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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.
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.
MBK Food Court: 5th Food Avenue: International food at Mah Boon Krong mall
I ate at The Fifth Food Avenue one lunchtime during a visit to Bangkok in September 2007.
This international food court is located on the fifth floor of the Mah Boon Krong (MBK) shopping mall. The MBK mall is easily reached on the Skytrain – simply alight at National Stadium station and follow the covered walkways into the mall.
As at September 2007, the food court contained the following international food vendors:
Ali’s Arabic (Muslim)
Blue Ginger (Vietnamese)
Creative Canteen (Steak and seafood)
Kow Kub Kang (Thai)
Wok & Me (Chinese / Singaporean)
Yura An (Japanese)
The Juice Bar (Fruit juice)
Upon entering the food court, you are given a “credit card” which is swiped for each purchase that you make. After finishing your meal, you hand your credit card to the cashier at the exit and settle your bill (which includes an automatic 5% service charge).
Favorite Dish: I opted to purchase my meal from Nara, a kiosk which offered a large selection of Thai dishes. Amongst the choices were red, green and yellow curries with rice, various stir fries with shrimps, chicken, pork and seafood, rice and noodle dishes, soups and spring rolls.
I opted for:
Fried noodles in sweet soy sauce with chicken - Cost: 75 Bahts (approx. 1.20 GBP)
A decent sized plate of wide, flat egg-fried noodles, tender pieces of chicken and stir fried green vegetables. The meal was quite filling and very good value for money.
From the drinks kiosk, I ordered:
Draught Singha beer (330ml) - Cost: 65 Bahts (approx. 1.00 GBP)
Mirinda orange juice (with ice) - Cost: 25 Bahts (approx. 0.40 GBP)
A good choice of international food in the MBK shopping mall!
THE FIFTH food avenue: New Addition to MBK
As compared to MBK Food Centre at the 6th floor, this place was built recently in early 2007. The place is a swanky place with a nice feel for a food court. It offers international cuisines and also has some stalls selling Halal food.
Prices are slightly expensive than the food centre above. But, the place is definitely not as crowded as the other.
During dinnertime, they have a live band and singer playing on stage.
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