Touring Thailand While Lunching in the Landmark Hotel, Bangkok
With more Thais than tourists, lunch in the Atrium at the Landmark Hotel is a culinary tour of the country. Light floods in through glass windows, bouncing happily off silver bowls and golden platters. Spices fill the air, transporting diners north to Chiang Mai or east to Essan. Hold on tight or the stir fries, steaks, and fresh fish will override your senses. Do a lap before you commit to the succulent raw bar or made-to-order noodle nook. The dessert table is an East-West fusion with a chocolate fountain, ice cream bar, and cookies alongside tapioca and fabulous fuoi tong, a golden custard treat. Nibble your way through the provinces and you’ll see why this is the Land of Smiles.