Eating like a local Thai

I found a stretch of road with many “hole in the wall” eateries by chance, while cyber exploring Bangkok using google map.

It is near to National stadium BTS where I stayed. About 15 min walk.

So I decided to go on a culinary adventure and eat where the locals dine. I found out that some eateries are so good that they even garnered michelin star ratings!

The only hurdle will be communications. Unlike restaurants in shopping mall, you can’t expect the waiters to have good command of English.

This is where google map does wonder.

The eateries found on google map has star ratings. So I choose those with at least 4 stars rating by mote than a 100 reviewers.

Then there are so many photos being uploaded to google map for each location.

I just need to show the local waiter pictures of food that I want to try. So simple. And their relief expression of understanding what I wish to order is priceless. A picture does say a thousand words.

Dessert. Dumplings with different fillings and flavor in fresh warm milk. They have menu with pictures. Easy to order.

Bualoy Parinya
1434 ถนน บรรทัดทอง Wang Mai, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
+66 85 423 5625

Fried and boiled Chicken with fragrant savory rice.

The rice comes with a peppery soup that only has chicken bones in it! They serve the meat and used the bone to create this free complimentary soup with your order. It really taste good as you eat the rice and chicken while taking sips of the soup in between each bite.

The rice comes with 2 condiment dips. I drizzled my rice and chicken with the dips. It adds a touch of citrus zing and spice to the flavour of the dish.

In asia, rice is the stable and you eat it with a spoon. The fork is used as an aid to push the rice and meat onto the spoon. That way each spoonful is complete with some rice and a little bit of chicken. If you are right handed, hold the spoon using your right hand.

Oh i almost forgot to mention the piece of curddled blood on my plate. (I think it is cooked) Lower left corner of the picture below. I was hesitant to try it at 1st but decided to throw caution to the wind. Its exotic and I can pretend to be a vampire? It is not a bad taste. If you want to add a bit of iron taste to your food’ you can give it a try. That is the fun of travel right?

The generous serving of chicken makes this meal a joy. All for only 55 bhat! Show picture to order.

Chicken Rice by J’Bo
ถนน บรรทัดทอง Rong Muang, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
+66 85 164 1399

A traditional thai dessert shop.

Cheng Sim Ei
10330 สวนหลวงสแควร์ ซอย จุฬา 5 Wang Mai, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
+66 2 214 0612

The shop name means ,’dessert / sweet dumplings that cools your mind. With a name like that, it must be good right?

Yup, you bet!

The shaved ice on chilled coconut milk with sweet condiments really cools you on a hot tropical night.

The menu is above all the sweets. Each dessert is numbered. Just order by stating the number, whichever one that catches your fancy.

Chokdee Dimsum
ซอย จุฬาลงกรณ์ 1 วังใหม่ Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
+66 2 215 5263

At 33 bhat per dish of dimsum, it is a steal.

The taste and ingredients are decent. Each plate has slight variations in flavour. Which is important for dimsum.

There are picture menu. So ordering is easy.

Jeh O Chula
113 ซอย จรัสเมือง Rong Muang, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
+66 64 118 5888

A restaurant that specialise in stir fry dish. In Singapore we call this Zi Char. This Michelin restaurant has a crazy queue outside. I came early in my 2nd attempt to eat here. I ended up ordering dishes full of chilli. All three of them.

I enjoyed the crab meat with basil leaves. However, I feel there is no wow factor in the taste.

I think I would have done better at placing my order if I had used the google map pictures instead of relying on their menu.

If you are staying near National Stadium BTS in Bangkok, then you may want to explore the stretch of road next to Chulalongkorn University Centenary Park

See all the hearts? That’s the good eateries. Enjoy!

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