Best in Bangkok: Sticky Rice and Durian at Loong Peeak (ลุงเปี๊ยก)
They treat their Durian like children at Loong Peeak, the fruits are ginormous, only the finest quality – the Kobe beef of Durian.
Loong Peeak serves sticky rice and durian (khao neow durian ข้าวหนียวทุเรียน) as well as sticky rice and mango, but given the choice, why would you want the latter?
The only downside is that this joint has no seating, only available for take-away in plastic bags. It is slightly disheartening, trying to find a location to rip open the plastic bags to dip in.
Don’t let the small amount of durian discourage you – good things come in small packages. It starts with sticky rice, lightly sweetened, but not over powering. The durian they use is outrageously pungent, a robust rancid like smell that I think is delightful. The coconut cream soup is lightly sweetened, not super sugary, like many Thai versions.
I’ve long been a huge fan of sticky rice and durian (khao neow durian ข้าวหนียวทุเรียน), the almost absurd merger of flavors is something I live for. This particular one, located in Talat Phlu, Bangkok, Thailand, could easily be Bangkok’s best.
It’s a 30 THB investment that would be worth it, even if it was the last of your savings.
Address of Loong Peeak (Sticky Rice and Durian at Talat Phlu)
Loong Peeak (Sticky Rice and Durian at Talat Phlu)
1209 Thoet Thai, Talat Phlu, Thonburi, Bangkok 10600
Open: 7:00 – 19:00
1209 ถ.เทอดไท ตลาดพลู ธนบุรี 10600
เปิด-ปิด 7.00-19.00 น.
How to Get There
The closest BTS station is Wang Wian Yai, though it’s still about 2 -3 km from the station. It’s possible to take a quick taxi or motorcycle to get to Talat Phlu. It’s also located right on the rail train line, though the schedule is quite sporadic.
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