(The Underrated Stalls)
Well where to start about this place? If you asked me what are the keys to all the good restaurants..I would say; Good service, Good food with “consistency”–Very important, reasonable price, accessible location…I guess that is where to start!
Obviously with this column we tend to go toward food stalls rather than all those highly rated restaurants (column for that will be out soon if you stay tuned :), surprisingly enough this stall has all of those “good” quality factors I had just mentioned…quite impressive right? Most of the time when we go to street food whether it’s a hole in the wall kinda place or nice street food restaurant the only problem with the food was the inconsistency of the food especially when we talk about Thailand street food because the we do a lot of things “a la minute” aka “to order” and it will be quite disappointing when you go all the way to get there, sit at the table by the stinky corner expect to eat what you craved for…and its not freaking the same, well that drives me nuts quite a bit.
Anyway, let’s get to the point, shall we? This Chinese Five Spice Duck Stall is very unique with their own blend of spices that is quite mild (not too strong on all those cinnamon and star anise) and the sauce was simply their flavored soy sauce. They do offer all different kind of noodles with five-spice-broth….but those were not what we go for. We go for their five-spice-duck (Pick your part: Breasts, Legs, Stomach lines, Gizzards, and Blood) all come with the delicious soy sauce, cilantro, and crispy garlic (B150-B300)….that’s it…and that was all it needs. Our highlight though was the Egg noodle in Clay pot (B250) which came right off the hot fire and again you can pick your favorite part of the duck…for us it has to be the tender feet. Deliciously flavored with all the herbs like cilantro roots, coriander seeds, smashed ginger, white pepper and garlic cloves….the feet were perfectly glazed with the sauce and the noodle was hot and perfectly cooked….every “single” time. Now if you are in Bangkok get yourself on the BTS to “Wongwianyai Station” and grab a took-took straight into “Jarernrat soi 26” (will be on your right hand side)….you won’t be disappointed…That we can guarantee you!
Here is the link to the perfectly written duck article in English by our friend, food blogger/chef, Claire Handleman:
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