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Somebody Feed Phil – Bangkok

Netflix: Season 1

Phil Rosenthal visits Bangkok, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. He experiences the floating markets, tastes the amazing street food, and enjoys a 25 course meal with the culinary genius that is Gaggan Anand. See the locations, restaurants, and attractions he visited on the show for the best of what to do in Bangkok.


1. Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market

Bang Ramat Road Khwaeng Bang Ramat, Khet Taling Chan, Bangkok 10170

Phil begins his trip in Bangkok by visiting one of its famous floating markets. Traveling by boat, he passes by other boats that are docked selling vegetables, fruits, as well as cooked foods. Along the way, he also sees houses, temples, and shrines which are all a part of the locals' daily lives. The floating market is adjacent is a larger land-based market with more items to buy. It is truly a unique experience.

Tasted: Grilled banana

Pad Thai with tamarind

Boat Noodles

Khanom Tua Pap - Sticky rice flour crepe filled with shrimp, coconut, mung bean, and sesame

Young coconut ice cream with palm seed, sticky rice, and other toppings

2. Author's Lounge

A beautiful, elegant, and airy setting at the Mandarin Oriental. Phil visits for afternoon tea in the lounge that has hosted authors including Joseph Conrad and Somerset Maugham.

Tasted: Marco Polo tea

Afternoon Tea Set - Curry, Egg, Scone with clotted cream, Mango sticky rice tart

3. Err

Phil's next stop is Err, a couple run restaurant with their take on Thai street food and cocktails. The dishes are innovative as they are delicious.


Err cocktail - passionfruit, Thai rum, chili

GM Tini - Thai basil, popcorn spirit, with spicy popcorn on top

Chicken movie - chicken skin

Deep fried salted mackerel

4. Yaowarat Road

Trying the night market in Thailand is a must, and Yaowarat Road is one of the busiest ones in the heart of Chinatown. Phil tries amazing street food and also gets a taste of the often-dreaded durian.


Duck noodle soup


5. Jay Fai

A legendary street food shop now with a Michelin star, reservations are a must here unless you're willing to wait 3 hours+. The store owner is a woman in her 70s cooking while wearing goggles, and the signature dish you have to get here is the crab omelette.


Crab omelette cooked in oil

Tom Yum Kha with lobster and shrimp

6. Khlong Toei Market

Rama IV Road Khlong Toei, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110

Phil visits this outdoor and indoor market which sells fresh produce and meats. He gets to try some of the exotic fruits of Thailand.


Dragon eye (longan)



7. Issaya Siamese Club

Housed in a hundred year old villa, the restaurant is run by celebrity chef Ian Kittichai who adapts Thai cuisine with a modern flair.


Broken bucket - thai dessert with coconut sauce, fresh coconut, sesame seed, sugar, salt, passionfruit sauce, and popped rice

Bucket of chocolate with dessert crepe is broken on top

8. Gaggan

This restaurant run by Indian chef Gaggan Anand needs no introduction, as it is regularly amongst the best restaurants in the world lists. While sadly closed in 2019, Phil was able to dine prior to the closure where Gaggan offered a 25 course meal with a futuristic take on street food. The chef preached the importance of the 5 S's - Sweet, Salty, Sour, Spicy, and the most important of all - Surprise


Vegetable charcoal

Mushroom roll with green peas - with green curry

Tuna belly sushi

Uni mango ice cream sundae

Orange and corn waffle

Fresh strawberries with elderflower jelly and ghevar, an Indian-style sweet cake with gold



1. Wat Pho (Wat Phra Chetuphon)

2 Sanamchai Road Grand Palace Subdistrict, Pranakorn District, Bangkok 10200

One of oldest and largest shrines in Bangkok, it was established in the 1700s by King Rama as the first public university. The architect is divine and glistening in gold, and is also home to the large 150 foot reclining buddha.

2. Golden Mount (Wat Saket)

344 Chakkraphat Diphong Road Bang Bat, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok 10100

A temple in the high hills, the site offers a lesson in history and culture combined with gorgeous views of the city.



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