Upon entering Bangkok Cuisine, you are immediately greeted by smiling faces and welcomed into the familial atmosphere. Once you take in all the smells, from ginger to basil to curry paste, your other senses are engulfed by the ambience of the restaurant. The bustle of the Japanese sushi bar is the first thing you see, and as you are taken to your table, you notice the deep red walls and décor associated with traditional Asian culture. The dining room is often loud with the excited chatter of pleased diners, and as you pass by the kitchen doors you can hear the sounds of simmering vegetables as meals are prepared to order.
There are a range of authentic Thai and Laotian dishes to choose from for your dining experience. To name a few, Bangkok Cuisine offers Tom Kha Kai, a traditional Thai soup, which has a coconut milk broth with chicken and mushrooms for $4.95, and a salad made of sliced green papayas in a spicy dressing topped with peanuts, known as Somtum, which is $7.95. Their Pad Thai, a classic Thai dish, has a rice noodle base served with a protein of your choice along with egg, beansprouts, and peanuts and costs $11.95. For vegetarian options, you can order any curry simply with vegetables or tofu as your protein, or eggplant with basil, which is a vegetable stir fry dish for $10.95.
On the first and third Saturdays of each month, Bangkok Cuisine offers an all-you-can eat buffet, which is $14.99 per person and $8.99 for children ages seven and under. The buffet offers some of the restaurant’s most popular dishes, including fried chicken wings and volcano chicken, which is served in a sweet sauce with steamed vegetables. The Bangkok Fried Rice is also a favorite, and the combination option provides chicken, beef, squid, crab, and shrimp.
From the typical California Roll ($4.95) to the Homestead Roll, which is made with tempura shrimp, crab salad, and cream cheese with pieces of barbecue tilapia on top for $14.95, Bangkok Cuisine also has an extensive Japanese sushi menu beyond Thai and Laotian fare. Their most popular roll, however, is the Super Crunchy Roll, a deep-fried sushi roll of tempura shrimp, crab, and cream cheese drizzled with eel sauce and spicy mayonnaise that is $11.95.
Bangkok Cuisine is a popular dining spot for local Homestead residents as well as people who are just passing through. Customers are sure to feel as if they are sitting at their own dining room table because of the atmosphere established by the family-run nature of the restaurant, which has been serving “South Florida’s best Thai” since 1997.