Good Thai Food in Bangkok

Aug 22nd, 2004, 05:38 AM
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just say (mai pid). No spicey.. and half your problems will be solved..
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Aug 24th, 2004, 09:36 AM
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orgy7 and hanuman:

planning a short last minute trip to bkk in mid-oct, and am interested in dining at a few of these "regular joe" places in soi rangnam & victory monument. i am not a seasoned bkk travler so i don't know where these areas are located, but i don't think that should be a problem with the skywalk, taxi, etc. (planning on staying in the mbk area)

can you provide me with the names of a few restaurants that you go to. but like i said before, no bugs, no matter even if they taste like pistachio. also, what is the phrase that is opposite of mai pid? .
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Aug 24th, 2004, 06:50 PM
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Emtravel & kuranosuke,

The Manohra dinner cruise is OK. I've done it once for a company dinner but we preorder the food and did not go a la carte. Food was ok and the atmosphere, temperature and sight(lit grand palace etc) at night was good.

"Mai Pid" - if spoken by a foreigner will translate to "not wrong". Mai ped - spoken by a foreigner will sound more like not hot(food hot) or spicy. Ped mark - lots of hot / spicy.

Street food or shop house type restaurant, as Orgy eloquently described them, are our equivalent to the fast food outlets in other countries. Afterall is a steak dinner at Denny's the same at Morton?

For a good quick meal, in cleaner or more hygienic surrounding you should try and visit the "Bon Marche" market. Apart from selling all type of fruits, meat and veggies they sell pretty good food with some of the best and authentic Thai desserts on the planet(good food too). This is not a restaurant type setting but they have area where you can dine. The Royal family own the ground of this market and they do visit here now and then.


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Aug 24th, 2004, 07:37 PM
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I guess this is why we don't bother trying too give litle thai lessons.. its a pain too translate.

I think ped MARK mey not work either maybe ped Maah-k.. for very spicey and ped nitnoy for medium..

Hanuman thanks for keeping me in check and teaching me some things.

Deny's is bangin.. damn I miss the grand slam breakfest at 3am.

I don't know how many regular jose are willing too pay $25 for a steak.

I'll take a walk around town and jot down some names. post. later

NOTE I truly dislike giving advice on spacific resteraunts and hotels everyones tastes are difrent.
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Aug 26th, 2004, 10:59 AM
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hanuman: thanks for the info. bon marche it is. is this place easy to get to?

orgy7: don't worry about it. i will just walk around soi rangnam, and stop into the first place that emits a delicious fragrance, like the smell of curry, or bar b q something.(i may not partake, but i will certainly check it out).
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Aug 26th, 2004, 12:52 PM
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you might consider having a meal at the food court in MBK (a mall at Siam Square). Lot's of locals go there for lunch. Very inexpensive.
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Aug 26th, 2004, 01:21 PM
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I am staying at the Pen for 3 days and am confused about the new gourmet resturant and Jester's. How many vote for Jesters vs. the new one (I forgot the name)? What will be the bill for 2 for a 3 or 4 couse meal with tip at each?Thanks.
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Aug 26th, 2004, 06:32 PM
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at the thai al fresco restaurant we choose the 2200B++ menu for 2...there were 4 choices...the most expensive was 2400B++--does not include booze.,,,

the last time i ate at jesters the bill was 3460B total (2002)...that probably included a glass of wine and 1 beer...a la carte

can you fit them both in? they are only open for dinner...if not, have a drink either before or after (or both) at jesters and dinner at the thai restaurant...if it is raining then jesters is the place....have reservations...at thai place ask for a pavillion...
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Aug 26th, 2004, 08:30 PM
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Kuranosuke,

The Bon Marche market is easy to get to and from downtown it's on the way to the airport.

If you're interested I would just do a afternoon, snack sort of expedition, there perhaps the same day as you would go to the Jatuchak weekend market since they are relatively close by. Most taxi driver will know where it is.

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Aug 26th, 2004, 09:50 PM
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Kuronosuke.... where ar you comming from and what brings ya down too the big mango..

from reading some of your posts I take it that you have been too Bkk before and I guess you've tried the really spicey stuff.. I just mention this cuz I've seen many guys come down and say they can handle the heat "I eat mexican food all the time".. and when they take the first spoon full of tam yam khun.. they are crying like babies. hell I was one of them..
and seriously I would not try too keep up with a thai when they are eating.. they too feel tha heat.. and suffer from diohria regularly.
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Sep 7th, 2004, 03:42 PM
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orgy7: i am coming from singapore, and i am going to the big mango hopefully to attend one of your blacktie soiree or at least, have a beer with you and see how the cool local guys do it. maybe we can hang out at the bar in nana, where i might see one of my old vn buddies there.

i haven't had a tom yum khun yet that made me cry. i really don't care for it too much as it is too sour for me. i do like very hot and spicy thai curry. don't know where or how i acquire my taste for hot foods, but i am sure it was fostered when i lived in kl and penang.

although i was last in bkk in may, it was only for 3 days so didn't get to do much.

hanuman gave me a lead, so don't worry about any suggestons. like i said, i will just roam, and see whats around.
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Sep 7th, 2004, 08:16 PM
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if you want too chill out together keep me posted ... I'm the same as you I just roam around when I travel.. Ya pimped out Armani suiets is the way us "cool" farang role around town..
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Sep 7th, 2004, 08:52 PM
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Hi orgy-didn't get that last post-are you saying you cool farangs hang out in BKK dressed in Armani??? Seems a bit out of character for you, orgy, my friend!
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Sep 7th, 2004, 09:04 PM
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SPY. the comment is in charector I tend too be a bit sarcastic. but not sure how too espress it when typing online. I once saw someone type (sarc) but not sure what the means.

spygirl where are ya from. are you british..

I hear your comming this way as well.. I can show you around the naughty bkk sceen as well. LOL
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Sep 8th, 2004, 10:24 AM
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hey! orgy7...just to let you know, i not only like spice in my food. line me up with those dens of naughty naughty that you plan to take spygirl. .

by the way, i traded my armani for ken cole, hope its ok.
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Sep 8th, 2004, 06:29 PM
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Hey wait a minute! I've not agreed to this! Orgy7-if I have the time, I'd love to get together and have a drink with you-I'll be visiting with American ex-pat friends in BKK, who, I'm quite sure, do not go to the same places you do! (smile)


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Sep 8th, 2004, 07:35 PM
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all right then Kuranasuk.. lets see what happens.. when you trip comes up let me know.


SPY.. I think there needs too ba a spygirl-orgy7 pocket translator. I never said we were going too meet up.. I agreed too nothing either. eeek



hopefully last post for me on this thread.. unless relates too Good thai food in Khung Thep
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Feb 4th, 2005, 01:29 PM
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re: rhkkmk's comments "visit its new restaurant: Thalaythip...it is alfresco dining amidst sever thai style houses in the penn garden, next to the pool and the river...make a reservation and request one of the pavillions...


I cannot find Thalaythip on Peninsula's website.
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Feb 4th, 2005, 02:14 PM
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That's because it's not there on the Penn website, but on Shangri-La's website, just across the river from the Penn. Salathip is the correct spelling-and it is marvelous, IMO.
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Feb 4th, 2005, 07:06 PM
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wrong again spygirl...that is the correct spelling!!!! maybe they have closed it...send them an email and ask...it was an al fresco seperate dining area which has now been open about 2 years...it may be closed...it always seemed to be full...could not oiperate when it rained so that may have prompted them to close it...i have it on my dining schedule for this next trip so i shall investigate as well....give them a hollar and see...
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