Thailand´s capital Bangkok is obviously one of the best tourist attractions in both Asia and all over the world. When coming to Bangkok, you not only have a chance to go shopping with the amazingly cheap price but also visit a system of churches and temples with unique architectures. There are also so many restaurants and street vendors selling food from Thai, India, and Chinese that it can sometimes be difficult to spot the really good ones. If you are finding where to eat in Bangkok? Let’s explore top 10 best places to eat in Bangkok with Living Nomads below.
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Living Nomads will give some helpful tips for Bangkok travel to help you prepare for the trip. Now let’s start exploring the “street food paradise”!
You don’t need to go to luxury restaurants but just come to Yaowarat, everything will fit in your hand. Try to experience the new flavors of wild street food once. We are sure that you will be surprised. No need to wonder when choosing, Bangkok’s most famous food street attracts you – constantly “captivating” your eyes and an empty stomach.
Do not hesitate to go deep into the alleys inside Yaowarat, follow the call of food and stimulate the sense of smell, you will be surprised to find yourself in the world of food along with the purchase, the laughing, which makes space busy and crowded. Located near Yaorawat, Pahurat area or Little India is a corner of Indian culture in Bangkok, you will easily find yourself places of Indian food and enjoy the Indian food but Thai style as desired.
How to get there: You can easily travel by taxi or subway at Hua Lamphong Station, then walk (take about 10p) to Chinatown or catch the Tuktuk (remember to negotiate the price before boarding).
Opening time: You should go to the market and shopping in the morning and spend the evening on visiting the streets and enjoying the food.
Ratchawat and Sriyan markets
Nestled in the quiet and peaceful district of Dusit, down to the end of Nakhon Chaisi Road are two of Thailand’s oldest traditional markets: Rachawat and Sriyan, where are famous for their Roast duck and Kobe beef attracting you with irresistible aroma wafting; furthermore, you cannot ignore the Shark curry with strong and spicy flavor that you will find it nowhere else but here.
Get off Rachawat and go about 1 km, Sriyan market and traditional Thai food are ready to welcome. Still the noodles, delicious curry dishes, in addition to the curry dish “jungle” spicy impressed all the guests. The culinary culture is richly represented by the number, form of presentation, color, taste and friendly enthusiasm of indigenous people will certainly make you satisfied.
How to get there: You can go to BTS and go to Victory Monument Station, then take a taxi for about 10 minutes to arrive.
Opening time: You should visit the market during the day, shopping and by the way enjoy a delicious and unique lunch.
This is considered as one of the busiest places in Bangkok with thousands of vehicles circulating each day with streams of people all over the monument as evidence of the rich and unique cuisine here. Full of people, full of food!
Across the alleyway are countless choices of eating places that you must definitely come to. And do not ever leave here if you have not tasted famous China noodles (not Wontons noodles). Longan noodles, thick broth with fatty beef meatballs and pig liver enough to attract any diner visit.
How to get there: You can travel by BTS, stop at Victory Monument Station, exit at number 3 or 4.
Opening time: You can visit the Victory Monument from 10 am to 8 pm and enjoy a variety of dishes that are “ready” at any time.
Charoen Krung and Bangrak
This is a route with countless eateries, small restaurants that close together. Rest assured that you can hardly be “hungry” after stepping out of Charoen Krung Street. You will be extremely “tempted” with the smell of chopped garlic dipping in hot oil, the smell of various types of noodles and spices, attractive roasted duck flavor or fresh color of all four season fruits.
Go to the south a bit you will encounter many street vendors with all the famous street food famous in Thailand. The barbecue grilled meat with specialties and specialties are ready to welcome, do not forget to call for yourself a Larb Pla Duk (salad catfish) fresh crispy tan to enjoy you.
How to get there: You can take BTS to Saphan Taksin Station, then walk around the area or you can also go by taxi.
Bang Khun Non
Bang Khun Non is a place to focus on eating places and restaurant chains with the highest quality in Thailand street food culture. Passing through the busy streets filled with smoke, Bang Khun Non creates a peaceful atmosphere enough for you to give “whole heart” enjoying your meal. Yen Ta Fo (pink noodle soup), Khao Kha Moo (stewed pork rice) and roast duck are the things you should try.
How to get there: The best way to go to this area is by a taxi.
Time for lunch or dinner is ideal.
Petchaburi Soi 5
Nestled in the Phraya Thai area, amidst the crowded streets of Siam and the Victory Monument, Petchaburi Soi 5 stands out as the bright star of Thailand’s “sky” which mainly serves diners in the evening with a myriad of take-away fast-food restaurants that fulfilled all of your needs.
From noodles, salad, fresh fruit to dozens of different snacks will bring the different incredibly interesting and attractive feelings. You can also choose one of the restaurants here, sit back and enjoy the dinner with Thai food like Ba Mee Yok Neau Ob (green noodles with stewed beef) or Tom Yum Goong Nam Khon (rice noodles with Tom Yum soup and crayfish) that is bitterly sour.
How to get there: You can take BTS to Ratchathewi Station, exit No. 3 then cross Petchaburi Road, turn left and walk to Soi 5 then turn right.
Opening time: some eateries open by morning but this area is only really “live up to” after 5 pm.
One of Bangkok’s other old markets, alongside Ratchawat Market and Sriyan Market, has been featured in the Top 8 dining outlets in Bangkok last month. Nang Loeng market is famous for its square shape which is ideal for the needs of tourists and surrounded by some large restaurants around the crowded food outlets inside the market. This is completely a space reserved for spoon, chopsticks, and dishes!
Not only have the chance to taste some of the exciting dishes like Nam Tok Moo (Grilled Beef Salad), you can also enjoy the “ordinary” lifestyle of the Thai people while having lunch with the simple and friendly officer in the area around the market. That experience will definitely bring more value and excitement for your trip.
How to get there: The fastest way is to take a taxi and go straight to the market with not too much cost because it is quite near the Democracy Monument.
Opening time: This is the ideal place for you to have lunch from 10:00 to 13:00 daily.
Not the best Bangkok street food, but Sukhumvit 38 still has something to be proud of. Diverse is the first word to describe the food here. It is not difficult for you to “mingle” for yourself a hearty meal between the bustling restaurants everywhere. From Yam Tamu Ma Pla (green mango salad) to Pad Thai, or Khao Man Gai Ruam (boiled chicken & fried chicken) are all delicious. Do not hurry because a good selection of desserts such as mango sticky rice, Bangkok coconut cream,… are waiting for you to try.
How to get there: Take BTS to Thong Lo Station, take exit No. 4 and go downstairs. When you come back you will see Sukhumvit Soi 38 immediately.
Opening time: open from 17:00 to 02:00 every day. 18:30 is a busy start. Should not go on Monday because Thai people clean the streets that day, so there will be several stores closed for sale.
Hopefully, some of these tips are enough for you to plan your next trip. Do not forget to enjoy other unique dishes in Thailand such as savory-crispy-fatty snacks or fragrant flavored durian with “special” flavors of the Golden Temple country. You will not be able to stop once you try.
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