The Iron Chef Champion of Thailand: Insane Thai Food Cooking Skills

By: Shelley Seale

Chef Gigg is both the Iron Chef and Top Chef Champion of Thailand – and when you see his unbelievable cooking skills, and the speed at which he can cook, you will know why. It’s so much fun to watch him as he handles the wok, controls the fire, and know precisely how to cook Thai Chinese food over a raging hot fire, quickly, and effectively.

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Lerd Thip (Wanghin) ร้านเลิศทิพย์ สาขาวังหิน – Along with my friends Khun Tan and Khun Tape, we went to Lerd Thip (Wanghin) ร้านเลิศทิพย์ สาขาวังหิน restaurant in Bangkok to eat Thai Chinese seafood, which is Chef Gigg’s family restaurant.

Here are the main dishes he cooked:

Curry crab (ปูผัดผงกะหรี่)

Braised duck (เป็ดพะโล้)

Red curry spaghetti (สปาเกตตี้ฉูฉี่กุ้งแม่น้ำย่าง)

Sour curry crab (แกงส้มปูไข่หน่อไม้)

Basil fried rice, wagyu steak (ข้าวกระเพราเนื้อวากิว)

Pearl of the Andaman (ไข่มุกอันดามัน)

Crab noodles (ปูอบวุ้นเส้น)

Lime pork (หมูมะนาว)

Steamed crab (ปูนึ่ง)

It turned out to be quite a crab night of Thai food, Chef Gigg kept on making the selection of giant mud crabs that he had fresh in stock. First he made a crab curry, known in Thai as boo pad pongari (ปูผัดผงกะหรี่).

In addition to Thai Chinese seafood, Chef Gigg also includes a few Western influenced Thai dishes on his menu, like red curry spaghetti with river prawn and basil fried rice with wagyu beef steak. I’m not typically huge on Thai fusion food, but these are both incredible dishes. The basil fried rice is not a cheap dish (price – 1,500 THB), but it is uncontrollable good – like comfort food on top of comfort food.

Huge thank you to Chef Gigg for hosting us and for an amazing Thai Chinese seafood meal with lots of crab!

Lerd Thip (Wanghin) ร้านเลิศทิพย์ สาขาวังหิน

Address: 3/151 ถนนลาดพร้าววังหิน ซอย 70 แขวงลาดพร้าว Lat Phrao, Bangkok 10230, Thailand

Open hours: 5 pm – 2 am daily

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