Food in Bangkok
Replies: 24 - Last Post: Jun 27, 2013 2:03 PM Last Post By: Hacky
Jun 18, 2013 11:04 AM
Food in BangkokSawadee-kha
I will be in Bangkok in october for a couple of days, after a month in Bali. I've been to Bangkok (and of course plenty of other places in Thailand) at least 30 times over the last 20 years. I love Thai food, and Bangkok is for me the best place in the world to get fantastic food.
I tend to go back to the places I know and like and / or stick to dishes I know and like. It would be interesting to try new places and / or new dishes this time. Som Tam (from street vendors) is an absolute favourite, as is Tom Yam Goong (but I love Curries as well,and fish cakes, and all kind of fish and sea-food dishes, and farang with "chili-sugar", noodles soups and and and....
So if you have a recommendation for a great restaurant (can be everything from very basic to first class) or a "food street" with great street vendors, I'm looking forward to get your tip.
Thanks a lot and safe travels.
Jun 18, 2013 12:11 PM
1I am still in love with Sukhumvit Soi 38's nightmarket. I have been going there for over 10 years (I used to live in the apartment building that is right next to it.
When you come from Sukhumvit, the first few vendors on the right (which are kind of in the exit of the apartment building) are the ones I continue to come back to. At the back of the exit are two guys who do a mean noodle soup (kuai tiao) the guy next to them is famous for his pad thai, but I always come for his kapow kung kaidou (phet phet) and sometimes for a simple Khao Pad Moo. Don't forget to visit the lovely girl that complements the scene as she does the inevitable mango and sticky rice with a smile to die for. I bring here some dutch chocolate each time we come back from the Netherlands :)
Jun 18, 2013 1:10 PM
2I introduce "River bar wine & dining"
you can look sample menu and place at this link.
Soi Chaopraya Siam, Ratchawithi Rd., Bangplad, Bangkok, Thailand 10700
Tel 662 879 1747-8
Jun 18, 2013 3:42 PM
3I always recommend Krua Apsorn. There are 2 branches, one on Samsen, just south of soi 9, and 1 on Dinsor, just south of Democracy Monument. http://goo.gl/maps/v6htw
The pu pad pong karee, crab in yellow curry, is one of the best. Best to hit after 1PM. Lunchtime gets packed.
There's always Kaiton Khao Mun Kai - Thai chicken rice. Always busy. Follow the pink shirts: http://goo.gl/maps/2S5uU
Four Seasons, at Siam Paragon, does a mighty tasty roast duck. It's 600 baht for half, 1,100 baht for whole duck.
Jun 18, 2013 8:00 PM
4Took Lae Dee Restaurant. Open 24 hours. Good food cheap. Located in Foodland Supermarkets.
Jun 18, 2013 10:02 PM
Jun 18, 2013 10:07 PM
6Well, it's always debatable who makes the best pad thai but the guy at the end of Soi 40 Lad Prao Road is excellent!
For a more upmarket and expensive place Spice Market in the Four Seasons hotel at 155 Rajadamri Road is Thai fine dining with some old style dishes that's now hard to find e.g. Yam Som-O Kub Goong – Pomelo and Pork Salad with Grilled River Prawn; Gaeng Leang Goong – Hot and Herb-Flavoured Vegetables Soup, Prawn and Crab Meat; Gaeng Som Cha Om Thord – Spicy Sour Orange Curry, Prawns, Beatle Fish, Deep-fried Acacia Leaves; and the dish that is synonymous with Thailand (for me at least, as I grew up on this) Narm Prig Pla Too – Mackerel with Spicy Shrimp Paste and Vegetables
Jun 19, 2013 3:11 PM
7thanks a lot for the great suggestions !
crab in yellow curry is another favourite, so i will definitely try krua apsorn. i assume the restaurants are also open in the evening (or is lunch only) ?
the night market on soi 38 also sounds very good. and i had a look at the four seasons spice market restaurant menu, and will definitely check that out as well.
cant wait to be back in bangkok
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Jun 20, 2013 3:18 AM
14TBL no need. I read/speak/write Thai fluently.
In Thai script the first syllable is spelt สวัส (note same character at beginning and end) and transliterated as 'sawas' but in actual fact is pronounced as 'swad'
Like I say, romanised Thai - depending where you come from you can write it lots of different way
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