iEat Halal Rotini

Start the day with Roti, halal style

Roti halal

Scattered around the Haroon Mosque are many Halal restaurants. “ROTINI” is one of my favourites, located at Charoen Krung 36 Alley next to the French Embassy. I had ham cheese roti for breakfast but there are various toppings to choose from. If you want something else, try the other restaurants in the alley. The stall next door has a very nice Pad Thai. Prices differ from 25-50 Baht. Check out how they make the roti's ->

Modern Thai

If you like modern architecture (or need a Schengen visa), the French Embassy is worth having a look as an example of modern architecture in the traditional Thai neighbourhood.

With tasty local flavour, lovely price and owners’ hospitality, no wonder so many people come to visit this restaurant.

5-star heritage

Around the corner is the old customs house. In the late 19th century, as Siam moved from a monopolized economy to one of free trade, King Rama V (also known as King Chulalongkorn) commissioned the construction of a custom house on the Chao Phraya riverfront. This structure was designed by an Italian architect Joachim Grassi in the late 1880s. The building has become a favourite setting for photo and movie shoots. Its most notable cameo is in Wong Kar Wai’s In the Mood for Love. Currently, the building is being renovated and turned into a 5-star hotel to be completed by 2025.

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