Sunday, January 10, 2016


Flew north to Thailand. Had to completely do a mental switch to consciously think more in Thai so that when I speak, the accent doesn't come out funny from speaking in Indonesian in Bali. Heh. Didn't take the first flight out to Bangkok. Had a ton of shopping to do at the airport duty-free shops. Lots of stuff to buy for the friends in Thailand. Needed extra time. Hahaha.

Our crazy friends insisted on picking us up from Suvarnabhumi Airport, and whisked us off to lunch. First meal in Bangkok had to be northern Thai. Very fond of Isaan food. Som tam!!! Goodness. I miss a proper spicy plate. To Nom Jit Kai Yang (น้อมจิตต์ไก่ย่าง สวนหลวง) in Srinakarin. Stayed away from its Ekamai outlet and whichever hip eateries and cafes in Thonglor. i.e. The Commons and all that. Can't deal with the crowds.

Our friends went nuts and ordered all the meats, grilled. Pork, beef and chicken. Well its name does indicate grilled chicken, and they do a really good one. There was a half-raw shrimp salad too, in the style of larb (ลาบกุ้ง). You could customize the spice level of som tam at Nom Jit. :P Ordered som tam in its spiciest version. Woohooo! *happy sigh* The trick to not getting the tongue burnt is to eat it with sticky rice. The sticky rice ameliorates the chillies and doesn't make your tongue and throat feel like it's on fire.

Nom Jit Kai Yang
805/1 Srinagarindra Road, Baan Nomjit Building
Suan Luang, Bangkok 10250
T: (02) 720 5071-2
Hours: Daily 9am to 9pm; closed every fourth Tuesday

ร้านอาหารไทย · สวนหลวง
805/1 ถ.ศรีนครินทร์ (อาคารบ้าน น้อมจิตต์),
สวนหลวง, กรุงเทพมหานคร 10250, ประเทศไทย

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