Mark Wiens: Top 5 Best Thai Dishes | My Favorite Thai Food in Bangkok, Thailand [29 minute video, Jungle Curry, Fish Viscera, Holy Basil and others]


Choosing my favorite Thai dishes is a very hard thing to do, but I narrowed it down.

  1. Braised beef fire pot (เกาเหลาเนื้อหม้อไฟ) at Heng Chun Seng (ร้าน เฮ้งชุนเส็ง) - There’s just about nothing better to eat for breakfast in Bangkok, and after trying quite a few versions, Heng Chun Seng is still my favorite. The beef is tender and most of all the soup is so fragrant from the herbs and beef. Google map:
  2. Holy basil stir fry (กระเพราหมูสับ) at Ung Jia Huad (ร้านอึ้งเจี่ยฮวด) - If there’s one dish that could be the most popular and beloved easy to eat Thai food, it’s holy basil stir fry (with your choice of meat). It’s a dish that always hits the spot. Google map:
  3. Green papaya salad (ตำปูปลาร้า) Stall on Sukhumvit - You’ll find green papaya salad on just about every street corning in Bangkok and throughout Thailand. My favorite version is som tam boo plaraa, dressed with fermented fish sauce.
  4. Fish viscera curry (แกงไตปลา) at Janhom (ร้านจันทร์หอม) - Southern Thai food is always a favorite of mine, and gaeng tai pla, or a curry made with fish viscera is one of the most flavorful Thai foods of them all. Google map:
  5. Jungle curry (แกงป่า) at Pla Mae Nam (ร้านปลาแม่น้ำ) - A dish I just can’t get over, and have to order every chance I have, is Thai jungle curry. It’s an amazing mixture of chilies and herbs, and in this case, fish. This is also one of my favorite restaurants in Bangkok at the moment as well. Google map:

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PATTANI, THAILAND (ปัตตานี) - Welcome to Pattani, very far south of Thailand! I was thrilled to have a chance to visit and I immediately loved the people and the incredible food. In this video, we’re taking you on a Thai Malay street food tour of Pattani to eat 5 of the most incredible and iconic dishes that you have to eat when you’re in Pattani. #Pattani #Thailand #streetfood Here’s all the information for this Pattani street food tour: 1. Roti (โรตี) at Roti Wema (ร้านแวมะโรตี) - 95 thb total - This is one of the best local places to eat roti in Pattani, and for a very good reason. Their recipe is down to a science, perfectly crispy on the edges and gooey in the center. I loved the egg roti the best, with a next of an egg in the center. 2. Khao yam / nasi kerabu (ข้าวยำ) at local breakfast market - 20 THB - You’ll find khao yam (ข้าวยำ), or nasi kerabu in Malay, around southern Thailand. But the original taste and for me the best, is in Pattani. The budu (fermented anchovy sauce) is outstanding, and paired with the rice and herbal salad blend, it is quite honestly sensational. Yaseen took me to a local breakfast market to eat one of the best packets of khao yam in Pattani City, and it was exquisite. 3. Nasi dah-gae (นาซิดาแฆ) / nasi dagang (นาซิดาแฆ ร้านอาหาร) - - 20 or 30 THB - Another Malay dish I can’t get enough of is nasi dah-gae (นาซิดาแฆ) as it’s called in Pattani Malay, or nasi dagang in Malaysia. It’s a combination of fenugreek rice, fish curry, egg, and some other toppings and ingredients, and I love it. This corner shop makes what is the gold standard of nasi dagang in Pattani and it’s a perfect breakfast. Something you have to eat when you’re in Pattani. 4. Gai galae / Ayam golek (ไก่กอและ) at (ร้านไกฆอและ-กะเมาะ) - 270 THB for everything - - Next up is another favorite of mine, known as gai galae (ไก่กอและ) or ayam golek - a stylee of grilled chicken in a coconut milk bbq sauce. The sauce is so rich and thick that it’s almost unbelievable, and they make the real deal here - adding four coats of sauce while grilling so all the coconut milk caramelizes onto the chicken. It’s lifechaning. 5. Sate (สะเต๊ะ) and rojak at ร้านสะเต็ะศรีเมือง ( - 30 thb per plate- Finally to complete this Thai Malay street food tour in Pattani, the last dish you have to eat is Sate (สะเต๊ะ), likely Indonesian influenced, grilled over charcoal, and smothered in peanut sauce. And that completes this Pattani street food tour, hope you enjoyed it and don’t miss any of these amazing street food dishes when you’re in Pattani! Huge thank you to Yaseen from Yes I Go for taking me around on this street food tour:

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PHUKET, THAILAND (ภูเก็ต) - Welcome to Phuket, Thailand, an island that’s as much about beaches and holidays as it is culture and history. There’s a rich melting pot in Phuket with local Malays, Thai, Chinese, and many others. One of the unique cultures you’ll find is Peranakan, which typically refers to straits (Malacca Straits) born Chinese. Originally from China, Peranakans adapted to the local Malay culture, and their food is a reflection of Malay and Chinese. Today we’re going to one of the few Peranakan food restaurants in Phuket, The Charm Dining Gallery (