Soi Polo Fried Chicken – Is This Bangkok’s Best Fried Chicken?

Soi Polo Fried Chicken

Soi Polo Fried Chicken ไก่ทอดเจ๊กี (โปโล) is a legendary name for fried chicken in Bangkok. But just like Hai Som Tam Convent, for some reason throughout my many years in Bangkok, I just never got around to eating there. Anyway, the day came when I had an opportunity to eat at Soi Polo Fried Chicken along […]

Southern Thai grilled chicken at Gai Yang Jirapan (ไก่ย่างจีระพันธ์)


Gai Yang Jirapan (ไก่ย่างจีระพันธ์), in Bangkok, is famous for their southern Thai style grilled chicken (gai yang ไก่ย่าง). What’s the difference between the regular Bangkok Thai gai yang recipe, like they might serve at Sabai Jai Gai Yang? That lies mainly with the use of kamin (ขมิ้น), fresh turmeric root, which is commonly associated with southern […]

Hai Som Tam Convent Restaurant (ไฮส้มตำคอนแวนต์) – Thai Food in Silom


Lately I’ve been running around central Bangkok, so I’ve had a chance to eat at some of the more well-known Thai restaurants in Bangkok. Hai Som Tam Convent (ไฮส้มตำคอนแวนต์) is a long standing Isaan restaurant located on the famous Thanon Convent in the heart of Silom. Throughout years of walking through Silom, I just had […]

Gai Yang at Bang Saen Beach


Bang Saen in Chonburi is one of the closest beaches to Bangkok, but I don’t go there to swim, I go for the food. Any Thai beachside feast should always include a plate of juicy grilled chicken! For more juicy and delicious grilled chicken in Bangkok check out Sabai Jai Gai Yang.

Food Photo: World’s Strangest Looking Tandoori Chicken?


World’s Strangest Looking Tandoori Chicken at Bangkok’s Gaggan Green eggs and ham I know… But green tandoori chicken with suspicious foam? DE-LICIOUS! Some yummy varieties of tandoori are marinated in green herbs, yogurt, and spices but rarely do you see the dish presented this way. This tandoori plate at Gaggan Restaurant in Bangkok’s Langsuan was […]

Food Photo: Thai Gai Pad Prik Gaeng (ไก่ผัดพริกแกง)


Gai Pad Prik Gaeng (ไก่ผัดพริกแกง) – Chicken w/ Chili Curry Paste In addition to Thai basil chicken, gai pad prik gaeng (ไก่ผัดพริกแกง) or chicken stir fried with chili curry paste and long beans, is one of the most popular Thai $1 meals. Often the dish includes aromatic kaffir lime leaves which adds a wonderful lemony […]

Food Photo: Lip-Licking Turmeric Marinated Grilled Chicken (ไก่ย่างขมิ้น)


Gai Yang Kamin (ไก่ย่างขมิ้น) – Grilled Turmeric Chicken While I’m a big fan of most edible items cooked over charcoal, some things are superior to others. This is no ordinary chicken, but this is turmeric and garlic marinated grilled chicken! It’s so overwhelmingly flavorful that it’s simply impossible to not lick your fingers clean. Never use a […]

Food Photo: Chicken with Ginger (Gai Pad King)

Gai Pad King

Chicken w/ Ginger ไก่ผัดขิง My ginger love affair began in East Africa where I used to guzzle bottles of potent ginger soda known as Stoney Tangawizi (the best soda on earth in my opinion). Gai pad king (ไก่ผัดขิง), or chicken with ginger, is a fairly common dish in Thai cuisine. A little obvious, but I especially like […]