There is Thai food and there is what Thais call "palace" or "royal" food. Bangkok's Bussaracum Restaurant is a place to go upscale.
Lunch or dinner at the 3-year-old Bussaracum (it is pronounced boot-sah-rah-come , and it means blue topaz) begins with appetizers that herald a sumptuous meal. Try the toong ngern yuang , a spring roll done up like a little peddler's sack, or the rhoom , diced pork and shrimp wrapped in a net of egg.
For an entree--from a good menu of seafood, curries and meat dishes--favorites include yum miang moo : chicken, prawn, pork, pickled garlic and peanuts in a lemon-flavored sauce, or mee krob : crisp, slightly sweet vermicelli.
Attentive waitresses will warn the farang (foreigner) when a dish will be too pet mahk (spicy) for his taste.