Thai Chinese Food Tour in ENDANGERED CHINATOWN Community in Bangkok, Thailand!

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Charoen Chai Community (ชุมชนเจริญไชย เยาราช), Bangkok, Thailand.

I’ve known Michael from Bangkok Vanguards ( for a number of years, and he’s a great guy. So we met up to hang out, eat, and explore and talk about a little more serious subject – the endangered Charoen Chai Community (ชุมชนเจริญไชย เยาราช) in Bangkok’s Yaowarat, Chinatown.

Before exploring the neighborhood though, we stopped of course to eat some nearby Thai street food.

Jay Eng (ร้านเจ๊เอ็ง) – Kuay teow lawd boran (ก๋วยเตี๋ยวหลอดโบราณ) is what this famous street sells. It’s an ok dish, not my absolute favorite, but it’s not a common dish to find in Bangkok either – this old type of style – it’s well worth trying out. Their fried fish cakes (ทอดมันปลา) are awesome.
Price – 35 THB ($1.07) per plate

Satay (สะเต๊ะ) – Next just down the road, and it actually has the same owner, we had some pretty fantastic satay. I especially enjoyed the liver.
Total price – 220 THB ($6.74)

Charoen Chai Community (ชุมชนเจริญไชย เยาราช) – What we really came to explore was Bangkok’s Charoen Chai Community (ชุมชนเจริญไชย เยาราช). This community is threatened by development. Now, Michael and I both know how development is a good and necessary part of any city, however it’s also good to preserve amazing living pieces of history. This community is one of the last Thai Chinese communities in Bangkok that has remained almost the same for a hundred years.

Khao Tom Jay Suay (ข้าวต้มเจ๊สวย) – For dinner we headed to one of the best Thai Chinese street food restaurant right across the street from the community – right next to the community. It had been a few years since I’d eaten there and the food was as good as I had remembered.

Asian date mussels (หอยกะพงผัดต้นหอม)
Stink beans with shrimp (ผัดเผ็ดสะตอกุ้ง)
Daylilies with crispy pork (ผัดดอกไม้จีนสดหมูกรอบ)
Silver barb, pickled mustard greens (ปลาตะเพียบต้มเกี่ยมฉ่าย)
Soup with pickled plum (แกงจืดบ๋วยหมูสับ)

Total price – 450 THB ($13.78)

Big thanks to Michael for hanging out and walking around! He offers some very unique and off the beaten path tours of Bangkok which you can check out here:

Thank you for watching this Thai Chinese food tour of Charoen Chai Community (ชุมชนเจริญไชย เยาราช)!

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Tony says:

That Satay 😍

Peter Healy says:

Loved this tour, Mark. Less slick and finished than your usual efforts (which I also love) with some behind the curtain chicanery and slippage as well as impromptu comments from passersby and those in your vicinity made for a delightful episode. More like this would be marvelous.

Zoe McKeown says:

Love this video. Think that what Michael does is amazing and have mad respect for him. Amazing job! Good work and love the videos ❤

jaynee says:

Does his wife eat too?

dotaboy888 says:

great video mark!

Neel Panchal says:

I am a huge fan of yours and after getting inspired by you I have also started food vlogging. Thanks a lot and keep up the good work.

jtvu says:

Lovedddd Michael


chinese tio chiu foods👍👍👍

Ji F. says:

YAY! So great to see the Ying we have grown to know and love over the years back again, so outgoing, fun-loving, and full of energy. Micah is so lovable but in many past videos Ying looks so tired and almost PPD'd when carrying him around. Great that grandma gave Ying a break, she is so vivacious today.

Mrs.Tabatha D. Malik says:

Food looks awesome!

Me Me says:

Chinese people are spread all over the world

Thorani Kelly says:

I love Thailand

tampha th says:

Your eyes are funny😂

Kimmy Gibson says:

Hello Mark,Ying, Micah…We are so happy you're back in Bangkok.We enjoy the food reviews. Thank you.

Helen H says:

WoW! How awesome to watch some of my fav foodie video's with the added bonus of Michael from BKK Vanguards! We have been shown around on some of Michael and Gift's amazing local haunt tours!! Thanks Mark Wiens for doing this, I have missed BKK and will now book some tickets, visit number 7 coming up! Keep up the great work, and Micheal…keeping Thailand real. Love and hugs from Canada….we miss you and will see you soon! Khorb Khun "Mark" Na Ka!

baby baby says:

Hi mark I'm big fan off you… you looking all smiling face really best wishes😍😍😍😍😍

Chaveyyy deadman says:

lol ขอกินตับครับถถถ

Le Gourmand Das Geniesser-Magazin says:

Hi @Mark, another great video! Thumbs up to all your reportages, to your stories! May I ask, where is Michael form @bangkokvanguards is coming from? He is German? His english accent sounds pretty familiar to me. – Ah, just right now, where he is typing, you both say that you are both from german roots. Hey Michael, Hey Mark, I want to get to know both in person. And in Munich or in Berlin or in BKK I want to make a culinary tour with you! Thumbs up for all your work!

Jwan Abd says:

Just the same foods

Rakhee Suresh Menon says:

Hii mark..i like ur videos:😍😍

Puneet kumar singh says:

You eat everything but still u r thin 🙂

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Ron Nal says:

motherfather, i watch this at night before sleep fuuuu

Crazy Fooder says:

Love Thai Food.

lestin estil says:

I think, Mr. Michael can't catch up with your appetite.. hahaha

Vahag Chakerian says:

Finally a tour through Thailand !! This series has to be my all time favorite already

IrishLincoln says:

Mark, I just want to say thanks for sharing your world and food experiences. I really enjoy your channel and travelling vicariously through you. You've opened up an entirely new world of foods and dishes I've never dreamed of seeing. Thank you for sparking my curiosity and educating people are the amazing experiences you've had. Keep up the great work man!

Sam Spencer Silverberg says:
Check out me and my friend eating peruvian food! There's memes!

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