Thursday, August 11, 2011
Buddy in the old city
My visiting friend would like to take a look of Bangkok's backpacker heaven - Khao San (this area became famous to foreigners after Leonardo DiCaprio's movie - the Beach shown) and its infamous nightlife. Before our adventure began, we ate at Buddy Restaurant, which belongs to Khao San biggest business group - the Buddy Group.
Buddy Restaurant is a tourist-palate-friendly restaurant, all dishes tend to please foreigner palates (less spicy) but didn't lose authentication of Thai cuisine. For Thais, just ask the kitchen to cook the Thai way.
Compare to Baruza on Surawong Road, Buddy's food tastes much better and costs much cheaper, I can say Buddy Restaurant is a honest restaurant and the tourist buddy in Khao San.
somtum poo (raw papaya spicy salad) with blue swimming crab
tord mun goong (deep-fried minced shrimp paste cakes)
tomyumgoong (sour and spicy soup with prawn, clear broth style)
pla gao tord sam ros (deep-fried grouper in sweet and spicy sauce)
the good chili sauce, stir-fried mixed vegetables
Buddy Restaurant ***1/2
2/F Buddy Lodge
265 khaosan Road
Pranakorn, Bangkok 10200
Open daily : 5 pm - 1 am
Pay (food only for two): around THB 700