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  • hello welcome to a random alleyway in chinatown  in bangkok and today we're going to be going  

  • through the back alleys to the top of the  highest skyscrapers in search of delicious  

  • food we're just trying to get to know another  part of bangkok today how good is that that's

  • any way that you can engage your senses is  the best way to discover anywhere in the  

  • world especially sight and sound but today  we're going to be focusing on taste because  

  • i'm with gary the roaming cook he is going  to show me some of the most delicious local  

  • and unique street food experiences in this area  we're just outside of chinatown and he texts me  

  • and said meet him down this dodgy little alleyway  and he's going to take me for some delicious liver  

  • pad kapow so i'm really excited but i got mine  where i'm walking down here because everybody's  

  • i mean this is what we're doing today we're  in this tight little alleyways and then we'll  

  • hopefully end up at the tallest most beautiful  skyscraper in search of delicious food so let's go

  • hmm

  • all right so this is our first dish we've got more  that is liver so we've got pork liver had capacity  

  • pork liver stir fried with holy basil loads  and loads of chili loads of garlic chef don did  

  • actually ask how spicy wanted it and paddy said  he wanted it as spicy as he could give him so um

  • for anyone who's a bit off about eating liver  um i would recommend you come here and try  

  • liver here because i think a lot of people are  put off by liver because like when they had it  

  • when they were younger it was like cooked  to death boiled to death even here in some  

  • soups they boil it to death and then reboil it  again whereas he just takes fresh liver slices  

  • it up and stir-fries it for literally a matter  of minutes we're talking two three minutes with  

  • loads of chili loads of garlic and it's job done  so it's soft uh it's juicy and very very tender

  • and everyone's had a pack of bao everyone's had  a pork chocolate chicken packer power beef pack  

  • this is something completely different this back  alley this is i mean a lot of you watching this  

  • might see the location of this restaurant and be  like no there's no chance i'm eating down here  

  • you know there's cats there's a pet dog and you  know on the face of it it looks quite scary as a  

  • restaurant location but this is normal for bangkok  this is normal for thailand i've had some of the  

  • best food i've had on this trip in the provinces  in some of the most interesting places including  

  • are now a back alley in the middle of bangkok  so i did see you do this on your channel and i  

  • was so excited and i remember i left a comment  on that video saying gary please can we go here  

  • i do love liver and as you were saying liver is  good for your liver no it's good for your brain so  

  • that's why we're so smart isn't it because we eat  liver but yeah let me see what it actually tastes  

  • like um it would be a shame if i didn't like it  in real life it looks delicious it smells great  

  • you know i'm going to go all in there  two big chunks of liver lots of basil  

  • it's drenched in chili already don't  need any rice let's just try it out

  • i feel like i need to sneeze because of the chili  but i don't want to sneeze because everyone's  

  • going to be like my mouth's on fire but that's  a good sign i i was worried like so much liver  

  • would might be a little bit too much but yeah  like you said he doesn't he treats the meat with  

  • a lot of respect in the wok he doesn't overcook  it it looks absolutely delicious and it tastes  

  • even better so thanks gary what else have we got  this is just a thai fried red curry with chicken  

  • beans and lots of basil leaves and lots of chili  we asked for this extra spicy and he chucked in so  

  • much chili i'm gonna have to have some rice with  this in case it's off the chain in terms of spice  

  • my mouth's still absolutely on fire from that  liver but this is what you want this is how you  

  • engage your senses this is how you get to know  a country or a travel destination is use your  

  • senses look and feel the places that you're  out and most importantly taste the local food

  • it's not too bad and you know this is a dish that  we've all had dozens of times in thailand but  

  • this is a good one this is a good spicy version  of a tyro curry but if you're coming down here  

  • to see chef don you have to go for this liver  i mean this is a very unique street food dish  

  • in bangkok how often do you see liver like  this not very often so thanks gary my pleasure  

  • yeah so where are we going to next all right so  next i'm going to take you to what is probably  

  • my favorite noodle store in this area of bangkok  and it's only this area to sell these particular  

  • noodles cook this way if that's not open  i'm going to take you to a famous backstreet  

  • curry rice store but hopefully they're both  open and we can enjoy both right let's do it

  • right gary's taking me to another alleyway but  this time there's still motorbikes driving along  

  • but we're actually on this beautiful canal this  canal system it's a little bit further outside  

  • of chinatown on the way towards khao san road  actually we jumped on dreamy and we've gotten here  

  • and he's just at the food lady here ordering some  crab dishes all right so this one is pour padpon  

  • so this is big fat pieces of crab lump meat  stir-fried with yellow curry powder this one  

  • i've not seen in too many places apart from here  this is more crop so crispy fried pork belly  

  • with cake hem stir fried with kai kemp says uh  more crop pad is salted egg yolk there's also some  

  • ginger in here and some fresh green peppercorns  and the last one so this is poor pad pickler  

  • crab the same white lump meat crab fresh every day  fresh in every day from champ on and this is with  

  • chili and salt uh also some spring onions a little  bit of oyster sauce soy sauce uh and some lime  

  • leaves right there so this looks good big chunks  of crab from champon where i used to live yeah  

  • that's it and um this is with the salt yeah so  that's uh chili and salt what's it what are those  

  • is that bits of pumpkin that yellow stuff oh no  that's uh yellow like banana chilies oh okay oh so  

  • spicy uh no not that yeah it's got a bit in there  so paprika had pink chilli salt and then you've  

  • got some red chillies as well so how good is that  that's not even what i could hire so fresh exactly  

  • i'm back on trampon beach yeah i can literally  i'm like i can hear the waves i can feel the sand  

  • i didn't think you could get fresh seafood  like this in bangkok especially down some  

  • random little alleyway with some granny  cooking here like what the hell was going on  

  • hello max so then the name says  the name says oh this is it  

  • is like what people say to yeah high school yeah  chonglor is high so so when i came down here  

  • i just heard the name and i thought that it was  going to be like a proper shop and then i got down  

  • here this is got green red and orange chili in  there yeah green why is it not blowing my head off  

  • um they're not that the the the um the orange  chillies aren't very spicy to start with um  

  • and yeah i'm not sure why that's  the best thing i've had in bangkok  

  • yeah this one wait what's this one oh this is  the yellow color powder so the same the same meat  

  • but now it's tossed in yellow curry powder yellow  curry powder i just yesterday a couple of days ago  

  • you guys saw in samosa con i had a crab or was  it nakom panon yeah in nakhon patom i had um  

  • a crab curry with yellow curry powder mmm i didn't  like it did you not no did i have like the egg  

  • going through yeah i'd like scrambled eggs yeah  she's got no egg in there but she's got some milk  

  • so there's something about generic curry powder  and that sweet crab meat that just works very very  

  • well i think because it's so generous the crab  meat and when i had that crab curry the other day  

  • i was crunching on the shell crunching on bits  that are just rogan within the curry she's  

  • carefully de-shelled the crab meat here this is  unbelievable i don't know honestly i'd come here  

  • every day if i live around here this is more of  a eat this order every day these two dishes here

  • stand out street food in the whole of thailand

  • thanks man nothing goes to waste down the canal

  • literally everywhere you look there's food isn't  it like down that little alleyway just a bloke  

  • with like five kilograms of pork knuckles just  in a random walk on the random street uh right  

  • so what do you want to do next uh i want to  take you to see my friend auntie pian papien  

  • for some uh some some special bangkok noodles  i don't know how much i can eat though  

  • i can't eat them should we just like share  one or something yeah get a small one yeah

  • right then so this is a wait wait wait  wait we ordered noodles but it's dry  

  • there's no soup is that normal oh it must be  normal no no it's very rare actually it's um  

  • that's what they called cora means to drive  fries so about me yeah and you know all the  

  • staff here right you come here quite often  yeah she's one of my few youtube viewers

  • oh one more thing as well they use chicken thigh  only here so this is chicken thigh yeah they never  

  • ever use breast because obviously to stir-fry  breasts can be a little bit dry oh it's lovely  

  • right nicely seasoned yeah is this more like  chinese food than thai yeah chinese thai mm-hmm  

  • so everything in this area anything that comes  out of a wok comes from china basically anything  

  • out of a wok what about if you have a bowl of  cereal it would be um cereal cornflakes gene  

  • i just like all the character of the places you've  taken us to today like just the fact that you know  

  • i mean i don't want to say this in the wrong  way but they're quite dirty you know there's  

  • stuff on the floor and it's not insanely clean  like a western kitchen or something so that's  

  • why i know when i first came to thailand i never  ate street food i was always put off i was like  

  • oh my god i'm gonna get sick and then i'd go to  mcdonald's and then i get sick because you can't  

  • see the goodies yeah and then as your gut gets  used to the chili and the inherent amount of just  

  • bits of bacteria as a western person who's used to  cornflakes and milk and tea for a diet event yeah  

  • you do get a little bit sick the first few days  you're here or the first week you're here you're  

  • never going to get away from getting a little bit  of deli belly or what's the version in thailand  

  • bangkok billy yeah it's original in it um but yeah  once you actually break your gut in i haven't been  

  • sick touch wood from street food this delicious  street food the entire time i've been traveling  

  • around the provinces for me um this it's all  about human connection if i go and eat in a  

  • western restaurant not just a western restaurant  or an up market or something there's no there's  

  • nothing personal about that transaction andrealized this pretty quickly when um we were in  

  • lockdown the first time and i was ordering  takeaways and stuff and i was i was missing  

  • that even though we can't understand each  other well very well whoever i'm talking to  

  • um it's that human connection  of they are giving you something  

  • that that is like that is made with  love and i feel like you can feel

  • i was gonna start crying no but i know what  you mean no i know what you mean that is that  

  • is a really sweet way of putting it she's been  making these same noodles for 30 or 40 years  

  • this is that's all she does so every single bowl

  • she puts her heart and soul  into it it's coming towards  

  • golden hour the sun's starting to go down so we  should probably head towards the big tower we're  

  • gonna head to the king power tower it's called the  king power tower right mahanapon mahanakon aka the  

  • king power tower i don't know if it's the tallest  tower in bangkok but it's definitely up there  

  • it is oh it is okay um but we're gonna jump on  dreamy drive through it's about 20 minute drive  

  • and we'll go up to the top now there's going  to be no food up there but we just thought  

  • it'd be a cool concept for a video to come down to  these back alleys with the motorbikes whizzing by

  • to the very highest point of bangkok itself  and we can overlook that city and uh yeah

  • i just thought that would be a fun video  

  • got nothing better to do on  a friday afternoon come again

  • come up

  • we're here

  • okay we're in the lift or the elevator oh god  oh oh okay what's up a video oh i don't like it

  • really not me no but it's moving that like oh my  ears are popping we must be going really high up  

  • oh

  • motion sickness oh i don't like it look oh  there's the tower but the thing is you can  

  • feel the lift moving so it's giving me whenused to do vr this is just what i used to get  

  • motion sickness oh jesus this is not real this  is not real this is not real but i am absolutely

  • my ears have popped as well so that's just  the lift oh my god i didn't tell my dad oh god  

  • i should tell you as well that if you know  i'm scared of heights and i said to him  

  • so i'm glad you're coming because at least  someone will go out on the glass he said  

  • no i'm scared of heights as well  my ears pop popping straight away

  • i'm glad

  • so we've had a little walk around and it is  absolutely ridiculously beautiful isn't it it's  

  • stunning especially at this time  of day or was it five o'clock  

  • beautiful nice cool breeze views of the entire  city we've just been sat here like half an hour  

  • pointing at things trying to figure out where the  airport is having a really good time but we're  

  • having a couple of beers here they come this is  our second batch just because we need a little bit