Bangkok 2013 - Kalpapruek at CentralWorld
Bangkok is a real culinary powerhouse - with so many choices in so many culinary styles. It can be hard to make up your mind where to eat sometimes. One of our favourite food places is the top floor of CentralWorld shopping mall, where you find lots of nice restaurants gathered in one place and all in air-conditioned comfort - a god-sent if it is too hot outside.
We went to Kalpapruek - a trendy modern Thai cafe with a quirky name. They are very popular and there are several branches dotted around the City. The decor is modern and clean-lined, and the menu is a mix of traditional Thai staples as well as some fusion dishes. But since we were in Bangkok - we decided to go Thai.
I saw Khao Soi on the menu and couldn't resist ordering that. This is one of the best dishes from Northern Thailand, and this version was not bad.
The stir-fried ginger pork with deep fried bread was very good.
The stir-fried turnip cake was not bad - the chili sauce made it Thai.
This dish is more Chinese then Thai - but we ordered it for the kids. The char siew was so-so, the roast pork was nice and crispy.
We quite enjoyed eating at Kalpapruek. The setting was very nice, the food was good, and the price reasonable. Definitely worth checking out.