A Food Lover's Guide for Thailand!

Tripoto
30th Dec 2017
Photo of A Food Lover's Guide for Thailand! by Mallika Hatimuria

Right now, I am sitting at the Bangkok's Don Muang Airport waiting for my flight to Phuket & contemplating what to eat.

A food lover's paradise, I could think of nothing but food when started typing about this country.

Honestly, I don't know where to start. So lets go city-wise!

Day 1

Reached late at night. Every place was closing down and I was hungry like hell. After hearing 'We Are Closing' almost 5-6 times, one kind lady decided to give me some food. Though I could hardly make her understand what I wanted to eat, but she got the point that I was hungry.

She quickly made some home style egg noodles soup with fish dumplings and veggies with a mix of different sauces.

Egg noodles with fish dumplings

Photo of Ratchadaphisek Road Bangkok Thailand by Mallika Hatimuria

It was one of the best thing I have had for a long time.

While taking a leisure walk along the Ratchada streets, I found hoards of street vendors selling fried Quail eggs, Chicken drumsticks, deep fried shrimps, crab claws, prawns and many other things that was difficult for me to understand.

What grabbed my attention was a teenage girl who was selling some real Thai snacks, that includes grasshoppers, bamboo worms & different variety of insects. I could not stop myself from trying and trust me its worth trying.

The deep fried insects & worm palate that you can choose from!

Photo of A Food Lover's Guide for Thailand! by Mallika Hatimuria

P.s. - Everything starts to close down (specially the eating joints) after 9:30/ 10.

Day 2

Woke up to a nice Bangkok weather. Rushed to the hotel restaurant. They had pre breakfast sets (around 10) & I wanted to try all of them. They not only looked good on the menu, but they tasted damn good too.

Ordered a plate of fried noodles with chicken and veggies along with a plate of fruits and coffee. A good dish to start a good day.

My breakfast of fried noodles with chicken & veggies

Photo of Prom Ratchada Residence & Spa ถนนรัชดาภิเษก กรุงเทพมหานคร ประเทศไทย by Mallika Hatimuria

After I went out to roam the city, doing touristy things, visiting the famous landmarks and it was time for lunch. Bangkok is full of streets that serves you amazing food. If you happen to visit the Grand Palace, there are many street food options around that area which serves amazing local Thai food.

I walked around the area figuring out where and what to eat.

The Street food culture, near the Grand Palace!

Photo of The Grand Palace Na Phra Lan Road Phra Nakhon Bangkok Thailand by Mallika Hatimuria

Since I was late again, many a places were closing down. Finally saw an open restaurant with a lady trying to tell us something. I think maybe she was inviting us for lunch...

After I saw the options available there, I knew that this is the place where I want to eat. I picked rice with fried fish, sautéed vegetables, fish pickle & a ginger lemon tea.

The options to choose from...

Photo of A Food Lover's Guide for Thailand! by Mallika Hatimuria

My Lunch!

Photo of A Food Lover's Guide for Thailand! by Mallika Hatimuria

After doing the usual touristy staff, I headed for Chinatown. Heard its the perfect place for food, shopping and nightlife. The moment you step into these lanes, all you see are people and more people and lot of food. This lane can solve the problem of world hunger all by itself & I am not joking.

Streets of Chinatown!

Photo of A Food Lover's Guide for Thailand! by Mallika Hatimuria

Everything, deep fried... Pork & Chicken

Photo of A Food Lover's Guide for Thailand! by Mallika Hatimuria

A road side stall serving soupy meals

Photo of A Food Lover's Guide for Thailand! by Mallika Hatimuria

After tasting bits & pieces from every possible stall, I decided to go for a proper meal. I read a lot about this place in Chinatown called 'Chinatown Scala Original' & this is what I ate...

Steamed Basa with lemon, garlic & herbs

Photo of Chinatown Scala at Siam Square One Rama I Road Bangkok Thailand by Mallika Hatimuria

Sauteed Kale with salted fish

Photo of Chinatown Scala at Siam Square One Rama I Road Bangkok Thailand by Mallika Hatimuria
Day 3

After eating a lot of Seafood, I decided to give my stomach some rest and so the next day I opted for a simple American breakfast.

Went out again in the search of something new & exciting & I landed in this heaven.

For the sweet tooth in you.

Photo of The Street Ratchada Ratchadaphisek Road Din Daeng Bangkok Thailand by Mallika Hatimuria

Quail Eggs

Photo of The Street Ratchada Ratchadaphisek Road Din Daeng Bangkok Thailand by Mallika Hatimuria

After feasting, time for lunch...

Rice noodles with fish dumplings

Photo of Tesco Lotus Wang Mai Bangkok Thailand by Mallika Hatimuria

Deep fried Pork & Chicken with Thai sauce

Photo of Tesco Lotus Wang Mai Bangkok Thailand by Mallika Hatimuria

After lunch, I took off to Phuket. The flight was delayed & we reached past midnight. Much to my surprise a couple of good restaurants were open and they warmly welcomed us for a good meal.

Rice cooked in crab meat wrapped in an omelette

Photo of Mai Morn Seafood & Karaoke Talat Yai Phuket Thailand by Mallika Hatimuria

Phuket is a small town with a lot of eating options. After eating Thai for almost 3 days for all the 3 meals of the day, I decided to go for Japanese.

Sticky Rice bowl with fried chicken in soy sauce in Mayonnaise

Photo of Uoterusuisan Sushi Phuket Town (อุโอเทรุซุยซัน ซูชิ ภูเก็ต - เมืองภูเก็ต) ตำบล ตลาดใหญ่ ภูเก็ต ประเทศไทย by Mallika Hatimuria

Eel in a rice box!

Photo of Uoterusuisan Sushi Phuket Town (อุโอเทรุซุยซัน ซูชิ ภูเก็ต - เมืองภูเก็ต) ตำบล ตลาดใหญ่ ภูเก็ต ประเทศไทย by Mallika Hatimuria

And if you are in a Japanese place, how can you not eat Sushi!

Photo of Uoterusuisan Sushi Phuket Town (อุโอเทรุซุยซัน ซูชิ ภูเก็ต - เมืองภูเก็ต) ตำบล ตลาดใหญ่ ภูเก็ต ประเทศไทย by Mallika Hatimuria

After exploring Phuket for 2 days, I headed for Krabi. Can't believe my luck, but Krabi was celebrating some kind of street food festival. I think I will let pictures take this ahead...

Meat in all forms!

Photo of Krabi Thailand by Mallika Hatimuria

Dessert in different colours!

Photo of Krabi Thailand by Mallika Hatimuria

Rice with fr

Photo of Krabi Thailand by Mallika Hatimuria

Cru

Photo of Krabi Thailand by Mallika Hatimuria
Photo of Krabi Thailand by Mallika Hatimuria
Photo of Krabi Thailand by Mallika Hatimuria

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