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An absolutely lovely experience with really local Thai food: Food Joints @ Festival (29. December 2018)

| May 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

When you randomly tumble into a festival which goes on for forty days a year and is basically run by the Royal Family and all the earnings go into charity, you can call yourself lucky. Especially when you did not know it takes place and wonder why there is so much police and why there are so many people queuing. If you are intending to go, bring your passport. They won’t find you in their immigration system with your ID. Luckily, I always have a copy of my passport on my phone – that helped! Else, no way to enter!

Once inside you’re blown away by the colors and the food joints and the little village put together. It is so colorful. So lively. So happy. And everybody was dressed up (well, the locals, that is). It was time to try some of the dishes they were serving there starting with something fried (40 BHT) with spicy sauce and cucumbers. Tasty. No clue what it was though.

But the lady who prepared it did a great job and was happy to show what she’s done.

The second thing I’ve tried was “coconut with corn & spring onions” (35 BHT) which …

… is a sweet. Yes, with corn (okay, that is not that surprising) and with spring onions (quite surprising to me). But it is actually absolutely delicious!!! Definitely a must try!

All in all, if you are in Bangkok just visit the Suan Ambhorn (which is kind of a square in front of a place), and check if they are having a festival. If they do, take the queue, register (bring your passport or at least your passport number) and get in! Take it up! Soak it in! Enjoy to the fullest! The place is full of colors, so lively, absolutely lovely! And everybody is so friendly! I must admit, this definitely is competing with Oman! :)


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Suan Ambhorn

Uthong Nai Alley

Khwaeng Dusit, Khet Dusit, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon

10300 Bangkok (TH)

About the Author:

I started the blog in October 2009, while living in Milan which I definitely consider to be one of the food capitals of the world. I was in touch with food since my early childhood (as my father is a former chef). Whenever I can, I travel the world to discover new places, to meet people but mostly to try local dishes and to find hidden gems! If you know a place worth going, please drop a line to: info@thediningexperience.org. Currently, I am a member of the following food-related associations: Chevalier @Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Zurich-Ville; Membre Gourmet Dégustateur @Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs [OMGD]; Gesellschafter @Goldener Fisch and Member @Slowfood Convivium Zurich City.
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