Friday, September 22, 2017

Green curry, blood curds and fish paste

Bangkok, Terminal 21, green curry stall

We were at Terminal 21 (88 Sukhumvit Soi 19, Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok 10110) and noticed that there was some kind of gourmet market going on at the basement so we decided to poke our noses in. Literally and figuratively. There were the usual looking street snack vendors lined up hawking their food. Then we came across this stall selling green curry.

Bangkok, Terminal 21, green curry stall

We inched closer and noticed the blood curds. How could we have not stopped for a bowl of that? Of course we did. A bowl of mixed ingredients we ordered featuring both the blood curds and fish paste.

Bangkok, Terminal 21, green curry blood curds

There was some liquorice flavour going on from the basil in the green curry which was delicious. That paired with creaminess and a warm buzzing heat from the spices. The blood curds were tasty and tender like very soft tau kwa. What surprised me pleasantly was the rustic looking fish paste which was robustly flavoured with the flavour fish. In a good way. The texture was coarse - a good sign there and they had a nice bite. While I think unlikely, I wonder if this stall is a permanent fixture in the market.

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