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Trip Report - Bangkok

GordonS | Jan 22, 201112:37 PM

Summary of my wife and I eating in Bangkok during our short stay as part of a trip to various places in SE Asia.

Date: 18-Jan-2011
Venue: Sukhimvit Soi 38
Address: Near Thong Lo BTS Station
Total Bill: 160 Baht (~ £3 GBP / $5 USD)

Soi 38 is a quiet street off Sukhumvit road, right next to the Thong Lo BTS station. There are probably 10 or so stalls and street-front eateries.

When we arrived at around 17:30 the street was pretty dead, with not many people around - but by the time we left around an hour later, the place had more of a buzz about it, with many locals eating at the stalls and shops.

First up, we visitied the BBQ pork stall - I ordered one "BBQ pork" to share, and got a large portion of rice with BBQ pork and sliced BBQ sausage. The pork was perfect, with a crispy crust and succulent meat, and the sausage was coated in a tasty sweet glaze. A bargain at only 50 baht.

Next, just opposite we visited a street-front shop selling a "Chicken Rice". I love the Hainan version and had been expecting that here - but instead we got a Thai version... but this turned out to be a good thing! Instead of the usual thick, sweet, soy sauce, the chicken came with two sauces: a Thai sweet chilli sauce, and a very spicy, sour chilli sauce. There was also two styles of chicken - one boiled, one fried. The chicken was really succulent, and the sauces were amazing - especially the sour chilli sauce. As with the "normal" Hainan version, A small bowl of clear chicken soup also came with it. A real bargain at 50 baht - highly recommended!

Finally, the mango and sticky rice stall. This was my first time trying this, so I wasn't sure what to expect... wow... delicious! We shared a large plate of sticky rice coated in thick, rich, coconut cream, with a whole slice, mango. The combination was really wonderful. This is a really rich dessert, and I'm glad the 2 of us shared a plate - there is no way I could eat a whole one myself :) This large portion of delightful, flavourful, richness was another bargain at 60 baht.

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