Insider's Guide to Thai capital's Street Food
Thai food is not only appetizing, but soul stirring too. A combination of roasted, boiled and fried, you can taste anything and everything from luscious veggies to the most succulent meat products. No doubt, even a nibbler can turn vulturous.
Bangkok is often tagged as the 'food capital' of the world and one of the world's best place to savour tasty Thai food and intercontinental cuisine. At times, it gets challenging to spot the 'really good' places to eat. Bangkok encounters throngs of visitors flocking into thecity every year with flights to Bangkok. Often, the visitors ask, "Wherecan we find the best Thai food in Bangkok?
Bangrak...the must visit
If you happen to be near Silom, Bangrak offers excellent Thai food. With a nonchalant and cordial atmosphere, live music and splendid art pageant every now then, this sophisticated restaurant also serves alcoholic drinks and smoothies. You can drool over shrimps wrapped in crispy bacon, red chicken curry, roasted chicken wings. So, irresistible!
· Address: 4-6 Soi Saladang, Silom Road
· How to get there: Take the sky train to Silom station, and walk from there (very short)
· Opening hours: 10 am – 10 pm Closed on Sundays
Street Food...extremely inescapable
Bangkok sizzles with cheap and delicious street food. You'll find pop-up stalls on moveable trolleys as well as stable food carts, serving sumptuous Thai food. There are open-air food courts well-laid on the pavements. It's a food scene to behold!
Once, the food market at Sukhumvit Soi 38 was highly recommended for first timers to Bangkok, sadly, it's closed down, instead, there are several other fantastic options to sample the street food. The must-try's are Egg Noodle Soup with Chicken and Pad Thai.
Yaowarat is commonly recognised as Bangkok's Chinatown. It's a great place to relish some amazing street food and undeniably, Bangkok's street food hub. The amalgam of Thai and Chinese smell is heavenly.
Seafood dominates the gastronomic world of Thailand and barbecued seafood is highly famous along with dim sum, fruit desserts and pepper broth. Unless you walk around, it's impossible to see the large variety of Thai food. Be it satay, pad Thai, barbecue spears with peanut butter, chicken in different variations, fried rice, noodles and different soups, crispy duck and curries of all kinds, try and sample most of it. It's an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
· Address: Yaowarat Street
· How to get there: Taxi or MRT to Hua Lamphong station then walk 15 minutes
· Opening hours: All day, but best in the evenings
Saphan Taksin and the Bang Rak Area
An ancient part of Bangkok, with an array of restaurants and food stalls, the Saphan Taksin has been pampering taste buds since decades. I tell you, these guys really know some cooking secrets that can even might put to test some renowned chefs.
There are merely a galore of food gems along this road to mention them all, but here lies Prachak Pet Jang famous for its Chinese-style roasted duck with a dark, spicy sauce over rice, and Khao Kha Mu Trok Sung serving tasty stewed pork legs with rice.
Don’t forget to stop off for some mouth-watering Mango sticky rice desert at Boonsap Thai Desserts, or simply grab a batter friend banana from a stall.
· Address: Along Charoen Krung from Saphan Taksin BTS to the crossing of Charoen Krung Road and Silom Road
· How to get there: Take the sky train to Saphan Taksin Station
Some other great places to sample street food in Bangkok is around the Victory Monument and on Pectchaburi Soi 5 and many others. Bangkok’s street food is everywhere, always tasty and freshly made, so step out and explore with Bangkok flights.