Traditional Thai Food at The Local Restaurant in Bangkok

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Within the hustle of modern Thai food, it can be challenging to actually find authentic and traditional Thai food.

In Bangkok, street food though very delicious, is modified so it’s easier to make and quicker to sell. This of course, isn’t bad, and Thai street food is outstanding, but it can be nice to get back to the roots of Thai cuisine and experience a meal that accentuates the passion and the deep flavors that Thai cuisine has become so famous for.

In this video the Eating Thai Food crew heads over to The Local Restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand (just off Asoke road) for an unforgettable dining experience. First off the owner and Chef Cann explains a little about local Thai culinary roots and goes over a number of the traditional dishes that he’s prepared for us to sample. After that, I finally have an opportunity to taste a few of the delights that he’s cooked. We began the meal off with an incredible looking appetizer mixed plate known as Ruam Kam Aroy (รวมคำอร่อย). It included a number of different tasting tidbits to eat. Next was the mixed vegetable dish known as Pad Pak Pun Baan (ผัดผักพื้นบ้าน) which was cooked so it was still crisp and not at all limp or over done. It was a great veggie dish to mix with the other curries and dishes of the meal. Another delicious item on the menu is the traditional Thai Gaeng Run Juan (แกงรัญจวนเนื้อ). This was my first time to eat it, and I thoroughly enjoyed every bite! Lastly, The Local is especially famous for their Pla Ta Pien Tom Kem (ปลาตะเพียนต้มเค็ม), which is a signature fish slow simmered in sugar cane juice and ginger. The traditional Thai food meal was fantastic and the entire experience was incredible.

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43 Replies to “Traditional Thai Food at The Local Restaurant in Bangkok”

  1. Cecelia Falls

    – Your food looks amazing! Your website can look the same with just some minor enhancements. Would you be interested in updating your website at only $799? Can I have your email so I can send you details?

  2. clrbrwstr

    Have stumbled across your and I have to say how much I love your videos. They are short, informative, put together well and just a joy to watch. I am going to Thailand in 5 weeks and will deffinately be partaking in eating street food as you've been such an inspiration. Thank you!

  3. Shamael Khan

    Hey Mark! Awesome video. I was in Bangkok twice in the past 5 years and the food was AMAZING. I stuck with hotel food for the first 2-3 days to acclimate my weak stomach, but then got it going on the street! I've also included your video on my blog called luxecontraveldotcom. It's about traveling luxuriously on an economy budget…you're an insipration my friend!

  4. zvrljaa

    Hey Mark! You are truly amazing! I love your videos and your personality. I wanted to buy your guide since I´m going to Bangkok in April, but we don´t have PayPal in Serbia 🙁
    Anyways good job! I hope to see some videos about family owned street restaurants (with addressees or directions) and maybe about one day (food) trips outside of Bangkok. I would like to run into you while in Bangkok, shearing experiences with fellow traveler is always interesting. I appreciate everything you have done.

  5. John Crowley

    I flew to Bangkok from New York, via Narita for dinner here. As I was only to have 27 hours in BKK I had time for lunch as well. Your videos and pictures (on your site) are amazing and your choices are spot on. I ate lunch at Larb Bpet Yasothon (ร้านลาบเป็ดยโสธร – ตรงข้ามสุสาน) with one friend and then met at "The Local" for dinner with a couple other friends. The lotus leaves on the appetizer plate were amazing. I had the Chicken curry with orange leaves!! Well worth the flight for dinner!

  6. Mark Wiens

    It really all depends, normally I prefer street food, but it can be nice to occasionally sit down at a nicer restaurant. I think many street cooks are good, especially ones that are particularly busy!

  7. illoONE

    Mark, what do you prefer? The street food or the restaurant food as the one you had in the video? Isn't the street food more authentic? Do you find most of the street cooks good or would you say it is hard to find a really good one?

  8. Mark Wiens

    Hey cool, thanks for watching. If you click on that link posted in the description box right below this video, you'll see a map and directions. It's not too far from Asoke BTS station, so not far from Nana either! Yah I do like chayen too, next time! If you go, enjoy!

  9. T Rox

    damn mark i want to go there can u give me proper directions. i usally stay on nanna sukmvit.
    hey mark why didn u try the chayen i bet it taste good. .im a huge huge chayen fan and love to taste differnt places which has the best so far the chayen in at the bts station has the the best and who would of thought it there,

  10. Mark Wiens

    Yes, I love Nahm, though I don't eat it too often as it's quite fatty, but every now and then I enjoy it. I just visited the northern area of Thailand and ate some fish nahm, nicely sour and full of flavor. It tastes really good with raw garlic and raw chillies as well!

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