An obvious theme in Asia is the ability to eat cheap to reasonably priced seafood on the streets. We did it in Hong Kong and in Chiang Mai, and now in Bangkok. If you Google Bangkok's Chinatown and dig in to the results a bit you're bound to read about Nai Mong Hoi Thod and Lek & Rut. These two stands are just around the corner from each other in the area around busy Yaowarat Road and make a great, mini Chinatown food crawl.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Friday, March 28, 2014
During a two-day stay in Chiang Mai, we visited Lert Ros for dinner twice. That's how good this Isaan-style restaurant is. Lert Ros' main attraction is red tilapia that's grilled right on the street. They kind of heckle you a little when you approach which is annoying but typical, but atypical is that at this place they're actually heckling you to do something that's in your best interest. Because their bbq fish is bangin'.
Monday, March 17, 2014
It's on the street, of course, but I put "best" in quotes because I'm really just trusting that superlative from other sources. When I was in Bangkok for the first time three years ago I was a little hesitant to dig in to street food, and this time I've only been here for one day so far (don't worry – I'm hitting the streets hard). But word on the street is that Lueng Pha Phad Thai dishes up the real thing. I took a 20 minute tuk-tuk ride past smashed, overturned mini-busses to find out.
Friday, March 14, 2014
The other night Charlie and I went to Hellenic Republic with Brad and Katie and were served by Eric Northman, a handsome vampire with a somewhat unpredictable, yet lovable, temperament and a history of memory loss. Luckily our waiter (Alex, in real life) did not have memory loss. He did look a hell of a lot like Eric Northman, though. Like, imagine if Eric Northman was bringing you course after course of delicious greek food – pretty sure this is what dreams are made of.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
I was really craving clams (weirdo) and had a ton of miso left over from that time when I went healthy for a week after visiting a health retreat and made miso tempeh rice balls, so the natural answer was miso soup with clams, which, apparently, is a thing. A very pretty thing.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Only vommed once on the day after my birthday this year and that's great because it meant that I was totally in the clear and ready to consume more than just Annie's mac and cheese by the time dinner time came around. I feel like I'm really growing up. I even felt well enough to drink some wine with my cheese before we went to dinner, but don't do that, because Brutale is a Croatian/Eastern European restaurant that lets you order a ton of food and then doesn't let you bring leftovers home.