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Bangkok’s best Muslim-Thai food is just steps away from Khao San Road

Bangkok’s best Muslim-Thai food is just steps away from Khao San Road

The matriarch and namesake of Aisyah Rod Dee passed away in late 2016, after running her Muslim-Thai restaurant on Thanon Tani in Bang Lamphu for more than 50 years. It was a sad loss for locals in Thailand, who have long loved the dishes she and her three generations of...
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This woman serves the best spicy fruit salad (tum pollamai) in Bangkok

This woman serves the best spicy fruit salad (tum pollamai) in Bangkok

Nu, the owner of a small fruit stall down an alley off Samsen Road in the Thewet Market area, has a name that translates to “mouse” or “rat.” Not that she’s anything like a timid mouse — her Nu Tum Pollamai stall isn’t known for serving the cheapest tum pollamai (mixed...
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Here’s where to get the best fermented noodles (kanom jeen) in Bangkok

Here’s where to get the best fermented noodles (kanom jeen) in Bangkok

Kanom jeen (also sometimes spelled kanom chin) is a dish that few visitors to Thailand will ever encounter, despite the fact that it’s beloved by Thais across the country. That’s because it’s notoriously difficult to keep fresh and therefore hard for restaurants to prepare in bulk — which means when...
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Where to find the best tom yum in Bangkok Phra Nakhon

Where to find the best tom yum in Bangkok Phra Nakhon

There are only four tables in Som Sri’s tom yum shop in front of Bangkok City Hall. That means if you come for lunch, either get here early or be prepared to wait. But the wait is worth it. That’s because the tom yum in Sor Naa Wang might just be...
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Where to find 5-star dining in a Bangkok alleyway

Where to find 5-star dining in a Bangkok alleyway

Down a tiny little alley in Bangkok — so narrow you might walk right past — you’ll find 5-star dining in the form of a beloved curry shop. That’s because Nid, the owner of Khrua Luk Niang, worked as a hostess in Bangkok’s prestigious Mandarin Oriental Hotel before deciding to...
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Where to find the best chicken rice (khao man gai) in Bangkok

Where to find the best chicken rice (khao man gai) in Bangkok

Maem’s tiny khao man gai cart opens and closes for the day even before more tourists have rolled out of their hostel beds. She cooks all night, starting around 11pm, and sets up her stall serving chicken and rice at 3am, capturing the post-party people stumbling home from nearby Khao...
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Inside a hidden 60-year-old roti shop in Bangkok’s old town

Inside a hidden 60-year-old roti shop in Bangkok’s old town

Today, Samsen Soi 2 in Ban Phan Thom is a bustling side street packed with tourists, thanks to the mega Nouvo Hotel and a substantial collection of guest houses and hostels in the surrounding alleys — not to mention backpacker ghetto Khao San Road just over the river. But when...
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Meet the man behind the most local noodle shop in Bangkok’s touristy old town

Meet the man behind the most local noodle shop in Bangkok’s touristy old town

Tui (or Loong Tui as locals call him — ‘Loong‘ means ‘Uncle’) has been serving noodle soup since 1985, despite the fact that being a food vendor was never his intention. In the ‘70s, Loong Tui had moved to Saudi Arabia on a contract as crane driver, and when his...
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It’s in the seaweed: Why locals love this Bangkok congee stall

It’s in the seaweed: Why locals love this Bangkok congee stall

Maerong and her son Chain start cooking at 1am every night. They’re prepping their famous joke, or Thai-style congee, for the breakfast rush that starts around 5am. All night long they prep and stir, then pack up their Joke Sarai Talay Thewet cart around 4am and head to the 7/11 on...
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This hard-to-find Bangkok restaurant serves Thailand’s most traditional dishes

This hard-to-find Bangkok restaurant serves Thailand’s most traditional dishes

For over 40 years, locals have been lining up on unassuming Soi Lamphu in search of some off the best traditional Thai cuisine in Bangkok. Som Song Pochana restaurant is so popular, in fact, that you can’t get in at lunchtime without a reservation — or without being prepared to wait...
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