Last year we visited Chinatown in Bangkok for the first time and had an amazing food experience which I also wrote about on my blog. This year we decided to come back, and although it was not quite as good as last year, it was a lovely evening spending many hours just walking around taking in the atmosphere, ordering something to eat whenever we felt for it. Below is what we ate.
Rolled rice noodle soup with crispy pork belly
Mentioned in the Michelin-guide, Ouan Pochana has been serving Guay Jub for over 50 years and is said to always have a long line. It could have been an amazing soup, but both my wife and I found the soup to be too peppery. But hey, the locals flock to this place, so I guess they like it that way.
Crispy pork belly just waiting to be chopped into the soup. Yum! In Sweden, we eat sliced pork belly with löksås.
We order the original soup which contains organ meat like intestines, lungs, and liver, but you can order a bowl of only crispy pork belly if you prefer that.
The cart is located in front of a cinema at 408 Yaowarat Road.
Typical Chinatown neon signs along Yaowarat Road.
Bloody delicious, but also kind of dangerous. Poorly prepared blood clams can make you very ill; more than 10 percent of those eating blood clams get sick. The more blood (not cooked enough) the higher the risk. I ate just a few while my wife feasted on two plates!
The cart is located close T&K Seafood at Phadung Dao Road. Eat at your own risk.
While my wife munched on the blood clams, I order a classic Pad Thai from a cart just opposite. The Pad Thai was served inside an omelette which I’ve never tried before. But I prefer a normal plate of Pad Thai with chopped peanuts and a wedge of lime.
Pad Thai with shrimps for 50 baht. Skip the shrimps and pay 30 baht.
Walking past a Chinese dessert cart.
An old restaurant called Hai Hua Tian where locals go to eat shark fin soup which I myself refuse to eat due ethical reasons.
Honey toast and ice frost dessert
We rounded the evening with a honey toast and an ice frost at a place called Ice Frost Dessert Café at Phadung Dao Road. Honey toast, which is a popular dessert in Asia, is a large slice of toasted bread topped with honey, ice cream, whipped cream and various fruits.
Melon ice frost with ice cream and condensed milk. I don’t know if ice frost is a Thai thing, but it seems to be popular over here.
Full and satisfied we grabbed a taxi back to our hotel in Sukhumvit. I’m pretty sure we will come back to Chinatown a third time.