Tasty Vietnamese Food In Bangkok's Khlong Toei District

Solid Vietnamese Restaurant in Bangkok’s large Khlong Toei district. This is one of those spots that small and unassuming, but packs a punch at the same time.

Video Transcript

Okay for this one I’m here in a pretty hard to find location so you’re going to want to use the maps function just click the map icon open up google maps open up apple maps and you’ll get turn by turn directions to come here because if you’re craving Vietnamese food like I often do this is a place worth checking out i’m here right now in the neighborhood known as Klong Toei, Klong Toei just a few hundred meters that way is one of the biggest slums in Bangkok and it’s about two kilometers from the Cartier stores and and posh shopping malls of Sukhumvit but tucked here down way down here is a place called “Vietnamese And More” and this is a place that I’ve personally been uh eating for I’d say three years now it’s the number one Vietnamese place I go to I do have a couple of others so if uh if you search Vietnamese in the app on the search bar you can search anything you want in teenee so if you’re hankering Vietnamese food you can just search Vietnamese Haelee and I are just going in here now and we’ll show you what we get I always get the same thing in here and I’ll show you what it is.

Okay, so I went in there to order one thing and one thing only one of my favorite treats in all of Bangkok motor bikes it’s their meatball on me they make this delectable meatball bond me I get it every single time and I was sad to see when I looked in the menu that they don’t have it tonight so I’m trying a different kind of balmy I’ve never had it before and we’ll see how it is and I’Il also show you what Haelee’s eating.

Okay, that was Vietnamese And More and uh you can see it’s pretty empty in there if you don’t feel like coming all the way down here here’s a teenee tip call this fine gentleman the food panda and he’ll come and deliver food for you there’s an app in Bangkok and all around Thailand called food panda and there’s another one called grab food and you can use these to get food delivered wherever you are it’s kind of like uber eats back in North America I used to use the food panda all the time and just recently I’ve started switching to grab food so either one though they have a massive selection and I used to order Vietnamese and more all the time from food panda back when Anna our daughter was living with us she loved the fall in there Haelee had the bun the vermicelli with lemongrass pork and vegetables squeezed some hoisin sauce and sriracha sauce on it and my meatball sub turned from a sad story to a super happy story he suggested that I get what he calls the combination sub and I was hesitant at first but when he served it up I think I like it even better than the meatball sub it has this layer of pate on it and then some various hams and the same kind of shredded carrots and I think it might be radishes pickled a little bit I squeezed some sriracha and some poison sauce on that the whole bill for Haelee and I came in at about 410 baht so it’s not a super cheap local Thai place it’s Vietnamese after all here in Thailand but it satisfies a craving I hadn’t had it in quite a while and I just discovered a new flavor of botami in there that’s gonna be a regular on my hit list so check it out Vietnamese And More let’s ask her if she liked the bun. Yeah I liked it, it was very flavorful and fresh!


Additional Information

Bangkok, Thailand has some of the most epic shopping anywhere on earth. Many of these massive mall complexes would put their counterparts in Europe or North America to shame. The Holy Grail of Bangkok shopping is IconSiam. This is a newly built architectural masterpiece located right on the east side of the Chao Praya river across from central Bangkok. It has anything and everything that you could think of. Whether you’re looking to purchase something from a luxury brand like Gucci, Chanel, Fendi, Rolex, etc. or simply want a basic Tee from Uniqlo, this place has it all. You can even buy a Ferrari right in the mall if you’re looking to spend some serious coin. There’s also an epic food court on the ground level of IconSiam which features all sorts of tasty Thai treats that you can get at street food prices. One thing that’s actually quite common across many Bangkok shopping centres is to have at least one or two food courts that act more like Thai markets than they do a typical eating area. The food in these areas are both tasty and cheap. The reason that these exist is because the developers or owners of these massive shopping complexes want to drive as much foot traffic as possible inside of their real estate. So, they give significant rent breaks to the vendors that would normally have to compete for space in an outdoor market. What ends up happening is that residents find a specific vendor or restaurant that they like, and make it a weekly routine to go and enjoy some food from that specific location, inside of whatever mall it exists in. The food courts inside of these malls actually become attractions on their own, resulting in more foot traffic inside of the mall.