Dress code: Smart Casual Reservations: Recommended
ADDRESS: 6th Fl, Central World, Rajdamri Rd, Bangkok Tel: 0-2255-9654, 0-2255-9656
Gialong can be rather difficult to find if you are not a frequent shopper at Central World, so make sure you call in advance for the exact location. The decor is in white and green, and contemporary rather than Thai or Vietnamese in style.
The eclectic menu offers both Vietnamese and Thai favourites, but wise diners will look east to the tastes of Saigon and Hanoi. for a Vietnamese dish, try goong pan oi (prawns wrapped around sugarcane), or yum moo your if you feel like something a little more spicy and Thai. And because Vietnamese fare is so light, there should be enough space for grilled chicken and deep-fried sticky rice, grilled beef wrapped in chaplu leaves, not to mention pho, the traditional Vietnamese noodle soup. A basket of fresh vegetables comes with the dishes, while the sauce is replenished once it runs low. Desserts are limited.