On my way back from Phnom Penh, I had two days in Bangkok, so I arranged to meet with Angela, who has just moved to Bangkok from Hong Kong. We started with sunset watching and happy hour drinks at Octave, which is the rooftop bar at Marriott. Among the hotel rooftop bars with a view worth watching, Octave is probably the least touristy, but it’s a popular place among the expat crowd, and when we arrived (30 minutes after the happy hour had begun), the upper floor was full.
After the sundowners, we went for a walk down Thonglor Road to find a place to have dinner. Thonglor is a rather posh neighborhood, popular among affluent Thais and expats, so there are plenty of good bars and restaurants. We had talked about checking out Funky Lam, which is a Laotian restaurant, but then we passed by Supanniga Eating Room and ended up having dinner there instead. Turned out that Supanniga had a really good selection of vegetarian dishes, so I decided to try their mushroom larb, which was excellent. Angela had a curry, and we shared a beef salad as a starter, so it was not a completely vegetarian meal, but fun to see how vegetarian options are becoming more and more common in bangkok.
For dessert we went a little further down the road to After You, which is my favorite dessert place in Bangkok. They have several branches throughout the city, but the one in Thonglor is the original and the best. Their Shibuya Honey Toast is legendary, especially the one with Ferrero Rocher that we shared.