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After our boat noodle experience, we made our way to Thai Jungle Curry — another favorite of my food blogger friends Mark and Ying Wiens.

I love discovering authentic Thai flavors. Learning how Thais enjoy their food is a great way to understand their culture better.
 
For the adventurous foodies, be sure to check out Thai Jungle Curry in Bangkok…


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The restaurant facade is unassuming. You won’t give it a second look if you’re just passing by.

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MENU: Curry Dishes, Fried Vegetable, Fried Meat & Seafood | Spicy Salad, Deep Fried, Fish Dishes, Soup Dishes, Rice Dishes, Dessert

The place just looks like any other neighborhood restaurant in Bangkok. We decided to eat in the al fresco ground floor.

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Tod Man Pla (Fried Fish Cake –  70 THB)

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.

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pla pad keun chai (fish with celery – 70 THB)

This mixed vegetables with fried fish dish was just OK. 

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Tom Yum Pla Chon (Tom Yum with Snakehead Fish – 70 THB)

Not your usual Tom Yum. I love the balanced flavors of the clear broth and snakehead fish.

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The service is friendly. It feels like dining in a Thai local’s house.

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✮ Gaeng Khua Hoy Comb (Sea Snail Curry – 70 THB)

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.

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✮ Gai Pad Kee Mao (Chicken with Basil and Spices – 80 THB)

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?

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I always enjoy going on food trips with food and travel blogger friends. 🙂

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✮ Yam Makua Yao (Eggplant Salad – 70 THB)

My new favorite Thai vegetable dish — egg with eggplant.

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Goong Pad Sataw (Shrimp with Stink Beans – 100 THB)

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.

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Gaeng Pa (Jungle Curry – 70 THB)

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. 🙂

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Itim Kati/Toorien (Coconut/Durian Ice Cream – – 25 THB)

Coconut and durian ice cream with sticky rice — best Thai dessert ever! This puts the fire from all those chilies out. 🙂 

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Thanks to Mark & Ying Wiens of Migrationology for the authentic Thai food trip, and for the awesome company of fellow travel bloggers Tiffany Cu of Asia Travel Bug and James Clark of Nomaric Notes!

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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
Phone: 022414216
Hours: 10 am – 9 pm on weekdays, closed on Sunday

954/2 อาคาร ติดกับที่ทำการไปรษณีย์ดุสิต ถนนนครไชยศรี แขวงถนนนครไชยศรี เขตดุสิต กรุงเทพฯ
โทร. 022414216
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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Disclosure: We paid for our meals. Read Our Awesome Planet Complete Disclosure Policy here.  

P.S. Check out Mark Wiens video of Thai Jungle Curry in Bangkok.