Thai Jungle Curry แกงป่า (Kaeng Pa)

Thai Jungle Curry แกงป่า (Kaeng Pa)
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Thailand has a countless amount of healthy and wonderfully tasty dishes, one of them being a famous Northern Thai jungle curry (Kaeng Pa แกงป่า). Nearly every flavor you could possibly dream of in a single bite is present within a spoonful of jungle curry. Originally a curry from Northern Thailand, kaneg pa แกงป่า is a medley of vegetables and herbs that can be grown and harvested from the forest. It was once normally cooked with wild boar, which was formerly common in the area, and while you can still order this version, other variations with chicken or pork are also widespread. To try something new, I decided to order this Thai jungle curry with frog – known as Kaeng Pa Kob (แกงป่ากบ). The soup curry included a vibrant mixture of bamboo shoots, eggplants, long beans, chillies, roots, herbs, basil, and not forgetting the meaty chunks of frog included in the soup. The great thing about Thai jungle curry is that it’s very healthy and includes not coconut milk like many other Thai curries. The flavors will excited your mouth like crazy!

In order to get a taste of Thai jungle curry แกงป่า in Bangkok, there’s no better place to go than a restaurant by the name of Ran Gaeng Pa Sriyan (ร้านแกงป่า ศรีย่าน). Located near the Sri Yang market in the Dusit district of Bangkok, Thailand, they serve some of the best jungle curry in the city. Everyday for both lunch and dinner, the restaurants attracts a crowd of local Thais all out to score some marvelous cuisine. Along with jungle curry, the menu also includes an extensive mix of other delicious Thai dishes, some of them northern Thai specialities. I ordered a plate of minced quail stir fried with chillies, garlic, and basil (Nok Sab Pad Kee Mao นกสับผัดขี้เมา) which was outstanding. Also, the stir fried bitter river snails with chillies and garlic (Hoy Comb Pad Cha หอยขมผัดฉ่า) was equally good. I have a raging addiction to eating and ordering stink beans, so there was no resisting a plate of stink beans stir fried with fermented shrimp paste known as Goong Pad Kapi Sataw (กุ้งผัดกะปิสะตอ). All dishes were unbelievably good and it was one of the most memorable feasts of the month.

To finish of a super tasty meal, I ended with a soothing bowl of durian ice cream over a small bed of sticky rice. It was good, but not as good as the durian ice cream down the street – that’s why I didn’t show it in this video. So when you come to Bangkok and want to sample the best Thai jungle curry แกงป่า, this is by far the best one I’ve ever had. And by the way, you don’t need to order it with frog if you don’t want to, there are many other options you can choose from!

Ran Gaeng Pa Sriyan (ร้านแกงป่า ศรีย่าน)
Address: 954/2 Thanon Nakhon Chai Si, Dusit, 10300, Thailand
Phone: 022414216
Hours: 10 am – 9 pm on weekdays, closed on Sunday
Prices: Dishes are about 60 – 100 THB. Two of us had 4 dishes, 4 bowls of rice, 1 bowl of ice cream, a few bottles of water, and our bill came to just over 500 THB. That being said, we had enough food to probably feed four… we were just really hungry!
954/2 อาคาร ติดกับที่ทำการไปรษณีย์ดุสิต ถนนนครไชยศรี แขวงถนนนครไชยศรี เขตดุสิต กรุงเทพฯ
โทร. 022414216
เปิดทุกวัน เวลา 10.00 – 21.00 น. หยุดทุกวันอาทิตย์

If you want to eat here, here’s the article I wrote about the same restaurant:

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  1. I just had Thai for the first time. Went with jungle curry. It is exactly as he describes here, and does taste like a savory, herby, lush jungle medley. Superb.

  2. Oh my god, how can you bring yourself to eat a little bird, they are scarce enough in the wild, you people will kill off all wildlife eventually.

  3. i cannot live without spicy and flavourful food…And thai,malay,indonesia and indian food are so far…types of food i need to have in ma life…Oww yes..Chinese food at times too..Yeah…I am glad,i can eat delicious food.

  4. i love Curry all color and style….But not India curry, i don't know what they put in there but it don't taste right to me. But love Khmer, Thai, and Laos curry i could eat it all day.

  5. We have that also here in the philippines,i hope u can visit here iam a fan of yours í watch many of yours video with my children . God bless bless you and your wife by the way iam ria reyes sunga

  6. I'm a vegan of 19 months and I've been a vegetarian since the ages of 4.Everyone in my family's eating meats and they've never stops eating meats for even I time in their meal.Eating heavily meats will gives you gouts!I thinks it's all comes down to each person's tasted bug.Some people just can't fathom the plains taste of tofu and veggie!

  7. เฮ่ย ! ตาเนี้ยะ แกคนไทยนะ
    กินเสร็จ หน้าตางิ เคลิ้มเชีย

  8. Hi mark. I have watched this video over and over. I love these types of dishes because I'm from the north of Thailand. Can you show more of these types of unique foods please? 🙂

  9. I'm sorry, but you have to stop. You have the creepiest smile I have ever seen on a human being. I'm not just being mean either. Your smile scared my niece.

  10. OMG, your video is awesome. Though I'm a Thai, I've never tried all dishes you ordered. They look pretty hot and spicy. In my opinion, the price of this restaurant is reasonable. I would love to do follow your suggestion on Thai Food. Thank you. lol

  11. im having trouble finding a recipe for the quail pad kee mao, all i find when i search pad kee mao is a dish known as drunken noodles, the dish in the video does not look like it has noodles in it.

  12. คุณคือฝรั่งที่รู้จักเข้าใจในอาหารไทยจริง เลือกที่จะชิมร้านที่เป็นอาหารไทยแท้รสชาติดั้งเดิมที่อร่อยแบบขนานแท้ และคุณยังกินเผ็ดได้เก่งมากๆ

  13. It's quite a healthy dish,the spicyness from the chilli will help you burn your fat faster, the vary kind of vegetables good for your excretory system but hoe can you resist the spicyness and the sense of herbs.

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