Runaway Juno: Juno’s Bangkok Diary – Food edition, Obviously

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When you say ‘I’m going to Bangkok.’ then there’s one thing you always hear from people.

That is ‘food’.

Apparently Bangkok is like a food heaven. You can find whatever you want, whenever you want, and wherever you want. Well, to be honest our food hunting in Bangkok was not always very immediate and direct, but it was a successful run. You’ll see in a minute after I finish my lame excuses about why I ate so much in Bangkok and my argument of ‘trust me eating was not the only thing I did in BKK’.

I don’t even remember how many different dishes I had. Okay, there’s a series of food and delicacies I encountered in Bangkok, but I must say, I didn’t even take photos of many of other dishes I had. Why? Who knows, maybe I was just too excited to have food… That I do sometimes.

Not only every each meal, there were countless fruits such as Durian (yes, durian), Papaya, Mango, Pineapple, 10 baht orange juice. And dumplings on the street, vegetable pancake at the market, meat on a stick, something on a stick, and small little snacks on the street. Oh and the sweetest desert I’ve ever had (literally and spiritually) in India town.

Now, enough said, just talke a look and be prepared to be hungry.

Prawn and.. something

Healthy prawn and fish sauce (maybe). Even though it makes a great photo, we didn’t really care for it. It was too much everything.

 

Chicken feet noodle

Chicken noodle with actual chicken feet in it. With few knuckles too. You can choose the noodle. And I have no idea what the lady spread on the top of the noodle. I liked the wide noodle anyway. And it was delicious.

 

Noodle and Phat Thai

Pat Thai (finally!) and a bowl of pork noodle at Catuchack Market.

 

Deep fried pork belly
Mysterious deep fried pork in Catuchack market

 

Hot plate of Pork and vegetable mix
Hot plate of pork and vegetable mix. Took 10 minutes to cook it. You can choose from Chicken, seafood and pork. And also choose how much spicy you want. We went to ‘not so’ spicy. At Khao San rd.

 

Great vegetable mix
Great Vegetable mix with oyster sauce. It was simple and delicious. At Silom.

 

Noodle, Phat Thai and ice tea
Pat Thai and a pork noodle, the whole table. But I wanted to take a pic of those little seasonings you can add to food. In every table of street food stall you can find those little things easily. Red pepper powder, peanut powder sometimes, picked red petter, and sugar (maybe). Be careful though, some of them are damn spicy.

 

Fish and chicken curry.
Local curry buffet restaurant. I was not a buffet just there was many options of curry to choose. We had fish curry and chicken curry with noodle. The little things on the table is for your pleasure. Several different vegetables, and some of them I have no idea what those are, but it’s fun to taste them all.

 

A stall full of Thai curry
Curry stall in Khao San Rd. We had a great mix of vege curry and chicken curry and at the end of the meal we stuck here due to heavy-seriously- rain. Ah, tropical weather.

 

Marshmallow snack
‘had to eat just because curious’ snack on the street. Turns out that white mushy is marshmallow. 10 baht for two, not a bad deal.

 

Banana, egg & butter
And one of my favourite, banana pancake, or roti. I was hooked by the making process, and it was so good. Well, the concentrated milk was just too sweet (we had to stop him to spread more sugar on top), but since I was a bit tired and all, it was great. Yum!!

 

Video reference

And… For those who wonder how to make the delicious banana pancake… let me introduce my favourite Roti (the name of Banana pancake) boy in Bangkok!
And I have to add, this is my first movie editing using iMovie. Yoohoo! If you like it, visit my YouTube channel and subscribe it. I have a feeling that iMovie and I are going to be a good pal.

Juno Kim
Juno Kim
Juno Kim, Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Juno set off for the wider world to pursue her passion for travel and storytelling. She traveled the world as an award-winning travel blogger and photographer, witnessing the everyday life of different cultures. Currently based in Anchorage, Alaska and exploring this amazing Last Frontier. Follow my journey through @RunawayJuno and Instagram .

28 Comments

  1. Awesome post Juno! 2 years in Thailand and I’m still hungry for more Thai food every single day!

  2. tom says:

    I have been looking at booking a trip somewhere in november and dismissed thailand as have already been there. Now ive seen you pictures my stomach is rumbling and mouth is watering maybe I will still head to Thailand just for some food!!!!

    • Juno says:

      🙂 Sorry if I made you want to go back there but I’d say, it’s totally worth it! I still need to see more parts of Thailand though, and only can imagine how many dishes I’m going to have!! 🙂

  3. I love Thai roti from food carts! So good– and so cheap 🙂 PS- I believe those are peanuts sprinkled on top of the chicken foot in your soup. Very popular here in the US and they are usually sprinkled on Pad Thai

    • Juno says:

      So that’s why I heard so many ‘Pat Thai, no peanut’ thing in US TV show or Movie. Good to know.
      That roti boy was so stylish as well. He kept checking his necklace (it was a dog tag) during the making procedure. 🙂 He’s a Thai hipster.

  4. Connie says:

    Gosh, I miss the food of Thailand!

  5. Jeremy B says:

    Mei would be so proud of this post! 🙂

    • Juno says:

      Totally!! Should ask her opinion on this. You know Jeremy, there’s a reason why Mei and I are such a good friends. Strong bond through love of food. True.

  6. Giulia says:

    Believe it or not, I think I smelled the pancake while watching the video. I was so hooked! 😀
    Let’s practice iMovie, exciting!

    • Juno says:

      Mm… last night, I had cravings for Roti. I didn’t have dinner yesterday!! 🙂 When I watched this video to make sure it works fine on here, I was like ‘damn.. I want that!’
      iMovie is certainly easy tool for video. Easier than other editing tools I used. Excited to do more video! 🙂

  7. Roy says:

    Everything looks tempting…except the chicken feet! But to each his own…

  8. Jodi says:

    Like Mark, Thailand keeps drawing me back and a large part of that has to do with the food. Great photos & I’m glad you tried from the street stalls and food markets – definitely the ideal way to get the best of what Thai food has to offer!

    • Juno says:

      Yes, me too. It was a short visit but I truly amazed by how many different dishes I ate and every single one of them were really good. The reason why we had a hard time occasionally was because there was just too many options! I only can imagine what’s it like in the other part of Thailand. Frankly other parts of SE Asia as well.
      mmm.. Food!!

  9. Serena says:

    i’m actually dreaming of banana pancake and marshmallow……………………. gnam gnam sob sob slurp slurp………i want them right now! 😀
    nice post my friend! thanks for sharing!
    Serena

  10. Love the photos and now I am completely hungry! I would really like to try the soup with the chicken feet and knuckles.

  11. Sarah Wu says:

    Yum!, looks like you had a great time eating!. Those chicken leg noodle soup looks pretty good too. I wish I can tag along.

    • Juno says:

      I would invite you for sure. More the merrier! Chicken feet noodle soup was quite good. Well, we were extremely hungry at that time but I’m sure it was just great without our hunger. 😉

  12. Jana says:

    Ohhh man, this makes me want to go back to Thailand! I think I’ll pass on the chicken feet, though… haha. ^^;

  13. Yum Yum Yum! I’m craving Thailand at the moment. This post has just made it worse!!

  14. Erica says:

    Oh God you made me want to go searching for noodles. Where the hell am I going to find them in MEXICO?!?!

  15. Boonyakiet says:

    Hi Juno,
    Good to hear about Thailand in the Foreigner’s blog.
    You make me hungry now.Next time you come back to Thailand,I recommend you to go to have some at Thip-Sa-Mai restaurant (ร้านทิพย์สมัย in Thai).Thai called this Pad-Thai-Pra-too-Phee (Pad Thai at Ghost’s Gate).One of the best “pad thai” in Bangkok.

    PS.I am Bangkokian.Nice to meet you 😀

  16. Dianne Cleveland says:

    Let’s practice iMovie, exciting! Ohhh man, this makes me want to go back to Thailand! Food!!

  17. Tom Bartel says:

    And another nice thing about Thailand is you can walk in to a pharmacy and get Cipro over the counter for that “traveler’s stomach” when you pick the wrong stall. I know this from experience.

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