Na Bangkok

Elizabeth Street’s FudoDori precinct is a thriving hub of Asian cuisine, and Na Bangkok is the perfect encapsulation of the alleyway’s attention to atmosphere and flavour. The sibling venue of Sydney’s popular late-night restaurant At Bangkok, Na Bangkok embodies the same authentic principles of its predecessor, while upping the ante in terms of its aesthetic. Eating at Na Bangkok is an all-day affair, stretching from morning street-food snacks to a veritable feast of light bites, noodle and rice dishes, desserts, sharing plates, curries, hot-pot soups, and At Bangkok signatures. The fun starts with the snacks, which include the likes of deep-fried potato balls (using purple, gold and sweet potatoes for a colourful spin), banana fritters, shaved ice with toppings and flash-fried dough sticks – a treat that was brought to Thailand by Chinese immigrants. Larger feeds include the popular boat noodle soup (named after the dish commonly sold by boat vendors), guay jub (tubular rice noodles with pork), seafood tom yum (spicy and sour noodle soup) and khao mun gai (Hainanese chicken and rice), yum pla foo (crispy minced fish topped with green-apple salad), pineapple fried rice (served in a whole pineapple) and gai yang (chargilled turmeric and lemongrass-marinated chicken). The rest of the menu is filled with intriguing options, including the sticky rice pudding with durian, duck pancakes, grilled octopus, spicy tilapia fish and beef-tendon hot-pot. Na Bangkok is hoping to obtain a liquor licence before the end of the year, and for now will only open until midnight at the latest. Guests can sip on Thai iced coffees, pandan drinks with coconut jelly and green teas, though the selection will be bolstered with beer, wine and cocktails once licensed.


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