Ever heard of the term hangry? Hungry + angry? Well, if you’re not familiar with it, I’m one of those people that suffer with it, and yes, I get ‘hangry’. When I want to eat, I want to eat, so I’m always on the hunt for copious amounts of food to satisfy those hunger pains.
What better city than to help me with my life-long problem, than Bangkok.
A city that’s got it all, everything and anything your heart desires, feels or has a sudden craving for. Waves of seafood, sugar loads of the biggest sweet treats and enough noodles to last a lifetime.
Exploring the city streets a d hunting for HUGE food, here’s what made my tummy happy chappy.
1. Finish one of their famous Xkg curries and you’ll get it for free – Gold Curry Bangkok
You won’t be eating this curry in a hurry, that’s for sure! If you’re feeling up for a challenge, you may have met your match.
Now, I love anything crumbed, especially Japan’s Katsu – that perfect golden, crunchy outer layer with delicious, tender chicken – or pork, mmm. Here they serve it on a bed of rice, lathered in their famous Japanese curry.
Now this curry is SO big, they actually have a challenge going. If you can finish one of their different sized kg plates, your meal is free.
Now it gets even more insane, the Challenge plates come in 5 different sizes, from 2kgs to 10kgs (40 000 Baht) worth of food. Yeah, you heard right, 10kgs!
I reckon you’ve surely got to be a bit bonkers – or brave – to stomach all that curry, so you see, no hurry!
Gold Curry Bangkok
Price:From 180 Baht / Approx. USD $5.50 Address: 39 ซอย พร้อมมิตร Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand 39 ซอย พร้อมมิตร แขวง คลองตันเหนือ เขต วัฒนา กรุงเทพมหานคร 10110 (Coordinates here) Getting there: Take the BTS to Phrom Phong BTS station and walk 6mins to reach! Contact: +66 2 662 5003 Opening hours: Open daily from 11am to 1.30am
2. The hugest bowl of tomyam noodles at Talad Rof Fai Ratchada – TomYamkung Noodle
I absolutely go mad for TomYum Goong, also sometimes referred to as TomYum Kung – don’t you just love it, there’s always 5 words used to describe one over here! Anyway, back to the food.
Again you’re going to find this monstrous sized bowl down at the Ratchada Rot Fai Night Market – also known as the Train Night market by locals. So look out for their food stall, that’s เตี๋ยวกุ้งรถไฟ if you’re good at deciphering things.
It’s a hot and sour mouth EXPLOSION , this much TomYummmmm on the palette, just in one sitting? It’s atomic.
A TomYum is traditionally done with prawns, but they’ve taken it to the next level and added mammoth lobsters to their (already oversized) bowls.
If your budget is more low-key, they also do BIG TomYum’s, just minus the lobster hanging over and out your soup.
TomYamkung Noodle (เตี๋ยวกุ้งรถไฟ)
Price:BIG TomYum 750 Baht, BIG Lobster TomYum 1500 Baht / approx USD $23, USD $46 Address: 93 3 93/3 Ratchadaphisek Rd, Khwaeng Din Daeng, Khet Din Daeng, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand (Coordinates here) Getting there: Take the MRT to Thailand Cultural Centre MRT station. From there, it’s a 5mins walk! Contact: 0874642492 Opening hours: Daily from 5pm to 11.45pm
3. Noodles for days, weeks, months… – Maeklong Noodles (เตี๋ยวแม่กลอง&เล้งแซ่บ)
Hmmm, how to describe this next mountainous extravaganza. Let’s relate it to Mount Fuji this time. 😉
Now don’t be put off by the sound of it, it’s in essence, a structure of pig bones, built skillfully to reach its peak.
But the pork bones are cooked down so when you eat, you just scoop the meat off the bone and then mix it with the sauce on the plate, filled with herbs and LOTS, we mean, LOTS of green chillies.
With an amount of chilis such as this, we would only recommend this dish to those who have the ability to handle their spice.
You can find this stall down at the Talad Rot Fai night bazaar in Ratchada, and the dish is considered to be a ‘delicacy’ of the night-market, because all somehow know of it’s wonders.
Maeklong Noodles (เตี๋ยวแม่กลอง&เล้งแซ่บ)
Price:From 150 Baht / Approx. USD $4.60 Address: 55/9 Ratchadaphisek Rd, Khwaeng Din Daeng, Khet Din Daeng, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand (Coordinates here) Getting there: Take the MRT to Thailand Cultural Centre MRT station. From there, it’s a 5mins walk! Contact: 02 6109713, 0619123145 Opening hours: Daily from 5pm to 12am
Arguably the most famous dessert bar in Bangkok when talking supersized desserts, and it comes at no surprise when their largest sweet treat is served with a crazy 22 scoops of ice-cream, that’s right, 22!
It’s called the Strawberry Supreme in case you were wondering; a (fishbowl) sundae with strawberry & vanilla ice-cream, mini waffles, a giant layer of cake, vanilla & raspberry parfait, strawberry sticks and obviously, strawberries. (3000 Baht)
Indulge in a sweetness overload with some of their other huge desserts; try their 45cm tall fruity sundae (Serious Sorbet), this one served with sorbet and yummy, fresh fruits.
Their desserts are seriously decadent, as are their names – we’re talking about ‘Delicious Decadence’.
Now, do you see why you’d need help finishing these sugar mountains?
Mo & Moshi
Price: From 100 Baht / approx. USD $3 Address: 979 Rama I Road Siam Center 2nd floor Room no. H408 & 433, Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand (Coordinates here) Getting there: Take the BTS to Siam BTS station and walk a few mins to reach Siam Center! Contact: +66 2 252 2688 Opening hours: Daily from 11am to 11pm
6. A Mount Everest of Thai tea shaven ice – Fucheer Lounge by Lukkaithong
The reason why the masses flock here, isn’t so much for the food, but for this restaurant’s signature Thai Milk Tea Shaven Ice dessert.
If you’ve been around Thailand’s block, you’ll know that this is the local equivalent to your morning English Breakfast tea. Taking this favourite, they’ve fused it with another popular dessert, first made famous by the Japanese, the beloved shaven ice.
Made with 5 types of tea – Ceylon Island Sri Lanka Tea, Local Southern Thai Tea, Red Tea, Leaf Black Tea, and Emperor Oolong Tea – this dessert is topped with chewy sago balls, cubes of toasted bread (which soaks up all that yummy milk tea liquid), almond slices and cream!
Let’s get climbing already!
Fucheer Lounge by Lukkaithong
Price:From 295 Baht / Approx. USD $9.10 Address: EmQuartier, 6F, 637 Sukhumvit Rd. | Khlong Tan Nuea, Bangkok 10110, Thailand (Coordinates here) Getting there: Take the BTS to Phrom Phong BTS station and walk a few mins to get to EmQuartier. Contact: +66 2 003 6301 Opening hours: Daily from 11am to 10pm
Looking to escape the city’s central bustle? Located just 45 minutes out of town, the wee drive is seriously worth it, especially if you’ve been searching for A LOT of seafood.
Find yourself in a chilled atmosphere, whilst diving into some serious crustaceans – they’re known for their lobster, and boy, were we excited when we saw it arriving on the table!
The meat is soft – there is nothing worse than overcooked shellfish – and its full of flavour!
Their seafood platters are filled with giant sized seafood of all sorts from the squid to the mussels, it’s all JUMBO sized.
If you’ve come all the way here, you also have to try their oysters, Pae Radna if known for these delicacies. A pile of oysters for next to nothing.
Price:From 50-11,300 Baht (Largest seafood platter) / Approx. USD $1.50–350 Address: Soi Nonthaburi 46, Bangkok (Coordinates here) Getting there: It’s about 45 min drive to get from Bangkok to Pae Radna. The best way to get here would be to take a taxi. (Maximum comfort!) Contact: +66 81 545 6564 Opening hours: Thu-Tue, 9am to 12am (Closed on Wednesday)
8. Alright, who’s hungry for some salmon and creative food art? – Fuku Japan
That would be a ME! Make sure you bring an empty stomach as you indulge in this next seafood extravaganza. We’re talking salmon overload with an all-you-can-eat Japanese style salmon buffet. Yes that’s right, a salmon buffet, including the hugest plate of salmon slices we’ve ever seen.
Of course, if you don’t have an appreciation for the soft, subtle, meaty fish, then this is not your game – unless of course you’re trying to learn one, then you’ve come to the right place.
Beautifully presented, this creates added drama to the plate as food is heightened with a little structured presentation. Try their Stairway to Heaven with a variation of both cooked and fresh salmon.
There are 38 different dishes to choose from, mainly salmon, and the time you’ve got is two hours! Or just 500 Baht? You’ve got to be kidding me!
Their sashimi is delicate and melts in your mouth and the slices are nice and big, so you know you’re in for a real treat.
PS: They have quite a number of outlets around Bangkok, but the most easily accessible one would be the one near Siam BTS!
FUKU Japan (FUKU In Town Siam Digital Gateway)
Price: From 195 Baht, Premium Set 499 Baht / Approx. USD $6, USD $15.45 Address: อาคาร Digital Gateway(ชั้นสอง) ซอย สยามสแควร์ 3ถนน พระราม 1, ปทุมวัน, Bangkok 10330, Thailand (Coordinates here) Getting there: Take the BTS to Siam BTS station and walk a few mins to reach! Opening hours: Daily from 11am to 9pm
9. The biggest seafood platter right at Talad Rot Fai Ratchada! – Pao Maem Loie
If you dig the trendy side of life, our next seafood spot can be found at the downtown Talad Rot Fai Ratchada – home to a bunch of hipster-esque stalls filled with all sorts of things you don’t need, but actuallyyyy do.
It’s also home to one of the biggest seafood platters – as in the actual platter dish itself, holy moly! – I’ve ever seen and definitely, in my opinion, takes no less than eight people to finish this monstrosity.
It’s abundantly filled with grilled scallops, mussels, crab, squid, Tiger prawns, an entire fish, cockles and sea snails. As is the norm with every Thai meal, it’s accompanied by fresh leafy green veg and dipping sauces (chilli vinaigrette).
For all the sea in the ocean, you’re only going to end up paying 750 Baht which is crazy good value for money in my eyes!
Pao Maem Loie
Price:From 100-750 Baht / Approx. USD $3-23 Address: 167 Phetchaburi Rd, Khwaeng Makkasan, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand (Coordinates here) Getting there: Getting there: Take the MRT to Thailand Cultural Centre MRT station. From there, it’s a 5mins walk! Contact: +66 99 415 7194 Opening hours: Open daily from 5pm to 11.45pm
10. Prepare to get your hands dirty – Crab and Claw
I mean, if the name isn’t a giveaway enough… Get your fingers cracking, hammering and digging into some serious shellfish business – New England style.
New England is known for Lobsters and you can be assured, you’ll find all the favourites like Clam Chowder and Lobster Thermidor here.
But listen, the lobsters here are ridiculously sized, no, we mean it! A whole table widths across worth of lobster!
The place is set up to give that old-school seaside harbour, seafood shack feel, with the likes of old-school murals of crabs sprawled across the walls.
It is a bit more on the expensive side, but that’s because their lobsters are imported from the US.
Crab and Claw
Price:From 399-1999 Baht / Approx. USD $12-61 Address: Siam Paragon, Ground Floor Room Number G-28 (Coordinates here) Getting there: Take train to Siam BTS and walk a few mins to Siam Paragon. Contact: 02 6109713, 0619123145 Opening hours: Daily from 11am to 10pm
After looking at all this huuuge food, I’m sure you’re salivating too!
Now you know where to go in Bangkok if you’re looking out for a great, GREAT meal.
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