It appears that everything in Thailand revolves around meals. The looks of grill, broths that are steaming, and the odor of sweet Thai chilies seem to be present on each street corner, neighborhood marketplace, and promenade from the nation. Thailand really is a feast for the senses, and you do not need to be a gastronome to figure out it. All you will need to do is walk about and see/smell/taste it.
Ana and I spent almost a month touring this glorious nation last year. Before heading out to other parts of the mainland like the majority of other people, our first stop was Bangkok. Called a melting pot of the different cuisines of Thailand, Bangkok’s markets will be the best way to have a feel for what awaits your taste buds.
Marinated Prawns in Bangkok’s Chinatown
Quail Eggs in Chiang Rai
One of our favourite places to sample food from Bangkok is the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Wang Lang Market, Boat Noodle Alley, Chatuchak Weekend Market, as well as Chinatown (okay, not technically Thai but Chinese food plays important part in the local cuisine). Bangkok gets popular, as you may know, but thankfully there is a new fruit juice or smoothie awaiting you once you want it.
Mango Smoothie Cost: 20 Baht (.60¢)
If you are looking to experience Thai meals at a manner that is unique and more personal, I recommend connecting. Lots of the sailors signed up the website offer home-cooked Thai dining experiences and marketplace / sightseeing tours. But you might do all of the eating yourself like we did.
Red Chicken Curry Bowl
Chiang Mai did not fail either. Inexpensive lifestyle and its vibe make it the city of choice for expats seeking to stretch their dollar. The cuisine of chiang Mai is definitely distinct, and spicier! And the best spot to sample the regional delicacies are at the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, in which local vendors come out by the dozens to earn fresh, ready-to-eat food which you could eat while surfing the marketplace stalls.
The more north you travel the hotter the food gets in Thailand. This sort of Thai cuisine is traditionally known as Isan food, also is strongly influenced by the states of Laos and Cambodia. Almost everything has chili and is traditionally served with rice. The Night Bazaar of chiang Rai is a fantastic place to try out the tastes of Thailand. My favourite dish is Khao Soi, that will be a bowl of pasta noodles, curry chicken, delicious noodles, also garnished with fried noodles. This really will be the comfort food for Thais.
Spicy Isan Sausage
Hot Biscuits at Chiang Rai Night Bazaar
Chiang Rai is also known for its hot sausage and its iconic Som Tum, or”cherry salad.” It is produced with shredded green papaya (not sweet like the one we all know back home from the States), berries, long beans, garlic, cashews, chilies (optional), plus a lime juice dressing table.
Glass Noodles in Sweet Coconut Milk
The Very Most food we ate on the trip: Lemon Merengue Pie
Fresh Pomegranate at the Market
Now that youalso have heard a tiny bit about our Thai food adventures and’ve seen many mouthwatering meals, we’d love to learn about yours! Leave us a comment below together with you favourite Thai meals and also where you ate it.