I could start a new blog called Thai Food Affair just from my 2 and a half week visit in February. It would be an everlasting blog, filled for all the ages because that’s how much delicious spicy flavorful Thai cuisine I consumed. Instead, I’ll just settle for a few photos of my favorites, starting with where to find the best boat noodles in Bangkok: Boat Noodle Alley.
I embarked on a full-on discovery quest, leaving no stone unturned, while researching where to find the best food in Bangkok. Food-centric mecca that it is, I was amply rewarded.
Bangkok Boat Noodles
Welcome to Boat Noodle alley & The Best of Noodle Boat (technically the BESTOF). Noodles on noodles on noodles. Theme of this trip.
Boat noodles used to be served from boats. History lesson over.
They are always served in small bowls, and the idea is to get 3-5 bowls per person, go to battle against other tables to see who can eat the most, and stack up the bowls to show your boat noodle eating prowess. If you can ignore all your friends by staring at your phone nonstop, more power to you.
I recommend devouring your boat noodles like that guy on the far right. I know I did.
That is strong. Can I get sued for doing a cropped close up of a random man’s face? And how many photos are there of me in the background of someone’s photo looking exactly like this? So many.
This particular boat noodle restaurant offered four varieties:
1. Beef boat noodle soup – labeled on the menu as “beef thicken soup”, a decidedly less appetizing name.
2. Sour soup with pork – not EVEN playing with the spicy.
3. Pork thicken soup – again with the thicken.
4. Bean curd with pork crackling – the hot pink color comes from fermented tofu paste.
As usual, there is sugar, vinegar chili sauce, fish sauce, and chili flakes for you to increase flavor as you wish. My favorite was the beef bowl, and thanks to the pork sour soup, my mouth remained on fire for the duration of our visit.
And I was so okay with that.
We did some obligatory sight-seeing while waiting for food to digest, thus making room for more food.
This was the only reason for visiting monuments in Thailand, as my highest hopes on this trip revolved around food-related tourism, but I’m glad I came to the Grand Palace.
I really identified with the girl on the bottom right. I get it, girl. That is me in a pastry shop, at a dinner party, in my pantry. And this is ancient temple drawing stuff. Just goes to show that we food loving freaks have always been around. She would have had a beautiful blog, I’m sure of it.
Best of Boat Noodle / Sud Yod kuay Teow Reua