Cruisin’ on the Chao Phraya: 4 unique Thai dishes that pair beautifully with river views


Bangkok has so many iconic landmarks, some of which you’ve probably heard about a million times. The Chao Phraya river is definitely on that list – and for good reason. Standing on the banks of the majestic River of Kings is a one-of-a-kind experience. Now, image embarking on a stylish dinner cruise down the river, while enjoying delicious Thai dishes and sipping signature cocktails. However many times you’ve enjoyed the river, you’ve never experienced it like this.

Get your appetite (and your Instagram) ready for the Supanniga Cruise. The folks behind the famed culinary institution Supanniga Eating Room are taking their dining experience to the water. Here’s a taste of what to expect on the Supanniga Cruise, plus four intriguing dishes that pair perfectly with the magnificent views of the Chao Phraya.

1. Enjoy the classic snack, Mahor as you glide by the stunning Rama 8 bridge.

Mahor (which means galloping horse) is a traditional Thai snack; a culinary art from the ancient days. The creation starts with a slice of tangerine topped with well-seasoned meat, ground peanuts, and cilantro. The sour taste of the tangerine complements the sweet and chewy topping of the meat. The contrasting flavors, combine to create a heaven in your mouth. We suggest you to have a bite of savory Mahor and enjoy the view of one of the most famous bridges in Bangkok, the Rama 8 Bridge. Be amazed while cruising slowly past one of the world’s largest asymmetrical bridges. The glittering reflection of the bridge on the Chao Phraya river makes the night even more special.

2. Indulge in Tom Kha Pla Krapong Mapraow-On while enjoying the scenery of Wat Arun.

Wat Arun, or The Temple of the Dawn, stands majestically on the west bank of the Chao Phraya river. This temple is one of the most well-known in Thailand and so, the dish we recommend to go with it is a twist on a classic: Tom Kha Pla Krapong Mapraow-On. This flavorful soup features fresh sea bass and young coconut meat mingling together in a creamy, aromatic broth. Their Tom Kha is like no other places, with the chewy young coconut meat combining with a hint of coconut water, it’s just a perfection in your mouth. Season up your night with this scrumptious dish and be mesmerized by the exquisitely enlightened Wat Arun at the same time!

3. Have a taste of Moo Cha Muang with a stunning view of Bangkok’s skyscrapers at night

Is this unfamiliar dish making you curious? Allow us to introduce you to a very interesting dish from the eastern part of Thailand. Moo Cha Muang is made of juicy pork, cha muang leaves, and many aromatic ingredients like garlic, lemongrass, galingale and shallots. Tasting this dish is like going on a journey. With the first bite, you can taste sweetness and sourness from palm sugar and cha muang leaves, followed by saltiness and spice from the stewed pork. What an impressive journey, right? And just have a look around, you’re in the middle of the heart of Bangkok, where modern skyscrapers are nestled amongst old temples. Your taste buds will dance with joy, but don’t worry about rocking the boat. Just sit back and enjoy the ride!

4. End your journey with everyone’s favorite Thai dessert and a view of the Grand Palace shining through the night of Bangkok

There’s this ancient Thai belief that you should always end your meal with something sweet. And who are we to mess with tradition?! Thailand’s much loved Mango Sticky Rice provides a perfect end to the culinary journey. The mind blowing combo of chewy, fragrant sticky rice and sweet coconut milk, with just a hint of saltiness, is the ultimate contrast to juicy ripe mango. Mmmmm. To make it even more special, enjoy the dish while you’re looking at the majestic sparkling Grand Palace. Feel the cool breeze of Bangkok at night and enjoy the gorgeous scenery in front of you. It’s a one of a kind experience that we highly recommend!

Take your time, relax, and forget about your busy, fast-paced life for a while. Simply allow yourself to enjoy the moment. A cold glass of Singha beer would be a perfect way to end the night, don’t you agree?

If you’re in search of a memorable night, either with friends, family or your significant other, then an evening on the Supanniga Cruise is a tempting choice. And for all the Supanniga Eating Room fans out there, we have good news for you! A little birdie told us Supanniga is opening a new branch at Tha Tien’s Riva Arun with a magnificent view of the river of kings and the charms of Bangkok’s old town. But more on that later!

What: Dinner Champagne Taittinger Cruise

When: 6:15pm (Cruise lasts approximately 2 hrs 15 mins)

Where: Supanniga Cruise along the stretch of Chao Phraya river

Price: THB 3,250 per person

How: Click here to learn more and reserve your table now!

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