Bangkok has many rooftop bars but the Thaifoodies team recently visited Chili hip Restaurant on the 20th Floor of the Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel and were blown away by the incredible, closeup views of Bangkok's skyscrapers. Just a short walk from Central World Shopping Center!
Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Website
Being located on the 20th floor Chili hip is not the highest rooftop bar in the area but given the density of tall buildings in the vicinity it provides a slightly different, but nonetheless spectacular view of the twinkling lights of the Big Mango. Add to that the fact that Chili hip is completely open affording near 360 degree views makes for a spectacular spot to enjoy some great Thai fusion cuisine.
Chili hip offers spacious and comfortable tables that are perfect for after work drinks with a group of friends or an intimate and romantic dinner with your special someone. The open rooftop area offers wonderfully cooling breezes that will make you want to linger and enjoy the city while it rushes past and there is no better way to do so than with a glass of wine and Thai cuisine!
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Chili hip focuses on Thai and Asian Flavors so our Intrepid food critic Babe decided to try a variety of dishes to get a feel for the menu.
The chef at Chili hip started us off with a complimentary Coconut Bread with Peanut Sauce dip. A simply dish but bursting with flavor! We could have just had this wonderful starter and been happy! Be sure to request this yummy starter when you visit Chili hip!
We sampled two appetizers next, a light Salmon Tartare with Fried Sticky Rice and Crab Spring Rolls. The Salmon Tartare was lovely and light done with traditional Thai flavors and served with super crunchy fried sticky rice. The spring rolls were also light despite being deep fried, filled with fresh crab meat and served with sweet plum sauce for dipping- delicious!
One of my all time favorite Thai dishes was served up next. Issan Sausage! This sausage comes from the North Eastern part of Thailand. It has a unique and very Thai flavor. Do yourself a favor and try it if you haven't yet. Do yourself another favor while you are at it and try the Issan Sausage at Chili hip! It is one of the best I've had in a very long while! - A MUST TRY!
Our first entree of the evening was a heart Pork Medallions served with traditional mashed potatoes. This very western dish was given a little Asian flavor by being served with an anchovy sauce that gives the pork a salty kick. Yummy!
Pan Fried Snow Fish served on a bed of saffron rice and topped with Tiger prawns was next up and Oh my! We just love a great Snow Fish and this one was just that. The snow fish was so mild and fresh, made all the better by the delicious saffron rice. The tiger prawns on top rounded out this wonderful dish perfectly - Another Must Try!
Our last dish of the evening was a Sauteed Sea Scallops and Tiger Prawn served up with a LOVELY Rice Pilaf . This is yet another MUST TRY! The Sea Scallops and Tiger Prawn were fresh, sweet and cooked to perfection. The pilaf though really tied this dish together. We don't get to enjoy the silky smooth butter flavor of a nice pilaf often in Bangkok and this one was AMAZING!
Chili hip is a nice discovery and we recommend that you check it out with friends and family. Its a great place for just a relaxing cocktail or a sophisticated meal. Head on over - you'll thank us!
Chili hip Restaurant
Restaurant Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Restaurant Phone : +66(0)2 625 1234 ext 4710
Cuisines served: Thai and Asian cuisines
Location: 20th Floor
Seating capacity: 64
A dining venue for foodies and city-vista lovers situated on the hotel’s 20th floor. Chili Hip offers authentic local flavours and Asian delicacies as well as an extensive drinks list. Every dish is presented with a creativity to make dining and drinking a memorable experience.
Opening Hours: 17:00 - 23:00 hrs.
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