Bangkok 101 Review: Seven Spoons

October 17th, 2011 Apricot squash couscous. Pumpkin tarragon lasagne. Barley, chickpea and feta stuffed eggplant. Churning out dishes that sound yum, healthy and exotic – and taste it too – it’s not hard to see why mostly organic wholefood delivery company Birds in a Row has been a hit among the city’s home-delivery aficionados, especially the vegetarians among them. Now, with the opening of Seven Spoons, you can tuck into the same lovingly homemade international and Mediterranean influenced meals while sat in a stylish Soulfood Mahanakornesque shophouse as opposed to your living room. A couple of things to bear in mind before you hop in a taxi with all your bohemian friends. Tucked away on a parade of old shophouses in the Ratchadamnoen area, Seven Spoons is quite hard to find. And it’s tiny – really tiny, with only two…

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New and Noted: Bangkok’s best new restaurants of 2011

BK Magazine The Aston Gastro Bar Why we love it: This charming little bistro combines all the things we like when eating out: affordable, interesting and comforting food, lots of imported beers and a laidback atmosphere with sophisticated touches. The menu: A combination of Asian flavors and a French sensibility, mostly in the ever-popular tapas form. What to eat: The roasted bone marrow with salsa verde and crusty bread (B130), where the cartilaginous, fatty texture of the marrow is balanced with the garlicky salsa. Other dishes, too, feature high quality ingredients competently handled, such as the seared duck breast (with Asian pear and orange jelly, B280)—generous slices of fresh and fatty meat cooked to medium-rare perfection. What to drink: Choose one of the myriad of imported beers. Try the St. Louis, a sweet Belgian lambic that comes in a few…

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