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isaan restaurant in bangkok
isaan restaurant in bangkok
Anytime I have ever been in Bangkok, I do not recall seeking out an Isaan restaurant. My wife and I generally stay in a very inexpensive (for Bangkok) Thai rooming establishment a block or so along Soi 4 from the Nana Entertainment Plaza. As I remember, the rooming establishment is called the Orchid Inn, and is on the opposite side of Soi 4 that Nana Entertainment Plaza is. There is a rather nice restaurant almost across the street from the Orchid Inn — that was as fancy as Jack and I would tend to get. Other than that, she is perfectly content to get us street vendor food whenever we are having some beers in one of the bars at the mouth of the NEP entranceway — if any of them happen to be selling grasshoppers, all the better for her!
As for Isaan restaurants, a web-guide called R│O│B (Restaurants of Bangkok) lists a few.
Many restaurants will not specialize exclusively in Isaan food; rather, they will merely include some Isaan fare in their menus. In that category would be Kooon, apparently located in Nihonmachi (Japanese Village), Sukhumvit Soi 26, according to review website BK.
BK also reviewed — and absolutely slammed — Tida Isaan.
The Thai Visa Forum has a very old two-page thread that was begun on September 5, 2005, titled Best Isaan Restaurants In Bangkok? I wonder how many of the restaurants are still running?
Here is a list I came across at an odd website called BangkokServices.com. I am not providing the live link because the website is peculiarly difficult to access. And by the way, I have no idea how old the list might be:
14 Soi Srivieng, Surasak Rd.
Tel: 236-7045, 266-6994
Open: 11 am – 2 PM, 5 PM – 10.30 PM
Baan Hao Issan Kitchen
2nd Floor, Prasarnmitr Plaza 45
Sukhumvit 23 Klongtoey Wattana
Open: 11 am – 1 PM
49 Sukhumvit Soi 36
Tel / Fax: 258-6096
Open: 11 am – 11 PM
Cafe de Laos
16 Silom Soi 19
Open: 5 am – 11 PM
2/4-5 Convent Road, Silom
Open: 10 am – 9 PM, (Closed on Sunday)
Opposite Italthai Bldg., Petchburi Rd.
Open: 10 am – 9 PM, (Closed on Sunday)
8 Sukhumvit Soi 36
Tel: 258-6171, 661-2311
Open: 12 PM – midnight
This same list seems to be at Bangkok Hotels Travel.
Has anything above yet mentioned Som Tam Boo Maa Restaurant (ส้มตำปูม้า)? It is most favorably reviewed by review website Eating Thai Food.
Also recommended is North East Restaurant located on Thanon Rama IV not very far from the Canadian Embassy in Bangkok, according to Kwong Eats …., a food blog.
Website Time Out Bangkok mentions Isaan Rot Det, giving its address as Thanon Rangnam.
As I said at outset, I do not know if I have ever eaten at an Isaan restaurant in Bangkok. I just ate wherever my Isaan wife took me, or fancied stopping at. So, as a June 29 (2012) edit to this post, here are what others have had to say about Isaan restaurants:
It’s where Isaan food collides with trendy Bangkok: Baan Somtum offers 22 varieties of som tam along with a host of other Isaan dishes in a modern air-con setting. … You pay a little extra for the air-con spread and snappy team of uniformed servers, but even our notoriously picky Isaan native dining partner confirmed that when it comes to northeastern Thai flavours, Baan Somtum isn’t playing around. Another fast-paced lunch break. Situated along a quiet street lined …
Publish Date: 05/27/2012 3:49
Bangkok’s dining scene has come a long way in the last three years, with mid- to high-end restaurants moving beyond traditional Thai fare to offer fresh takes on classics, others bringing back long-forgotten recipes. The biggest names to transform Bangkok’s dining scene in the last few … Bangkok boutique hotel Cabochon. Dishes are mainly northern Thai, Isaan (northeast) and Laotian in origin, with a few southern dishes thrown in. Like most modern Thai restaurants …
Publish Date: 06/28/2012 1:43
Now that you’ve learned the basics on the fine art of Isaan salads, where should you go in Bangkok to critique them if Udon, Ubon, or Mukhadan aren’t in your plans? Isaan-style street restaurants aren’t hard to find (just look …
Publish Date: 05/19/2012 21:57
6328139851 3d4a9c7027 o Authentic (and Fiery Hot) Isaan Food: Lan Larb Ubon Restaurant. Larb Pla Duk (ลาบปลาดุก). One rule of Bangkok street food is that where there is a large school, there will be a high concentration …
Publish Date: 02/18/2012 18:00
Laos/Isaan – Somtum Der. June 20th, 2012. With mae kaa (female vendors) rustling up plates of the stuff on every street corner, the restaurant serving somtum (spicy green papaya salad) in upscale surroundings, and charging a price to match, has always struck us as a risky venture. Still, there are … The result is a slim yet plucky menu that’s full of surprises (for Bangkok at least) such as the somtum pla tu khao mun, a sweet-and-sour variation starring grilled mackerel and coconut rice.
Publish Date: 06/20/2012 2:00
One of my favorite Isaan restaurants in Bangkok for a while now, Som Tam Boo Maa Restaurant did not fail to deliver extraordinarily tasty food through out the year. This place makes grilled fish to perfection (as well as everything else I’ve ever …
Publish Date: 04/05/2012 6:57
Of course, there could be hundreds, or possibly thousands of stalls out in Bangkok selling more or less the similar range of Isaan-inspired dishes. Dead giveaways … The restaurant has air-conditioning (thankfully). And service …
Publish Date: 02/26/2012 6:54
In meinem Lieblings-Restaurant gibt es ebenfalls die Küche des Isaan, des trockenen Nordostens von Thailand, aus dem so viele Binnenmigranten nach Bangkok gehen mussten. Ich bin mir nicht ganz sicher, aber vielleicht …
Publish Date: 03/28/2012 23:26
Issan/Laos music and dance at Khrua Vientienne restaurant in Bangkok
Uploaded by TravellerJ on Mar 23, 2010
A traditional Thai dance from Issan . The video was taken in Khrua Vientienne , a restaurant serving traditional Laotian and Issan cuisine (with delicacies such as ants eggs or crocodile meat) and a live show with music, singing and dance mostly from Thailand’s Issan region , but also Laos. Khrua Vientienne is near Thong Lo BTS station
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