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A Beloved Vietnamese Restaurant in Bangkok, Thien Duong, Has Launched New Dishes in the Menu

Updated: Feb 8

A Vietnamese Restaurant in Bangkok, Thien Duong
Thien Duong, a Vietnamese restaurant in Bangkok

Thien Duong is a highly regarded Vietnamese restaurant in Bangkok that has delighted diners with its authentic cuisine for years. Recently, the restaurant has updated its menu with a range of new and exciting dishes that are sure to tantalise the taste buds of both locals and tourists alike. Located inside Baan Dusit Thani, on Saladaend Road, Thien Duong is a hidden gem with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, perfect for a relaxing and satisfying dining experience.

A Vietnamese Restaurant in Bangkok, Thien Duong
The exterior of Thien Duong

As guests and patrons approach the restaurant, they are greeted by an exterior that resembles an old warehouse. The walls are adorned with contemporary portraits in a blue and white pottery colour scheme, which creates a striking visual impact.

A Vietnamese Restaurant in Bangkok, Thien Duong
The interior of Thien Duong

Once the visitors step inside, they are immediately transported to a world of vibrant colours and eclectic decor. The walls are covered in colourful murals depicting Southeast Asian rainforests and contemporary paintings, skillfully blending together to create a unique visual experience. The furniture is a mix-and-match of different colours and styles, which adds to the overall charm of the place. The tiles are also brightly coloured and eye-catching, and the translucent drapes add to the whimsical and playful atmosphere of the restaurant.

A Vietnamese Restaurant in Bangkok, Thien Duong
Thien Duong's private dining room

The menu at Thien Duong is diverse, offering everything from classic Vietnamese dishes like Phở and Bánh Mì to new and experimental dishes. With its delicious food, friendly service and inviting atmosphere, Thien Duong is the perfect place to enjoy a meal with friends and family.

A Vietnamese restaurant in Bangkok, Thien Duong

Thien Duong's all-time favourite dish is Phở, a traditional Vietnamese noodle soup available in beef, pork, or chicken. The soup is made with a rich and flavorful broth that's been simmered for hours, giving it a depth of flavour that's hard to beat. The noodles are thin and tender, and the meat is cooked to perfection, making for a truly satisfying meal.

A Vietnamese restaurant in Bangkok, Thien Duong
Nem Nướng

Another fan favourite is Nem Nướng. This Vietnamese street food usually consists of grilled pork sausage with fresh herbs, green banana, lettuce, rice paper or rice noodles and a peanut dipping sauce. Still, Thien Duong takes the dish to another level by making grilled pork sausage with fermented pork, which gives it a rich, smoky, and savoury flavour. The sausage is then grilled to perfection, making it juicy and tender. The restaurant adds pineapple slices, giving an extra sweet tropical note to the dish, and served with rice paper. The dish is best eaten by wrapping the sausage and herbs in a lettuce leaf and rice paper and dipping it into the sweet and savoury peanut sauce.

A Vietnamese restaurant in Bangkok, Thien Duong
Nem Cuốn or Gỏi Cuốn

Nem Cuốn or Gỏi Cuốn is a well-known Vietnamese appetiser made by wrapping a mixture of fresh greens, herbs, and protein in translucent rice paper. The restaurant offers a platter of three rolls with an option of either all-pork, shrimp, crab filling or a combination of all three. This appetiser is served with tương, a thick, sweet, and savoury sauce made from fermented soybeans, to add a burst of flavour to the dish. Additionally, đồ chua, a relish made of Vietnamese pickled carrots and daikon radish, is also served on the side to add a refreshing and tangy crunch to the dish.

A Vietnamese restaurant in Bangkok, Thien Duong
Heo Nướng Lá Lốt

Heo Nướng Lá Lốt is a popular Vietnamese staple that is made by marinating thin slices of pork in a mixture of lemongrass, garlic, sugar, and fish sauce. After marinating, the pork slices are wrapped in betel leaves, imparting a unique and slightly bitter flavour. The wrapped pork is then skewered and grilled over an open flame until cooked through, and the betel leaves are slightly charred. The restaurant serves the dish with rice noodles, pickled vegetables and a fresh betel leaf. The resulting dish is an aromatic, savoury and textureful treat often served as an appetiser or snack in Vietnamese cuisine.

A Vietnamese restaurant in Bangkok
Tôm Chiên Bột

For prawn lovers, Tôm Chiên Bột is a dish that shouldn't be missed. This Vietnamese deep-fried seafood dish features tiger prawns coated in a light and crispy batter made from rice flour, cornstarch, and sesame seeds. The prawns are deep-fried until golden brown and served hot with a sweet and tangy plum sauce on the side, offering a perfect balance of textures and flavours.

A Vietnamese restaurant in Bangkok
Gỏi Tôm

Gỏi Tôm is another delectable prawn dish consisting of grilled river prawns with a spicy and refreshing lemongrass salad. The prawns are grilled to perfection, giving them a smoky flavour that perfectly complements the tangy and aromatic flavour of the lemongrass salad. The salad is made with thinly sliced lemongrass, red onions, and fresh herbs such as mint, cilantro, and Thai basil. The dressing is a blend of fish sauce, lime juice, sugar, and chilli flakes, adding sweet, sour, spicy and salty flavours. The restaurant uses Vietnamese fish sauce, which has a distinctive aroma and taste, making the dish unique. Gỏi Tôm is a perfect starter or light meal, with a perfect balance of flavours and textures.

A Vietnamese restaurant in Bangkok
Gỏi Cua Lột

Gỏi Cua Lột, also known as Vietnamese soft-shell crab salad, is a popular dish that is loved for its unique combination of flavours and textures. The dish features crispy soft-shell crabs that are deep-fried until golden brown and then mixed with a variety of fresh herbs, including mint, cilantro, and Thai basil. The herb dressing combines Vietnamese fish sauce, lime juice, sugar, and garlic, giving the dish a tangy and slightly sweet flavour. The salad is then topped with crushed peanuts and served with thinly sliced carrots and cucumbers for added crunch.

A Vietnamese restaurant in Bangkok
Chả Cá Cộng Sả

Chả Cá Cộng Sả is a popular Vietnamese dish that originates from Hanoi. The dish is made by marinating freshwater fish fillets, usually catfish or snakehead. Still, at Thien Duong, the dish has a little twist. Indian halibut, a saltwater fish, is the main ingredient in this dish. The fish is then deep-fried to perfection and served on a bed of deep-fried egg noodles and cashews. The dish is accompanied by a tangy and flavourful dipping sauce made with lemongrass, chilli, garlic, peanut and Vietnamese fish sauce.

A Vietnamese restaurant in Bangkok
Kem Chuối Vanilla

Finally, for dessert, Kem Chuối Vanilla is an excellent choice. This dessert consists of ripe bananas that are thinly sliced and coated in a sweet batter before being fried to perfection. The golden-brown fried bananas are then served warm with a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream, creating an excellent contrast of hot and cold, crispy and creamy textures.

A Vietnamese restaurant in Bangkok
Vietnamese Mixed Dessert

Another unique dessert offered at Thien Duong is the Vietnamese Mixed Dessert, the restaurant's creation. This dessert is made by mixing tapioca sago, taro, mung bean, and mixed seeds in hot coconut milk. What makes this dessert unique is the addition of chopped maitake mushroom, which adds texture to the dessert, making it a delightful and flavourful treat.

A Vietnamese restaurant in Bangkok, Thien Duong
The interior of the private dining room

Experience the delightful flavours of Vietnamese cuisine at Thien Duong - the eclectic restaurant located in Bangkok. With a perfect blend of spices and fresh ingredients, Thien Duong promises to take diners' taste buds on a culinary adventure.

Thien Duong

Hours: Daily, 11:00 - 14:30, 17:00 - 22:00 Hours

Tel: +662 200 9009

Location: 116-3 Sala Daeng Rd, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500


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