Ruen Pair and Bhan Kanom Thai

I stayed home all of yesterday to prepare for an audition, so when the sun went down, I was eager for some quality time with Abe’s parents…


…we took them out to one of our favorite Thai places, Ruen Pair – which was packed at 6pm:


Pineapple Fried Rice – ordered with tofu instead of chicken/shrimp – comes with egg, onion, tomatoes, green onion, and cashew nuts


Pa Nang – Chicken with peanut curry paste in coconut milk


The requisite Morning Glory…


…Pad Thai with shrimp…


…and rice


The only mediocre dish was the Rahd Nah – flat rice noodles with Chinese Broccoli and Fried Tofu


Everything else (as usual) was great!

Eaten family style…


…I cleared three large, packed plates:

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Afterwards, we headed across the parking lot to Bhan Kanom Thai



I adore this place, but never have enough stomach room to eat anything fresh from the counter (I’ll have to come BEFORE dinner next time)

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Still, it’s fun just to poke around…


…there’s A LOT to look at…


…they even have imported potato chips!


Ultimately, we bought some intriguing snacks for a later date…


…plus some sweets for brunch…


…which we’re off to soon!


10 thoughts on “Ruen Pair and Bhan Kanom Thai

  1. Jolene (

    Broccoli chips!! Cool! I haven’t ever seen such a thing. I think those are my husband’s ultimate nightmare food, although I am sure I would like ’em.

  2. Meg @ Spandex in the City

    That PadThai looks to DIE for, I haven’t had pad thai in so long… but that picture is making me think of gettin’ sum tonight ! haha. I love it when it has oodles of bean sprouts.

  3. Caloricandcrazy

    Pineapple fried rice?! Sounds and looks delicious!! I love imported snacks. American brand foods made in other countries taste SOOOO much better!!

  4. brokencookiesdontcount

    Looks like a fun time and the food looks delicious! I’ve never had Thai food. I need to try it some time.

  5. Kayy

    Ha 🙂 welcome to Thailand. Next time I recommend chicken with ginger_(Thai people call KAI PAD KHING ) very Thai very delicious. I’m your Thai fan.

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