Last Sunday I walked around my neighborhood on Chareon Krung road looking for something new to eat. I found a Thai-Muslim restaurant on the corner of Chareon Krung and Silom road. This restaurant is founded by a well-known Bang Rak market goat butcher.
One of my favourite Muslim dishes is ‘goat biryani’ (ข้าวหมกแพะ), and I also tried their ‘Beef Panang’ (แกงแพนงเนื้อ) and ‘chicken liver Masala’.
The most interesting dish I ever heard of and never tried before was “Beef Brain Curry” (แกงสมองวัว). I saw it on a tray on the display and I thought it was minced chicken curry, but they told me it was beef brain. I thought “Oh! really? I am not sure I want to try that”, but my inner spirit was screaming for excitement so I asked the waiter to give me a very tiny portion to try out.
What happened to me was funny. I felt like I was in the Fear Factor show. Before I ate it I felt really really nervous, and my hands were shaking seriously! It looked like minced chicken and tasted like beef fat with curry. I could only eat one teaspoon despite the mild and flavoursome taste. I guess it was purely psychological since I knew I was eating brains.
If you would like to have delicious chicken or goat Biryani, or would like to experience fear-factor food; The Beef Brain. This place is recommended!
Muslim Restaurant, 1354-6, corner of Charoen Krung and Silom.
+66 (0)2 234 1876
Open daily from 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Have you ever tried any weird food before?
- สมอง (sà-mŏrng) = brain
- วัว (wua) = cow
- แพะ (páe) = goat