Best places to eat in Bangkok
Being the capital of Thailand, Bangkok is obviously one of the world’s best places to eat tasty Thai food. There are so many restaurants and street vendors selling appetizing and authentic Thai cuisine that it can often be difficult to spot the really good ones. Here are 5 places we definitely recommend visiting whilst in Bangkok;
Bangrak is a cool and hip little place with excellent Thai food near Silom, the place has a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, with live music and even an art exhibition now and then.
Bangkok’s delicious street food
You will find cheap and delicious Thai food all over the streets of Bangkok. Some places are pop-up food stalls that move around on trolleys, while others are more or less permanent, serving fresh and scrumptious Thai food at small tables on the street pavement. Street food in Bangkok is not only tasty, but it’s usually quickly delivered and super cheap. You can usually have a feast for under 150 Baht!
Bangkok’s Chinatown known locally as Yaowarat, is a great place to test street food, and is arguably Bangkok’s street food center. All along Yaowarat road, street stalls and small restaurants serve up some seriously flavoursome treats. While you can find food here all day, it comes alive in the evening when people come out to eat.
The mix of Thai and Chinese dishes on offer is astounding, and the smells are divine. Walking around you can find all kinds of Thai food, from satay, pad Thai, barbecue spears with peanut butter, noodles and different soups and crispy duck not to mention curries of all kinds!
Prachak (Bangkok’s best roasted duck)
There are simply too many food gems to mention them all, but here lies Prachak Pet Jang famous for its Chinese-style roasted duck with a dark, spicy sauce over rice. It is delicious! The skin is perfectly crispy while the duck meat is super juicy. The rice is cooked perfectly and the Chinese sausage is delicious slightly sweet.
If you are looking for a relaxed and reasonably priced place to eat while shopping in Siam, then Kalpapruek on the 7th floor of Central World is a good choice. With its friendly and relaxed atmosphere, and reasonably priced tasty Thai food, delicious smoothies, yummy cakes and excellent service, it is the perfect place to get your energy back in between the shopping!
Another great way to explore Bangkok’s incredible variety of street food is to take a food tour; by doing this with an expert English-speaking guide, you will get to sample a lot of food you might otherwise have missed. It is also an excellent way to learn more about Bangkok’s culture and food.