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Burger King: Another Good Ole American Burger Joint
The Burger Wars Between Mc Donald's and Burger king for Hamburger Supremacy around the world is also present here in thailand, Burger King is the second most popular international burger joint in thailand and has several branches in bangkok too. It is frequented by locals and tourists alike (but a note of caution: like in mc donald's, prices of the meals in burger king is more expensive of you are buying it at outlets in the Airports and at the Beach Town of Phuket, way more expensive for the same meal there than in dowtown Bangkok). Burger King has a more calorie induced and bigger hamburgers than it's rival Mc Donalds.
It's branches are:
BKK Stores 11 stores
1. Silom Soi 2 , Delivery Service 1112
2. MBK 3rd flr. near BTS entrance
3. Siam Paragon G flr. Food Hall
4. CentralWorld 6flr. Beacon Zone, behind The Pizza Company
5. Nana Square G.flr , Delivery Service 1112
6. The Emporium 5th flr. Food zone
7. Thonglor, Tops Market Place , Delivery Service 1112
8. Paradise Park, G. Flr , Delivery Service 1112
9. The Avenue Chang Watana, G. Flr , Delivery Service 1112
10. BKK , Kaosarn Rd. (Delivery Price same as other BKK stores) , Delivery Service 1112
11. BKK - All Seasons Place 2nd flr.
Airport 7 stores
1. Suvarnabhumi Airport : International Concourse B,
2. Suvarnabhumi Airport : International Concourse F,
3. Suvarnabhumi Airport : Domestic Food Stop Concourse A
4. Phuket Airport : Land side-Departure Hall before security check in,
5. Phuket Airport : Air side-Departure Hall after security check in
6. Chiangmai Airport : Land side-Fl. 2nd, Domestic Departure
7. Don Muang Airport : International Passenger Terminal 1
Favorite Dish: what else but the humungous whoppers and the double outlaw burgers! but again a caution, buying a double outlaw burger meal with a medium soft drink and medium french fries will cost 189 baht in Bangkok Branches and 235 baht in Phuket and a whopping 269 baht at the Suvarnabhumi Airport Branches! I Also like the mexican spicy wings at 6 pieces and it cost 159 baht in bangkok branches, 199 baht at phuket branches and 2-5 baht at the suvarnabhumi branches.
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MBK Food Court: Affordable and Nice
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!
MBK Food Court: Cheap and good eats
The most popular shopping mall in Bangkok has another gem...the food court! Here, u buy some coupons and exchange it with food at any stall in the food court. There is a good selection of stalls ranging from local to japanese to korean meals. You can even find Singaporean favourite like chicken rice here. There's even sharksfin and birdnest here. Clean and hygenic as food handlers do not come into contact with money. Find this on the 6th floor. A decent meal with drinks do not even cost more than 100 baht. You will definitely find something u like here.
Zahirs on 6th floor: Halal Restraunts in MBK Chicken warps! FTW!
The ambience of this restraunt is typical of thailand its surronded by other restraunts on the 6th floor food court all offering there own flavours of the world! but only zahir's is halal...
i enjoyed my time in thailand and was at this restraunt many a time when i found myself in MBK (one of the best shopping centres in thailand!!) but yeah there are other halal restraunts dotted about but this one specfically stood out thanks to the friendly staff and cleanliness and overall options for diffrent dishes! i loved to be able to pick diffrent dishes and try them out all at a cheap price!!..im a bit picky with that sort of thing but found it not a problem at Zahir's
Favorite Dish: My fave dish was the chicken wrap they offer!!! great for a snack or a dinner as it can be wrapped up and taken away of you can sit down and have a meal!! if sitting in i advise the fatoosh salad!! im no fan of salad but trust me you will see!!!
MBK Food Court: All you can eat for 50 baht!
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.
MBK 5th Avenue Food Court
Located on the 5th floor of the MBK shopping centre, the 5th Avenue Food Court has a pleasant relaxing restaurant-style ambience and occasionally has a live band playing. You will find a range of international cuisine including Italian, Japanese, Vietnamese, Indian, Western and of course Thai food.
The Fifth Avenue uses a credit card type payment system. As you enter you are given a card to hand to each vendor who swipes it each time you purchase a meal. When you have finished choosing your meal from various counters, you hand your credit card to the cashier at the exit and settle your bill. Tipping is not necessary as a 5% surcharge is automatically added to the bill.
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The Fifth @ MBK: A variety of International Food
Since we were roaming MBK, we decided to take our lunch there and we just chanced on the Fifth.
Upon entering, you will be given a swipe card where you can have it swiped when you order to a particular food station. Then you can pay your bill when you go out of the food court.
I had a mexican food - chicken quesadillas, and my friends had thai food again. It was ok there though a bit pricey.
Sumo Restaurant: Cockroach in my lunch!
For the first time in my life, I actually found a cooked cockroach in my Terriyaki chicken lunch. I had actually finished about half of it when I looked down and saw it. I yelled out, "There is a ****ing cockroach in my food."
The head waitress came over and said, "Can I get you something else? I'm so sorry." While (shock) they didn't charge me for the item, I couldn't convince them to throw in the two Cokes for 70 baht. Amazingly, we still had to pay for the drinks.
Never, ever, go to this place.
MBK food court - 6th level: Clean & Hygiene Food Court
Basically sells everything like an ordinary food court. What amazed me is the cleaniness & hygiene. They had prepared a pot of hot boiling water at every counter where you can rinse your utensils. More to that, there also a pot of vegetables for vege lovers to add to your bowl any amount you like!
But first of all you need to go the coupon exchange counter jus before you choose your food. You can change more coupons in case you had not enough to pay the vendor. Don't worry of excess coupons, you can refund them all. Just follow the 'REFUND' sign on the floor you'll find your way to the counter.
After your meal, you can shop around for local thai snacks around the food court area. There's those small vegetables or fruits which made from green bean is very tasty!But do remember to finish it soon as it will turn sour/ bad after a few hours later.
Ali's Arabic Cuisine: Halal Thai and Arab Food
Situated at The Fifth Food Avenue in MBK Center, 5th floor. This is the only halal stall in the food court. It sells both mediteranean and thai food. Nice, cozy ambience with live band and internet kiosks. No phototaking allowed though...but oh well...I did my thing...hehe! Upon entering the place, you'll be given a card to be presented to counters when ordering. So accumulated amount + service charge in the card to be paid when exiting at the cashier (for those who have been to Marche will know how this works).
Favorite Dish: I had lemon chicken with rice plus spicy, hot and sour shrimp tom yam soup. Nice. A must try is the mango juice...yum yum!!
Viet Cuisine: Yummy soft crab dishes
Exhausted and famished from exploring the gigantic MBK mall, I found this restaurant's menu tempting - a medley of soft crab concoctions plus some classic Vietnamese dishes. For mains, I had soft crab in tamarind sauce: a tad sweeter than what I would have wanted, but delicious nonetheless, with the tangy tamarind sauce creating a soft burning sensation on your tongue. Before that, I had classic Vietnamese shrimp dumplings: fresh, simple, healthy with the crunchy lettuce wrapper providing a happy contrast with the soft morsels inside.
Overall, it was a light but satisfying lunch.
MBK Food Court: Curried Rice / Yong Tau Foo / Thai desserts
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.
MBK Food Court: International Restaurants in a Food Court
I usually do not like food court. MBK food court (the Fifth Food Avenue) is something different, located on the fifth floor. The cuisine is restaurant standard with quality chef cooking your meal. The price is cheap oh well compare to Aussie price. You can find International cuisines in MBK ranges from Italian, Japanese, Vietnamese, Chinese, Indian; they also serve halal meat for the Muslim. The local Thai food is excellent especially the Pad Thai.
The ambience is relaxing and comfortable with air conditioning. They even have live band playing but we did not get to see it because most probably we ate there at the wrong time. In MBK there are many food court and restaurant. In my opinion the Fifth Food Avenue is the best.
We stayed at Pathmawan Princess Hotel which is attached to MBK and most of the time we ate here except breakfast as we have it in our hotel. The beverages and alcoholic drinks is also cheap, Heineken beer less than $2 AUD.
The Fifth Food Avenue has interesting systems. When you entered the food court a credit card is given to you. The credit card is swiped each time you buy your meal or beverages. After your belly is full and satisfied, you hand your credit card to the cashier at the exit and settle your bill with 5% surcharge.
If you happen to be hungry and have plenty of time, try everything, they all good for the price. Name of the few of the restaurants that we tried their cuisines: Vietnamese (Blue Ginger), vegetarian (Tamarind), Italian (Giorno), Indian (Chutney), Thai (Kao Gub Kaeng Express), Arabic (Ali’s Arabic). There are more restaurants that we did not try Creative Canteen which serve steak and seafood, Chinese Wok and Me and Japanese Yura. Next time we will try it.
Have a happy appetite and indulge yourself, yummy yummy I got love in my tummy.
Favorite Dish: The food that I've tried in Fifth Food Avenue I dont have favourites, for the price they are all good.
MBK Food Courts: Very centralised Food Court(s) eating
The most comfortable way to enjoy the street food of Thailand is here: The food courts of MBK. It's comfortable as there is air-conditioning and yet the prices are economical (to different pockets).
There are now 2 food courts in MBK.
The 5th floor is now home to a swanky upmarket style food court going by the moniker, The Fifth Food Avenue....selling food in a cold faux restaurant ambience with warm lights, live bands and hey, 2-3 times the price. Balmy. A plate of Pad Thai is now 120 Bahts for example. Here, trash the coupons. They issue a kind of smart card that one gives to the respective food vendor and they add one's order to the card. One can spend up to a maximum of 1000 Baht and need to return the card at the exit where you will pay the respective amount you spent. If one doesn't return the card, they will charge you 1100 Baht.
The more down-to-earth food court is on the 6th floor....sharing space with many boutique shops and flea market stalls. Here, you buy coupons in bundles of 100 Bahts and get your refund for the remainders by the end of the SAME day. It's noisy, messy, but hey, twice the fun but 2-3 times lesser the strain on wallet/purse!
Favorite Dish: 5F: You get a taste of everything. Local, Japanese, Western, Italian, Pizza, Indian, Chinese and hey, there is even a Halal stall selling local and Arabic dishes.
If you like comfort, do not wish to hang around with the locals staring down at you while you struggle with the chopsticks, and just want to place to bum out, try here.
6F: There are stalls selling tasty duck noodles & Thai style "Yong Tau Foo" (noodles served with an assortment of meat and fish items). Also look out for the stalls selling Thai desserts (like steamed Tapioca with coconut milk), Thai Milk Tea, Infusions (like Chrysanthemum, Lemongrass and Barley) and cheap Bird's Nest Brew.
If you love food, nary a care for what others think of you as you wolf down whatever that is in front of you, and just want a place for your bum to park while you eat, try here.
Cafe Kaldi: Comfortable cafe at Mah Boon Krong mall
I visited Café Kaldi one afternoon during a visit to Bangkok in September 2007.
Thanks to Google, I have since found out that this is a popular Japanese coffee chain, which has now expanded beyond Japan. I visited the branch on the 4th floor of the Mah Boon Krong (MBK) shopping mall. The MBK shopping mall is easily reached by Skytrain; simply alight at the National Stadium station and follow the walkways into the mall.
The menu at Café Kaldi is similar to that of other coffeechains, both in Bangkok and worldwide.
The extensive drinks menu features the usual selection of various flavoured coffees, cappuccinos, iced teas, frappes, milkshakes, smoothies, green tea, fresh fruit juices (orange, lemon, pineapple, guava, mango…) and soft drinks.
The food menu includes a selection of sweet and savoury snacks, ranging from sandwiches to cakes, cookies, waffles and yoghurts.
The café is a wi-fi hotspot and offers comfortable seating in an air-conditioned environment. It is difficult to think of any particular features that distinguish it from Starbucks or Coffeeworld, except for a slightly varied menu, but it’s a pleasant place to escape the hot sun with a cold drink and a snack.
Favorite Dish: I opted for:
Chocolate smoothie - Cost: 65 Bahts (approx. 1.00 GBP)
A thick chocolate ice cream milkshake that was difficult to drink through a straw, topped with whipped cream and chocolate syrup.
Waffle with butter and jam - Cost: 30 Bahts (approx. 0.45 GBP)
2 hot waffles served with a couple of slabs of butter and a small dollop of jam. Very nice, but could have done with more jam.
A good selection of drinks and snacks in a standard coffeechain outlet.
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