The restaurant facade is unassuming. You won’t give it a second look if you’re just passing by.
The place just looks like any other neighborhood restaurant in Bangkok. We decided to eat in the al fresco ground floor.
This is one of the best fish cakes I’ve tasted! Not too oily, full of meat, and best paired with the sweet-spicy cucumber sauce.
This mixed vegetables with fried fish dish was just OK.
Not your usual Tom Yum. I love the balanced flavors of the clear broth and snakehead fish.
The best dish for me is this sea snail curry. It has a rich yellow sauce, mushrooms, vegetables, and chilies…just the way the locals like it.
This was super spicy and I loved it! Imagine eating the chicken with slices of red and green chilies and basil to balance out the flavor.
Did you know that chilies were introduced to Thailand by the Portuguese?
My new favorite Thai vegetable dish — egg with eggplant.
One of the hardcore dishes I’ve tried during this trip — stinky beans with chilies and shrimp. The stinky beans are long and flat and sliced like almonds. True to their name, they have a stinky smell, and a peculiar flavor that grows on you over time.
The jungle curry has expanded my understanding of the flavors of Thailand. The soup has the consistency of tom yum rather than a rich curry sauce. It has mixed vegetables, bamboo shoots, and a diced quail with bones. So this is how the jungle tastes like. 🙂
Coconut and durian ice cream with sticky rice — best Thai dessert ever! This puts the fire from all those chilies out. 🙂
Overall, I would recommend Ran Gang Pa Sriyan if you want to appreciate the authentic flavors in Bangkok, especially if you’re tired of the cliché Thai food we have in Manila. The food here is very spicy, which I love. 🙂
Make sure to order the Sea Snail Curry, Chicken with Basil and Spices, and of course, the Coconut and Durian Ice Cream for dessert. Budget THB 200/person.
For more info, visit Eating Thai Food | Thai Jungle Curry, Frog, and River Snails at Ran Gaeng Pa Sriyan (ร้านแกงป่า ศรีย่าน)
Ran Gaeng Pa Sriyan (ร้านแกงป่า ศรีย่าน)
Address: 954/2 Thanon Nakhon Chai Si, Dusit, 10300, Thailand
Hours: 10 am – 9 pm on weekdays, closed on Sunday
954/2 อาคาร ติดกับที่ทำการไปรษณีย์ดุสิต ถนนนครไชยศรี แขวงถนนนครไชยศรี เขตดุสิต กรุงเทพฯ
เปิดทุกวัน เวลา 10.00 – 21.00 น. หยุดทุกวันอาทิตย์
How to get there
Ran Gaeng Pa Sriyan (ร้านแกงป่า ศรีย่าน) is located just a few blocks from the Sriyan Market. The closest BTS station is Victory Monument and from there you’ll either need to take a direct taxi for about 60 THB or take bus #14 from Victory Monument.
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P.S. Check out Mark Wiens video of Thai Jungle Curry in Bangkok.