Bangkok is a food lover’s paradise with many delicious dishes to try. Even if you have limited time in the city, you can still experience the essence of Thai cuisine. Here are five must-try dishes in Bangkok:
1. Pad Thai:
A popular stir-fried noodle dish with shrimp, tofu, peanuts, and eggs, seasoned with fish sauce and lime. You can find it at street food markets like Sukhumvit Soi 38 or Chinatown’s Yaowarat Street.
2. Tom Yum Goong:
A spicy and tangy shrimp soup infused with lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, and chillies. Look for it at local favourites such as Krua Apsorn or the Tom Yum Goong Banglamphu stall.
3. Som Tam:
This spicy green papaya salad is addictive, mixing papaya, tomatoes, beans, garlic, fish sauce, and lime juice. Try it at Somtum Der Saladaeng or Som Tam Jay So.
4. Thai Curry:
Bangkok offers a variety of flavorful curries, like Massaman (mild and creamy), Yellow (spicy with turmeric and coconut), Red (hot with chilli paste), and Green (fiery with green chillies). Smooth Curry and Queen of Curry are recommended spots.
5. Kway Teow Rua:
These delightful bowls of slow-cooked broth, meat, herbs, and noodles got their name from the boats that once served them along Bangkok’s waterways. Today, these small but flavorful portions can be found at street food stalls across the city, especially near Victory Monument. Embrace the tradition of savouring multiple bowls to enjoy the variety of flavours.