I have always been a fan of Thai food. Red curry, yellow curry, green curry, pad thai noodles, catfish salad-- name it, my construction worker appetite will eagerly devour it!
So when my friends and I visited Bangkok, I made sure that my stomach will get all the loving it needs. And as luck would have it, we stayed in a hotel along Phetchaburi Road, an alley that turns into a food market at night.
I can still imagine myself and hear my grumbling stomach during the times when we walked along that busy street oozing with all Siam's signature spices.
There's the stand selling giant prawns and squid.
The fried rice and pad thai noodles in a bowl that smelled like heaven.
Gizzards, intestines, and all the unhealthy meat smoking hot on a stick. The colorful display of fresh fruits. Ooooohlala! I wanted to try it all, but unfortunately my stomach was out of capacity!
The Chao Phraya Dinner Cruise
While the street food tasted heaven, Bangkok's famous dinner cruise was the opposite. Sure, the glitzy dresses and luxurious suits differ with the oily ambiance of the night market. But the taste was too bland (or maybe my taste buds are too Asian) and the elbowing hungry folks attacking the buffet table were far more chaotic (and physical) than the shouting vendors. Except for the entertaining dancing and unique views of temples at night, the Chao Phraya dinner cruise was less Thai for me.
But still, I say, food can't go wrong in Bangkok (unless your stomach's curry-shy). So next time you visit Bangkok, be sure to try out its street food 'coz my stomach says, "it's a treasure!"
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