Bangkok’s Food Scene
Perhaps one of the greatest pleasure of exploring Bangkok is enjoying the amazing food on offer. Famous around the world, there is nothing quite like the Thai food experience in Bangkok itself. While an emerging middle class has led to an influx of new, experimental restaurants, my favorite foods aren’t found on menus, but on the streets of the city itself. Walk a few blocks in any direction and you will begin to notice small stands, often marked with an umbrella to keep out the afternoon sun, offering simple but delicious meals on the go. Language knows no boundaries when it comes to food and while I may not know the name of what I order, I do know it’s delicious. Chicken, fresh vegetables and a unique assortment of spices all come together to form mouth-watering harmony. If a full meal isn’t of interest, snacks are just as easy to find. My favorite snack is a bag of freshly chopped pineapple, served with a skewer to help avoid making a mess. The best part of enjoying these delicacies? The price. Not only is the street food in Bangkok delicious, but it’s cheap and affordable for even the most slim of budgets.
By Matt Long