Wandering about Bangkok’s Chinatown as I often do, I tend to pass by lots of good eats, usually immediately after I’ve finished eating. I always make a mental note to come back, but it’s not often that this happens.
A couple weeks ago I finally made it back a shop that I had noticed several times. Thai Charoen, a tiny family-run place along Thanon Charoen Krung, sells equal parts Thai (curries, spicy stir-fried dishes) and Chinese (stewed veggies, fried noodles), and dishes, such as the stuffed squid shown above, that seem to straddle both cuisines.
I had eggplant stir-fried with fish dumplings (another Thai-Chinese ‘fusion’ dish), and a bowl of jap chai, a Chinese vegetable stew.
Both excellent, and I would recommend stopping by. And on this note, I realize Bangkok is a big, confusing town, so from now on, I’m going to try to link all my restaurant writeups to Google Maps. Hope this helps!
454 Thanon Charoen Krung (Google Maps link)
02 221 2633