Monday, July 11, 2005

On Location!!! - Bangkok, Thailand - Episode 1

Yes, you read right. Makan Kings has landed in Bangkok, Thailand. After checking into the hotel, the first thing to do is......LOOK FOR FOOD!! Walked around Siam Square and found this restaurant. Have no idea what the name is as its written in Thai (Anyone knows?). It must be a chain of restaurants as in Siam Square alone there are 3 branches.

Started off with some ice cold chrysanthemum tea (top picture). Perfect of the hot weather in Bangkok. Munched on some deep fried pork skin (bottom picture). Tasted exactly like "Chu yao char". It was so good to munch that we had 8 packets!!

Next, the pork salad. This salad tasted fresh, sweet, sour and spicy. It had pork fillets and various vegetables. Nice start to a meal.

This is another salad. The papaya and raw crab salad. This particular salad was very good but also very very spicy! Those who cant take spicy food be warned. This salad consists of un-ripe papaya, tomatoes, ground nuts, various vegetables and raw crab meat. The crab meat was very salty but overall a very enjoyable dish.

The picture above is pork noodle in hot and sour soup ( not tom yam ), taste very nice. It consists of mince pork, pork meat ball, liver, taugeh and of course noodle. The noodlea are like glass noodle but fatter.

This picture is pork noodle in curry. It is exactly the same thing as the previous dish. The difference is the soup which is a very thick curry. Prefer the previous dish better.

The above picture is bbq pork rice. The rice is very nice (siamese rice taste better). The dish came with a soup and a special sauce. The sauce is a mixture of dark soya sauce, garlic and chili. The perfect sauce for the bbq pork.

To end the meal, had Thailand's version of Ais Kacang. Except this is not ais kacang. This one only had shaved ice, syrup and condensed milk. No red bean, no jelly, notthing! It did however hav a piece of bread (bottom picture) at the bottom. Guess that this dish is to help ease the pain on your tongue from all the spicy food! :D

Makan Kings ratings = 7.5 out of 10

Sa Waa Dee Kap!!
-Makan Kings-


Blogger boo_licious said...

oh wow, bangkok is my fav place for eats.

My fav place for Thai food is Anna's Cafe at Soi Saladaeng - they have this yummy green curry and to die for banoffee pie.

6:22 PM, July 11, 2005  
Anonymous Penang Kia said...

Good, very good. thai food is delicious. I am impress with the food, i wanna try deep fried pork skin and the bangkok ice kacang.... anymore thai food post coming up ???

11:19 PM, July 11, 2005  
Blogger 5xmom said...

Wah...the som tam....Now I know what my Penang Faces blog visitors feel like...torture. I torture them, you also torture me. Deep fried pork skin sounds delicious! 'Cos it is sinfully oily and crispy.

11:55 PM, July 11, 2005  
Blogger Makan Kings said...

boo - :D yea. The food in Thailand is good!! And quite cheap as well.

penang kia - yes! there will be more. Give us some time to sort of the photos and we'll come up with more soon!! Dont forget our reviews on local cuisine as well

5xmom - hehehehe. Its torturous isnt it visiting food blogs? The deep fried pork skin is as you say sinfully oily and crispy!! Good as something to munch on.

-Makan Kings-

12:21 AM, July 12, 2005  
Anonymous Darren said...

wow so much pork dishes *drools* i love pork!! hehe

2:56 AM, July 12, 2005  
Blogger Makan Kings said...


Yes. Alot of pork dishes. Thais love their pork!! And so do we! :D

-Makan Kings-

1:12 PM, July 12, 2005  
Blogger babe_kl said...

wahhhh globe trotting eat *thumbs up*

som tam... i wannnn!!

2:35 PM, July 12, 2005  
Blogger Makan Kings said...


One day should gather all the food bloggers and go on food holiday! :D

-Makan Kings-

3:04 PM, July 12, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

will plan to visit BANGKOK soon....

4:00 PM, July 12, 2005  
Anonymous @lions said...

I also wanna go bangkok ......

4:07 PM, July 12, 2005  
Anonymous @lionS said...

I must use this as a guide when i go to BANGKOK

4:10 PM, July 12, 2005  
Blogger Makan Kings said...

anonymous - Bangkok is good and quite cheap. Go there for shopping and eating!

@lions - Use this as a guide? It is only one post. Look out for more to come. Still trying to organize pictures. Will have another post on Bangkok as soon as the pictures are sorted out.

-Makan Kings-

4:27 PM, July 12, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wah good la.. Y dont u guys organize a MAKAN TRIP to Bangkok.. I will be the first one to enroll :)

5:32 PM, July 12, 2005  
Blogger Makan Kings said...


We've just been there! heehheeh...Maybe next time we will organise makan trips. Thanks for the idea!!

-Makan Kings-

8:06 PM, July 12, 2005  
Anonymous Penang Kia said...

I will be the second to join the makan trip .....

11:53 AM, July 13, 2005  
Blogger Makan Kings said...

penang kia,

Seems like we have quite a number of people supporting the makan trip! :D hmmm....maybe should try organise one. Will keep you guys posted.

-Makan Kings-

12:11 PM, July 13, 2005  
Anonymous Panda said...

Found your blog via Google (was looking for some information about Krispy Kreme as there are rumours that it is opening in BKK tho I haven't actually found any info about this in KK's official website.

Anyway this noodles shop is called 'Kuay Teaw Rue Siam' (Boat noodles Siam). The Branches are everywhere in BKK. However if you want to taste real boat noodles, you might want to try ones in Ayudhaya or Rangsit as they are famous for that.


1:35 AM, December 09, 2005  
Blogger SooHK said...

Panda, sure knows BKK food well. Most of the stores has very authentic looking tables and chairs. They are also a stores that looks like those floating market stores cooking the noodles.

2:02 PM, January 30, 2006  

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