Taste of Thailand Abroad: Exploring Authentic Thai Cuisine Across Asia

Save these gastronomic gems for your next adventure across Asia

Whether you're a fervent fan of Thai cuisine or an adventurous epicure seeking new culinary heights, our curated guide unveils the crème de la crème of Thai restaurants in Asia. Brace yourself for an extraordinary gastronomic odyssey that brings the essence of home to wherever you may roam, immersing you in the vibrant tapestry of Thai culinary artistry.



Krap Pom, Korea

Nestled in the charming neighbourhood of Sinsa-dong in Seoul, Krappom proudly showcases its authenticity with a bold declaration on its Instagram bio: "No fusion, just authentic Thai!" Step inside, and you'll find yourself surrounded by a captivating mural depicting a lively roadside stall, where patrons perch on vibrant red stools, savouring delectable dishes. The restaurant's metal tables and colourful plastic chairs instantly transport you to the bustling streets of Thailand. Adding to its allure, renowned personalities like Blackpink's Lisa, Minnie, and Sorn have paid their homage here, lending undeniable credibility to the restaurant's tantalising offerings.  Their personal favourites from the menu include khao kha moo, spicy pork rib soup, and chicken rice. The owner of Krap Pom has opened up a new restaurant in Seoul, Leu Leu, creating more space for Thai cuisine lovers to immerse in a sensory journey of flavours and traditions. 

Location: Krap Pom , Leu Leu



Thai Gohan Senshu Yatai, Japan

Photo: Courtesy of Teerapat.com

Photo: Courtesy of Teerapat.com

Photo: Courtesy of Teerapat.com

Blessed with the seal of approval from Thai food connoisseurs in Tokyo, Thai Gohan Senshu Yatai, nestled near Tokyo Tower, promises an authentic Thai experience that tantalises both your taste buds and your soul. As Thai songs serenade you in the background, vibrant plastic bowls filled with flavourful dishes are presented, evoking the lively ambiance of Thai food courts. Sip from plastic cups reminiscent of street food indulgence in Thailand as you savour classic delicacies such as kaphao kai, pad thai, and kaeng kheaw wan.

Location: Thai Gohan Senshu Yatai



Thai Street, Vietnam

Unleash your inner Bangkok explorer and immerse yourself in the vivacious atmosphere of Saigon at Thai Street, Saigon's hidden gem. Located in the Thao Dien neighbourhood, this eatery not only serves remarkable dishes but also perfectly captures the energy of Thailand's streets. The street-style setting is a riot of colours, exuding a sense of joy and adventure, while a Thai chef skillfully prepares all your favourite dishes, ensuring an authentic experience. From the zesty tom yum kung to the refreshing somtum and the chic twist on mango sticky rice, every bite will have you yearning for more.

Location: Thai Street



The Royal Budha, UAE

Nestled within the Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha, The Royal Budha promises an exquisite fine dining experience that transcends borders, whisking diners away to the rich cultural heritage of Thailand. The designs of the interior seamlessly blends modern elements with traditional Thai influences, evoking a sense of awe and nostalgia. Intricately carved wooden screens and statues of Thai deities in deep reds and golds further enhance the regal Thai aesthetic, creating an immersive taste of home. Skilled Thai chefs craft regional specialties like khao soi, kaeng hung leh, hor mok, and pla pao, ensuring an unforgettable feast for the senses.

Location: Royal Budha

We wholeheartedly encourage you to seek out that extraordinary restaurant and surrender to the flavours that bring you unbridled joy wherever you may go. Here's to discovering solace, unity, authenticity and delectable delights right at your fingertips! Cheers!