It seems that everything in Thailand revolves around meals. The tempting sounds of the pervasive odor of sweet Thai chilies , steaming broths, and barbecue seem to be present on busy promenade marketplace, and every street corner . Thailand really is a feast for the senses, and also you don’t need to be a gastronome to figure all out it. Seriously, all you need to do is see/smell/taste it and walk about.
Ana and I spent traveling this country, year. Like the majority of visitors, our first stop was Bangkok before heading out to other parts of the mainland. Known as a melting pot of Thailand cuisines, Bangkok’s markets are the best way to have a feel for what anticipates your taste buds at different parts of the country.
Marinated Prawns in Bangkok’s Chinatown
Quail Eggs in Chiang Rai
One of our favourite places to sample food at Bangkok is that the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Wang Lang Market, Boat Noodle Alley, Chatuchak Weekend Market, as well as Chinatown (okay, not technically Thai however Chinese meals plays important role in the local cuisine). Bangkok gets fairly popular as you may know, but thankfully there’s smoothie or a fruit juice awaiting you only once you want it.
Mango Smoothie Cost: 20 Baht (.60¢)
If you’re seeking to experience Thai meals in a exceptional and private manner, I suggest connecting. Many of the sailors signed up the website provide guided marketplace / holiday tours and Thai dining experiences. But you could equally as easily, and cheaply, do all the as we did, eating yourself.
Red Chicken Curry Bowl
Chiang Mai definitely did not disappoint. Lifestyle and its vibe make it the city of choice to expats seeking to extend their buck in Thailand. The cuisine of chiang Mai is certainly distinct, and spicier! And the best spot to sample the local delicacies are in the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, in which vendors come out to earn ready-to-eat food which you could eat while browsing the marketplace stalls.
The more north you travel the more hotter the food gets in Thailand. This type of Thai cuisine is strongly influenced by the states of Laos and Cambodia, also is also called Isan food. Everything has chili and is traditionally served with sticky rice. The Night Bazaar of chiang Rai is a place to try out the flavors of Thailand. My personal favourite dish is Khao Soi, and it topped with fried noodles, also will be a bowl of pasta noodles broth that is delicious. Here can be the comfort food for Thais.
Spicy Isan Sausage
Hot Biscuits at Chiang Rai Night Bazaar
Chiang Rai is also famous for its spicy sausage and its iconic Som Tum, or”cherry salad.” It’s created with shredded green papaya (not sweet like the one we know back home in the States), tomatoes, long beans, garlic, cashews, chilies (optional), plus a lime juice dressing table.
Glass Noodles in Sweet Coconut Milk
The most Western food we ate in the Excursion: Lemon Merengue Pie
Fresh Pomegranate at the Market
Now that youhave heard a tiny bit about our Thai food encounters and’ve seen several mouthwatering foods, we’d love to learn about yours! Leave us a comment below with you favourite Thai meals and also where you ate it.