Top 8 Thai food (According to “Daco”,Free Japanese Magazine)

28 Apr

I used to love picking up all the free magazines available in Bangkok, including “Daco” a Japanese free magazine, cater for Japanese expats in Bangkok.

Yesterday before I went to the foot massage, I stopped by a Japanese bookstore and they happened to have a new edition of DACO.  The front page basically saying “Top Eight Thai Food”

I was curious, so after I settled into my foot massage chair, I had to check it out to see what are their “Top Eight” .  So here it is,

1 )  Tom Yam Goong (Spicy Thai soup with shrimp) – OF COURSE!  Japanese are Crazy about them

2 ) Somtam (Papaya Salad) – My Ex-boss (Journalist) loved Somtam

3 ) Noodles – The Japanese are crazy about ” Bamee” or the eggs noodles

4 ) Pad Thai – Obviously

5 ) Khao Pad (Fried Rice) – They have that too

6 ) Khao Man Gai ( Chicken Rice) – They probably go to Pratunam for that.

7 )Gaeng Kiew Wan (Green Curry) – Easy choice to order in any Thai Restaurant.

8 ) Curry Crab – ….???!!!???…..


I’m not sure where the Chicken Rice and Curry Crab come from, and I’m surprised that they don’t have the Chicken Basil Rice. But it’s understandable though since the Curry Crab place, “Somboon Restaurant” is very famous among  the Japanese. If you grab any Japanese Guidebook on Bangkok, you’ll definitely see the restaurant’s name in it, after all, their ex-prime minister went there and loved the place.

Anyway, What I love about how they do it in the magazine is that they dedicate the whole page to each dish, explaining thoroughly what the food are, from the background to  ingredients and how to order them, and their Thai staff’s take on each dish.

I love how they really do the research.

It would be interesting to know what your Top 8 Thai dishes are. I’d love to hear your feed back.


DACO ( is available at Japanese Bookstores (Kinokuniya, Tokyodo Book), Isetan, Fuji Supermarket and various Japanese stores and outlets in Bangkok


2 Responses to “Top 8 Thai food (According to “Daco”,Free Japanese Magazine)”

  1. beseball May 15, 2011 at 9:30 pm #

    Nice one. I think i’ll do the same for HK – will grab the latest copy of Concierge and see what our expat Japanese magazine suggests as our top local dishes.


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