26. Yam Plah Duk Foo
A precious favorite among Thais is a prized yam plah duk foo. At first, it seems to be a deep-fried fluffy catfish essence of grease and air.
However, when the sour mango, sweet sugar, tart lime, harsh red onions, earthy cilantro, shrimp, squid and peanut sauce are applied, the fluff transforms into a crunchy bite that includes all Thai flavors and textures in a single bite.
The Krok Restaurant in Siam Square opposite Siam Paragon Mall fries an outstanding yam plah duk foo. Students and business people fill the restaurant at lunch so be prepared for a wait. Soi 2, Siam Square, Bangkok. Open from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tel: +66 (0)2 251 9916