Thursday, 25 February 2016
Jok Bangkok restaurant in Nathon
The Jok Bangkok restaurant in Nathon is a breakfast restaurant, open between 6am and noon-ish. It's open since about five years and the last two to three years the 'Dim Sum'option has been added and it proofed to be very popular.
Jok Bangkok restaurant in Nathon; the front view
It's located in Nathon's main one way street, just a hundred meters short of the T-junction where you can take a right to the beach boulevard and it's an original old Chinese style house, or to be even more precise, Hainan style (check the link to see a picture of the same building back in 2008).
Jok Bangkok restaurant in Nathon; A variety of dim sum
Visitors are mostly Thais but you're more than welcome if you'e a Westerner and the menu is very simple and easy and straightforward. The dim sum, as shown above in the picture, you only have to go and point at the small plates you want and a staff member will have them steamed for you and brought over to your table once they're done.
Jok Bangkok restaurant in Nathon; Dim sum steaming away
The dim sum is fairly healthy and also has plenty of vegetarian options, besides fish and meat options. The plates are really small but also cheap.
We had a total of eight to nine dim sums, 2 jok dishes and two times eggs sunny side up and a few things as carry out and it totaled around 400.-THB.
Jok Bangkok restaurant in Nathon; the jok corner
A very popular Thai breakfast dish 'jok' which is rice porridge, but you can have plenty of different ingredients added to it, so it never becomes a boring dish. especially here at Jok Bangkok restaurant in Nathon, there are plenty of different options available, ranging from just your regular minced meat to the pink or '100 year old' fermented eggs, just to name a few.
Jok Bangkok restaurant in Nathon; the kitchen
If you find yourself in Nathon before noon, have a look if you can find Jok Bangkok, it's not hard to find and well worth a visit. It's a very local experience and don't worry, the food is not spicy!
According to my wife there are a few similar restaurants around the island, one supposedly in Bophud, so more research needs to be done here!
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