Flavors to remember at Krua Sa Rot Jat

COCONUTS CRITIC'S TABLE — The subject of this week’s review, my last for Coconuts Bangkok, was originally going to be the oh-so-hi-so Vogue Lounge, the much-hyped magazine-in-bar-form in Sathon’s MahaNakorn Cube Vogue is frighteningly expensive, though undeniably “chic" What else could it be Out on the terrace, you sit literally in the shadow of the unfinished MahaNakorn tower, watching what will soon...

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‘Delicious’ by name: San Francisco’s Osha comes preposterously home

COCONUTS CRITIC’S TABLE – A few years ago I wandered into an unassuming Thai noodle cafe on the edge of San Francisco’s post-apocalyptic urban themepark, known locally as...

‘Delicious’ by name: San Francisco’s Osha comes preposterously home

All the right elements in burgers served Thaiger-style

COCONUTS CRITIC’S TABLE — The classic guide to writing, The Elements of Style, contains the following, oft-quoted advice: "A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a...

All the right elements in burgers served Thaiger-style

Unapologetically un-hip, Eat Me endures as refuge for the trend-weary

COCONUTS CRITICS TABLE — I had the most terrible dream last night Bangkok had run out of wine In fact nobody even knew what wine was All you could get in the bars was beer,...

Unapologetically un-hip, Eat Me endures as refuge for the trend-weary

The ‘Ramen King’ is here, but its crown doesn’t dazzle

COCONUTS CRITIC’S TABLE — Like something out of a long-lost Japanese B-movie, Ippudo Ramen’s fine wheat-flour tentacles are spreading across the globe Since its birth in...

The ‘Ramen King’ is here, but its crown doesn’t dazzle

Temple-gazing: A worthy feast for more than the eyes at ‘Sala’

COCONUTS CRITIC’S TABLE — Here are some words to live by in Bangkok: beware the beautiful This applies as much to statuesque women as it does to restaurants The prettiest...

Thai cuisine rebooted at Le Du

COCONUTS CRITIC’S TABLE — There’s a disheartening feeling that sometimes hits a food obsessive I’m going to refer to it as The Doubt The Doubt creeps up on you...

Thai cuisine rebooted at Le Du

Frippery follows function at ‘Masala Art’

COCONUTS CRITIC’S TABLE — In 1917, Marcel Duchamp bought a porcelain urinal, signed it “R Mutt” and submitted it to the US Society of Independent Artists as “art,”...

Frippery follows function at ‘Masala Art’

‘1881’ reasons to reconsider dining in a shopping mall

COCONUTS CRITIC'S TABLE — There's something deeply unsexy about shopping mall food The sterile sushi of Fuji, the forlorn meat patties of Chester's Grill, the apocalypse in...

‘1881’ reasons to reconsider dining in a shopping mall

At Namsaah Bottling Trust, faith in celebrity might be misplaced

COCONUTS CRITICS TABLE — Celebrity chefs are kind of like caviar: all well and good in the right quantity, but spread them too thin and they start to lose their shine Take...

At Namsaah Bottling Trust, faith in celebrity might be misplaced

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Our Critic’s Table features tell it like it is and are never afraid to lay it on the line. These incendiary stories let you tag along as our food writers go to the most exclusive, high-end, hard to get into and hyped beyond belief food spots and let you know if they truly live up to their reputations. Before you lay out a pile of baht, make sure that restaurant with the bloated reputation is really worth it. That’s what Coconuts Critic’s Table is all about.