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Hawker seafood outside Central World Trade center: Don't be afraid to try the hawker food
There is a bunch of hawker places just outside the Central World Trade center. Whenever I am in Bangkok I make sure I visit the one that has large prawns on ice. Instead of choosing from the menu I just choose the ingredients - prawns, squid, vegetables etc and they will cook it fresh for you. The food is delicious and cheap.
Favorite Dish: The huge prawns (king or tiger) barbequed style with a chilli dip sauce.
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Street Food: If you can stomach it, why not?
Some people feel that the best way to experience the local culture would be to sample the local food. You will be able to find food carts in almost every street in bangkok. For those who are adventurous enough, do try out the local street food while you're in bangkok. However do bear in mind that like most street food in the world, the food sold are not very hygienic. It will be good to observe how the food is being handled and prepared before purchasing.
Bourbon St. restaurant: Louisiana Style cooking
One of the best restaurants in Bangkok. They serve authentic style louisiana food along with a host of other menu items. The crayfish are excellent the owner raises them on his own personal farm in Thailand. The best service I have recieved in thailand. Its a nice quiet bar/restaurant which does get very crowded during dinner time. Its a favorite for the expat community that lives there. Some weekend nites they will have a a band playing. On tuesdays they have an all you can eat mexican buffett which I thought was really good. Living in Northern California I eat lots of mexican food and I was suprised at how good this buffet was.
Favorite Dish: I have two favorite dishes. The first is the rack of lamb. Cooked right to perfection with the regulatory dollop of mint jelly. Next would be the homemade pizza with fresh dough fresh sauce and fresh ingredients. You cant go wrong with this dish but it does take 20 minutes for them to make it.
Give Street Food A Shot
Street fare is scrumptious yet easy on the pocket. For 55 THB, you can feed two persons: 1 bag of rice (about 2-3 cups) at 5 THB, a bag of prawns or grilled fish at 30 THB and green mangoes with chili and salt at 20 THB.
Street Food: Don't be afraid to try it
Basically you can eat cheaply and it tastes good. It's your chance to try something different. Dinner for 2 for 40 baht. Go ahead, try it. Certainly safer than eating food in India.
Favorite Dish: Still trying different dishes, too early to say yet.
Street Food: Everything from the Thai kitchen al fresco
By far the best and most affordable place to sample Thai cuisine is out on the streets. A short stroll down a soi (side street) can yield some of the most exquisite culinary discoveries. It's not unusual to see carts on the sidewalk not only serving every item from the Thai kitchen, but also cooking it right there in big woks or pots. Nor is it unusual to see luxury cars vying for space with tuktuks in front of these portable al fresco eateries.
Street Food: light snacks
The iced fresh fruit sold by the street vendors is brilliant. Its clean and fresh, and perfect as a light meal when you're walking around in the heat. Don't miss the banana pancakes either!
Favorite Dish: Watermelon and pineapple
Street Food: Who needs a fancy resto?
The best tasty food can only be found on the sides of the streets!
All backpackers and those on a shoestring-budget could relate on this. A 5 to 10 baht meals - fish, squid and all kind of balls (LOL!) made from any type of seafood, corn on the cob, the famous fried noodles and spring rolls...and all sorts of street food are the best solution for a hungry stomach on a budget.
And hey, their tasty too! ...and even you're not on a budget, they're worth trying.... believe me.
street vendors: Eat in the street!
the cheapest and tastiest way to eat in bangkok is from the street stalls, everything from pad thai, keebabs and fresh local fruit is available from different stalls and cost next to nothing. its a great way to eat and they fill you up!
Street Food: Mango with Glutinous Rice
i think this is one of the common dessert available in Thailand, coz i can see it all over Bangkok. From the photo, the mango looks nice, and it tastes even sweeter. I dunno what they add onto the glutinous rice, but it also tastes sweet and nice.
It costs THB40 (as at July'06) for a plate, and i believe it was enough for 2-4 person if you're having it for supper like us. Don't eat too much of the glutinous rice (sticky rice) or it will make you feel very full in your stomach. Maybe you want to share with your friends so you can try other food as well. ^_^
Street Food: Milk Flavoured Satay
getting bored with the normal pork satay along the street of Bangkok? Well, here is something different. Milk Flavoured Pork Satay... hahaha... it was really much more delicious compared to the normaly street pork satay. I think they marinated using condensed milk before toasting them. That's why you can see the color is a bit lighter compared to the normal satay....
The place was located beside the Phetchaburi and Ratchadamri intersection, near to the canals. It was actually made from a few small stalls selling different kind of foods. We went to this place around midnight and we can see the place was almost full house. The Milk Flavoured Satay costs about THB50 (as at July'06) per stick. We just try a few sticks because we' all were very full after our lunch shortly before that. Honestly, it worth a try...
Favorite Dish: Milk Flavoured Pork Satay, of course!!
and the ice fruit juice sold at the stall beside them just cost THB10 per cup.. should order that too..
Street Food: Ice-Cream with additional side dish
After having lunch at the boat station near to Wat Phra, we tried this ice-cream while waiting for other friends although we were quite full at that time. And it turned out to be very satisfying. The ice-cream was very delicous especially with additional side dish like Red Bean, as shown in the photo. You can also add other side dish such as corn, honey, grape, other fruits, etc... One thing like very much about the ice-cream is that it taste creamier compare to other ice-cream. Yummy... i can still remember its taste...
Street Food: Coconut Drink
Coconut trees are very common in South East Asian countries... they grow mostly along the seaside. But coconut in Thailand seems to worth more than other places. This is because the Thais fully use up all the parts from coconut tree. And their coconut drink seems to taste nicer and sweeter compare to coconut from other places. So while you're visiting Thailand, remember to take the coconut drink to cool you down from the heat of the city...
Street Food: Durian - king of South Eash Asia fruit
Durian? ever heard of it? Well, durian is the king of fruit here, especially in South East Asian countries. Most, if not all of the people here would like to eat durian more than anything else. Durian is a seasonal fruit, normally during June - November. Some people just take durian for their daily meal during the durian season. There was also some places even have a buffet for durian, or anything made of durian!
Street Food: Toast Glutinious Rice
this is a glutinious rice with shrimp/pork essence wrapped in a banana leaf. Then it is toast on a charcoal to heat it up. It taste very nice especially with the banana leaf. It costs about THB10 for 2 sticks (as at July'06). I bought it at a boat station near the Wat Phra while on our way to Wat Pho.
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