Bangkok, Thailand, lovingly known the “City of Angels”, is a fast paced vibrant urban metropolis packed with a whole host of things to do and an array of wonderful places to see. This bustling city is definitely a fantastic destination for foodies and has a superb gastronomy scene. So good that I actually visited twice, once on a solo trip,.
I wanted to share my top three foodie experiences that are not to be missed when visiting this eclectic city if you are planning to visit Bangkok once it is safe to do so.
Try the street food in Chinatown
Yaowarat, in the Chinatown district, is the best area to sample Bangkok’s amazing street food from a diverse range of street food hawkers. I loved the buzz and atmosphere here at night, and if you can, I recommend combining visiting here as part of an evening Tuk Tuk tour, an experience that I absolutely loved and highly recommend doing. You’ll be alongside locals who can also tell you more about the popular street food dishes that they love and feel you must try.
A must try when in Thailand is Mango with sticky rice, especially if you are a mango lover.
I wasn’t quite brave enough to try Durian but do let me know if you have tried it and what you thought of it!
Bangrak Food Tour
Bangrak, is known as the village of love, and is one of the city’s oldest neighbourhoods. Fun fact, it is also home to the very first road in Bangkok!
Here you can find lots of street food vendors, as well as other stalls selling clothing and home goods. It is definitely worth a visit to try the various different popular local street food snacks.
Highlights for me included Pandan pancakes as well as a coffee made with sweetened condensed milk.
There was so much available and a real treat to the senses and I thoroughly enjoyed walking through their market, whilst the locals went about their daily lives buying fresh produce.
Visit one of the Floating Markets
You must visit one of Bangkok’s many popular Floating Markets where you can try different food, buy souvenirs, art pieces or trinkets and observe the different vendors in their wooden boats.
A must try is either the Mango with Sticky Rice or the Coconut ice cream! My other favourite dish to indulge in all over Bangkok was the spicy zesty papaya salads, called Som Tam. I just could not get enough of them! My mouth is watering just thinking about it!
You can also try a variety of hot cooked meals from some of the vendors on boats such as BBQ Pork and seafood.
It is a great way to get an authentic taste of Thai local food and you get to see the vendor cooking it from scratch!
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This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) but all views and photos are my own.