After our drinks and nibbles at the Vogue Lounge, HaoKouFu and I got on the BTS and made our way to Bo.lan for dinner. This place has been on the radar screens of international foodies for a few years, and were included in Asia's 50 Best Restaurants for the first three years of the list's existence. It was therefore no surprise that we both wanted to check it out, even though every Thai person we ran into told us that "Bo.lan is not Thai food"...
As as as tastes go, this stuff smells like Chinese medicine, with a hint of salty plum and a little smoke. It comes with sour fruits that one takes with a sip of the drink. The mango is sprinkled with chili powder and salt. The tamarind looked like it's been put through a dehydrator. After a sip of the ya dong, one is meant to take a hit of the pandan spray into the mouth... although curiously it only has a mild sweetness and almost no fragrance.
Oh, and in case anyone was wondering if I got hard during my dinner... the answer is NO.
Now I'm not surprised that they've fallen off the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list for 2016. But hey, I'm just another farang so what the hell do I know about Thai food, anyway?