Yep, here we go again. Save the date on your calendar, here comes Art Basel Hong Kong right around the corner. Art Basel has a pretty good spread across the globe at this point, of course the annual in Basel Switzerland itself, the somewhat iconic although over rated Art Basel in Miami for all of […]
Finding a great meal in Bangkok is as easy as walking out the door from your hotel and looking up and down the street, everywhere you look you will see people, locals and tourists alike eating and enjoying themselves. Most cities in Southeast Asia are known for their food and especially their street food – inexpensive and delicious, with local twists and flavors changing here and there even among vendors and restaurants from one street to another. Bangkok however happens to be on the top of the list when it comes to street food and great meals in general. Maybe it has something to do with the rich cultural crossroads that Bangkok has historically been and to this day still is. Its a tourist mecca.
Exploring the foodie scene throughout the city is pretty easy and a lot of fun and you probably only need to keep a couple bucks (that) in your pockets. Generally speaking the best way for you to get your taste buds going, if you’re not already familiar with Thai food, is to watch what others are eating, the locals, and follow their lead, if it looks too awful or terrifying, you should almost certainly try it… if you’re the adventurous type. Most dishes tend to be around chicken or fish, the Thai love peanut sauce and hot peppers. Their take on a sweet and sour sauce that is literally slathered on to everything is to die for.
Really the only thing you’re going to need to keep you eyes out for is how hot you can stand it, but think of this as a challenge like maybe you might have had in college, remember those awful eat the habanero dares at the Mexican restaurant, it’s sort of like that. Take a stroll around town, enjoy and fear no evil when you eat.
The best places to snack – near the ferry terminal of the Grand Palace, Tha Chang, all along Silom Road and in and around Sukhumvit, less touristy, more local.