Posts Tagged ‘Thai Food’

Chester’s International _ BKK

In Eating out, Outside Dubai, thailand on February 27, 2012 at 11:30

Just a quicky dash and go meal as time wasn’t on my side. There wasn’t much of a queue and with the pouring rain outside, I just needed a fastfood break so there I ended up at Chester’s International.

It was nothing to shout home about but it served it’s purpose of keeping my hungry tummy filled with the chicken teriyaki set but I must say to their credit that they do serve pretty decent grilled chicken and the thai iced tea was yummy.


Thai Basil Chicken with Rice – (Gai Pad Krapow)

In Eating out, Outside Dubai, thailand on February 16, 2012 at 12:00

Yet another simple meal in Thailand. I just love the simplicity of thai street food and would prefer this to a nice high end restaurant meal. Thai basil chicken is a spicy dish with ground chicken, basil leaves, and chilies. Basil chicken is great with rice is definitely best-bang-for-your-buck.

This dish is also from the BSA cargo canteen and costs only 25THB. Cheap, yummy and fulfilling, How much more can one ask for?

Thai Veggie Dumplings

In Eating out, Outside Dubai, snacks n bites, thailand on January 17, 2012 at 09:10

Yet another thai post. For those who know, I do spend quite a lot of my time traveling to this station. There is loads of wonderful yummy snacks and in a way I do find that my thai friends do seem to snack a lot but why don’t they put on weight???

This was bought to the office by of the gals and it was a dumpling that was filled with carrots, cilantro and bean sprouts. The dumpling skim is made from rice flour and some what reminds me of chee chong fun or steamed chinese rice rolls. Just like with many other thai dishes, it comes with its own dipping sauce that is a variation on the theme of chilli, fish sauce and sugar but tastes just divine when the blend is right.

Phad Thai from the Bangkok BSA Cargo Staff Canteen

In Eating out, Outside Dubai, thailand on January 15, 2012 at 12:38

More from my crazy traveling days which I’m missing 🙂

Phad Thai, one of my all time favorite asian noodle dishes. It’s simple and ever so yummy. It seems that every hawker has a slightly different version of this good ole fav and some of the best ones are not found in top restaurants but the most random of street corners by the most unlikely places.

The plate that we are looking at today comes from the restricted cargo area located in the BKK airport and yes you do need special clearance to get in there. At 22THBs or less than SGD1 (abt AED2.8) it is one of the cheapest items on the menu. Don’t let the cheap cheap price lower your expectations, it comes chock a block with the eggy goodness of the noodles, the unmami of fish sauce, the crunch of the fresh beansprouts and chives not forgetting the fresh shrimp. This little taste of heaven is so good, I’m looking forward to be back once the doctors stop grounding me from flight even if I need to get through yet another boring meeting to get to it.

Phad Thai from the street‏

In Eating out, Outside Dubai, thailand on September 9, 2011 at 08:43

Pad Thai or Phat Thai (Thai: ผัดไทย [pʰàt tʰāj], “fried Thai style”) is a dish of stir-fried rice noodles with eggs, fish sauce (Thai: น้ำปลา), tamarind juice, red chilli pepper, plus any combination of bean sprouts, shrimp, chicken, or tofu, garnished with crushed peanuts, coriander and lime, the juice of which can be added along with Thai condiments. Pad Thai is one of Thailand’s national dishes.

Though the dish had been known in various forms for centuries – it is thought to have been brought to the ancient Thai capital of Ayuthaya by Vietnamese traders – it was first made popular as a national dish by Luang Phibunsongkhram when he was prime minister during the 1930s and 1940s, partly as an element of his campaign for Thai nationalism and centralization, and partly for a campaign to reduce rice consumption in Thailand. The Thai economy at this time was heavily dependent on rice exports; Phibunsongkhram hoped to increase the amount available for export by launching a campaign to educate the poor in the production of rice noodles, as well as in the preparation of these noodles with other ingredients to sell in small cafes and from street carts.

Phad thai has come a long way since then and it has moved from the street corners to the restaurants in ritzy 5 star hotels!

I like phad thai in its original form in the streets and this is one of my favorite stall located in the night market off the BTS station On Nut opposite the Teslco Lotus Hyper market.

3 ladies man the stall with one doing only the cooking, one collects money and take orders and the last one is packs the food and prepares the condiments. Simple and efficient but be warned the average waiting time is at least 25 minutes.

Try it its yummy!!! Well worth the waiting time and is as local as u can get for 40 baht and the crowd is local and this is not cooked for tourists …

Street Night Market on On Nut BTS across the street from Teslco Lotus Hypermarket.

Opening hours: 1800hrs till they are sold out (abt 2100hrs)

Mi Raku Yakinku Syabusyabu

In Eating out, Outside Dubai, thailand on September 4, 2011 at 10:05

Mi Raku Yakinku Syabusyabu remember this name if you are ever up for the best yakinku or japanese bbq outside japan.

Succulent cuts of pork, well marbled beef and fresh seafood are the building blocks that help make the dining experience @ Mi Raku something to remember.

The digs might not be the most luxurious but boy does the food pack a punch.

The mixed beef set provides good value and is good for 2 people if yoi are not big eaters coming in at 700THB its a bargain!!! (Abt AED88) yummy!!!

The duck set costs abt 300THB but provides some of the juiciest duck on this side of the pacific.

The meal ends with complimentary japanese coffee/tea and dessert. I’m a repeat customer and this is a must eat restaurant for me whenever I’m in bangkok.

Mi Raku Japanese Restaurant
223-235 2nd Flr Thaniya Plaza Bldg, 52 Soi Thaniya, Silom Road, Bangkok 10500