The Thai capital is building a reputation for the quality of its local andinternational cuisine, and the food alone is luring well heeled gourmets, mostly from Asia's burgeoning economies.
"Almost every cuisine is available here. I think the scene is very metropolitan and international, it has become a dining destination in Asia," says Cheryl Tseng, author of the bar and restaurant guide "Chic Bangkok".
Optimistic hoteliers and restaurateurs are hoping that Bangkok will soon rival Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo as the culinary capital of Asia.
"Bangkok has started knocking the world's culinary cities and telling them, look at us," says Deepak Ohri, managing director of Lebua Hotels, who thinks Bangkok will rival Singapore and Tokyo in just five years.I can't wait for my next trip home so I can try some of these new restaurants!