Great Eats in Bangkok Volume 3 – Thai Breakfasts

Here’s the third video in my “Great Eats in Bangkok” series.  In this chapter, Tawn and I head out for a typical Thai breakfast in our neighborhood, Thong Lo.  While Thong Lo has developed over the years in the “Beverly Hills of Thailand” it is actually still a very local neighborhood with a wide socioeconomic range, various cultures, and everything from Mercedes Benz showrooms to sidewalk vegetable stalls.

Our breakfast consists of two things: jok (congee), a Chinese style rice porridge served with ginger, green onions, a fresh egg, and white pepper; and khao gaeng, a “curry and rice” shop that serves various curries, soups, and stir-fried dishes that you pick and choose from in a “Panda Express” sort of way, but much better.  One thing that was interesting is that we ordered the jok at one shop, then carried the bowl down to the khao gaeng shop, returning the bowl after we were done.

Previous entries:
Vol 1 – Guaytiaw (Rice Noodle Soup)
Vol 2 – Khanom Krug (Rice Flour and Coconut Pancakes)

0 thoughts on “Great Eats in Bangkok Volume 3 – Thai Breakfasts

  1. Another great peek into the food and flavors of Bangkok! As for the hot curry first thing in the morning – I think my get up would go and go and go and I’d wish I’d not had the spicy breakfast! The jok on the other hand looks very yummy.

  2. Congee is staple in south India. I still make it sometimes here. I am the only one who will eat that. However we don’t put fresh uncooked egg in it as is shown in the video.  Not sure if I can do the fresh egg thing. ha ha.

  3. I chuckled when the lady told you folks the food is getting cold. I wonder if she also was thinking of a faster turnover in tables. hee hee… Thanks for sharing another interesting street food video!

  4. @NVPhotography – Thanks for the recommendation@CurryPuffy – Footage was actually shot over the course of two visits, both on weekends and both around 7:30 am.@murisopsis – There are less spicy options. It is definitely a very “lunchy” breakfast, if you will.@ZSA_MD – Frankly, I don’t trust fresh eggs from the mass factory farms in the US. Too many diseases and antibiotics to fight the diseases.@Fatcat723 – So glad you enjoyed the video.@ElusiveWords – Well, they didn’t seem too busy so I don’t know if turnover was on her mind, but these places definitely aren’t the “sure, feel free to hang out all day” sort of establishments.

  5. @ElusiveWords – Yes, “khun” is a prefix that, while not exactly meaning “sir” (that word is “nai”), is meant to convey respect.  It is nice to use it with your partner, people older than you, etc.

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