While filming in Bangkok this past fall, I had the distinct pleasure of hanging with Mark Wiens, a prolific video blogger in Southeast Asia who also happens to be a Bizarre Foods mega-fan. Together we visited the Dusit area of Bangkok and dined at Soei, an amazing off-the-radar restaurant that should be on everyone’s must-visit list. P’soei Kurtcharoen is the most skilled Thai chef you’ve never heard of. We ate crab in a yellow egg curry, minced pork with holy basil, deep fried mackerel heads, tom yum with baby mackerel, grilled shrimp salad—all of which were the best versions of these dishes I’ve ever eaten.
It was inspirational to meet this driven young man, and we had a fine time discovering the culture of Dusit together. Read Mark’s post and watch the episode of Migrationology to tag along for the ride and learn about the exquisite food we encountered.