With its restaurants, Bangkok is the most international place in Thailand where you can eat food from anywhere. Nonetheless, in Bangkok, as elsewhere in Thailand, it is worth eating local food, and of course, the capital serves food from all corners of the country. Also, some specifically Bangkok dishes are worth tasting, although it is not very easy to remember their names or find them hungry. Dishes vary depending on where you eat at the stall, restaurant, or food court, but almost without exception, local food is excellent.
Bangkok’s own dishes
If you specifically want to eat Bangkok dishes, there is a well-known pát or (pad thai, pat thai) that is served in many stalls. If you want to eat the pad thai that locals consider the best, you should go to a restaurant in Thailand, called Thipsamai, behind Loha Prasat .
Another restaurant serving local cuisine in Banglamp is Kim Leng, just off Khao San Road . There you should take a meal called yam blah duk foo with catfish, lime, chili and nuts. Another meal held there is mee krob.
The soups are perhaps Bangkok’s own food, and include bitter gaang som with fish, vegetables and herbs. It is served on the same street as Kimleng, in a restaurant called Poj Spa Kar.
In Bangkok, you should favor dishes that are from anywhere in the country.
The very basic portions, made quickly in a wok and served with rice or noodles, both of which are different, are the best value for money. These include familiar dishes such as Pad Thai (pát thai), which is always a worthy and almost always an excellent meal. You can get one from the stalls on Khao San Road for 40 baht, but the price varies a bit depending on what you want as a garnish. Another popular street food served in the same areas is the children’s dessert-style dessert style. mango sticky rice with mango and wood rice.
Pad Thai is not a vegetarian serving as in some places, and usually has shrimp. They, like other seafood in Thailand, are excellent and always reasonably priced, and the portions of rice and noodles seasoned with them are absolutely unbeatable. They are served in food courts, stalls and restaurants in market halls, and perhaps at their best they are just eaten in stalls and markets. An excellent meal, usually available at 40 to 100 baht, is fried rice and seafood (Fried Rice with Seafood) or fried noodles with seafood (Fried Noodles with Seafood). It is also possible to take only one seafood, and rice is usually white rice, but there are many types of noodles, including those that are not often encountered in Europe.
In Bangkok, you shouldn’t worry about hygiene unnecessarily, but nightclub stalls with grilled meats and some other products that may be too much for the stomach may come up. However, with common sense, one can quickly discern what is pure and what is not. Chicken, meat and some other products may be poorly preserved, but Seafood is kept on ice and is always safe. The fruits are excellent and healthy for breakfasts and snacks, and are worth buying in pieces at markets and elsewhere. Especially papaya, pineapple, watermelon and mango are excellent and are served around Khao San Road on every street corner, for example. It is not worth eating a lot of vegetables raw and you should skip normal salads, but peeled cucumber pieces and tomato slices, for example, garnish with rice meals, are harmless. It is important to wash your hands before eating, as much of the stomach upset is caused by poorly washed hands, which can get the wrong kind of bacteria into your mouth, according to research.
On Wikipedia, you can watch Thai food, which after all is not familiar to many Finns in advance.
Unlike many other corners of Thailand, Bangkok serves excellent steaks and grilled meats. There are particularly high-quality selections in Sukhumvit and around Pratunam Market, but there are also plenty of steak and barbecue restaurants near the shopping malls food courts and Khao San Road. Korean and Japanese restaurants also offer quality meat meals, but Thai dishes with meat are generally not of a good standard.
Sukhumvit is the Promised Land of Steakhouses, with an indestructible number of steakhouses (Sukhumvit Road) and Sukhumvit Road, for example.
Foods from elsewhere
The best of the dishes from elsewhere are Chinese, Indian, Japanese and Korean dishes, of which Japanese and Korean in particular are considerably more expensive than the locals. They can be found in a whole host of Sukhumvit, which together with the surroundings of Khao San Road is the most diverse place in the city in terms of restaurants.
The Chinese food, which is especially received in the Chinese district (Chinatown), is also excellent, and it is only worth going there to dine.
There are a few eateries on the main street (Yaowarat Road), but it’s a nightmarishly lively street with restaurants often crowded. If you want to dine there, you should invest more than usual and go to a restaurant of excellent quality, where wealthy Chinese people also go to eat. These include the Chinatown Scala, the region’s headquarters
An excellent street with several good quality restaurants is Talat Mai, which is a side street on the main street (soi) 6. Its side streets also have simple eateries that are crowded at lunchtime and not to everyone’s liking. However, Monday is a place in Talat Mai and elsewhere in the Chinese district where many restaurants and almost all Food Stalls are closed, so it is not worth going there on Mondays.
Elsewhere in the city, Chinese dishes are received, and some of them are fusion dishes that combine ingredients from other countries in the region. Chinese foods are almost always such that they have meat that is often pork or chicken. However, some have fish or seafood and are perhaps the most delicious chinese meals. Grilled fish and rice or noodle dishes with seafood are the most common, and the restaurants that serve them are well served right on Talat Main’s main street. However, more common than noodle or rice portions are soups that contain noodles and include either pork or seafood.
There are many Indian restaurants in the “Little India” at the river end of the Chinese district, which is in the Phahurat district. It is conveniently close to a subway station (Sam Yot) and has a fair number of shopping malls to visit at the same time. A particularly large concentration of Indian restaurants, the best of which is Royal India, is right near Sampheng Mall, across the canal, which can be walked from both Banglamphu and the Chinese district, but is most quickly reached by metro. Phahurat Market is a good place to visit as it has Indian food, spices, teas and other Indian products.
Indian restaurants are very suitable not only for carnivores but also for vegetarians and vegans, and Indian food is some of the best in the world. Indian drinks, especially yogurt-based Lassi, are also not only healthy but also gentle on the stomach and contribute to the well-being of the stomach and intestines.
Also Khao San Road environment is Indian cuisine on offer. They are on the main streets, but the most affordable location has long been the simple, covered Saffron booth, located between Khao San Road and Soi Rambuttr. There is also a restaurant serving Middle Eastern cuisine in the same alley, and they are also suitable for vegetarians.
Japanese and Korean dishes
There is a lot of Japanese and especially Korean food on the food courts of the malls. Just off the corner of Pratunam, Platinum Fashion Plaza, with its food court on the 6th floor, serves a substantial amount of Korean as well as Japanese cuisine. There is also a stall serving Chinese cuisine and one of Indian dishes, as well as a few western steakhouses.
There are an indestructible number of Korean restaurants along Sukhumvit Road and its side streets. Many restaurants offer both Korean and Japanese dishes, and such communal restaurants as well as restaurants serving only Japanese food are automatically met along Sukhumvit Road, such as near Phrom Phong Air Station (BTS).
You can read about Korean and Japanese food on Wikipedia.