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  • Writer's pictureWalter Ponce

Rongros Restaurant, Bangkok - Review

Updated: Aug 14, 2023

Overall rating ★★★★│Thai│Avg. 30-50 Euros pp│Samphanthawong, Bangkok│Michelin-star

Service: ★★★★Food: ★★★★★Location: ★★★★Price: ★★★★Portions: ★★★★

During my recent voyage to Bangkok, I seized the opportunity to dine at Rongros, an enchanting Thai eatery. This establishment exudes a delightful ambiance, beckoning all to explore the pinnacle of Thai cuisine. The restaurant's transformation from a former 'garage' by the Chao Phraya River into a captivating dining destination is remarkable. Now reborn as a charming 'Restaurant,' it presents a plethora of delectable Thai dishes that linger in memory. The serene waterside setting and the captivating panoramic views in the backdrop conspire to create an atmosphere brimming with romance.

The restaurant boasts a captivating ambiance, highlighted by the picturesque views along the Chao Phraya River. The establishment exudes an air of sophistication with its elegant decor, featuring transparent glass surroundings that mimic the cozy feel of a quaint conservatory. Gazing outward, patrons are treated to a stunning sight: the majestic Phra Prang of Wat Arun, gracefully poised on the banks of the Chao Phraya River.

Step inside, and the interior unfolds in a harmonious blend of navy blue and rich brown hues, creating a striking contrast against the backdrop of tastefully arranged furniture. Delicate floral patterns are meticulously embroidered onto canvas elements, while intricate weaves adorned with gold-rimmed accents add an air of opulence. The designs seamlessly integrate contemporary Thai aesthetics with a touch of refinement, presented through meticulously stenciled wooden scenes. Notably, an exceptional Chinese indigo pattern graces the walls, coming alive especially when illuminated by the natural daylight that delicately filters in, accentuating every corner of the interior.

Ascending to the second floor, you'll encounter an expansive area that seamlessly transitions into a rooftop oasis, offering an unparalleled vantage point to relish the captivating vistas of Bangkok's cityscape and immerse yourself in the rhythmic pulse of life along the Chao Phraya River. Upon entering this zone, a mere order of a chilled beverage grants you the privilege to recline, ensconced in the river-cooled breeze that wafts through, inducing a profound sense of relaxation.

Food review Rongros

The culinary offerings of the restaurant channel the nostalgic essence of authentic Thai flavors, reminiscent of cherished childhood experiences, lovingly preserved through the culinary prowess of familial figures such as grandparents.

The journey commences with selections from the venerable snack menu, featuring the Singburi Watermelon Dried Fish. This delicacy sources prime dried snakehead fish exclusively from Singburi province, grilled over charcoal until an irresistible aroma emerges. Subsequently, the fish is tenderly pounded, roasted to a delightful fluffiness, and combined with sugar and fried onions, harmoniously paired with diced watermelon for a symphony of flavors.

Embarking on the appetizer route, the vegetable rolls stand out as a delightful choice, their execution leaving nothing to be desired. Transitioning to the main course, my choice gravitated towards the classic Pad Thai, a testament to the restaurant's commitment to excellence, utilizing top-tier ingredients that resonate profoundly in every bite.

As mentioned earlier, the ambiance on the second floor offers an ideal setting for relaxation and soaking in the scenic views. Whether you're in the mood to leisurely sip on a refreshing beverage, the establishment boasts an array of captivating signature cocktails to delight in. Particularly intriguing are the sophisticated names on the menu that entice you to peruse them repeatedly—examples include "Blowjito," "Ping Pong Show," "Golden Flower," and "Bong Petchakad," also recognized as "Bong Phetchakad." Notably, this unique cocktail is presented in a bamboo bong and crafted with a Thai liquor base, such as Sangsom, skillfully combined with mango and passion fruit juices, resulting in a harmonious blend of sweetness and tartness, complemented by the robust essence of authentic Thai spirits, as its name aptly suggests.

Whether you find yourself in the vicinity or simply seek an exceptional ambiance, I enthusiastically urge you to pay a visit to Rongros.

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Rongros Restaurant Address: 392 16 Maha Rat Rd, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand


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