Eating Paella in Bangkok

by Rosemarie John on December 16, 2014

Eating Paella in Bangkok

Have you ever gone somewhere to do something and end up doing something else? We sure did.

We took the Metro down to Chatuchak Weekend Market for some shopping, but after some 45 minutes of walking through the maze like alleys ways of the market in extreme humidity, we lost all yearning to shop. As we stumbled out of a crowded narrow alley we found ourselves in Section 8 that had a rather animated Spanish chef cooking a paella in a typical paella pan called a paellera. It had chicken, pork, mussels and vegetables in it and looked so good!

A delicious paella cart in front of a stall selling spiced grasshoppers in jars was something I least expected. But hey, this is Bangkok after all. I ordered up a plate and tucked into it as we sat on wood trunks for stools in an extremely crowded Bar called Viva 8. As the bar faced a road, it had wind pass through it making it much more bearable than the cramped alleys way we had earlier gone through.

Where in your travels (apart from Spain) have you eaten paella?


The narrow alleyways


A huge paellera outside Viva 8



Eating paella in Bangkok

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Lesley Peterson December 22, 2014 at 3:45 am

I make paella all the time and have several paella pans but none so big as that guy’s. Paellera envy–mmm!
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Rosemarie John December 23, 2014 at 3:17 am

I have only eaten it twice before Bangkok… I must say it reminds me so much of a Biryani 🙂


David December 26, 2014 at 7:53 pm

Bangkok is such an international city that stuff like this doesn’t surprise me anymore … looks cool nonetheless! 🙂
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Rosemarie John December 29, 2014 at 12:36 am

That is so true David… I but I least expected to find this in front of the bug stalls. 😉


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