Arabic food in Sukhumvit restaurant in Bangkok
If you love Arab food and miss Machboos, Mandi or Faool then Sukhumvit Soi 3/1 is where you find the best Arabic food. This Soi feels like some middle-eastern city. You can hear people speaking Arabic. Smells of grilled meats, incense and kebabs waft through the air. It doesn’t feel like Bangkok anymore. If you enjoy huge chunks of goat meat in mildly spiced tomato flavored rice then this is it. If you are looking for middle eastern food there is simply no better place than Soi 3/1 on Sukhumvit road. They have shisha bars. You can enjoy the aromatic turkish/Arab Coffee. Get a Shawarma and lots more. I found a lot of Lebanese restaurants but here I’m talking about non-Lebanese Arabic food. The list below is for food from Iraq, Yemen, Egypt, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and other countries in the region. I’d like to call it Little Arabia.
Best Arabic restaurants in Bangkok I have eaten at
When I accidentally discovered this little Arabia in the heart of Bangkok, I was elated. There are many nice restaurants I went to everyday for over a week. You must try their Kebsa red rice with goat meat and Biryani yellow rice as main course. For dessert don’t miss the cream caramel.
Al Yemen Al Saeed restaurant and Cafe.
8/15-16 Sukhumvit 3/1 Soi nana nua
Sukhumvit road, Bangkok 10110
Nefertiti Egyptian restaurant Bangkok
4-8 Soi Sukhumvit 3/1, Khwaeng Khlong Toei Nuea,
Khet Watthana, Bangkok 10110
Nice Egyptian-Arabic restaurant with great interiors and friendly staff. I found the restaurant full of customers when I went there. Food is good. They had packaged it well and very reasonably priced. I had a cup of Arabic coffee. Must try Kebabs, baba ghanouzh (eggplant mash smoky and delicious), hummus and Mandi. You can expect to pay 300 – 500 thb for a decent meal. A lot of flags outside and shiny interiors. It is on Soi 3/1 Just keep walking about 500 meters in and its on the left.
Iraqi restaurant Bangkok
Great food. Good Kebabs and barbeque. A must eat if you are in Bangkok. Prices are reasonable. They make their own bread, very fresh. You must try kebabs, hummus, Iraqi-bread and grilled fish.
Al-hussain restaurant Bangladeshi halal food in Bangkok
Al Hussain has more food from the sub-continent. It is a Bangladeshi restaurant that is on this Arab Soi. Good naan, curries and Samosa. Slightly different from the more Arabic neighbors. The chef is affectionately called “pappa”. It is fashionable for Bangladeshi and Pakistani establishments to call themselves Indian.
What to eat at an Arabic restaurant?
If you are new to Arab food, then let me introduce you to one of the most delicious cuisines on this planet.
For starters, order hummus, Samosa, kibbeh and a cup of mint tea. For main course, order bread (pita or Arab) to go with baba ganoush . Then try Machboos the national dish in Qatar and Kuwait. Nice hearty meat dish with rice or a Kebsa or a Mandi. All these dishes are meat over flavorful rice. To finish your meal have Arabic desserts, like baclava, coffee or my favorite creme caramel. So next time you are in Bangkok try some middle-eastern goodness.