Thonkrueng Authentic Thai Cuisine – Street Food in A Restaurant!
Although dining along the streets of Bangkok might not be the safest or wisest option due to the risk of having an explosive time in the toilet hours after the meal, thousands of tourists from all over the world still choose to dine by the roads. Many have said that this is where the best food can be found.
For some of us with a weaker stomach, it is unfair if we’re not able to partake and savour the deliciousness of street food. Thankfully, Thonkrueng Authentic Thai Cuisine, a restaurant located along Sukhumvit Soi 49, serves up famous Bangkok street snacks in a clean air-conditioned space.
The restaurant has a very extensive menu of Thai and Chinese dishes. We tried a few of their signature items. One of them is the Hor Mok (170B), a spicy steamed minced fish cake. Each fish cake is kept in a cute clay little teepee, something very similar to a mini tagine. The fish cakes were smooth, soft and fluffy. I liked how they placed a piece of herb, either basil or mint, underneath each fish cake.
The Baked Rice Stuffed in A Pineapple (220B) is very similar to the pineapple fried rice that can be commonly found in Thai restaurants. The inclusion of lap cheong was quite unusual and helped to flavour the baked pineapple rice.
The Sticky Rice Topped with Charcoal Grilled Marinated Pork (140B), which comes with a hot and spicy Dip, is the Thai version of a canapé. Charcoal grilled lean pork is placed on top of a bed of fragrant glutinous rice. The pork reminds me very much of a less sweet version of char siew. Take it with the hot and spicy dip as the pork may be a bit dry.
We also had the Thai Style Fried Noodles “Pad Thai” with Soft Shell Crab (160B). Usually, the noodles are served with beansprouts, beancurd, eggs, rice noodles and a choice of meat — beef, chicken, or seafood. The version here sees the addition of deep fried soft shell crab, which gives a nice textural contrast to the pad thai.
The restaurant shares the same space as Teaspoon Café, which serves up café food and drinks such as cappuccinos and lattes.
Thonkrueng Authentic Thai Cuisine
Address: 211/3 Sukhumvit 49/13, Klongton-nua, Wattana
Opening Hours: 11am to 10.30pm daily.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.