Bangrak Market

Oh Bangrak…..I’ve said it before and I will yell it again. This place SLAPS hard. Their food is incredible and there is so much flavor and beautiful presentation, as evident by the photos above! Every time I go their quality is phenomenal and they only serve the best products. Their menu is pretty large and can be intimidating, especially if you don’t eat thai food that frequently. Maybe at some point I will work my way down the menu, but I will definitely need some foodie friends to make that happen. Their menu is broken down into various sections to help you navigate what you are looking for and each item comes with a description so hopefully it is not too overwhelming. Their menu is broken up by salads, soups, “in the bowl” and curry. The “In the Bowl” section is where you will find the traditional thai dishes you are most likely familiar with – pad thai, pad see eiw, pad kee mao, kao soi, and much more!

For starters, here is what I recommend: Crying Tiger, Chicken Satay, and Crab Delight. The Crying Tiger is my absolute favorite though – it is a tender, juicy steak served with a slightly sweet and tangy dipping sauce. The steak has an incredible flavor that the dipping sauce is just an extra add! Their Goong Pao (Jumbo White Prawns) are also tasty and grilled to perfection, but be warned they come fully shelled with the heads – so you are going to have to work a bit harder to eat these, but it is worth it. If you don’t love spice though, skip the dipping sauce the shrimp come with – it will have you sweating!! If you are looking for a vegetarian option, their fried veggie rolls are crispy delights served with a sweet plum sauce.

For a main dish if you are looking for something warmer and more saucey – check out the Kao Soi. Kao Soi is egg noodles in a special curry that is a bit spicy and subtly sweet. It is topped with pickled mustard, crispy egg noodles, shallots, lime and chili oil. Or, if noodles aren’t your jam, grab one of their curries like the Mussamun, Panang, or Gang Kari – all are served with rice on the side! If you are looking for a stir fry or wok dish, their Pad See Eiw is literally the best thing I have ever eaten. The noodles are so fresh and tender with a sweet and salty sauce they are tossed in. Absolute perfection. I tried to take them home to have leftovers for later and they didn’t last very long. You also can’t go wrong with their fried rice and they have a few flavor profiles for you to choose from – classic, thai basil, or pineapple.

Make sure you save room for dessert because that is a category you do not want to miss. If you are in the mood for something light and fresh, especially in the summer, grab the sticky rice with mango. The sticky rice is served warm which balances the cool mango and is also served with a coconut or condensed milk creamy sauce (to be honest I am not 100% sure what it is, but it was creamy and sweet, but not super thick). The Coconut Rice Cakes are a more unique choice but equally delicious. For their full menu, click here.

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