Author : Lee Ah-Rin (May 11, 2017)
Vietnamese cuisine is widely popular among the health-conscious crowd for its nutritional values and deliciousness. As one of Thailand’s neighboring countries, Vietnamese cuisine may appear somewhat similar to Thai, yet those who have tried will understand that it is very unique in its own ways. Regardless if you are a Viet food veteran or simply want to try something new, check below to see five of the best Vietnamese restaurants in Bangkok!
Dalad is a small hidden spot in Soi Ari. The ambience here is cozy and delicate with bright colors and greenery, creating a relaxing atmosphere. Once you step inside, the vintage decor makes you feel almost as if you’re in Da Lat, Vietnam. They have a wide selection of dishes here, but must-try menu is definitely their grilled pork meatballs with vegetables. The Viet-style meatball is marinated with varieties of herbs and spices, and is perfectly paired with their homemade sauce. Other menus include grilled pork, spring rolls, and noodles.
Address: 18A Soi Ari 4, Phahonyolthin Rd. | Hours: 11 am – 10 pm | Tel. 02 – 271 – 2109
VT Nam Neung is undoubtedly one of the most well-known Vietnamese restaurant chains in Thailand. Viet-style meatballs has been their specialty for over thirty years. VT Nam Neung vows to always use high-quality ingredients for all their dishes. Vegetables are always fresh and the flour is never too sticky. Besides their signature dish, other items like fried sausage, shrimp stick, and sour ribs are all delicious as well. For your convenience, VT Nam Neung has four different branches in Bangkok: Bearing, Ladprao, Rama 2, and Fashion Island.
Check out their website for more information on the different branches: VT Nam Nueng
Jeeraporn is a small, local restaurant whose quality is not small. All their menus use good quality ingredients, and their fresh vegetables basket comes with free unlimited refills! Like the above two, their meatballs and vegetables is also a signature dish, although their sauce is what sets them apart. The secret recipe sauce is sweet yet spicy and is perfect with any dish. Other recommended dishes include fried shrimp spring rolls and savory Vietnamese-style crepes.
Address: 1352 Suthisan Rd. | Hours: 10.30 am – 9.30 pm | Tel. 02 – 277 – 8236
Tipawan is one of the most respected Vietnamese restaurant in Bangkok known for their great service and high quality food. They have been using the freshest ingredients to stay true to their original recipes. Like Jeeraporn, the vegetable baskets here is also refillable although their sauce is more sweet than spicy. Besides the Vietnamese meatballs, other recommended dishes include shrimp sticks, marinated pork with noodles, fresh spring rolls, and steamed meatballs.
Address: Between Soi Phahonyolthin 53 – 55 | Hours: 10 am – 10 pm | Tel. 02 – 552 – 5275
Krua Si Ngon, or Saigon Kitchen is popular among food critics for their high-quality ingredients and homemade Hue recipes. The vegetable basket here is refillable, and other food selections are all healthy. Here you can find less common Vietnamese dishes like squid cakes, Vietnamese papaya salad, Viet-style fried rice, and grilled shrimp on sugar cane. Furthermore, Saigon Kitchen has several branches around Bangkok: Rangsit, Silom, Rom Khao, and Lad Prao.
Check out their Facebook for more information