Day 55, South East Asia, March – May 2013
Day 1, Bangkok, Thailand
It’s been a while since I had authentic Thai food. Although there are many Thai inspired dishes prepared in Vietnam, I personally think it’s only in name and resemble nothing like the Thai food I knew from the States or possibly Thailand. In fairness, I haven’t been to a genuine Thai owned and operated Thai restaurant in Vietnam the last 2 months so my experience are limited to Vietnamese operate restaurant that have Thai dish on the menu.
I spent time shuffling from one family home to the next during my stay in Vietnam so my cuisine delight are restricted to whatever the host family kindly offered for the day/week/month. I’ve been yearning for spicy, sour and savory Thai dish for weeks so here is my “foodie make-up” during our first night here in Bangkok by Patpong night bazaar.
Roti filled with topping(s) of choice. We choose banana for tonight
The vendor gently fold and shaped the roti into a square shape. After it’s done cooking (fried here, but typically grill with margarine/butter). He then cut it into bite size squares. Then drizzle with condense milk.
Oh my heaven. After 1 pineapple smoothie, 1 bowl of noodle soup, 1 chicken satay, and plenty of walk checking out the knock off stuff on offer at the night market, this banana roti was just the perfect sweet touch after all those savory food.
Of course, then we came back to more savory food after this sweet crispy delight. And that’s what’s all traveling and street food junkies is all about. Indulge and delight your culinary desires.
Readers: have you try the Thai roti? What was your filling (topping)? Where did you eat this “best” roti at? Address/location? Do share.