Must eat in Bangkok

Old May 23rd, 2010, 07:59 AM
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Must eat in Bangkok

Hi! Anyone have suggestion on what are the must eat food/restaurant at Bangkok. Local or international cuisine. Thanks!
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 08:03 AM
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Bob, aka rhkkmkok has a list. Bella how much do you want to spend per person per meal?
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 09:37 AM
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If you're staying on the river, you must try the Crab in Yellow Curry at Harmonique.
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 09:39 AM
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Bangkok has such a huge range of restaurants from tiny hole-in-the-wall places to more upscale venues. Tell us more about what you are looking for.
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"Pu pad pong karee" - curried crab - is definitely a must try.

One of my favorite dishes is "khao mun kai" - Thai chicken rice. The Thai sauce is what sets it apart from Hianese chicken rice.

"Gaengsom cha oam" - tamarind soup with omelet - is a tasty option.

Here are some restaurant suggestions:

http://cheapeatsbangkok.com
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GPandas' recommendation of Harmoniqe is very good. We have eaten there several times over many trips and never a thumbs down dish has been served to us.

I wonder if this great establishment will continue to serve such great food as the two women owners are getting up ther in age but add a delightful extra to the amibience,. The last time we went was for a late lunch and the two sisters were in the ante room chatting and smiling, we asked if we coud take their picture and they happily agreed. It's a very special memory photo that we have.

We have ordered perhaps twenty different Thai dishes from the menu and not one single dish was a disappointment to us.

I thank this Fodors website for telling us about this place to begin with.
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 06:02 PM
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Cheap eats please and maybe one special dinner for my family (that a 9 year old will also enjoy). BTW, we'll be staying at Pullman Hotel so hope you can recommend places with in the area. Is Home Kitchen any good? Thanks for all the suggestions! I'm new here and it's such a big help.
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 06:46 PM
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Cheap Eats - my fave is Chote Chitr. Do a search here and you'll find directions on how to find it. Harmonique counts as cheap eats (not as cheap as CC, but still cheap). For a more expensive dinner with great food and great ambiance, try Lanna Thai at Face. www.facebars.com click on Bangkok.
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Old May 24th, 2010, 06:21 AM
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Khao Mu Daeng:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/travelt...7622452428516/

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en...,0.007435&z=17
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Old May 24th, 2010, 12:12 PM
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No such thing as a must eat -- everyone has different tastes.

Wanna be adventurous: go get a bag of fried crickets. http://www.phuket.com/magazine/eating-insects.htm

And (wo)man up like the cheerleader Cara from Amazing Race 14 who womped down fried larva, starfish, scorpions and grasshoppers in about 45 seconds in Beijing.
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Old May 24th, 2010, 12:51 PM
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You should pay attention to the ideas on Curt's website!

For sit down fairly cheap food, Chote Chitr is a fabulous option.
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Highlighted on Anthony Bourdain's "No Reservations" and our next stop.

Located in China Town (Yaowarat) - Tang Jai Yuu - roasts up a baby pig, brings it to the table for you to eat the crispy skin, then back into the kitchen to prepare the meat in a dish of your choice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRNd_...embedded#at=11

Location
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT...e61f1e25aad009

LP wrote:
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thailand...aurants/407886
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Old May 24th, 2010, 02:10 PM
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Here's a guy that blogged about Tang Jai Yuu (Yoo)and has photos.

http://flsam.blogspot.com/2007/04/ta...t-bangkok.html

Also a thread on Tripadvisor:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic...g-Bangkok.html
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You didn't say where you are staying. This could help with suggestions.

If you would like a little adventure for lunch, you might like to head to Baan Rabiang Nam. It's a riverside eatery, about a 5 kilometer taxi ride north of the Nonthaburi pier.

Beside dining on great seafood, with very reasonable prices, in a nice setting, you will also enjoy the boat ride up to Nonthaburi.

While in Nonthaburi, you could also take in the free museum and possibly head a short walk inland to the big, local market. On the ride up to the restaurant you will also pass Bangkwang Prison, the famous "Bangkok Hilton".

There is also Rim Fung, an eatery right at the Nonthaburi pier. It's not as good as Baan Rabiang Nam and more expensive.

http://cheapeatsbangkok.com/photos/thai/rabiang_map.jpg



Another affordable eatery getting a bit of foreign press is Krua Apsorn, in Dusit. You can flag a taxi or, if you like adventure, hop on the # 16 bus, out front of Siam Square. Krua Apsorn is located just north of the National Library, on Samsen Road.

http://cheapeatsbangkok.com/html_eat/res1/krua.html

For fun "fine dining", at street prices, you might look into Kook Chom's Shop. It's located next to the Thewet pier. The place is packed, with locals enjoying his "plates".

http://cheapeatsbangkok.com/html_eat/cart/kookchom.html
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Not sure if anyone notice, but there is a Google Map of BKK with: area locations, food carts, food malls, restaurants, malls, markets, stores, embassy, hospital stuff, points of interest.... Anyway, just if anyone might have missed the tiny "map" icon at the top of Curt1591's Kook Chom Shop (and others) link page:

http://cheapeatsbangkok.com/html_eat/cart/kookchom.html
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