Not far from the Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok, you will find some incredible mouthwatering cuisine at some of the best restaurants in Bangkok which feature some of the greatest street food around. The open air ambience is a humbling experience as shop owners fling their doors open to you in the early hours of the morning and begin serving up some delicious food. The aroma is irresistible and it is little surprise that many travellers often find themselves standing there in the sweltering heat, enjoying the succulent treats packed with flavour from these small food stops. Wherever you choose to eat, you can be sure that each and every shop you drop in at will give you that homely Thai feel with the simple cutlery, shrines in corners of the shop-fronted homes and of course the lovely and friendly people you will serve you who are almost always locals.
Of some of the best stops you can make is Thip Samai Pad Thai where you will be served some of the pad thai you will ever taste. Charcoal-cooked using fresh ingredients and hearty portions, the pad thai is made to sheer perfection; moist rather than oily. Pair that up with a freshly-squeezed orange juice in the breezy atmosphere outside and it’s a match made made in heaven. Wattana Panich restaurant is yet another great spot for a bite of Thailand’s best street treats. You can easily spot it by the huge stewing pot that welcomes you outside with its yummy aromas of Chinese spices and herbs added to a bubbling of the most delicious and succulent beef. The place usually serves beef with Thai noodles of all kinds but you can also get incredibly tender goat meat in gravy for a reasonable price too. While you’re at it why not order yourself a plate of spicy herb-infused rice porridge from Jok Prince or some steamed catfish from Lek Seafood Silom or grilled chicken from Sabai Jai Gai Yang.
Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting.