I did not record the specific location where I found these secret yummies because I actually found them by chance. Follow your instincts and open your mind (and tastebuds) for surprises when it comes to food in Bangkok, although I do not recommend ‘obviously unhygienic’ stalls on the streets. I find exploring new tasty cuisine is less stressful than follow the ‘recommended’ must-haves from the internet. Not to mention the disappointment that follows if the recommendations fall short of expectations from the all fake likes and hype created.
I certainly do not think what I tried are the best in the city but they really made me miss Bangkok and wanting to revisit the same places for the same food again.
STREET FOOD – Banglamphu
Sirin Restaurant – Banglamphu
You can also easily find this crab curry dish at the food courts. It’s not unique to Banglamphu. I am a crab lover, and from where I came from, eating crabs is really a messy affair as they come fully armoured in their shell on the serving plate. In Thailand, they made it really easy to palate with shelled crab meat. Yay!
FOOD COURT – Eathai, Central Embassy
There are more than 300 choices at Eathai food court. One can be easily spoilt for choices walking in between the stalls here. As I did not want to eat rice for lunch so I opted for this bowl of piping hot noodle.
RESTAURANT – Phra Khom, CentralWorld
Although I’d like to swear I won’t eat the same food twice in Bangkok in attempt to try as many as possible good food in Bangkok, I just put my foot in my mouth on this salt and chillies pork ribs. No, I just can’t resist the temptation of tender fragrant ribs intertwined with salt, pepper and some secret spices unknown to me.
RESTAURANT – Nara, Helix @ Em Quartier
I also patronised Nara, the ultra popular semi fine-dining Thai cuisine restaurant at Helix Em Quartier, Sukhumvit. Actually Nara is a chained restaurant operator found in almost every shopping mall in Sukhumvit. I did not take any photo because the lighting was really poor for foodie picture-taking and the restaurant offered a beautiful view of Bangkok skyline (not found in their menu and other Nara restaurants). Who’s got the time for food pics when you have the live breathtaking Bangkok skyline view from this restaurant, right? (This calls for better phone camera or a better phone, LOL).
After trying two of its offerrings from the menu, I finally understood why people actually queued to take their seats in CentralWorld. It really lives up to its reputation. Just a word of caution, the “three chillies” level of hotness in their menu is actually eight or ten equivalent for the most of us from the rest of the world, Mexico excluded. Go ahead and order anything to your fancy, it’s an exciting experience unique to each of us.