1. Explore Bangkok's fine dining scene
No self-respecting gastronome (let’s not use the word ‘foodie’) can afford to miss out on Bangkok, which is arguably Southeast Asia’s capital of fine dining. Leading the charge is Gaggan, the progressive Indian restaurant that has won Asia’s Best Restaurant for three years running. The 25-course ‘Emoji’ tasting menu includes dishes that are both fun and mind-boggling, like the spherified yoghurt, Indian sushi and sea urchin ice cream. But not everything is about Gaggan: There’s also Sühring, which serves a tasting menu of modern German cuisine; and L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon which serves arguably the best French food this side of Asia.
Gaggan, 68/1 Soi Langsuan, Ploenchit Road, Bangkok (+66 2 652 1700); Sühring, 10 Yen Akat Soi 3, Chongnonsi, Bangkok (+66 2 287 1799); L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, MahaNakhon CUBE, 96 Narathiwas Ratchanakharin Rd, Bangkok (+66 2 001 0698).