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I’d Like to Propose a Toast… and Coconut Custard (Bangkok Eats)

I’d Like to Propose a Toast… and Coconut Custard (Bangkok Eats) November 26, 2010 | Food, Kid Friendly | Read More
Unlike the French-influenced Vietnam, Thailand really isn’t much of a bread culture. That being said, there are a number of nice pastry shops and bakeries here and there in Bangkok. But the place to go for toast is Mont Nom Sod. Going out for toast might not be something that comes up in conversation...

Bangkok Eats: Kanom Krok (Thai Pancakes)

Bangkok Eats: Kanom Krok (Thai Pancakes) October 28, 2010 | Food | Read More
Kanom krok is a Thai coconut pudding (some call it a pancake) made with rice flour and coconut cream and fried on a cast-iron griddle with shallow, circular depressions. The medallion-sized snack browns a bit on the bottom but remains soft and semi-liquid on top and then is folded over another half to...

Bangkok Eats: Thai “Donuts” (Sala Pao and Pa Tong Ko)

Bangkok Eats: Thai “Donuts” (Sala Pao and Pa Tong Ko) September 28, 2010 | Food | Read More
Call it Tic Tac Dough. These little fry breads are an excellent street snack in Bangkok. The x-shaped versions have a slight saltiness to them and are often eaten with a bowl of congee or cup of coffee for breakfast. The o-shaped form is slightly sweet (no frosting or sugar coating though) and are called...

September Food Festivals in Bangkok

September Food Festivals in Bangkok September 1, 2010 | Events, Food, Things to Do | Read More
As if Bangkok wasn’t already an excellent place to eat. Foodies take note: coming up are two special culinary events that you shouldn’t miss. Photo by jimi photog International TASTE 2010 Amazing Thailand Not all Thai food is the same. Those who know Thailand know that the various regions and cultures...

Bankok Photo Friday: Bed Supper Club

Bankok Photo Friday: Bed Supper Club August 20, 2010 | Food, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Is it a tube? Is it a luxury sports car showroom? Alien spacecraft? No, it’s one of Bangkok’s more unusual clubs. Bed Supper Club is a tough one to label. It is a fancy restaurant — but the diners sit on beds. It’s a gallery and also a club with resident and visiting DJs. Thai...

Bangkok Eats: Snack Time!

Bangkok Eats: Snack Time! July 5, 2010 | Food | Read More
Thai people really like to eat. A lot! Few streets don’t have at least one food vendor with a cart parked at the corner and the food courts and restaurants are busy late into the night. And when they aren’t eating breakfast, lunch or dinner, many of them are snacking. I myself am a constant grazer...

Bangkok Eats: Fish Maw Soup!

Bangkok Eats: Fish Maw Soup! June 30, 2010 | Food | Read More
The name is not flattering. At once it suggests the fish’s mother, maybe from Tennessee, and the gaping jaws of a hungry beast from the depths. But actually the fish maw is an air bladder (another appetizing word) that a fish uses to rise or sink in the water. Fish maws for sale hanging in a market...

Bangkok Photo Friday: Bars on Wheels

Bangkok Photo Friday: Bars on Wheels June 18, 2010 | Food, Nightlife | Read More
One of the quirky, fun aspects of Bangkok nightlife is the portable bar scene. A rinky dink tiki-bar, the kind you and your fraternity/sorority friends nailed together in college in the basement, might appear on the sidewalk right in downtown Bangkok serving mixed drinks with some portable music and...

Bangkok Eats: A meal for less than $5? Too easy

Bangkok Eats: A meal for less than $5? Too easy June 11, 2010 | Food, Travel Tips | Read More
Throughout the NileGuide site, Local Experts are posting blogs about a meal a traveler can find in their city for under $5 USD. But this is Bangkok, one of the world’s powerhouses of cheap street food and I might struggle to actually get UP to $5. So let’s say here’s a classic Bangkok meal for...

Bangkok Eats: Laab

Bangkok Eats: Laab June 4, 2010 | Food | Read More
Laab, which may sometimes be written as larb, is a cold meat salad originating in the northeast of Thailand, the Isaan region. I admit the term “cold meat salad” doesn’t typically make me jump up and down with excitement. This recipe, however, has gone a long way to change my thoughts about the...