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Cafe: Soi 4 Bangkok Eatery

We are not ones to turn our noses up at Asian cuisine. Quite the opposite actually. So when we here that there is a new Thai restaurant opening up, we've got to check it out.

Fod Critic Michele Laudig on Soi 4 Bangkok Eatery:

Despite the glamorous digs, Soi 4 isn't dramatically pricier than other local Thai restaurants, although there is something the other places don't have that could jack up your bill considerably: an excellent bar. While you might be able to order a beer at a homey neighborhood Thai restaurant, at Soi 4, you can actually grab a seat at the sleek, sexy counter, nibble on small plates, and get positively loopy on craft cocktails that utilize such ingredients as lime and Thai basil (in an effervescent, mojito-inspired concoction) or fresh grated ginger (in a sweet, fruity highball).

Of course, a milky Thai iced tea remains the best way to cool your taste buds after slurping up a spicy curry or fiery stir-fry. I ordered most dishes medium, which was just hot enough to flush my cheeks. I didn't dare numb my taste buds on anything much spicier...full story

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Jonathan McNamara

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