On Friday evening we went to meet a friend in Phra Khanong, which will soon be our new neighbourhood, for drinks and dinner. Dave has been out there before but I haven’t so it was good to have a wander and visit some of the places that will probably become regular haunts! We went to the W District which is a development that has an art gallery, a hotel and a few shops.
Within this there is a fantastic night market, a huge space with round 100 food and drink outlets around the side and seating in the middle; a great place to meet friends in the evening and wind the night away! There was such a variety of food here from Indian to Mexican, Tapas to Thai and everything in between! There was a singer and guitarist performing, filling the air with chilled out western and Thai songs, I can see this being a favourite Friday night hang out.
The boys couldn’t resist sampling a ‘Cornish pasty’ with pretty positive reviews!
After a few jugs of beer at the night market we went for dinner at a tiny Japanese place Chris had visited once before. The cuisine is Okinawan Japanese and was delicious, ridiculously filling and judging by the Japanese people in there, I suspect pretty authentic. We had a variety of dishes including yummy Gyoza, Kurobuta Katsu, Yakisoba and Vermicelli. The find of the night for the boys was the Orion lager, which we will be going back for more of apparently! Okinawa Kinjo Family Restaurant is on Sukhumvit 69 Alley, about 5 minutes walk from Phra Khanong BTS. With a quick google I found this interesting review on BK Magazine…
So that was our first exploration of Phra Khanong and it definitely exceeded my expectations. To be honest we decided to live in Phra Khanong because of its proximity to our other favourite areas and the fact that our building is as close to the BTS as humanly possible. Now I’m sure we will grow to love Phra Khanong in its own right and I can’t wait to find some more hidden gems!
Okinawa Restaurant Kinjo, 24/1 Sukhumvit Soi 69, Bangkok