Head over from the Rattanakosin, Old City area of Bangkok to the Thonburi side of the Chao Phraya River and you can really find some unique treasures such as the Siriraj Hospital Medical Museum(housing medical experiments and even a forensic museum) or the Royal Barge Museum (home of the ornamental boats used in ceremonial processions along the river). But perhaps, our favorite treasure of the Thonburi side is the food!
Luckily this past weekend was overcast and only slightly drizzly. Not too hot and not too rainy (for the rainy season, at least). It was the perfect weather to take a stroll down Bangkunnon Road, the main road famous for its delicious (and plentiful!) street food.
The neighborhood is a simple one, filled with Thai houses of all different sizes and shapes, temples with ornate gates and a canal running through here and there.
Once you are out on the main road, you are sure to find an unending feast of Thai street food.
Some of the treats we were lucky enough to try on our walk:
Pork Noodles – rice noodles with pork, peanuts, garlic, coriander and of course, a little bit of chili!
Pad Krapao Moo – Pork stir-fried with Thai holy basil over rice – spicy but oh so good!
Khanom Beung – slightly crispy crepes filled with a variety of sweet and savory fillings.
Saku Sai Moo and Khao Kriab Pak Mor – two lovely treats both containing a sweet pork and nut mixture on the inside. One is covered in tapioca pearls and steamed. The other is made by steaming a rice mixture and twisting it around the central filling until it creates a nice little package with a surprise center. Here you can see they even had some that were colored!
We were only able to eat half of the food we wanted before our bellies were pleasantly full! There must be another trip out there soon to try the other ones we missed….fish noodles, northern Thai sausage, rice cakes….yum!