In Thailand’s capital, culinary treasures of various stripes are waiting to be discovered in every corner.
Courtesy Mandarin Oriental
This genteel lounge inside the iconic Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok has been offering a sophisticated afternoon tea service since the 1970s. They consistently partner with Paris-based tea company Mariage Frères on exclusive blends, and this year’s La Grande Dame, a green tea with notes of mandarin and yuzu, commemorates the hotel’s 140th anniversary. Three different kinds of menu sets (vegetarian, classic, western) are available. The classic option usually includes oft-changing scones in local flavors, from pandan to Thai mango. 48 Oriental Ave., Bang Rak; 66-2/659-9000; mandarinoriental.com.