Bangkok: Food and Drink
The City of Angels
Thailand’s food is a profusion of exotic flavours and fragrances which make it among the most coveted of international cuisines. Whether you are outside or inside a shopping mall, nearby or inside a market, along the pavement or anywhere a cart and a few fold-up tables and chairs can be placed there will be food sold. As a walk through Bangkok powerfully reminds, the flavours and fragrances of Thai food are seemingly inexhaustible. The variety of food is amazing, interesting and sometimes just odd. You can walk down a small street and be persuaded by the smells wafting through the warm air to buy a whole range of food from juicy pieces of grilled pork on a stick or a fiery bowl of ‘Tom Yum’ soup, to a deep fried cockroach. Bangkok is littered with restaurants ranging from traditional Thai cuisine to big fat American burgers and everything in between. The streets are full of small food stalls, noodle carts, insect carts and fruit trolleys. Some of the finer 5-star hotels offer menu’s of quality produce from around the world presented in typical elegant Thai manner. Bangkok also offers a wide range of beverages which vary from a freshly made fruit smoothie from the street to the original Singha beer in a bar or the more adventurous Sangsom Rum. Also look out for the local ‘moonshine’ known as lao kao or ya dong.