Shots from Friday night’s dinner in Bangkok’s Chinatown :)

The restaurant had five floor and it was packed to capacity, after a short wait we were seated somewhere in the tangle of the third floor. A quick glance at what other diners were eating, and I was starting to salivate already!

Grilled prawns…these babies were massive!

My dad’s favorite: quick boiled baby clams.

Curried crab with vermecilli

Shark’s fin soup

Oyster omelet! This one had particularly crispy edges, soooo ono! The best is when you get contrasting bites between the near gooey, stick innards and the charred edges, a plump little oyster…mmm, yes!

Stir fried ong choi with peppers and peanuts.

These were a Thai specialty, savory fishcakes with plenty of chestnuts for crunch, wrapped in thin phyllo-esque dough and deep-fried. Just wrap in lettuce and dip in the tangy nuoc nam. Or you could just eat it plain, pop it your mouth, they make for quite the finger food :)

7 Comments
  • anonymous
    July 5, 2007

    Bangkok seems so much a modern city by what I can tell from your top photo, and your Bangkok’s “chinatown” moniker (double entendre)is amusing.

  • anonymous
    July 5, 2007

    Yummy, yummy, yummy, and yummy…(I know you’ve got more than 4 food pics but I’ve already overdone it).We have some chinese restaurants that make better pizza than their own cuisine. My only gripe though is that they’ll bring dishes out one at a time instead of all at once. How am I supposed to eat my sizzling squid stirfry without rice???!!!

  • anonymous
    July 5, 2007

    Hi Kathy,Could you please post the name and address of this Chinatown restaurant? I am going to visit Bangkok later this year and I want to treat my parents to this fantastic place.Thanks,Cat

  • KirkK
    July 6, 2007

    Oh my Kathy – What a meal!

  • Kathy YL Chan
    July 7, 2007

    Hey Ron!hehe, it was strange, Bangkok was so modern in some ways, but then you turn the corner and it’s a whole nother world…however there’s nothing quite as perfect as hawaii! :)Hey Rowena!I love the gelato place you mentioned in your last email…I haven’t gone back there in over a year, but recall the kaffir lime leaf & lemongrass sorbert was awesome! Thanks for reminding me, I have to make another trip over there pretty soon! :)Hey Cat!OH man, you’re going to have so much fun in Bangkok! I didn’t take down the address of this restaurant, we found it just by wandering around the main streets and poking our heads into any places which looked good. If it helps the restaurant was on the corner of the ‘main’ street in chinatown, right across from the night market (a closed street with tons of food vendors)…but even if you can’t find it, just follow your nose and I bet you’ll end up somewhere good! :)Hey Kirk!Hehe, I was seriously stuffed beyond words! :)

  • Chubbypanda
    July 18, 2007

    Aww man! That seafood looks amazing. It’s impossible to get it like that in the States.*sigh* I miss Taiwan.

  • anonymous
    December 24, 2008

    Hi, the "savory fishcakes" that you have in the photo is known as "hoi jor" in Thai and is usually made from a mixture of pork + shrimp with water chestnut, etc. The pastry (or skin) that wraps the filling is made from soya beans i.e. bean curd skin. There are similar versions from Taiwan (Ji Juan) & Singapore(Ngo Hiang).

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