This is our first post in Eatploration category. We are planning to write our reviews on restaurant foods and food trips under this new category – Eatploration. To kick off this, we will write about our Bangkok Street Food Tour. Firstly, we thank Mark Wiens, famous food Vlogger, for his Bangkok Street Food guide which helped us a lot for planning our week long trip combining Thailand & Cambodia.
Here is a quick overview of the food we tried during our trip!
When we decided to make a food trip to Bangkok, we wanted to make full use of it. So, we booked stay in Green Garden Cooking School through Airbnb. Yes, it was a stay with restaurant downstairs where they also teach Thai cuisines. Since it was located near to Khao San Road, we decided to explore that first.
We had the famous Prawn Tom Yam soup and another Prawn Stir Fry dish there. If we have to rate the food experience, we would give 8.5 out of 10. Tom Yam soup had strong tangy taste with fresh lemongrass smell while Stir Fry had a little smoky taste blended with pepper taste.
Khao San Road is a famous night market and we didn’t miss the chance to explore the night market as well. That’s when we braved to try fried silk worms. It was a little bitter and we could not finish it. Our rating is 3 out of 10 for that insect dish.
Next day, we dedicated wholly to learn Thai Recipes from Green Garden Cooking School. Pon, who runs that cooking school, accompanied us to the local vegetable and fish market. She helped us in buying all the ingredients needed for cooking. She was very friendly and we are thankful for all the awesome Thai recipes she taught us.
Mark Weins, in his video, suggested to try Crispy Mackerel Heads at Soei restaurant. It is a special recipe which they invented. We also tried Mackerel coconut milk curry and Pad Thai with glass noodles. Everything was exceptional especially the Mackerel head crisps. No pints for guessing, we give this place 10 out of 10.
And, then we chanced upon eating Southern Thai food at Ruam Thai Restaurant again suggested by Mark Weins. Stinky Beans as he calls it is one of the rare ingredient they use. Of course we tried that and tried a special fish fry there accompanied with steam cooked rice and a bunch of curries and green salad. Fish fry was awesome and Stinky beans had a unique flavour. Overall it was an above average experience and we are generous to give 6.5 out of 10.
We spent whole evening eating around Amphawa Floating Market. This night market is a major tourist attraction and it has reasons to be one. We tried whole lot of Seafood dishes, snacks, sweets, juices there. Scallops was almost raw but Grilled fish was very fresh. The whole experience deserves a score of 9 out of 10.
We had a brief stay at Cambodia when we went to visit the famous temple – Angkor Wat. More than the tiring temple exploration during a sunny day, we quite liked our experience boating in Cambodia Floating Market with colourful sunset. Interestingly, Thai Sticky Rice with mango was served well in Cambodia and we liked their mild sweet spherical rice balls with sweet corns inside. Food in Cambodia was good and we give it a score of 7.5 out of 10.
Finally, we would like to end our food experience in Thailand and Cambodia with a mention about their exotic fruits – Durian and Cambodian milk fruit. Durian is flavourful and has a strong smell similar to jack fruit. It is light yellowish creamy fruit which just melts with all its flavours on your tongue and the smell would not leave the place for 10 minutes. Opinions on Durian fruit is bipolar. But, We liked it very much and give 10 out of 10 for that fruit. Cambodian milk fruit is a mild and fleshy fruit which oozes out milk like juice when you eat. It was unique as well. We give it 9 out of 10.
We have posted the videos of the Thai recipes we have learnt also including all the pictures of the food we tried during this trip. Let us know your feedback on this blog and our video. Thanks.