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Since I am heading to Krabi in a few hours’ time, it is appropriate that I write about the awesome dinners Mell and I had during our visit to Bangkok last February. Something that I shouldn’t have waited so long to do, but there’re just so many things and so little time, oh well!

Pad See Yew at Bangkok
this guy sells a few types of typical Thai dishes

Our first dinner at Bangkok was infact our second night there, after a long day at the city, we came back to our hotel at Reflections Rooms and decided to dine right by street next to the hotel lobby. I ordered two plates of Pad See Yew for dinner.

Pad See Yew near Reflections Hotel, Bangkok
Pad See Yew, with plenty of chili padi if you need them

The pad see yew is basically fried flat rice noodle with vegetable, egg, pork (sometimes substitute with chicken or beef), and vegetable. Fish sauce, soy sauce, and pepper are also among the ingredients that made up this dish. I’ve had pad see yew quite a number of times, and this must be one of the best tasting I’ve tried yet.

The dinner was around 70 baht, water was free.

Bangkok Tomyam Hawker
a stall offering variety of dishes with rice

After having a pretty tiring first day at Chatuchak, we decided to try the other stall right next to the first one we ordered pad see yew from. This is one of the many stalls that littered the streets offering a wide variety of dishes that goes with rice. They only have 2-3 tables set up by the pavement, I guess most of their business are the drive-through type.

Tomyam near Reflections Room Hotel, Bangkok
long bean with chicken, and seafood tomyam

We ordered a bowl of seafood tomyam, and with some sign language mad skills, I managed to also ordered long bean with chicken to go with two rice.

The tomyam was so good! Very sour, spicy, and full of that authentic tomyam that is so tough to find outside Thailand. Though the ingredients were nothing luxurious (some small shrimps, a bit of squid, mushroom, ginger, green onion, shallots, chili padi), the overall taste was just superb.

Mellissa and KY having some spicy tomyam
yes, the tomyam were spicy!

The chicken with long bean too was a very tasty dish that goes really well with rice. Though not quite as hot as the tomyam, this vegetable dish too came with green pepper (jalopeno?) and some chili padi. The base had a strong taste of fish sauce that worked well with the chicken and provided good contrast to the tomyam.

Everything came to only 110 baht, again, ice water was free.

egg, squid with cabbage, and tomyam
fried egg, squid with cabbage, and tomyam

We went to the same place again for the third consecutive night cos the food was just so good. This time we asked for (by pointing and sign language yet again) fried egg that looks and tasted much like our local telur dadar; a squid and cabbage dish that for once, isn’t really something spicy, but pretty tasty nonetheless; and of course, the very same tomyam again.

It costs a something like 140 baht this time, and oh so delicious!

Dinner by the streets, Bangkok
another stall further to the west of our hotel

Tragically, when we went back to the same place on our last night at Bangkok, we discovered the hard way that the stalls are closed on Mondays. We then walked a few minutes to the west of our hotel (still on Pradipat Road) and chanced up upon this other hawker stall that offers similar type of foods. As usual, my super limited Thai and some hand gestures came to rescue.

Tomyam, Pork, Vegetable, at streets of Bangkok
tomyam, pork with brinjal, kangkung with chicken

We ordered tomyam with fish, a pork dish, and a kangkung with chicken to go with rice. The tomyam was different this time, a bit more sour than previous, less soupy, and a lot more spices. I feel that I prefer the previous version but some might like the intensity of this one.

Cooked with sweet sauce, peppercorn,  basil, and a type of brinjal, the fatty pork slices soaked in the flavor and made the pork dishes rather delicious. As for the kangkung, well, it wasn’t very different from what we get here, but did provide a contrast to all the meat dishes we had.

If I remember correctly, this meal was around 200 baht. A bit pricier probably due to the fact hat we had more meat dishes.

Map to Reflections Rooms Hotel, Bangkok
map of Reflections Rooms Hotel

Address:
Outside Reflections Rooms Hotel
224/2-18 Pradipat Rd.,
Samsennai,Phayathai,
Bangkok 10400 Thailand
GPS: 13.790110,100.545947

Discuss : Dinner by the Pradiphat Street, Bangkok

  1. all the food looks tasty and i adore spicy food… the thais really do offer a variety of food… mellisa looks pretty in all the photos…

  2. how you managed to order so many dishes without knowing thai still amazes me.

  3. cindy khor,
    Yahh I love spicy food too! :D

    calvaryzone,
    Hahha, hand signal is very powerful! :P

  4. Ooh I am salivating at the fried egg! hehe… Thai tom yam ze best!

  5. i <3 your bangkok posts! and i <3 seeing mell in your blog!

  6. Yah sign language wins at life haha, tom yam….nom nom!

  7. Pad See Yew looks something like pan min..minus the soup..yummy.

  8. wah … gotta be something extraordinary, to warrant repeated visits in one trip!

    so cheap lah! at 1st i was havin trouble converting baht-RM, thought half pulak. =P

  9. looks delicious! have a safe trip in krabi. and may the best team wins….

  10. KY, you’re hot. After eating those spicy food, you’re become even hotter than before :p Anyway, the map is funny, can’t stop laughing at it :p

  11. Suertes

    Pad See Yew=Soy Sauce Fried Flat Noodles? Have fun again in BKK and a new colourful T-shirt perhaps??

  12. Jeepers love how you guys whack on the heat! I’ve always been resistant to other accom areas away from Banglamphu area, coz the street food there’s amazing, but you’ve just changed my mind!!

  13. looks so yummy!

  14. Hello, I would like to warn as many girls as i can, please beware of Poh Huai Bin, keep yourself (or keep your girlfriend,wife-to-be or wife) away from him as far as you can. This fellow treats girls as his toys, he thought himself is a playboy and like to play fool on girls. One of his hobbies is to grab other guys’ girlfriend, wife-to-be or wife. Once you fall into his love trap, at the beginning he will treat you very nice, of course, doing many romantic things make you happy. But, this won’t be long, once he gets bored on you, he will show his true colors, treat you as cold as ice, woo other girls, dump you at home everyday and he goes out looking for happiness himself. If you quarrel with him, he will just say :” that’s me, i can’t change, if you are unhappy, just break up.” I really never mean to spoil his name, I’m here just to tell the truth, i really don’t hope other girls will fall into his trap and become his victim again. I have posted on his blog to remind other girls but he deleted it, so i choose to post this to your blogs, just wish you all beware of Poh Huai Bin.
    One more secret thing i wish to share with you all is that this bastard’s “little brother” is really small.. i really got no feel making love with him, he is such a poor thing in that way.

  15. eiling,
    Oh tomyam’s defninitely best! :D

    aud,
    Naisss!

    ShaolinTiger,
    Hahaha I did that again today at Krabi :D

    lb,
    Hahah more like wat tan hor without the hor. :P

    JD,
    Thanks, yah can’t wait!

    J2Kfm,
    Oh it was very very good! Conversion is around 1-10 :D

    KitKat,
    Don’t be ridiculous :P

    Suertes,
    Hahha this time I’m at Krabi, we got free Heineken towels tho!

    550ml ar of faith,
    I think generally street foods in Bangkok’s pretty awesome anywhere :D

    Robb,
    Oh yes!

    Victim,
    @.@ interesting. I think I’ve seen this on Cheerserland too. :S

  16. Bangkok street food was so awesome! I’m fed up with hotel food @ Krabi, MORE STREET FOOD PLEASE!

  17. Ahh… how i miss the great cheap food in BKK! Most stalls on the sidewalks serve good food at a pittance.

  18. haha, as usual KY, priceless facial expressions.
    BKK has great food. i wouldnt mind emigrating there, if it wasnt for the language barrier. and traffic.

  19. Am I being ridiculous? lol Anyway, KY, you should recommend more BKK food so that we can use it as reference when we’re going BKK in future.

  20. hahaha! mell’s spicy face looks so kiut~

  21. Omg I extremely like spicy food! When I see chilies appear in ur photo, my taste bud get stimulating!! TOmyam~~~

  22. And 1 more thing unrelated to your post, I asked my senior Jolene Lai knows you or not,she said yes! Haha~~u are such a super duper famous blogger!

  23. Mellissa,
    Luckily we had some!

    Pureglutton,
    Agreed! :D

    fatboybakes,
    Hahhaha spicy ma! Language can be learned :P

    kit kat,
    Hahaha will try will try. ;)

    Jade Zheng,
    Hahaha yah she does.

    Satisfyingtummy,
    Hahha hardcore! Oooo she blogs too! :D

  24. hey ky….shucks…been more than a week i did not visit and comment liow…really miss ur food recommendation….lately also no mood to eat cause stress with new job….now getting better…..yummy food…but at bangkok…darn…so far.

  25. vilanetino,
    Ooo, haha stress? Bigger pay must come with some sacrifices :P

  26. y our dinner was not like that in Krabi?

  27. Myhorng,
    Cos Aunang is just too touristy!

  28. Sign language kung fu eh? I had to pull that out last time I was in Bangkok too, with the street vendors. Mell still looks like the stuff is too spicy in the second pic. :)

  29. Huai Bin,
    Oo they were definitely spicy, but in a good way :D

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