bangkok food

April 20th, 2014 / by / in: food / No responses

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Ooops, I got a little behind on my Thailand posts because I went to Shanghai. More on that later.

Here is an entry mostly devoted to food. In Bangkok. Of course it starts in a mall, because why not? WHERE BETTER TO EXPERIENCE AUTHENTIC CULTURE THAN AT A MALL?

(Contrary to the photo above, we did not eat at McDonalds, even though I enjoy trying regional McDonalds foods around the world. The Thai McDonalds menu includes fun items such as fried chicken and taro pie.)

We went to Siam Paragon in Bangkok, a fancy mall that’s apparently one of the biggest malls in Asia. The food court was pretty awesome, I admit. I was actually really surprised at how many Japanese restaurants (as in, chains from Japan) were in the mall. Japanese stuff is clearly quite popular in Bangkok.

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 Including my favourite — tonkatsu chain Maisen. (When in Tokyo, eat at the original one in Omotesando, which I’ve blogged about before.) Even though I should have been sticking to Thai food, I couldn’t resist getting one of their tiny, perfect sandos…

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Also from Japan: beloved (by me, Mike, and the Japanese people) curry chain Coco Ichibanya.

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And a Mos Burger!

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But we decided to stick to Thai food. Are spring rolls even really Thai? I don’t know.

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Beef something for Mike.

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And green curry for me!

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Not at a mall: one of Bangkok’s famous tuk-tuks.

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Wheeeeeeee, tuk-tuk ride! Seems dangerous, but I didn’t die.

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Noodles! I am useless because I have no idea what this was called. But it was good.

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Dessert time: eat all the weird fruits, beans, and tapioca balls.

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Mike ordering dessert.

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Kind of like Japanese kakigori — I had mine with some kind of jelly and red bean. If red bean is an option, I will always take it.

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Somewhere in Bangkok’s Chinatown (Yaowarat). It totally reminded me of being in Hong Kong.

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Mmmm, seafood.

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Seafood curry.

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Stir-fried water mimosa. I love weird vegetables.

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Some kind of clams? I don’t know, but all of these dishes were delicious. Definitely worth visiting Bangkok’s Chinatown.

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So many food stalls for you to try!

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More Chinatown.

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BRIEF WAT BREAK. Can you spot the cat?

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Aww!

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Wat Pho at night. One of the largest wats (Thai temples) in Bangkok.

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“Wat?” says Mike.

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Again, so much gold.

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A stop for pad thai! Because… Thailand.

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Awesome old ads on the wall of the restaurant.

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Regular pad thai and egg-wrapped pad thai. Very different than the gross ketchup-sauced noodles that Toronto calls pad thai.

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Dessert: looks like a taco but is actually sweet. They’re called khanom buang and the “cheese” is actually coconut.

Sigh, now I’m hungry.

 


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