Saturday, August 02, 2008

Street food, Bangkok

Shall start my Bangkok post with the street food we had for this trip.....
I'm lucky to travel with a group of friends who enjoys food as much as me, so we managed to eat quite a fair bit of street food this time round :). Had some thai fish cakes..This version was more like fish balls...guess it was easier to eat while on the go.
Some grilled meat balls...
Rather bland to eat by itself, you'll need some chilli sauce (unless you wanna eat it with the bird's eye chilli and sliced ginger..)
Some street food are really colourful.. We decided to take the plunge and took a package of the fried quail eggs. Tasted exactly like chicken eggs, just that with loads more cholesterol.. yikes!
The local fried banana fritters..The batter's more fragrant as there's coconut milk in it. Lots of sesame seeds too.

Wanted to try the local ice cream with bread when I saw some locals buying it...
You can choose the ingredients to be in the sandwich...sweet glutinous rice, nata de coco, pineapple cubes..And topped with coconut ice cream. Not that nice though as the ice cream lacks flavour. Was just plain sweet.
Some bite size fried chicken..Crunchy on the outside, the meat was tender and juicy. We had the deep fried prawns too. Not as nice and I've forgotten to take a shot of it..hehe
Tried the thai fried crullers too..Sucky. I prefer malaysia yau char guai.

My fave and must have every time I'm in Thailand...The grilled squids...Smokey on the outside; springy, sweet and juicy on the inside. Have it with the ultra spicy and sourish sauce. Delicious.
Grilled chicken..
Tasted somewhat like satay chicken (without the peanut sauce), the chicken was well marinated. Only trouble while eating this was that they didn't debone this chook.
Grilled catfish tasted exactly like those in Malaysia...
Yes, ikan keli. Yummy when we have it hot; the sauce was pretty good too.
This snack was really scrumptious...
There's sweet flavour (with yam bits) and savoury ones with spring onions...
Cooked in halves, it's stuck together when it's almost cook. So we get a sorta flattened 'ball' shaped snack. The center was still creamy and every time we bit into the centre, the warm filling oozes out and it's fantastic!
Lastly, my favourite local ice cream...
Served in half coconut shell, the young coconut flesh was scraped out and topped with very creamy and rich homemade coconut ice cream. The ice cream had bits of peanuts and jackfruit. Real bliss having this. Found this little gem very near Pantip Plaza.
In case you were wondering, no, we didn't eat all of this at one go. We had it in a span of a few days. :p

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Blogger backstreetgluttons said...

BKK has the best street food variety in the world, heaps better than Jln Imbi (the I also got one same same prawn mee and chicken wings). and sensational to adventurers like youself ( and we hope , ourselves)

03 August, 2008  
Blogger J2Kfm said...

oh ... Bangkok has an amazing array of food, from the street food, to upmarket restaurants.
nice post, sc!!!

03 August, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

backstreetgluttons: yes, so much street food there, and so little time to eat! hehe

j2kfm: simply adore the food there...miss it already. thanks j2kfm! :)

03 August, 2008  
Blogger JeromeFo 令狐冲 said...

Wah...i wish i could go there also
-__- Got so many variety of foods.
But how come the grilled meat balls
like that one? I thought it's some rice balls -_-

03 August, 2008  
Anonymous Life for Beginners | Kenny Mah said...

That's a really cool idea: serving fresh ice-cream in half-shell coconut. I wonder how long before some hawker here picks up this idea too? Hmm....

03 August, 2008  
Blogger Tummythoz said...

Salivating at the ice-cream in coconut shell. I have not come across that! Wow.

04 August, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

jerome: am sure you'll get to go sooner or later :p. the meat balls looks kinda weird and not very nice either.

kenny: fingers crossed..but doubt it'll be as nice as thailand's :)

tummythoz: i've never seen such before too until now. really yummy!

04 August, 2008  
Anonymous jason said...

I never seen the coconut shell ice cream too. But I had the Cream & Fudge Factory ice cream there (which was much pricier). Real yummy!

05 August, 2008  
Blogger wmw said...

Oooh...that coconut ice cream looks good!

05 August, 2008  
Blogger Simon Seow said...

Seems like BKK is must place a foodie must go to at least once.

06 August, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

jason: it's rather hard to find, i must agree on that. cream& fudge? where was it? didnt see it wor..

wmw: hahaha..yeah, that ice cream got lotsa fans now!

simon: i call it my yearly pilgrimage..hehehe

08 August, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wondering where are the street food stalls located? any in siam square area? also, r they hygienic, esp the ice cream? very tempted to try them but not sure if they r okay to eat, cause can't risk having diarrohea esp when it comes to children..

20 October, 2009  
Blogger sc said...

it's random, everywhere around the city. but not the main street where siam paragon is. smaller lanes. for that many times i've eaten street food in thailand, not once i've gotten diarrohea. fairly save. but, if you dont want to risk it, you can pop over to MBK food court, there's a variety of street food (except for grilled ones) you can try. oh, make sure you go to the higher level food court in MBK- it has 2 foodcourt, one serves expensive international, while the other serves local food. one of the nicest food court in town.

20 October, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i read from one of your posts that the food hall at siam paragon also sells local street food. r the 2 food courts about the same ie in terms of the type of food offered?

21 October, 2009  
Blogger sc said...

siam paragon is a higher end food court- they have some basic street food snacks- like the fried bananas, coconut cream mini'apam' etc. as for MBK- it's messier, but there's more local food variety there. and it's with air con- kids should be comfortable there.

21 October, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thks, SC. will see how to incorporate MBK food court into my itinerary.

22 October, 2009  

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