Mention Thong Lor to anyone in Bangkok and they will immediately think food and drink. The fashionable highbrow district is Bangkok's most happening and trendiest food area, and new restaurants pop up here daily. Despite being home to a hodgepodge of ethnic, the winners on Thong Lor remain Thai, along with a vast selection of Japanese. For Thai, Supanniga Eating Room serves up classic yet simple dishes from the owner's grandmother's recipe book (with dishes from the eastern town of Trat), while Michelin "Plate" awarded Somtum Der serves up authentic northeastern Isan cuisine. Down the road, Soul Food Mahanakorn remains a unique venue serving Thai street favourites with a twist. And one of Bangkok's Michelin star restaurants, Bo.lan, is over on Soi 53, serving a carbon free footprint menu. You can also dig into spicy southern Thai fare at Phuket Town.There is also plenty of great Japanese food in Thong Lor as it is the home of the Japanese expat population, and soi 13 has a Nihonmachi full of izakayas and sushi bars. Places like Uomasa fly fresh fish in from Tokyo several times a week, and there are creative maki rolls at Maki on Fifth. For Japanese, you can literally walk half a block here and find a bevy of choices. For Italian purists, La Bottega di Luca is best, there is outstanding Yucatan Mexican at the superb Missing Burro, and for morning eats, Roast does outstanding breakfasts to go with their gourmet coffee, which will kick start you for another day of culinary delights in Thong Lor.