu but tom yam kun all the time im in mbk. i always finished my meal with a runny nose!

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    MBK Food Court: All you can eat for 50 baht!

    by deeper_blue Written May 3, 2010

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    I was delighted to find an all you can eat in the food court for just 50 baht. Traditional Thai fare with lots of strange dishes you've never seen before, all really tasty, the only problem I had as pacing myself! There are also plenty of other eateries in the food court ranging from Sushi bars to Dim Sum to steakhouses.

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