Bangkok is known as one of the world’s best destinations for food, especially when it comes to street eats. With its convenience, deliciousness, and low cost, street food has become a popular choice for those who want to immerse themselves in a local culture.
Meanwhile, an authentic Thai restaurant, Bangkok Heightz, has taken street food to the next level with the most outstanding street dishes from the original recipes, along with the top-notch atmosphere on the 39th floor of The Continent Hotel, Bangkok overlooking the breathtaking cityscape of the hustle and bustle of Asoke area.
This unique themed restaurant is beautifully appointed with the warm tones of the natural wood floors complementing with the ceilings that are decorated with electrical wires to exude some street vibes and relaxing atmosphere. Glass windows and gray walls combine nicely to keep the area bright and airy. The brown marble bar counter fills the corner with a matching display shelf for wine and spirits, creating a lively look to the restaurant.
More distinctly, Bangkok Heightz’s small balcony allows guests to indulge in the night-time view of the spectacular cityscape from up high. The restaurant’s logo on the wall comes creatively with the silhouettes of the capital’s attractions with the zip codes of all the districts in town.
At Bangkok Heightz, the menu remains steadfastly true to the local recipes ensuring remarkably authentic results, with the distinctive taste of the real street food, while adding an elegant new twist to create a culinary experience like no other.
Green Pepper Chili Paste (Num Prik Noom)
A tour through Bangkok’s street food scene starts with the Northern style chili paste, num prik noom, made from green chilies, garlics, and shallots. Its deliciously spicy taste contrasts well with pork rind and local vegetables which include cucumber, cauliflower, broccoli, baby corn, snake bean, carrot, okra, cowslip creeper and Thai eggplant—that are served together.
Crispy Larb Pork Wontons (Kiew Larb Tod)
An appetizer, that arrives next, is the kiew larb tod or crispy larb pork wontons. The deep-fried wonton offers a nicely crust with soft ground pork mingled with various kinds of Thai spices inside which has the sour and spicy balance honed to a tee. It also the Thai sweet chili sauce that helps enhancing the flavors of the wonton.
Papaya Salad & Grilled Chicken (Som Tum Gai Yang)
The all-time-favorite spicy papaya salad, som tum, served in a stone mortar, is balancing all the flavors necessary in Thai food—spicy, sour, sweet, and salty—with the crunchy texture of the green papayas, sneak beans, tomatoes and roasted peanuts. Served with the sweet chili sauce, Gai yang or grilled chicken, which comes together, is marinated with Thai spices and herbs to add a pleasing flavor to the chicken.
Green Curry (Gaeng Kiew Wan)
Thai food can’t be completed without curry. Here, the green curry or gaeng kiew wan, made with coconut milk and homemade green curry paste, is addictively hot with a touch of sweetness from palm sugar. Hearts of palm in the broth gives a crisp texture to the dish, while the Australian lamb rack offers a rich flavor and tender texture. It is beautifully garnished with Thai basil and chili pepper.
Beef Massaman Curry (Mussaman Nua)
Another classic curry dish at Bangkok Heightz is the beef massaman curry or gaeng mussaman nua. The dish made with massaman curry paste and coconut milk delivers distinguishingly splendid flavors with an aroma from peanuts and dried spices like cinnamon stick and Thai cardamom seeds. Beef and potatoes are slowly cooked until they turn tender and melt in the mouth, served in brass hot pot.
Soft Shell Crab with Black Pepper, Salted Egg (Poo Nim Pad Prik Thai Dam Kai Kem)
Fried soft-shell crab with black pepper and salted egg or poo nim pad prik thai dam kai kem is definitely one of the highlight here. The crispy soft-shell crab is packed with flavors from hot and fragrant black peppers and salted egg, laced with corn sauce to give the dish a hint of sweetness.
Bua Loy Kai Wan
Of the restaurant’s sweet treats, bua loy kai wan is definitely a stunner. The small, soft rice dumplings made in different vivid colors comes bathing in hot coconut milk, together with the sweet egg.
Mango with Sticky Rice (Khao Niew Ma Moung)
Nicely wrapping up the meal is the favorite mango with sticky rice or khao niew ma moung. The sweet golden ripe mango is served with sweet sticky rice and coconut cream, a heavy dessert worth the splurge.
Apart from Thai delicacies, Bangkok Heightz also specializes in making cocktails—most of which are inspired by street food cultures in Thailand.
Named after the restaurant, the signature cocktail, Bangkok Heightz, a combination of house vodka, absinthe, Cointreau, ginger, lime, apple juice, kiwi, and passion fruit, is served flaming with a blue flame.
This innovative cocktail, Tuk Tuk comes with a mix of house vodka, lemongrass syrup, lime juice, lychee, served in a silver container with fruit-shaped mung beans known as luk chup in Thai
Served in an earthenware pot wrapped around with garland or malai, the cocktail made with house rum, apricot liqueur, elderflower syrup, lime, and egg yolk foam offers a light flavor to freshen up your day.
Another cocktail highlight is the Chaopraya, a Thai cocktail of house vodka, vanilla syrup, lime, passion fruit and watermelon, served in a flat glass bottle with a shot glass.
Inspired by Thai iced tea, Cha Yen combines 3 different kinds of Thai whisky with Thai tea, sweet cream, Baileys Irish cream and milk creating a creamy and sweet Thai tea cocktail.
If street food is what you are longing for, but the pollution and the heat on the street are not an option, Bangkok Heightz provides a perfect spot for you with its elevated authentic Thai cuisine, amazing Thai-inspired crafted cocktails, and panoramic city views. You could never ask for more.
The Continent Hotel Bangkok
Daily from 18:00 – 24:00 hrs.