Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A Traditional Thai Dinner at Jim Thompson's House

While our Bangkok food trip was mostly filled with street eats and markets, we started the weekend with a traditional Thai dinner at Jim Thompson's house by the river, a notable tourist destination.  I briefly stopped by last year to see what the place is about.  Here are some pictures from that visit.

Because of the heavy rains, the restaurant was ours for the night.  Talk about exclusive dining for our first meal in Bangkok!  There is even a Thai dancer who pops in occasionally during the night to perform a traditional dance.  In between the dances, the room is filled with tunes ranging from yodels to Christmas jingles.  Something for everyone.

The meal itself was a great introduction to the different plates of Thai cuisine.  We didn't get the obvious dishes, and I really enjoyed that.  We had a range of appetizing bites to awaken our stomachs.  Thai appetizers are filled with citrus, herbs, and spice that make you want to eat for the whole night.  While I can't get enough of the classic dishes, I love tasting new bites to discover more and more of all that Thai cuisine has to offer.  And there is so much in their cuisine that you'll always be trying something new.

Place your cursor above "Notes" below to read the captions for each photo.
If you can't see the slide show, check out my Flickr album: Jim Thompson Dinner

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