Dining out in Bangkok

By | September 9, 2013

by Chip
(The Philippines)

Delicious Thai Street Food in Bangkok

Delicious Thai Street Food in Bangkok

A tourist’s Thai experience will never be complete without sampling the food that Bangkok has to offer.

Much like its culture and architecture, Thai Food is exotic, spicy and exciting. Any foodie will appreciate the perfect blend of sweet, salty, sour and bitter tastes in each Thai dish.

Aside from the popular curries served up in Thai restaurants around the world, there is much more diversity in authentic Thai cuisine. You will discover this when you start dining in Bangkok.

The heady aromas of delicious Thai food are pretty much a permanent fixture in the air, as soon as you leave your hotel or accommodation, making it difficult to resist snacking throughout the day!.

There are food carts on every street corner, where Thai Street Food is served to you on makeshift tables on the pavement. Dishes typically served here are Pad Thai (stir-fried noodles with tofu and shrimp), Som Tam (spicy papaya salad), Ba Mee Nam (egg noodle soup with wonton) and Khao Pad (fried rice).

It may be worth a bit of research before you jump into street dining in Bangkok, to avoid taking too long to decide what you will have. If you prefer to eat indoors, then there are also many food markets available all throughout the city & every shopping mall will contain its own food court usually located at the bottom floor of the mall..

If you fear eating the exotic Thai food due to a sensitive stomach and would like the assurance that conventional fast food is also available in the capital, don’t fret, Ronald McDonald & friends are here too!.

Due to the fast-moving tourist industry in Thailand, fast food restaurantsare cropping up everywhere in the cities.

Popular fast food joints like McDonalds, KFC, Pizza Hut and Subway are found all over Bangkok and will even deliver food to your hotel.

Sophisticated Dining in Bangkok is also available to those who prefer it, and many of these restaurants can be found along Sukhumvit Road.

Here, you can treat yourself if you are ready to shell out 500thb (around $16) for each dish, which is relatively expensive compared to normal Thai food.

Zense Restaurant at the Zen strip of the Centralworld shopping complex is worth mentioning here. Zense has four kitchens that serve Thai, Japanese, Indian and Italian food.

International food is also widely available in Bangkok. If you prefer Arabic or Halal food, just make your way to Sukhumvit Soi 3 and 4, where you will find “Little Arabia” or Bangkok’s Muslim quarter.

Here, you will find restaurants that serve kebabs, falafels and many other dishes. If Chinese cuisine is more to your liking, then Yaowarat is the place to be dining in Bangkok.

There is something to suits everyones tastebuds in Bangkok, but please do try the Thai food, its highly addictive & you will love it!.