Peng Peng Khao Tom

A pleasant find recently was Peng Peng Khao Tom in the Banglamphu area, along the river and not far from the Night Market. My friend and I were on the search for good local comfort food—as we so often are—and this popular spot—busy with shoppers and backpackers—perfectly fulfilled our craving.

The small restaurant is open for dinner only and has been serving hungry tourists and locals for half a century. This particular location however is still relatively new, after the owners arrived here around 10 years ago. The alley setting offers a sense of dark mystery, yet the dishes here are legendary.

The operation is family oriented with the third generation currently cooking and running the business. Father and son cook side by side, and I spot a few other helpful chefs in the kitchen behind them. The food is best described as fusion, something between authentic Thai and classic Chinese.

A must-try dish is Jabchai, a stew of mixed vegetables with the…

Original published: 2018-10-31 18:00:47 Read the full Bangkok News here


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