The Five Star Vagabond

Super travel tips, all road tested by David Herd. I'm an Australian guy who moved to Thailand in 2011 & still travel the world as often as possible.


Good food Bangkok Nana Soi 8

Good food Bangkok

Good food Bangkok

Good food Bangkok Nana Soi 8 offers an excellent choice of restaurants at very reasonable prices. After a satisfying meal you can enjoy a massage at one of the many parlors in this interesting street. Hamish & I are enjoying good low price Italian food at Via Vai.

Via Vai Soi 8 Nana

Good food Bangkok

Fettuccine Carbonara has been a favourite of mine for as long as I can remember. 

Indoor & outdoor seating at Via Vai

Good food Bangkok

Via Vai is located directly opposite Monsoon. The atmosphere is good & the service is friendly.

Monsoon Bangkok Cafe & Restaurant

Good food Bangkok

Always crowded & consistently good food from a wide selection on the menu. Indoor & outdoor seating as you can see.

Good food Bangkok

Good food Bangkok Delicious prawns at Monsoon.


Good food Bangkok The Smoked salmon salad at Monsoon was perfect.

Outdoor seating.

Good food Bangkok Nana Give me the air conditioning inside any day. 🙂

Stable Lodge Soi 8 Nana

Good food Bangkok TripAdvisor Ranked #1,387 of 13,105 Restaurants in Bangkok. I certainly recommend this out of the way Scandinavian restaurant. It’s located 200 meters further down the Soi past Via Vai.

Excellent Scandinavian food

Good food Bangkok Food is very good indeed at a reasonable price. Every time I visit Bangkok I make sure I visit for guaranteed Good food Bangkok.

Two entrees was enough for me.

Good food Bangkok Washed down with a couple of glasses of red of course. 🙂 

Smoked Salmon at the Stable

Good food Bangkok Of course you would never find a Scandinavian restaurant that does not server smoked salmon. 🙂

Flashback to 2012

Good food Bangkok Nana My brother Warren & I at Monsoon after visiting Chiang Mai where I had a close encounter with a huge tiger.

Thanks for visiting my Good food Bangkok photo blog, I hope it helps you find a good restaurant in Nana.

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Author: David Herd

My history, particularly over the last 30 years is dominated by overseas travel. I sold my home in Australia October 20th 2011 and have have been living in Thailand since then. I don’t know where the time has gone? It seems like you go to sleep one night, wake up the next morning, and 20 years have flashed by. Not sure how many years I have left, however I have enjoyed a wonderful charmed life, and if it all ended today I would leave this world with no regrets. I was born in Sydney halfway through the last century, started my travels in the 60s with the usual U.K. Europe adventure at the age of 20, back to Australia and worked in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide in Sales & Marketing with multinational companies including Sanyo, Canon & Remington. Engaged to be married 3 times and never quite made it to the alter, finally realized by the mid 90s I was not cut out for "long term relationships" so I moved to the Gold Coast in Queensland in January 1987, worked for a couple of banks as a Financial Planner, I took a year off work in 1998 to travel and never went back to full time work again, after 25 fun filled years on the Coast I packed up and moved to Thailand. What is the purpose of this blog? Well I really want to use it to record my travel experiences & to display my photographs, give and receive travel tips, comment on places I visit, restaurants I eat in and use it to replace the autobiography I intended to write, apart from all that it helps me fill in my day. :) I moved to Thailand mainly because I wanted to keep travelling while my health allowed me to, there are huge advantages being closer to all the places I want to visit. Cost of living in Thailand is around 35% of the cost in Australia, plus flights are 50% cheaper because you are much closer to everywhere. ???? Consequently I am able to travel to many more places compared to living in Australia. Having said all that, it is & has always been my intention to return to Australia when my travelling is finished, I predict this will happen around 2021.

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