Bang Rak Eating in Bangkok Thailand

5 Great Places For Pad Thai in Bangkok Thailand

Pad Thai is without a doubt, the most well known Thai dish in the world outside of Thailand. You won’t find a Thai menu in any restaurant in The West that doesn’t include this famous Thai fried noodle dish and it’s just as widely available in Thailand with every hotel, guesthouse and Thai restaurant selling …

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Street Noodles in Ho Chi Minh City at Bun Thịt Nuong – Nguyen Trung Trực

I recently got the chance to visit one of my all time favourite cities in Asia for street food – Ho Chi Minh City in Southern Vietnam. It’s a hectic place that can take first time travellers a little time to adjust to. This being my 7th trip to Saigon, I’ve now fully embraced the …

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8 Northern Thai Dishes Worth Travelling For

Before my first trip to Thailand, I’m embarrassed to say that I thought Thai food consisted solely of Pad Thai and green curries. Ten years have now passed since I first touched down in the land of smiles and I haven’t even begun to scratch the surface of this wonderfully diverse cuisine. Every region in …

China Town Eating in Bangkok Street Food and Shop Houses Thailand

Odeon Crab Wonton – Chinatown Bangkok

As the name suggests, this shophouse restaurant on Charoen Krung Road, in Bangkok’s Chinatown is famous for crab wonton soup with egg noodles and roast pork, or Bamee Kiow Moo Daeng Pu as it’s known locally. Egg noodles with wontons and barbecue pork is probably among the five most eaten dishes in Thailand. You can …

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How To Order Thai Street Food – A Beginners Guide

Thailand is famous for street food, it’s one of the main reasons for the large number of tourists that flock to the county each year. We know, however, that it can be a daunting task trying to order food in Thailand when you don’t speak the language so we’ve put together a list of useful …

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Tubkaek Beach Krabi Guide – A Resort Lovers Paradise

When most people talk about the beaches of Krabi, Thailand, the same names always seem to come up. Ao Nang, Railay, Koh Lanta … Ao Nang, Railay, Koh Lanta. Undoubtedly, these are the most visited destinations for tourists heading to the province but are they the best? Every year they are becoming more and more …

Bangkok Old City China Town Eating in Bangkok Rattanakosin

Thai – Chinese Mutton Soup and Hainanese Noodles in Bangkok Thailand

For Chinese New Year today, I found some special Thai / Chinese Herbal Mutton Soup (Sup Pae) and Hainanese Noodles (kuay teow hailam / khanom jeen hai lam) at a shophouse restaurant called Hainanese Noodles – ขนมจีน ไหหลำ. As soon as I saw all the clay bubbling away on charcoal outside, I knew this was …

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CURRY NOODLES and Northern Thai Food at Khao Soi Mae Sariang Bangkok

Khao Soi Mae Sariang at Wongwian Yai (ข้าวซอยแม่สะเรียง @วงเวียนใหญ่) serves up some fantastic khao soi and other Northern Thai dishes, which can be a rarity in Bangkok. This little shophouse restaurant is a welcome addition to the already amazing local food scene around the Wongwian Yai / Lat Ya Road area, which is around the …

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Escaping the Heat of Bangkok’s Old City Temples at Elefin Coffee

If you are looking for some respite from the scorching Bangkok heat after wandering around famous temples, Wat Arun and Wat Pho, look no further than Elefin Coffee on Maha Rat Road. Located directly opposite The Temple of The Reclining Buddha, Elefin is the perfect spot to grab yourself some aircon and recharge the batteries …

Bang Rak China Town Eating in Bangkok

A Traditional Thai Breakfast – Rice Porridge at Jok Prince (โจ๊กปรินซ์ บางรัก) Bang Rak, Bangkok

I’m often asked ‘what is a typical Thai breakfast dish?’ The truth is, there isn’t really one. Let me explain. Thais eat pretty much anything for breakfast; curry, stir fry, noodle soup…You name it, they’ll eat it! One dish that’s always on the menu at a hotel breakfast, however, is Jok, otherwise known as congee/rice …

Bang Rak China Town Eating in Bangkok Khlong San Over The River Thonburi

Excellent Thai Pork Leg Stew at Jae Pouy Kha Moo Talat Somdet – ขาหมูตลาดสมเด็จ Bangkok

Situated west of the river on Somdet Chao Phraya Road in Bangkok, next to the beautiful Wat Phitchaya temple, Jae Pouy Kha Moo Talat Somdet – ขาหมูตลาดสมเด็จ is a small old-school shophouse that churns out plate after plate of excellent khao kha moo, to a packed crowd of locals, on a daily basis. It gets …

Cafes Eating in Bangkok Nakhon Pathom Over The River

Amazing Floating River Cafe 45 Minutes From Bangkok Thailand – RIVA Cafe Nakhon Pathom

Had a stressful week? Can’t face the weekend crowds of Chatuchak Weekend Market or another crowded Sky Train to the shopping malls? Try heading out to Nakhon Pathom for a relaxing day by the river, or should that be RIVA, that will have you feeling like you’re on a mini break. The Riva Floating Cafe …

Eating in Bangkok Lad Prao

Excellent Boat Noodles at Kuay Teow Ruea Trakhun – Ladprao 101

So, my friend Rosie had decided that she had to go to a place called the Rabbit Cafe, which as the name suggests, is a cafe full of rabbits. To say I wasn’t keen is an understatement, but eventually, I caved and found myself in a taxi, heading all the way out to Lad Prao, …

Charoen Nakhon Eating in Bangkok Street Food and Shop Houses Thonburi Wongwian Yai

Pad Thai Narok Teak – Officially Bangkok’s Best Pad Thai (Sort of)

Pad Thai Narok Taek, located on Lat Ya Road in Bangkok has long been my favourite spot for Thailand’s most famous noodles and now they’ve been given the title of ‘Bangkok’s best pad Thai’ in a blind taste test by a panel of Thai and western bloggers and foodies (including myself) at the Market Experience …

Eating in Bangkok Khlong San Over The River Street Food and Shop Houses Thonburi

Excellent Beef Noodle Soup in Bangkok – Talat Phlu Ocha Lat Ya Road

Talat Phlu Ocha is an old school, no frills shophouse restaurant selling excellent beef noodle soup, located on Lat Ya Road in Bangkok’s Khlong San area which is on the west side of the Chao Phraya River. If you’re staying on the Thonburi side of Bangkok, you have to check this place out, you’d be …

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5 Great Places in Bangkok For Khao Kha Moo – Thai Pork Leg Stew – ข้าวขาหมู

Khao kha moo (ข้าวขาหมู) – stewed pork leg on rice is my ultimate Thai comfort dish. This isn’t a ‘Top Five Places to Eat’ post, there are far too many shops selling khao kha moo for that. This is a list of five of my personal favourites, in no particular order,  that won’t leave you disappointed. …

Koh Mak Thai Islands Travel

A Mini Guide to Koh Mak – Our Favourite Thai Island So Far

Sometimes when we arrive on a Thai Island, it takes us a few days to get a feel for the place, and with others it’s love at first sight. Koh Mak was definitely the latter. From the moment we stepped foot off the speedboat from Laem Ngop pier, we knew there was something special about …

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Awesome Thai Muslim food in Bangkok at Barakat Restaurant Chan 49

For me, there’s not too much in life that’s more comforting than good, home cooked Muslim Thai food so any time I have the opportunity to try somewhere new in Bangkok, I jump at the chance! My usual go to spot for Muslim-Thai cuisine is Muslim Restaurant on Charoen Krung in Bang Rak. That could …

Charoen Nakhon Eating in Bangkok Khlong San Over The River

Duck Noodles With a Difference at Chalawan Khao Man Gai Charoen Nakhon.

As the name suggests, Chalawan Khao Man Gai – จารุวรรณข้าวมันไก่  is known locally for their excellent Hainanese chicken rice but today I’m here to try their duck noodle soup. Duck noodle soup definitely isn’t a rare dish in Bangkok, in fact, on Charoen Nakhon Road alone, I can name a few shops off the top of my …

Eating in Bangkok Krungthonburi Thonburi Wongwian Yai

The Best Pad Thai I’ve Had in Bangkok – Pad Thai Narok Taek Lat Ya

Pad Thai is without a doubt the most well known and most eaten Thai dish in the world outside of Thailand. You won’t find a Thai menu in any restaurant in the UK or Europe that doesn’t include this famous fried noodle dish. It’s just as widely available in Thailand with every hotel, guesthouse and …

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Koh Mook Guide – A Real Thai Island Paradise

To us, Koh Mook (Koh Muk) in the Southern Thai province of Trang is everything a Thai island should be. It boasts stunning white sand beaches, clear blue seas and is still just far enough off the mass tourist radar that it’s managed (so far) to escape the tourism boom that has plagued the popular …

Koh Libong Trang Travel

Koh Libong Travel Guide – World Class Curries and Sunsets.

If your idea of the perfect getaway is long strolls on a deserted beach, reading a book and generally doing nothing, then Koh Libong in Trang might just be your ideal Thai Island. I love a quiet island; I really do, the popular tourist islands of Koh Samui and Phuket couldn’t be further down my list of …

Trang Travel

Amazing Thai Dim Sum and Roast Pork at Ruan Thai – Trang Town

The Southern Thai Province of Trang Is home to some of the country’s best Island getaways, but Trang Town itself is often looked upon as no more than a stopover town on the way to Koh Mook, Koh Kradan and Koh Libong. I’m here to let you know that as a food lover, Trang ‘City’ …

Eating in Bangkok Siam

Siam’s Famous Beef Noodle Shop Gets a Makeover – Review of Jeib Rod Dee Det

Rot Dee Det, Siam square’s five-decade-old shophouse famous for its beef noodle soup and Thai chicken stews, has closed down after all these years (gasps). Fear not, though, they’ve just moved around the corner, stuck a ‘Jeib’ at the start of the name and given the place a makeover so you can still get a …

Nan Travel

A Two Night/Three Day Tour of The Beautiful Nan Province – DAY ONE

Have you ever heard of Nan in Northern Thailand? If not, don’t worry, not many tourists have. Nan isn’t top of many people’s list of destinations when planning a trip to Thailand. This may be about to change, however, with the Thailand Tourism Authority making it one of their new ‘Creative Tourism Districts.’ You can …

Bang Rak Eating in Bangkok

The Best Roast Duck in Bangkok at Prachak Roasted Duck

This week I took my friend and fellow Bangkok blogger, Paul Moore to my favourite roasted duck restaurant in the city, Prachak Roasted duck in Bang Rak. You can read Paul’s review of Prachak by cklicking here, and if you have time, I also shot a video of what we ate there that I’ll post …

Nan Travel

Khao Soi and Coffee in Nan Town, Northern Thailand.

This past weekend, we were lucky enough to travel to the beautiful, little visited province of Nan in Northern Thailand and we absolutely loved it. The first two days were spent on a tour checking out the surrounding countryside and meeting the locals. The third day we had to ourselves so being that Nan is …

Eating in Bangkok Pratunam Market

Where To Eat at PRATUNAM MARKET – Pondtip Stewed Duck and Chicken Rice, Bangkok

If you ask where to go for khao mun gai in the Pratunam area, people will automatically point you in the direction of one of two places; either they will tell you that you have to go to the ‘pink shirts’ – Pratunam Chicken Rice or they will send you to the ‘green shirts’ – Kueng Heng. This …

China Town Eating in Bangkok

Street Dumplings in Chinatown at Khanom Chip A Liang

Bangkok’s Chinatown is bursting with street food day and night, so if you don’t have an idea of where you’re going to eat, it can all get a bit overwhelming. Luckily while you’re trying to figure it all out, you don’t have to go hungry. If you’re heading to Chinatown on the Chaopraya Express Boat, …

Phuket Recipes Stews Travel

Phuket Pork Belly Stew – Moo Hong – หมูฮ้อง

On a recent trip to Phuket town, I discovered this excellent dish called moo hong. It’s a Southern Thai pork stew with Chinese roots that’s quite similar to moo palo, but with fewer ingredients. I had moo hong a few times while I was there and it varied in sweetness from restaurant to restaurant. I …

Eating in Bangkok Thonburi

Old School Stewed Duck and Goose at Nai Soon Charoen Nakhon – ร้านนายสุนเจริญนคร

Seemingly unbeknown to anyone living from On Nut to Siam, there is a lot more to Bangkok than the good old Sukhumvit road. In fact, if you want to sample some traditional Thai food in a local area, while watching locals go about their daily business, then I suggest you forget the shiny malls of Phrom …

Eating in Bangkok Thonburi

Home Style Dining By The River – Review of Imm Restaurant at Chann, Bangkok Noi

Over the Songkran holiday, we were lucky enough to try some fantastic home style cooking at a new riverside restaurant in Bangkok Noi. The restaurant’s name is Imm, which of course, translates to ‘full’ in Thai and that is precisely how we ended up leaving – absolutely stuffed! Imm is part of a beautiful new …

Bang Rak China Town Eating in Bangkok Sathorn

The Best Dim Sum I’ve Had in Bangkok – and it’s not in Chinatown!

I stumbled across this little dim sum restaurant while I was wandering up the Sathorn end of Charoen Krung Road, which of course is the same road that runs through Bangkok’s Chinatown some 6km back in the opposite direction. I love strolling through this side of town, there’s still a massive Chinese influence here, which …

Curries Recipes

Massaman Curry with Chicken – Gaeng Massaman Gai – มัสมั่นไก่

A trip down to Trang last week rekindled my love for Massaman curry after I had a fantastic version at the De Tara Beach Resort. It’s not often you get a proper slow cooked, authentic masaman on a Thai Island. It took me back to when I first traveled Thailand in 2009 and was taught how …

Eating in Bangkok Sukhumvit

Eating Decent Local Food On Sukhumvit Road – Review of Tang Meng Restaurant.

Dry egg noodles with crispy pork belly and wontons

Now it’s not often I find myself walking down Bangkok’s Sukhumvit Road; it’s an exhausting exercise looking for decent food while trying to avoid the overzealous suit sellers and tuk-tuk drivers. If I’m being honest, I’m not a massive fan of this side of Bangkok. Sure, there are some lovely restaurants if you want to …

Curries Recipes

Thai Green Curry With Butternut Squash – แกงเขียวหวานฟักทอง

My mother, being vegan, has been on at me since I started my blog to put up some vegan/vegetarian friendly recipes up so I thought I’d start with a non meat version of perhaps the most famous Thai dish worldwide – the Thai green curry. Thai green curry is usually made with chicken or sometimes …

Eating in Bangkok Taling Chan

Northern Thai Food in Bangkok – Review of Huen Lumphun Taling Chan

Now, if you have been following my blog you’ll know I love Northern Thai food, especially khao soi. You will also know from my Best Khao Soi in Bangkok post that good Northern Thai food is not that easy to come by in Bangkok, so when I get a tip for an authentic Lanna style …

Grill Recipes Sauces & dips Snacks

Moo Ping – Thai Grilled Pork Skewers – หมูปิ้ง

Moo Ping can be found in every market and on every street corner in Thailand. These quick, cheap snacks are packed full of flavour and super easy to prepare. They cook quickly, so they’re perfect for a barbecue where you’ve got a lot of hungry mouths to feed, and I promise you they make a …

Chiang Mai Travel

A New Khao Soi Player In Chiang Mai? – Eating Riverside At Rimping Boat Noodles

Anyone who’s been following my blog, or my Instagram, will know that I’m obsessed with khao soi. I ate ten in five days when I got to Bangkok, to try to find you guys the best khao soi in the city! Now I’ve eaten in all the famous khao soi joints in Chiang Mai – …

Recipes Soups

Thai Rice Soup with Pork – Khao Tom Moo Sap – ข้าวต้มหมูสับ

Khao tom moo sap, which translates to boiled rice with chopped pork is a popular breakfast rice soup that’s eaten all across Thailand. It was one of the first dishes I ate in Thailand after I realised that the hotel ‘English’ and ‘American’ breakfasts were equally bad wherever you stay! Khao tom isn’t just a …

Recipes Soups

Tom Yum Koong – Sour Hot Thai Soup with Prawns – ต้มยำกุ้งน้ำใส

The most famous Thai soup in the world has to be Tom Yum Koong – hot and sour soup, with prawns. If you eat Thai food, chances are that you’ve tried tom yum! There are a few different ways to make tom yum, and everyone has their own opinion on how it should be done. …

Grill Recipes Salads

Beetroot Som Tam – ส้มตำบีทรูท

  I’ve been surprised at how readily available beetroot is at Thai markets since I arrived here in Bangkok. I eat beetroot all the time in England, especially raw in salads, so I decided  to include it in my  Thai cooking as well. Without a doubt, the best salad available in Thailand is a som …

Curries Recipes

Thai Prawn and Pineapple Curry – Gaeng Kua Sapparod Koong – แกงคั่วสับปะกุ้ง

Thai prawn and pineapple curry – gaeng kua supparod made its way up from Malaysia and has been adapted to Thai tastes. I think this is why I only really eat it when I’m on a southern Thai island. In fact, on holiday might be the time I’ve eaten it! Anyway, I don’t have any …

Eating in Bangkok

This Great Hole in The Wall Duck Restaurant Isn’t in Your Bangkok Guide Book! – Phun Loet – พูลเลิศ

At least once a week, (sometimes more if I’m taking people on a food tour) you can find me scoffing roast duck at the Bangkok famous Prachak Roasted Duck on Bang Rak’s Charoen Krung Road. It’s my favourite place in the city for roast barbecue duck. Anytime I eat duck anywhere else, I’m generally disappointed …

Desserts Recipes Snacks

Sweet Coconut Pandan Pancakes – Kuih Dadar

I first had kuih dadar, sometimes known as kuih tayap, on a trip to Malaysia a couple of years back. They’re unbelievably popular there, as well as in Singapore and parts of Indonesia, namely Java. Kuih dadar are sweet pancakes, coloured with the juice of pandan leaves and stuffed with shredded coconut, sweetened with palm …

Curries

Gaeng Panang Nuea – Beef Panang Curry – แกงพะแนงเนื้อ

Probably my favourite Thai curry of them all has to be a Panang curry. It’s thicker than the other curries in Thailand, closer to what we’re used to in a curry in England, and less of a soup. A Panang curry is cooked quickly, using the thicker coconut cream as opposed to coconut milk and …

Bang Rak Eating in Bangkok

The Best Biryani In Bangkok? – Review of Muslim Restaurant Bang Rak

As the straight to the point name suggests, Muslim Restaurant is a place serving Islamic food in Bangkok. This no-frills restaurant in Bang Rak, right around the corner from Bangkok’s Lebua State Tower serves up some of the best Indian/Thai food in the city. Situated on Charoen Krung, Bangkok’s first paved road, Muslim Restaurant has …

Eating in Bangkok Phaya Thai

Rua Thong Noodle – Boat Noodles At Victory Monument

If I had to pick the most eaten dish by the local residents of Bangkok, I’d have to go with boat noodles. For all of you that aren’t familiar with what boat noodles are, I’ll explain: Boat noodles or kuay teow reua as they’re known in Thailand are a noodle soup dish that contains both …

Curries Recipes

Thai Red Curry With Chicken – Gaeng ped gai – แกงเผ็ดไก่

Thai curries are not something I eat a lot of now I live in Thailand. I’m not really sure why because I love them, but I only really find myself eating them when I’m on holiday at the beach! Before I started coming to Thailand on a regular basis, I expected when I got here …

Curries Recipes Stir frys

Stir Fried Chicken With Red Curry Paste – Gai Pad Prik Gaeng – วิธีทำ ไก่ผัดพริกแกง

So you’ve made a Thai red curry and now you have a load of curry paste left over and you’re wondering what to do with it. Don’t worry, I have the answer – Gai pad prik gaeng, or stir fried chicken with red curry paste. This is something I always find myself making at home …

Stir frys

Crispy Pork Belly Stir Fry With Chinese Kale – Pad Pak Kana Moo krob – ผักคะน้าหมูกรอบ

Pad pak kana moo krob literally translates to fried kale crispy pork in Thai and that pretty much sums it up! Crispy deep-fried pork belly stir fried in Oyster sauce with Chinese kale (or Chinese broccoli as it’s often labelled in the U.K), served with steamed jasmine rice. Pad pak kana moo krob is one …

Desserts Recipes

Mango Sticky Rice – Khao Niew Ma muang – ข้าวเหนียวมะม่วง

Mango sticky rice or khao niew mamuang as it’s known in Thailand is without a doubt the number one Thai dessert of all time so what better recipe to post up for my first dessert on the website? If you’ve been to Thailand and you eat street food, chances are you’ve eaten mango sticky rice …

Eating in Bangkok Wongwian Yai

My New Favourite Place For Satay In Bangok – Review of Kay Pork Satay Charoen Rat

  My go to place for satay in Bangkok is usually Pratunam Kuang Heng Chicken Rice as I get dragged to Central world on a regular basis when my girlfriend wants to shop (which is a lot!). I go there not for the chicken rice as the name would suggest but for their awesome pork …

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The Best Khao Soi In Bangkok – ที่ดีที่สุด ข้าวซอย ในกรุงเทพฯ

If like me, you developed a love for khao soi in Chiang Mai, you will know how frustrating it is not to be able to eat it whenever you feel like it in Bangkok. Unlike in Chiang Mai, where there are plenty of great khao soi joints to choose from wherever you are in the …

Eating in Bangkok Grill Recipes

Chiang Mai Sausage Kofte – Sai Ua – ไส้อั่ว……The Best Sausage You’ve Never Had!

Sai ua or Chiang Mai sausage could be the best sausage you’ve never had! I acquired my love (or obsession depending on how you look at it) with Thai food when I landed in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand for the first time back in 2009. I’d never heard of Chiang Mai before I booked my …

Curries Recipes

Northern Thai Pork Curry – Gaeng Hang Lay – แกงฮังเล

I keep getting asked why I haven’t put any curries up when I write a Thai food blog. The answer is I’m not really sure! I guess I felt there were enough recipes for red curry and green curry on the internet already. When I’m deciding what Thai food I want, I don’t really think …

China Town Eating in Bangkok

Real Deal Indian Food in Bangkok at Toney Restaurant Phahurat

Growing up in a North West London suburb with a large Asian community, authentic Indian food was never hard to come by. I have grown up surrounded by Indian restaurants, Indian sweet shops and cash and carries selling snacks, spices and fresh fruit and veg. In fact, I never realised how much I took for …

Recipes Salads

Laab Gai – Spicy Chicken Salad – ลาบไก่

Laab or Larb, Lapb, Lahb, Laap, Lap depending on who you speak to is a salad made of minced meat (in this case chicken but commonly made with pork, beef or duck), lots of mint and other fresh herbs, shallots, toasted rice powder, dried chilli, lime juice and fish sauce. There are plenty of arguments …

Recipes Stir frys

Pad Kaprao Gai (sort of) – Stir Fried Chicken with Holy Basil

One of my favourite dishes, Pad Krapao has minimal ingredients so it’s perfect for your midweek Thai fix! The only problem for anyone outside Thailand is getting hold of the main ingredient! I’ll explain; Pad means stir fry, Kaprow means Holy Basil and Gai means chicken so this dish should literally be stir fried chicken …

Grill Recipes

Satay Moo – Pork Satay (or chicken, or beef)

Everyone’s favourite Malaysian import, the humble Satay. Now, when I think of Satay from back in England, I think of dry as a bone, shrivelled up chicken on a stick smothered in sweet peanut butter! Thankfully, this version couldn’t be further from some of the cooked from frozen monstrosities I’ve been served back home. Take …

Recipes Stir frys

Stir Fried Butternut Squash (Pumpkin) with Pork and Thai Basil

This is my take on a dish I was shown at Tikky’s Cafe in Chiang Mai. I’d never used squash in a stir fry before but it worked so well. It’s got a lovely natural sweetness from the squash which goes so well with the mellow, peppery anise flavour from the Thai basil. As always …

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