My Home Restaurant, Bangkok

by foodhoe on May 15, 2007

While we were waiting for the tailor to finish up Mr. K’s suit, we wandered down the street to find a bite to eat (as in small snack from a street vendor…) We were drawn towards the enticing smells from the bustling little storefront kitchen near the end of the road.

There’s one thing about Thailand that I really don’t get. The napkins that are offered at the table are equal to two sheets of toilet paper or roughly one half of a kleenex. This is especially perplexing because after eating chilies and spices my nose begins to run and I seem to use all of the tissues for that purpose before I even am trying to wipe my hands or face (being a notoriously messy eater)… I wonder if the cost is really high and worry that I am being incredibly rude by using all of their tissues. At one spot I spilled coffee and another some soup and one place even gave me a bowl filled with water to wash off with, but I digress…

I ordered Spicy Shrimp Salad with Silver Noodles but asked them to make it mild/not too spicy. It was pretty spicy and then I mistook one of those little green birdseye chilis for a basil leaf and popped the whole thing into my mouth. When I bit into it my face melted off from the incinerating heat in my mouth causing my nose and eyes to also weep and I thanked the gods for all those little tissues…

Mr. K thought he was getting curry, but ended up with Tom Kha Gai, the chicken soup with coconut milk

It was very good and I slurped it up hoping that the coconut milk would cool down the fire burning in my mouth.

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Adam in Iowa May 18, 2007 at 1:49 pm

What camera do you use it is great

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Adam in Iowa May 18, 2007 at 2:19 pm

What Camera do you use the images are great?

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foodhoe May 18, 2007 at 11:55 pm

Hey Adam, I’m using a Panasonic Lumix DX-1. It’s a pretty good point and shoot digicam and has some manual settings too (but I don’t use those). I take it everywhere in my purse with me, so it takes a lot of banging around…

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Scott Moore June 11, 2007 at 8:19 pm

What street/soi is this restaurant?

Was it a good tailor? I’m headed that way…

Scott Moore

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foodhoe June 12, 2007 at 9:12 pm

Hmmm, I think it was Soi 8, just off sukhomvit road… The tailor was great! His name was Sam and he was super laid back and polite. Not pushy at all. http://www.crowntailor.com

Mr. K was very happy with his suit because it is very lightweight.

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robs November 14, 2007 at 4:32 pm

foodhoe – this is kind of funny actually. I read this blog and took up your advice and headed over to sam at crown tailor. Funny thing is i’m still sitting in Bangkok writing this now because I just wanted to say that I agree with you. Very happy with the clothes and extremely chilled fellow indeed! Good work from sam for me too!

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foodhoe November 15, 2007 at 4:38 pm

Damn robs, I am very jealous that you are hanging out writing emails in Bangkok! Glad you went to Sam, he is very easy to work with. Mr. K loves his suit, and in fact wore it last week and was looking very dapper indeed. If you are posting pix or blogging about your travels, let me know!

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