mapo

I’m not a professional food critic, just that the last two posts deserved the mention of a couple of delicious ethnic saucy dishes.  Last week I was fortunate enough to partake in a Mapo dish (twice) at a place called Suk 11.  Served in many Chinese restaurants, this mildly spicy dish had a Thai twist, and is made with either tofu or eggplant.  It was so good that it had me coming back for two consecutive days.

Suk 11's menu opens to this page

Suk 11’s menu opens to this page

Suk 11, in Soi 11 off Sukhumvit, is an inviting all-outdoor alley restaurant.  Several well-placed fans help with the heat and it’s a step -up from many of the makeshift restaurants.  And, you’ve gotta love a street-side joint that takes credit cards.

All the dishes, from the simple stir-fry mixed vegetables to the soft shell crabs prepared in at least eight different sauces make Suk 11 worth the visit.

the view up soi 11, the restaurant is in the alley to the left

the view up soi 11, the restaurant is in the alley to the left

It tends to get busy so if  you are you are in the area, hungry, and see an empty table, grab it and enjoy.  Oh, did I mention you should be in Bangkok?

The next time I’m back I’ll make it a point to return, most probably more than once.

For the pure veg-head, here is a non-meat version.

Go get yourself a mapo.

a most excellent fish in yellow curry sauce

a most excellent fish in yellow curry sauce served at Suk 11