8 Best Places To Eat In Bangkok According To The Poker-Faced Duo Of Wongnai's Viral Videos
These guys are the future of food review videos, I tell you.
In the past month or so, this iconic duo from Thai lifestyle app Wongnai has been making netizens hungry and totally amused by their deadpan reviews of the best food in Bangkok.
It probably helped that their videos show truly mengancam jiwa beauty shots of food and slow-mo footage of the prep, like this gorgeous shot of milk being poured over crab roe:
We may not be able to understand most of what they're saying without English subtitles, but as the saying goes: "Actions speak louder than words"... like when this guy looks up to the heavens at the first taste of delicious food:
That's when you know it's gooood.
Only eight episodes of this delightful series have been released so far, but these guys have you covered for when you're in need of amazing grub the next time you're in Bangkok:
1. Pad Thai with crunchy prawn topping @ Pad Thai Narok Taek, Lat Ya Road
Hailed as one of the best pad thai in Bangkok, this famous stall also serves pad thai with large river prawns as well in a special iteration with crunchy prawn topping, prawn crackers, and fish maw.
Watch the duo lurk in the background as the pad thai master fries up his signature dish:
2. Teochew-style fish porridge @ Siang Ki Khao Tom Pla, Yaowarat
Family-run for close to a century, this hole-in-the-wall shop in Chinatown only serves their dishes with fresh ingredients like pomfret flesh, big fat juicy oysters, and fish maw.
Watch the fresh, white pomfret flesh glisten up close here:
3. Roasted crab with glass noodles @ Somsak Pu Ob, Khlong San
This place may be relatively expensive compared to other street food in Bangkok, but know that you're paying for high quality ingredients.
Watch the duo dig into jumbo prawns and sweet, juicy crab claws here:
4. Crispy-skin roasted duck @ Tong Peng Restaurant, Wang Thonglang
Famous for their Teochew-style dishes, the restaurant has been catering to locals for decades.
Watch their chef debone their signature roast duck here:
5. Pad kee mao crab and crab meat fried with scrambled eggs @ Nhong Rim Klong, Ekamai Soi 21
Pad kee mao, which literally translates to drunken stir fry, is levelled up here with juicy nuggets of crab meat.
Watch the bearded one shock a couple of patrons when he tips his head to the sky after the first bite:
6. Khao gaeng (rice curry) @ Khao Gaeng Jake Puey, Yaowarat
7. Steamed crab roe with milk @ Hua Pla Seafood Restaurant, Bang Waek
Just look at the photo above and tell me you don't wanna book a flight ticket to Bangkok RIGHT THIS MOMENT. *drools*
Watch Thai Mo Salah be reborn in a bath of milk upon the first bite of the dish:
8. Grilled meats @ Lenzi Tuscan Kitchen, Pathumwan
One of the best Italian chefs in Bangkok, owner and chef Francesco Lenzi brings the Tuscan cuisine of his homeland to diners through both traditional and creative dishes.
Watch the duo try to emulate Salt Bae to the tune of Careless Whisper here:
BONUS: The duo appear to be dabbling in cooking videos now too, starting with this handy guide to cooking siham (cockles)