Friday, September 10, 2010


Mortars for Thai Papaya salad

A restaurant and a grocery store, Bangkok made me feel like I was transported back to my homeland...even if it's for a brief moment.

I was surprised to find out that the institution has been there for over 20 years, a long time for any restaurant to thrive, especially considering its off the beaten path location.

All kinds of frozen foods

We don't eat cheese in Thailand...but look at this! So they have more than just Thai groceries.

Some Asian vegetables. You can see here the somewhat hard to find Thai eggplants.

Pig parts, anyone?

The grocery store, though not as clean and bright and impeccable like Tensuke market, is well stocked with all one needs for Asian ingredients with some fresh produce, and a variety of frozen seafood, fruits, processed items, you name it! I was tempted to purchase a Durian, but I will wait for another day to put off our neighbors with its pungent smell (but oh, what a delicious fruit it is!). Maybe when they are gone on vacation?

You can also purchase several cookware for Thai dishes here: sticky rice steamer, mortar and pestle for Papaya salad, pots and woks and the like.

Notice, they are closed on Mondays!

The restaurant can use a face lift, no doubt. But we go there for Thai food, right? So if you ignore the decor, and the annoying Thai music video on the wall mounted television, you will get some very authentic Thai food in the middle of Ohio!

Pad See-Ew

Beef Noodle Soup

Because I was with the kids (who have very small tummies), we didn't order too many things. I did study the menu and noticed how extensive it was with all kinds of Thai soups, salads, and curries.

We ordered two kinds of noodles (Thai people like to have noodles for lunch, our version of fast food): Pad See Ew, and Beef Noodle Soup. They were both delicious and freshly prepared. We also ordered Thai iced coffee and iced tea which always go well with a Thai meal.

The pricing? Very affordable. We had a big container of leftovers to bring home, and the bill was less than $20.

We will be going back for sure, hungrier next time. My sticky-rice loving husband will be in heaven.

Bangkok Restaurant and Grocery
3277 Refugee Road
Columbus, OH 43232-4811
(614) 231-6878
Open Tue-Sat 11am-8pm; Sun 10am-8pm

1 comment:

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