Food Porn in Mouthwatering Bangkok

Thailand Event Guide: It is no wonder that Bangkok is often referred to as one of the greatest cities on earth. Not only can Bangkok boast some of the world’s most beautiful temples, bustling markets and majestic rooftop views, it is a food lover paradise.

From the moment you step foot upon the land of smiles, you will sense its people’s compelling passion for food. You will find it on every street corner, down every alley and in the most peculiar of forms. It is a passion so great that it has vastly become one of the world’s most beloved cuisines.

Bangkokians in the know will often suggest that the best way to experience the cities gastronomic delights is through one of the highly regarded food tours. Packed with a diverse range of the cities local flavours, they are sure to shock even the most exercised of pallets.

Awash with business people and backpackers alike, Bangkok is capable of catering for all budget types. If funds are tight, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll begin on Khaosan Road, the cities epicentre for backpackers. Aligned with all your western favourites for the less adventurous traveller, Khaosan is also jammed with an array of Thai food vendors that are sure to tingle your taste buds. Undoubtedly the best place in the city to experience the national dish of Pad-Thai, Khaosan is also ideal for sampling some bite-sized Thai treats. The freshly cut corn, meat on a stick and hearty Thai sausages are never a disappointment. The same can not be said for the unsavoury scorpions and crispy critters on display. Although the sight of you eating them makes for a tremendous picture, they’re as far from authentic Thai food as you’ll get, and in no way easy on the stomach. Should you be roaming the streets of Khaosan with one of its infamous hangovers, the deep fried chicken, juicy fruit and freshly cracked coconuts are sure to sort you out and are never more than a stones-throw away.

Moving off the beaten track and into Bangkok’s culinary neighbourhoods, we arrive at Bangrak and Yaowarat, or the ‘village of love’ and ‘Chinatown’ as they are known to many. Bangrak boasts some of the world’s greatest street vendors who possess century old recipes amongst an inviting food-obsessed community. Across town, Yaowarat enlightens you as to why it is the locals favourite dining location with its perfected blend of Thai-Chinese cuisine. Slightly further afar, you will find the memorising floating markets of Tha Kha and Amphawa. Ever the popular choice with travellers, it is easy to see why the floating markets have drawn such attention in recent years. Local farmers and traders pack their boats with the freshest of home-grown products as you enjoy the lip-smacking dishes on offer.

By simply strolling through the streets of Bangkok, you are already amidst your own personal food tour. You will find yourself surrounded by herbal drink stalls, coffee kiosks, pancake flippers and curry masters, all of whom are ready to tackle your taste-buds. Dive in, chow down and divulge yourself in one of the world’s most prestigious cuisines, your in for a real treat.