Bangkok - Restaurants & Bars


Durante i viaggi mi piace sperimentare cose molto diverse fra loro, dai posti pi?_ spartani e "local" ai rooftop moderni ed esclusivi. ?? bello vedere i contrasti all'interno di una stessa citt?? ed entrare nel vivo della cultura locale. Di seguito vi segnalo quelli che per me sono i migliori, dallo street food ai grandi hotel. While traveling I like to experience different things, from the most basic and local restaurant to the exclusive and luxury rooftop. It's nice to see the contrasts within the same city and get into the local culture. Below a list of my suggestions, from street food to big hotels.


Fanno il miglior pad thai di tutta Bangkok, famoso e rinomato in tutte le guide. Confermo che ̬ davvero buonissimo! Si tratta di un ristorante locale, molto molto spartano, al 313 di Mahachai Road.

The best pad thai in Bangkok, famous and renowned. I can confirm that is really delicious! It is a local restaurant, very very basic, at 313 Mahachai Road.


Che sia a Khaosan Road o a Chinatown, provate almeno una volta gli spiedini delle bancarelle. I miei preferiti sono quelli di pesce, di calamari e di cubetti di tofu ma li trovate di ogni variet??!

Either in Khao San Road or in Chinatown, you have to try at least once the skewers from the stalls. My favorites are those of fish, squid and tofu but you?۪ll find thousand??varieties!



Lo Sirocco??̬ lo Sky Bar dell'Hotel Lebua, uno dei pi?_ lussuosi di Bangkok. Proprio su questo rooftop hanno girato le scene di "Una notte da leoni". Non pu?_ mancare un aperitivo o un drink dopo cena su questa terrazza! Vi ricordo che non fanno entrare con abbigliamento sportivo, bermuda o infradito.

The Sirocco??is the Sky Bar on top of Lebua Hotel, one of the most luxurious in Bangkok. In this rooftop they have shot the scenes of "The Hangover" movie. You cannot miss a happy hour or an after dinner drink on this terrace! Remember, entrance is not allowed with sportswear, shorts or flip flops.



E?۪ una valida alternativa allo Scirocco ̬ quest'altro rooftop che si trova in cima all'omonima torre (Baiyoke Tower), la pi?_ alta di Bangkok.

It 'a good alternative to the Scirocco and it?۪s on top of the Baiyoke Tower, the tallest in the city.



Il Crystal Jade??̬ la mia catena preferita di dim sum e cucina cinese. Si trova anche a Hong Kong, Shanghai e nelle maggiori metropoli asiatiche. I suoi dim sum sono sempre il top! A Bangkok lo troverete nel basement del centro commerciale Siam Paragon.

Crystal Jade??is my favorite dim sum restaurant! You can find it also in Hong Kong, Shanghai and other Asian cities. Its dim sum are always super! In Bangkok it?۪s located in the basement of the mall Siam Paragon.


Enjoy :-)


Shanghai - Night Out


I have summarized in this post all the restaurants I recommend for dinner, pubs/lounge bars for a drink and discos for an amazing night out! Shanghai is a really lively city during the night and you will certainly be spoiled for choice!


Thai Cuisine: 
Coconut Paradise38 Fumin Rd, Tel: 62481998

Japanese Cuisine: 
- Haiku: you can find it in three different areas: Taojiang Lu, Jinquiao and IFC Mall.

Chinese Cuisine:
- Lost Haven: Yypical Yumen cuisine, China north-west area. Spicy cuisine, rich in ginger and truffle . Charming furniture and atmosphere! There are two restaurants in town: 38 Gao You Road (in the French Concession) and 17 Yan An E. Road (in the Bund).

- Din Tai Fung: it's a great Taiwanese chain, there are more than 10 restaurants in the city.

- Crystal Jade: together with the previous restaurant, it offers excellent dumpling and dim sum!


- El Coctel: 47 Yongfu Lu Unit 202, next to Fuxing Xi Lu
Among the best cocktails in town, quiet setting with soft lighting, it feels like being at friend's house.

- Rouge Bar: 7 Floor, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Road
Definitely an amazing view, the terrace between the skyscrapers is breathtaking!

- Flair: Shanghai IFC, 8 Century Avenue, Lujiazui, Pudong

- New Heights: Huangpu, Zhongshan East 1st Rd, 3


- Mint: M1NT Tower 318 Fuzhou Road

- Myst: No.1123, Yanan Middle Road

- The Apartment: No.47 Yongfu Road, French Concession

Enjoy! :-)

Shanghai - Xintiandi, Yu Garden & the Bund


Here I am in Shanghai! I landed at Shanghai Pudong from Malpensa. The city has two airports, Hongqiao and Pudong, and the latter is connected with the city center through the Maglev train that, in less than 8 minutes, brings you to Longyang Road station with a speed of 430 km/h. The price is 50 RMB, about 5 Euro. From there you can take a taxi, they're really cheap!
I highly recommend you to bring with you the destination address in Chinese because many taxi drivers do NOT speak English!!! You will see how difficult it is to make yourself understood in this city!

After settling in, I started to explore the city from the neighborhood of Xintiandi, characterized by old Chinese buildings made of red brick, called "shikumen". It?'s a very nice area, full of shops, bars, restaurants etc ...I stopped for lunch in a very famous Chinese restaurant that I recommend you for its tasty dim sum, Din Tai Fung restaurant, located inside the Xintiandi Style mall . A good alternative on the same floor of the mall is the Crystal Jade! Then you can have some shopping in the mall, it's worth it!

Then it's time for Yu garden. I recommend you to buy the ticket (price 30 RMB) and get inside. It is lovely! A few steps from the garden there's a tea house, the Huxinting House, where you can do tea-tasting of various types of tea. In this area you can also find the Yu Yuan Bazaar and many souvenir shops.

We then walked along Fangbang Road, a street full of chinese shops, until Zhongshan Road, that runs along the Huangpu River and leads into the famous "Bund".
Walk up to the Monument to the People' Heroes, in memory of the revolutionary martyrs, and enjoy the amazing view ofered by the riverside... On the other side of the Huangpu river there's the district of Pudong and the skyline you see from the Bund is breathtaking!
Among the most famous skyscrapers there are the Shanghai World Financial Centre also called "corkscrew", the Oriental Pearl Tower and Jinmao Tower. Furthermore, it's almost completed the construction of the Shanghai Tower that will be the second tallest skyscraper in the world (632m) after the Burj Dubai Khakifa.

The best way to end up the afternoon is an happy hour on the terrace of the House of Roosevelt!

For dinner I went to Haiku. It's a Japanese restaurant in the French Concession, a very large and famous district, known for the presence of many international restaurants and shops. There are, in fact, restaurants with cuisine from all over the world: Greece, France, Spain, Italy... It's a very lively area and it'is inhabited by many westerners. Haiku is located near the Shanghai Brewery, a very famous brewery in Shanghai mainly frequented by western people and it's a short walk from Henshang Road, one of the main streets of the French Concession. Enjoy! :) The night ended up in a club, The Apartment, very nice both for a drink on the outdoor rooftop and for dancing downstairs (commercial music ).

Kuala Lumpur - Batu Caves -


The Batu Caves are just North of the city. Climbing the 272 steps you will find a Hindu temple built right inside a massive cave. The temple is dedicated to the god Murugan. Every year, during the Hindu festival of Thaipusam, believers embark on a pilgrimage from the Sri Mahamariamman temple all the way to the Batu Caves. The site is easily accessible by the KTM Commuter Train from KL Sentral. The journey takes around 20 minutes.