It will probably come as a surprise to know that Bangkok is home to a number of fabulous Dutch restaurants, after all Thailand and Holland are not necessarily two countries you would automatically associate with each other, but trust us, you want to give these places a try:
The Green Parrot
12/14 Sukhumvit Soi 16
Decorated with parrots and football shirts, The Green Parrot has an easy bar snacks menu and particularly recommended are the shwarma, bitteballs, frikandellen, kroketten, bami and nasi ballen, sateh with dutch pindasaus or just a patatje oorlog. Heineken is also available on tap. Without doubt, this is the premier Dutch headquarters in Bangkok, not least because of the friendly owners who go out of their way for customers. It is a very popular place to watch all sports, not just the football and they also arrange golf outings!
Holland Beer Brewery
129/9 Moo 6 Rama 2, Banghuntian
The only connection with Holland is perhaps the windmill that is outside and the word “Holland” printed on each glass, this is still nonetheless a great place to come for draft beer and live entertainment.
The Old Dutch
Sukhumvit Soi 23, Asok
Located on the corner of Soi Cowboy, this is the perfect place to sit and people watch. The Old Dutch Corner restaurant, is known more affectionately as “Dutchies’ and serves great food although for a Dutch restaurant, it is strangely most well-known for its rather English fish and chips. Recommended dishes to try here include stampoot, kroketten and bitterballen. The décor harps back to the 1970s, and it has the authentic feel of a real portside Dutch tavern, however on a cautionary note Bangkokians either seem to love the food here or hate it – there is no general consensus.
No. 88, Thonglor Soi 5
Hidden in a mall located between soi 5 and soi 9 on Thong Lo, Bangkok Bitter offers a selection of Dutch beers such asBavarian Premium (B160). The décor is unusual – part medieval, part modern, and despite its Dutch beer offerings, the dishes on the menu are traditional Western ones rather than specifically Dutch. There is live music every Friday and Saturday night.
Soi Ari (Phaholyothin and Soi 7)
Open since August 2013, Panary Café located on Soi Ari is the first place in Bangkok to offer traditional Dutch Pancakes. It is a lovely little place to sit and enjoy a leisurely brunch. The décor is wooden, creating the feeling that you could be sitting in a giant wooden clog. Their signature Dutch baby pancakes (sometimes known as a German pancake) are similar to giant Yorkshire puddings with 18 sweet or savoury toppings. Chose from different toppings such as salmon and cream cheese, sausage and spinach or fresh berries or Nutella and banana.
On a final note, if you a bit of a master chef in the kitchen, it is worth pointing out that Gourmet Market at Central Chidlom carries a number of Dutch products which are very high quality.