Thursday, June 12, 2014

Silom Street Food - Amazing Bangkok Trip #4

The most used phrase in Thai during our Bangkok trip was 'aloi mak' which is used to describe delicious food. Thai people are generally very friendly and polite including the street food vendors so we felt generous with our compliments on their food. =D =D =D The compliments are genuine and not merely to impress though. Street food in Thailand is really unique and worth trying!

So during our first day in Silom we didn't have any scheduled activities as we were too worn out by the 2 hours flight and the graduation dinner hours before the flight. After checking in at Lub d, we decided to explore around and get some food to fill our empty tummies.

Here are some photos to give you an idea of how Bangkok streets look like. All taken at Silom Road near our hostel.

It was quite amusing to see their chaotic electrical cables layering on top of each other. We frequently had this question in our mind: how did they manage to fix the cable if something went haywire? 

A passing by tuk tuk honking and gesturing to us to get on.

Bought myself a Meiji chocolate flavour milk to quench my never ending thirst in Bangkok's hot and humid weather. I must give Bangkok 7-eleven stores both thumbs up (or 10 toes up) because they are absolutely awesome! There are so many types of beverages and snacks that you can choose from and most importantly they are cheap! I can buy a vitamin-C drink for only 10 baht and this price is impossible to get in KL (a vitamin-C drink in KL can cost about RM6). They even have various bottled collagen drink and flavoured milk like the one I bought. Visiting different 7-eleven in Bangkok was really an eye-opener because 7-eleven in Malaysia is just meh. It was a revelation, really.

Non-halal alert!

Posing with the friendly street food vendor.

We didn't know the name of this food (Christy had tried asking for the name but failed hahahaha) but apparently it's a bowl of starchy soup with fish maw, pork blood, mushroom and beehun. That's whole load of ingredients filled in this polystyrene bowl for 30 baht. It actually tastes like Taiwanese meesua to a certain extent. Quite delicious and I prefer to add some fish oil for more saltiness.

Various condiments to spice up the flavour. Sour chilli sauce, sugar, chilli flakes, fish oil and chilli oil perhaps? 

I would probably never understand why Thai people love to add sugar into everything they eat. I once saw a Thai man tossing heaping spoonfuls of sugar into his noodle soup nonchalantly and I kept screaming 'diabetes' repeatedly inside my head. I guess Thai people like everything sweet. But strangely Thai people in general especially girls are mass skinny! I can't explain this.

Christy nomming away.

Thai version of Satay. Pork Satay or they call it Moo Satay (Moo means pork in Thai). You see people selling this almost everywhere in Bangkok.

The pork fillet is coated with a thick layer of sweet sauce that tastes like honey. Similarly with the original Malaysian Satay, the skewered meat are grilled on dancing charcoal fire to the extent that the edges are mildly burnt but at the same time preserving the juiciness and tenderness of the meat.

We gave the Moo Satay Aunty thumbs up and 'aloi mak' all the way and she thanked us happily for our compliments. =D

Steamed corn! All of us love steamed corn so we ordered two cups for ourselves. One cup of yellow corn and another cup of purple corn.

Portrait shots of corn in a cup!

Okay, this yellow one was not as tempting as it looks. Its sweetness comes mostly from the condensed milk and not from the corn itself.

We all love the purple corn more! It's so chewy and taste weirdly like sweet potato! Very yummy!

The street where we bought all the food.

That's all! More Bangkok posts to come!


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