I have purposely waited for a month before writing this. Exactly a month, to be precise! I wanted to make sure that the taste buds and taste receptors of my tongue get back to normal and the high levels of serotonin and dopamine in my brain decreased slightly.
Well, I might be exaggerating a bit here but this is what I felt like after eating at my favourite eatery in Bangkok's Silom district at Vincent's Restaurant and Seven Rooms. It has been my second exposure to Vincent's culinary highlights in six months and I actually ate there almost every day. Except for Sundays when it is closed and ... for four very ...very long days when he closed for New Year. Then I actually had to force myself to find other places and was promptly disappointed.
Well, eating and liking food is very subjective, but then this is MY blog here and thus MY liking. But the fact that I went back there every day and I dragged every friend there with me, shows that I was really served well. My friends also loved it...both western and Thai friends.
Vincents kitchen provides a wide variety of food from Thai to western and from his own creations of thai-ish dishes like those yummy fish cakes to soups, I still can't pronounce. I just order "MY soup"!
When Vincent gets into the mood, and I was lucky enough to be there during one of those phases, he even offers yummy cake creations. I was guinea pig for some, well I was fortunate enough to be the first guest tasting them and I was lucky enough to get the last piece on some days. Loved them all and could not get enough...I am still afraid to hit my scale at home after a month of returning from the trip!
Besides the food, what I really liked in those two prolonged visits to Bangkok, was the friendliness of Vincent and his staff. From the first moment on you feel "at home" and "welcomed". Hence I never really wanted to be on the look out for other restaurants. I even met some friends high above the skyline of Bangkok at Vertigo Bar for drinks (and for the view) but from the rooftop bar I called Vincent to get a table reserved and we all moved over there to eat.