We watched a fair bit of Top Chef while down in Koh Phangan and particularly enjoyed the controversial finale that saw many asking whether Kasey's influence as sous chef to sous vide over Carla may have lost her the game ....... but all the New Orleans had us amped, and I had indeed been wanting to try a Cajun gumbo.
Luckily while in Bangkok we found a little piece of Bourbon St.
Once we stepped inside it was as if we weren't even in Bangkok anymore. Mardi gras beads and giant tabasco paraphernalia adorned the walls ...
and it had an all round homely and welcoming feel.
Bourbon St. Restaurant and Oyster Bar
29/4-6 Sukhumvit Soi 22
Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Tel: +66-2 259-0328/9
We start with a bloomin' onion. An onion sliced to open like a blossom, dusted in a nice spicy flour and fried until crisp and served with something called a tiger sauce. It was finger-lickin' delicious.
Next up we try the spinach and artichoke dip. The spinach and artichokes are blended with 3 types of cheese, to a chunky dip. There's also a chunky tomato salsa and piles of tortilla chips. The spinach and artichoke dip would be my favorite dish of the day.
We then had the house-made Italian style sausage po' boy. The sausage grilled and split open on a toasted bun with fried peppers and onion. The onion and pepper mix had a nice surprise of toasted fennel seeds, and the side of mayonnaise being slathered on with each bite.
Last dish up, the gumbo. We try to chicken and andouillette version. A bowl of food that definitely tastes more appealing than it looks. It's such a homely dish, packed with flavour, spice and chunks of meat and a touch of rice. The home-made cornbread, that's served warm, is the perfect way to mop up the remains.
A nice little escape in the heart of Sukumvit, with plenty of soul and good food !