Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles - Hey everyone, I hope you're having an amazing day. It's Mark Wiens, I'm in Bangkok, Thailand and tonight I am at Talad Rot Fai Ratchada, which is the night market. It's the train market. This market is known for it's very unique Thai street food, as well as it's gigantic portions of food. Tonight we're gonna walk around, we're gonna eat some street food, but I'm mainly here to eat a dish called Laeng Saeb. And I'm gonna share it all with you in this video, right now. (uptempo music) Now, you might remember in the previous video, I came to this market and we ate the most over-sized, gigantic bowl of lobster tom yum, that you've ever seen. And it was definitely a lot of fun to eat, but the problem is that we were so full after eating that, that really nothing even looked good after that. So, I decided to make a part two. We're back at Talad Rot Fai Ratchada. This is the train, night market in Bangkok, known for it's unique Thai street food. And I'm here to eat another unique food, it's gonna be another giant bowl, but completely different and we're gonna try it at this market where it's most famous. The train-night market is especially known for very unique Thai dishes. You'll find a lot of dishes that people kind of experiment with, people come up with, things are invented here. So, apart from like authentic Thai food, you'll find a lot of unique creations that you'll only find at this market. Oh, and here we are, this is the spot. (music) (speaking in foreign language) And the menu is on a giant cardboard. They have medium, large, XL, and they have XXL. We're going straight for the XXL. (swing music) Oh wow, they just pulled out the plate, it's not even a bowl it's a plate that's like the size of a satellite dish. (swing music) they're stacking it up, it looks like a tipi. In a triangular fashion, into a cone shape, that is just getting more and more ridicules by the second. (uptempo music) They literally take pots and there like buckets, and they mix up the soup broth with crushed green chilies and just literally anoint that, just dump it on, just fully coating it in a layer of chilies and that soup. (uptempo music) Are you ready for this? - Yes, can eat right now? (uptempo music) Taste very, very good, but it's not that it look crazy, but it taste very very good also. - [Mark] This is one of the most ridicules plates of food, single plates of food I've ever seen in my entire life. It's literally a mountain of food. Can you even see the whole thing? Honest, he looked like he was struggling when he carried it to the table. This thing must be heavy, I'm just gonna lift it a little bit. Oh yeah, wow. That not only weighs a lot, but it's kind of like it works on your motor skills too, because you have to balance it. You've got liquid in there, you've got the bones, this is a Mount Everest, of pork bones and chilies. And the amount of chilies that they added on here I think it would be uncountable. There's like thousands of chilies on this plate. Before I get started eating, before I taste this, I just wanna tell quickly about Laeng Saeb, which is this dish. It's actually a very recent, modern Thai dish, that's only been around for a couple of years now, I think. Or at least that's only been popular. What it is, is it's the pork bones, the pork spines. A lot of the bones that would just tossed out, which are then boiled into a soup. But, it looks like there might be quite a bit of meat on these bones. But then, it's boiled into a soup, the soup is known to be very spicy, full of lime juice. Okay, it's time to start digging in. I just wanna do a glory lap, revolve around this first, to see where is a good place to start. Oh man, this is. Okay, I think I found the spot. Right down here where there's a gigantic pool of chilies. Seems like they should be giving you a shovel to eat this with rather than a spoon. Okay, I'm gonna go in just for the broth first. And just look at that. Yeah, that's just like solid chilies with a little bit, a little bit of cilantro in there. Mm. Oh yeah, It not only looks ridicules, that is really good broth. The chilies are spicy, but not that spicy. It might look spicier than it is. Yeah, okay, I can see how that might build on you, and that might grow into a flame in your mouth. Mm, but the broth you can taste it's saltiness, you taste that rich boney broth, and then it's nice and sour as well. I think I'll go in for this bone right here, where I can just kinda scrap it, scrap it off the spine there. Oh, yeah, that's guaranteed to be just fall apart tender. Look, just scrap that off the spine, oh, into the pool below. And what you can kinda do is mix it with more chilies. Oh, look at that, oh, that's a big bite. (uptempo music) Yeah, that pork is nice and tender. Surprisingly, it tastes quite lean. But maybe that's because all the fat has rendered out, has boiled down. I think the next move to make, would be to grab that whole bone and just. Oh, look at that. Okay, I'm just gonna dip that into the soup, rehydrate it a little bit. (uptempo music) I mean, there's not a tone of meat on every bone, but there are like 55 bones, and that adds up to quite a lot of meat, I think. It's kinda easier to just take your bone, and scrap of the meat. Otherwise, it gets a little messy. Making sure to scrap out all those little crevices all that meat. Oh, that one just slide right out of my fingers. (Mark laughs) It's not only really good and looks ridicules, it actually is a lot of fun to eat too. I'll grab some of that meat, I'll put this onto my rice, add some more soup. When you're scrapping the meat off that bones, it feels like a pork avalanche, a meat avalanche is happening with the chilies and the meat. If it were any bigger you would need to harness up and like climb onto this pile of bone. (uptempo music) The chili heat does start to build on you. We've been eating for about 15 minutes I think we're at least a quarter of our way through the bones. We have at least four or five bones finished. But, Ying's sister joined us now, which we definitely need some help, some reinforcements. But this is, I mean, it is a lot of meat, but it's kinda like a relaxing dish. You just kinda nibble on the bones, you kinda eat slowly, take some bites of those chilies, drink some of that soup. And yes, you continue to eat those chilies the heat does build. It's lovely it's wonderful, but the chilies are not, I mean for the amount that you eat, the chilies are not that spicy. (uptempo music) Yeah, at this point I'm just so far deep in, I'm gonna sit down the utilizes, and just go in gnawing, and digging out with my fingers. Juicy bits of, just tenderness. Ying is just pushing those chilies down to my side of the plate. Oh man, that is a swimming pool of chilies. That's so many chilies, that's insane. As you keep on eating the top bones start to get a little dry, so you can kinda rehydrate them, spoon on some chilies and some soup. And you reach a certain point where you just wanna pick this up and just gnaw on it. We've probably been eating for 45 minutes. We're definitely getting closer. I'd say we're at the finish point now. You can almost see the bottom of the plate. There's just no way that I'm gonna be able to finish all those chilies myself though. That's an absurd amount of chilies. - Try to give you something. - [Mark] You're rehydrating. (Ying laughs) We have reached the finish line. This is the final bone. There's only a pool of soup and still a ton of chilies down there. But, yeah, I think we climbed Mount Everest. But, they sort of deceive you at the end. They put all the bones with the most meat at the bottom. Look at how much meat that is. Oh man, and it's like, when you're at this stage, you're just sort of like, oh, you're just sort of like, slowly moving. (uptempo music) Mission accomplished, I am drenched in sweat. This place is extremely popular. I don't think there's any empty tables. (uptempo music) It's so popular, that now as we're leaving, there's a waiting line. It's a good thing we got here early. Yeah, I'm definitely very full. But it's, I mean it looks ginormous because there's so many bones. I mean, if you share that with a few of people, that's just a good solid meal. But, yeah, it's just impressive to look at, so many bones. But I just wanna tell you that Laeng Saeb, what a dish. The combination of those green chilies, the lime juice in there and then boiled down those pork bones, what a flavor combination, what a flavor profile. That is way more laeng saeb than I ever care to eat again in one sitting. But, you should definitely try it. It's an amazing dish. And you can order all sorts of different sizes. Whatever size you desire for your meal. We have stopped to eat some, it's called Monster (speaks in foreign language) Monster (speaks in foreign language) oh, okay, in Thai, okay, it's the instant ice cream, but in Thai that actually means stir fried ice cream. And that's actually exactly, precisely, what it is. (music) What she does is she takes some milk, she takes some other random ingredients and then she kinda plays around with it. That works it on the cold plate, kinda flattens it out so it gets cold and then scoops it back up. And then the final step is when she spreads it out into a thin sheet and then scraps it up from bottom, into swirls. She does some serious decorating though. She but on some wafers some like candy cane looking wafers. Another Oreo, a bunch of whipped cream, a bunch of chocolate sauce, a bunch of sprinkles. Did I miss anything. I just wanna kinda taste that ice cream first and it is mixed. What did we get Ying? Almond and Oreo, right? - [Ying] Uh-huh.