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Native dishes of Bangkok and Thailand

Posted by Travelcook on 25/5/2011 at 17:40

Can anybody help me with some info about the most delicious treats in Bangkok? I am interested in Bangkok street food, main course dishes, desserts, drinks, etc.

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Posted by goonistik on 25/5/2011 at 19:40

This place is supposed to prepare traditional desserts.

http://importfood.com/thai_vendors/street_vendor_nongamp.html

Nearby is a Mai Varee, a fruit stand that sells high quality fruit. Expensive but the mangoes I bought from there were the best I tasted in Thailand. The mango and sticky rice was nice.

http://importfood.com/thai_vendors/street_vendor_maevaree.html

I regret not going to this market.
http://importfood.com/videos/Or_Tor_Kor_Market.html

Chote Chitr has all this hype about it. Some people like it, some people don't. All I can say is that the banana flower salad was delicious. I'd kill for that recipe.

There is this other place that make a traditional dessert called Khanom Buang. It was nice but I wouldn't go out of the way for it.
http://importfood.com/thai_vendors/vendor_khanombuangnara.html

BTW, one hot day I was parched and I saw a street vendor selling beverages from a cart. Everything was unfamiliar except for a greenish liquid that I knew was made from limes. It was limeade but instead of sugar, they used salt. Not exactly the refreshment I was hoping for.

There is also these articles
http://bk.asia-city.com/restaurants/article/what-experts-eat

http://www.travelfish.org/feature/211

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Posted by busylizzy on 26/5/2011 at 04:12

Hey goonistik - thanks so much for the www.importfood.com links. I have been looking for interesting ways to spend my 2 days in BKK, and eating my way around the markets and street vendors looks like a perfect way to do it. As a fan of cooking (and eating!) Thai food, I am quite excited by the idea of visiting Or Tor Kor - and it's not too far from where I planned to stay. Perfect!

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Posted by goonistik on 26/5/2011 at 05:52

Busylizzy,

You are welcome. While I haven't tried all the places in the importfood Saochingcha list, many of those I tried were just ok to me.

Or Tor Kor looks very promising. Let me know how it works out.

To Travelcook,

I really enjoyed trying out the desserts at Nong Amp. Skip the Po Piat Sot spring rolls. I didn't try out the Kway teoo rod.

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Posted by MADMAC on 26/5/2011 at 09:28

The German place on Soi 11 in Sukhimvite has the best schweinebraten I've had in a while. Extremely tasty!

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Posted by Tilapia on 26/5/2011 at 19:07

There is a stretch of excellent eating spots in Sao Chingcha along Thanon Dinso. They are all located on the left side of the road (City Hall is on the other) if one is walking away from Wat Suthat (which is worth seeing.)

Another fantastic spot where one can find fairly unique street foods, sweets in particular, is Talad Nang Loeng (http://www.thailandoutlook.tv/tan/ViewData.aspx?DataID=1030897). It's only open in the morning and afternoon. It can be found at the corner of Thanon Nakhon Sawan and Thanon Krung Kasem, about a 10 minute walk from the Sao Chingcha area. With a few exceptions, it is not set-up on the main roads, but in the alleyways off of these two streets.

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Posted by goonistik on 26/5/2011 at 20:16

Tilapia ,

Thanks for the tip!

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Posted by Travelcook on 26/5/2011 at 20:43

Thanks for the suggestions. I am trying to expand Bangkok cuisine page on mycitycuisine.org and I would appreciate some genuine Bangkok dish names? Thanks.

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Posted by MADMAC on 26/5/2011 at 22:47

I guess no one's digging on the Schweinebraten!

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Posted by busylizzy on 27/5/2011 at 03:15

Well, Mac - the OP WAS a post about native Thai food. I'm not sure that Schweiebraten qualifies for that.

However now that I have googled to find out what it is, I have to say it sounds kind of nice - without the sauerkraut though! Ugh! A guy in our office brought some sauerkraut for lunch one day. Nuked it in the microwave and stunk out the entire office.

It's winter in NZ at the moment - the perfect time for a roast. I might speak to my German friend here and talk her into cooking it for us one night. Meanwhile, when in BKK, I shall be enjoying some good Thai cooking!

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Posted by busylizzy on 27/5/2011 at 03:16

Travelcook - if you check out the links that goonistik gave (and scout around on the website), you'll find more food names than you could have dreamed of. It's all there.

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Posted by Tilapia on 27/5/2011 at 06:20

I love schweinebraten, especially mit kraut und senf.

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Posted by goonistik on 27/5/2011 at 07:46

You can google for "Thai recipes" and find websites with the names of dishes there.

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Posted by MADMAC on 27/5/2011 at 08:56

Tilapia
You put mustard on your Schweinebraten? You're kidding right?

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Posted by Tilapia on 27/5/2011 at 18:18

You bet! A small dollop of grainy mustard on the side ... not on it.

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Posted by MADMAC on 27/5/2011 at 19:34

Damn... That's like putting mayonaise on your fries...

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Posted by Tilapia on 27/5/2011 at 20:55

Love that, too!

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Posted by MADMAC on 28/5/2011 at 01:35

Hombre, your culinary tastes are interesting.

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Posted by Tilapia on 28/5/2011 at 21:06

Amigo, potatoes and mayo are not strangers to each other.

I even enjoy ketchup on a good hot dog, despite what Dirty Harry thinks.

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Posted by MADMAC on 28/5/2011 at 22:49

Hey, dirty Harry is the man!

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Posted by goonistik on 29/5/2011 at 10:17

@Travelcook and busylizzy

I came across a website with some recommendations that look promising
http://www.eatingthaifood.com/

Reknowned pastry chef Nick malgieri had a short article in the washington post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/08/AR2009050801411.html

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