I am no expert in eating but I have no hesitation in claiming Bangkok as one of the top cities for eating. In this mini series called eatBANGKOK, I bring you what my homeboys Yobi, ZS and I ate through this bustling city. Everyone boasts to present the cuisine in this Royal loving city best so the quality of food here can quite easily get diluted. But are you really eating Bangkok’s best? This is WHAT, WHERE and HOW to eat Bangkok’s popular and hidden eateries.
Here, go street food eating like a local and even chance on some rare offerings like the infamous Daniel Thaiger burgers. Do not be afraid as most dishes are often cooked on the spot. So whether its a piping hot coconut pancake, or the grilled pork coated in sticky sweet sauce, there is always something to keep your hands busy.
Oyster omelette? More like Oyster fritters. These crunchy fritters are delicious and with a little dipping sauce, they make a treat. Just do not forget the small plates of perfectly fried crab rice.
Typical cuts of meat are boring talk. But include coal for a back to basic cooking experience and life changing sauces, aced it Best Beef did. And its all for less than 250 Baht.
Curry crabs are so yesterday. So Jae Piak does generous portions of prawn with glass noodles cooked in a secret sauce like no one does. Fantastic seafood clay pot dishes means finger actions at its best! With only 4-5 dishes on offer, its simplicity at its best.
With 4 exits around the monument, you have a 1 in 4 chance to hit the right spot for Bangkok’s best boat noodles. Following a local’s advice, I took the road less traveled. Just 5 minutes further in walking distance, this 15 Baht Boat Noodle is the best Bangkok has to offer.
Large juicy prawns, and wok-fried noodles coated in Thip Samai's special shrimp oil is all the rave. Fill your nostrils with the fragrance of the rich shrimp oil. The queue of locals speak for itself. But with a kitchen at the back to fry and a kitchen at the front to finish, the turnover is quick.
The basket of fried chicken holds the brand name better than their papaya salad does. That batter coating the juicy wings are aromatic with hints of garlic, onion, and ginger is simply sensational. The seasoning is perfect and damn it was good.
Exploited in so many flavours, the Mille Crêpe or million layer crêpe is a common dessert nowadays. But Thai Milk Tea is not one of them, and Petite Audrey makes a unique one where the silky sauce matches a potent tea flavour with balanced sweetness.
Bangkok is laden with quality mango sticky rice desserts but no one serves a more elaborate mango dessert than Mango Tango. Housed in a small container off Siam Square Soi 3, this mango inspired dessert house in Siam Square specialises in everything mango.
A photo from my boat ride to Wang Lang market: