Food Court at Survarnabhumi airport

Just landed in Survarnabhumi airport in Bangkok and feeling hungry but tired of airport restaurant food? Have some spare time (which you should always have!) before checking in for your departure and want to quick bite but tired of the same tired airport restaurant food?

Well head down to the food court on the first floor for a meal of local fares and local prices. The food court is located on the first floor where the taxis and coaches are located at door number. Continue reading “Food Court at Survarnabhumi airport”

DK Bakery’s stuffed buns Bangkok

Along Silom Road near soi 13 (or Thanon Pan), where the Sri Maha Mariamman temple is, is an old styled Chinese bakery shop called DK Backery. Its here I found some comfort food in the form of stuff buns. For Singaporeans whose childhood comfort food became lost in the economy race, its often in places like Thailand or Malaysia where we can find them again. Now comfort food are not world class food, but foods that give you comfort or makes you happy, fills you up and helps you relive some of the memories of yesteryear.

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The bakery sells a variety of stuffed buns, cookies and breads. Their stuffed buns is what this shop is well known for. The prices ranges from 14 to 17 baht (compared to Breaktalk!) is really value for money. In my opinion, 2-3 buns can fill me up for breakfast or even as lunch. Continue reading “DK Bakery’s stuffed buns Bangkok”

Yang Gao Gorn (อย่างเก่าก่อน) Bangkok

Yang Gao Gorn or like the old times in Thai is an odd little Thai restaurant situated on the second floor of the Frank and Release futsal field. Its about 10-15 minutes walk from Ari BTS station.

We were there on a Sunday around 1 pm and it was quite empty except for one table of customers, so we did not have to wait for our seats nor food in general. The setup is pretty sparse since it is not meant to be a fancy place and aims to serve folks staying around that area or playing futsal.  The kitchen is located at the ground floor so you don’t get a greasy smell of cooked food in the restaurant. By the way, the toilet is also on the ground floor sharing with the futsal pitch. Continue reading “Yang Gao Gorn (อย่างเก่าก่อน) Bangkok”

Poj Spa Karn (โภจน์สภาคาร) @ Tanao Road Bangkok – Oldies but goodies (revisit)

This is the second time I have been back to this ancient restaurant and I had to write about it again because the food is still good. I am not going to overrate this place as not all food are that great, some are normal food that you can find anywhere and there isn’t any bad tasting food that we could not finish for sure. But for the price and the tastes of some of its dishes, it definitely worth come back again. Continue reading “Poj Spa Karn (โภจน์สภาคาร) @ Tanao Road Bangkok – Oldies but goodies (revisit)”

Eat @ Groove Central World Bangkok – Food that hits all the right spot

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Eat is a restaurant by the famed Supanigga Eating Room at Thong Lor, which is one of the Top 20 restaurants in Bangkok. Eat is located at the 2nd level of Groove, which is the food extension of Central World in Bangkok. The menu appears to be the same as the one in Thong Lor, but I am not sure if the prices are cheaper here or similar. The restaurant serves Eastern and Central styled Thai food and does a very good job with most of their dishes. They keep the taste as original as possible which means you can expect quite spicy food and flavorful food.

Our only complain we have is that each dish is pretty small in size such that for a table of 7 persons, we need to order two of each dish so that all of us gets to eat more than one mouthful per dish. As you can see from the review below, we order 2 of each dish and there was a lot of dishes. In normal restaurants we probably stop at around 6 dishes.

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Audrey Cafe @ EmQuartier Bangkok – Pretty food but disappointing taste

Audrey Cafe is a chain of french inspired cafe that operates in a few major shopping centers in Bangkok in which EmQuartier is one of those location. The decor of the cafe is indeed quaint and pretty and gives you a very relaxing feel when seating in the cafe.

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The food menu contains both Thai and Western food with a selection of pastas and pizzas. As me and my friend were not that hungry, we did not go for the main courses and just chose some food to nibble on. Continue reading “Audrey Cafe @ EmQuartier Bangkok – Pretty food but disappointing taste”

Bangkok: Khanom Jeen (ขนมจีน) & Khao Soi (ข้าวซอย) @ Soi Phiphat

Ask me one of my favorite simple food to eat in Thailand and it would be Khanom Jeen (ขนมจีน). Basically this is a rounded rice noodle (it is like a thinner version of the laksa rice noodle) topped with various Thai curry of your choosing. It is usually eaten with raw vegetables like basil, bean sprouts and cabbages. What makes it nice is the texture of noodles and the different types of curry.

Khao Soi (ข้าวซอย) is a Chiang Mai dish served with crispy noodles in curry soup.

Along Silom Road at Soi Phiphat, there is a khanom jeen and khao soi soup, which is very popular during lunch time. Its a small shop so you should be there around 11 am to 11:30 am if you don’t want to squeeze or wait. I cannot figure out what the name is and neither is it display outside.  To get a better idea where it is, it is opposite Silom Serene Hotel.

This is what the shop front looks like, as if you can recognize it!

When I stepped in, the waitress wanted me to write my orders on a piece of paper. I plainly said that I could not write the order and after some struggle trying to make orders, she gave me the menu. So the shop have a non-Thai friendly menu!  Basically, there are 3 types of dishes. Khanom Jeen with Nam Ngeow (fish broth with minced meat, I think), Nam Ya (fish curry) and Khao Soi with chicken, pork or beef. You can also order other types of noodles if you want, but Khao Soi and Kanom Jeen is probably the most popular stuff there.

The dishes comes in normal and special. Normal is really meant for squirrels, really small portion. So for a standard meal most people will order special. However, if you want to sample all 3 dishes, you could get away with ordering normal for all 3.

First, I ordered the Khanom Jeen with Nam Ya. This is a sweet thai curry with mince fish. The curry is unbelievably delicious and the rice noodle have a good bite and is smooth. The combination is really heavenly.

Next I order a normal portion of Khao Soi with chicken. It comes with thin yellow egg noodles topped with crispy noodles.  The curry is slightly different from the Nam Ya, but it is also a sweet curry and also very fragrant and delicious!

You can tell that I love the dishes because I dried up both plates!

My standard for whether the food is good or not is whether I will want to go back to the same place for the same food again. This place is definitely one of those that I am already dying to go back again! When you are around Silom in the afternoon, go try it.