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Xia Hu Chalam in Chinatown is great fish maw and Hong Kong Noodles

April 19, 2018 // 1 Comment

Xia Hu Chalam (or Xie Shark Fin) along Yaowarat road, just outside Haki Lim Hieng and close to the old market, is my first stop this evening after returning to Bangkok’s Chinatown. A centrally located street stall reputed for it’s fish maw, and they deliver. For a good number of seconds [Read more]

Yong Lee is a Sino-Thai classic in Soi 39

July 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

Walking into a classic shop house in Bangkok is always a bit of an excitement these days. Is the the older generation still running the show, has the younger generation taken over and how do they perform? At Yong Lee, a hundred meters into Sukhumvit Soi 39, the older generation is still [Read more]

Khao Tom Prung at Thong Lor

July 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

Khao tom pla is rice soup with fish. The first years I visited Thailand I couldn’t think of something more boring. It Sounded boring and it really didn’t trigger anything in me. Then I tasted it for the first time, some years ago, and now I visit every khao tom vendor I pass by in my [Read more]

Excellent stuffed flat noodles along Yaowarat road – Guaythiew Lod

November 26, 2015 // 1 Comment

One of Chinatown’s better street food stalls is to be found close to the design hotel Shanghai Mansion on Yaowarat Road. They have a very good fish maw soup too, but stuffed flat noodles with pork is the dish to choose if you only have room for one dish. The rice noodles comes with bean [Read more]

Swim bladder or fish maw and other dishes to die for

October 24, 2015 // 2 Comments

Sometimes food can really surprise you to the extent that you have to pinch yourself to believe it. Ah Ou Bangrak looked like any other street food vendor, and even without a lot of competition in the area. But it was anything, but ordinary. It was Thai-Chinese excellence all the way, and it [Read more]