If you have read my previous post about dining in Bangkok, it has probably stirred your interest for a clearer picture of their glorious foods.
These are some of the delightful Thai foodie:
Khao Phad Moo – Khao means rice, Phad means fried…so there goes your fried rice and comes with fish sauce with chili as dip sauce. Khao Phad goes with a selection of pork (moo), chicken (gai), prawns (goong). Unlike what we usually order at SR Thai (this is for my UST friends), I haven’t seen a beef fried rice in Bangkok.
Khor Moo Yang – this “Grilled Pork Neck” is also a hawker menu with its chili dip. I think it is a mixture of chili powder (with chili seeds), some spring onions, and I think vinegar? I am not sure but I am drooling now just thinking about it.
Tom Yum – Thai version of “sinigang”. Sour soup with coconut milk and different herbs and very spicy too. Even if you request to make it not too spicy, remember you are in Thailand and “not too spicy” is still spicy for a Pinoy palete.
Namtok Boat Noodles – You have a choice of just plain beef noodles with lotsa herbs and pork balls or make it namtok style with pork blood – sweet, salty,spicy taste. I know it may sound eeeeewy but it’s damn delicious. You’ll never realize that it has blood in it. In my case, I have been eating this noodle for like 4 years already before someone told me that my favorite noodle soup has blood as one of the main ingredient.
Price:THB5/piece wing part
THB10/piece leg part
Waan Yen – it’s like our very own “halo-halo”. Different fruit varieties (they also put some sticky rice in it) in shaved ice with coconut milk (though in some hawker, you can ask to put milk instead of coconut milk).
Cha Yen – Thai iced tea!!! Brewed Thai tea with condensed milk with lotsa ice—like 60% ice, 40% milk tea. Refreshingly yummy! Another favorite is the “O-liang” or Iced Thai coffee sweetened with condensed milk –drooool!
The best place to find and taste the scrumptious foodie is on the street but whether it is street food or fine dining, I would say Thai food is royally yummy – fit for a King!Learn More
The best and authentic local food and delicacies are found in the streets of Bangkok. Hawkers are everywhere. They are found at street junctions, along Soi or anywhere as long as there’s space and crowd hungry for real food. In the morning, side streets and pavements are means of keeping you safe as you walk on the streets, and at night it transforms to a mile-long carinderia as monoblock chairs and tables come out like wild mushrooms frequenting every corner, in the most awkward and absurd spots.
Bangkok comes alive at night, so the best time to feed your appetite is past dinner time until wee hours of the morning. On the streets you can find noodles, yummy fried chicken, iced coffee and Thai iced tea, ready to eat fresh fruits, grilled sausages, fresh Thai orange juice, sticky rice with mango, fresh fruit shakes.
One of the famous hawkers is in Sukhumvit are at Sukhumvit Soi 38. To get there ride the BTS going to Thonglo station. There are nice hawkers in Sala Daeng Station, Siam Station, and Khao San Road.
Being a little picky with food, sure there are nice restaurants in Bangkok too that I can recommend (stated in random order):
The Good View Restaurant – a restaurant by the Chao Phraya river. Just take a taxi to Rama III and look for Charoen Krung.
Buri tara – by the river ambiance too and excellent Thai food. To avoid traffic, ride the BTS to Silom station and take a taxi to Rama III and tell the driver to take you to the new Chatujak market.
Baan Khanitha – Old Thai house converted into a restaurant and art gallery. Food is okay but a bit pricey. They have branches in Sukhumvit and Sathorn.
Joe Louis Resturant – good Thai dishes ( I love the fishballs in green curry and the fried seabass) and located at Joe Louis Puppet Theater in Suan Lum Night Bazaar.
Spring Summer – Thai food and fusion, really cozy ambiance. To get there take the BTS and get off at Thonglo station. You can take a taxi to Soi Promsri.
(website: www.springnsummer.com )
To Die For Restaurant – alfresco dining is set in a garden. Good for some drinks and chat. Located at Thonglo in Sukhumvit.
Bliss – a newly opened contemporary restaurant. To get there, you can get off at Phrom Phong station and take a taxi to Soi Sawasdee Sukhumvit 31. The desserts are to die for, especially the restaurant’s signature dessert—WBC “Wow Bliss Chocolate” served with a special presentation by the head Chef (and happens to be the owner).
The Roof – the restaurant is at Siam@Siam Boutique hotel. They serve nice wine and stone grilled dishes, walking distance from BTS National Stadium station.
Silom Village – Frequented this restaurant on my first few trips in Bangkok. Good food and fresh seafood, you can also watch a cultural dance show while having dinner. Located in Silom Road but they also have a branch in Sukhumvit.
Mango Tree – I loooove the food here! Authentic Thai dishes and the branch in Surawongse is set in an old Thai house, my favorite lunch resto at the airport too before heading back home.
The Vertigo – an open-air rooftop restaurant located on the 61st floor of the luxurious Banyan Tree Hotel. This is where I first tried eating Sting Ray. If you are up for a romantic dinner over-looking the whole city of Bangkok, then this place is for you.
Now grab that purse and dine in style.Learn More