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  • Travelcook

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    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.

    #1 Posted: 25/5/2011 - 17:40

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  • goonistik

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    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

    #2 Posted: 25/5/2011 - 19:40

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    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!

    #3 Posted: 26/5/2011 - 04:12

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    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.

    #4 Posted: 26/5/2011 - 05:52

  • MADMAC

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

    #5 Posted: 26/5/2011 - 09:28

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    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.

    #6 Posted: 26/5/2011 - 19:07

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    Tilapia ,

    Thanks for the tip!

    #7 Posted: 26/5/2011 - 20:16

  • Travelcook

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    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.

    #8 Posted: 26/5/2011 - 20:43

  • MADMAC

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    I guess no one's digging on the Schweinebraten!

    #9 Posted: 26/5/2011 - 22:47

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    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!

    #10 Posted: 27/5/2011 - 03:15

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  • busylizzy

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    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.

    #11 Posted: 27/5/2011 - 03:16

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    I love schweinebraten, especially mit kraut und senf.

    #12 Posted: 27/5/2011 - 06:20

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

    #13 Posted: 27/5/2011 - 07:46

  • MADMAC

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

    #14 Posted: 27/5/2011 - 08:56

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

    #15 Posted: 27/5/2011 - 18:18

  • MADMAC

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

    #16 Posted: 27/5/2011 - 19:34

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    Love that, too!

    #17 Posted: 27/5/2011 - 20:55

  • MADMAC

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    Hombre, your culinary tastes are interesting.

    #18 Posted: 28/5/2011 - 01:35

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

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

    #19 Posted: 28/5/2011 - 21:06

  • MADMAC

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    Hey, dirty Harry is the man!

    #20 Posted: 28/5/2011 - 22:49

  • goonistik

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    @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

    #21 Posted: 29/5/2011 - 10:17

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