Chowing Down in Bangkok

Monday, August 15, 2011

Eating in Thailand was pretty heavenly for us. We are fans of spicy (especially Yuriy) and love to go out for Thai food back home in Seattle, so to be able to eat the real thing (and for cheap) was a treat! The food in Thailand is a lot spicier than back home and I had many a stomach ache, but it didn't stop me from eating the very same thing the next day. I was like a kid who ate too much ice cream and got sick, but didn't regret a single lick.

Bangkok is the king of street food. They serve anything from full meals to dessert, from fruits to drinks. There are makeshift food carts everywhere you go, and we often ordered chicken fried rice (trying to scout out the nicer looking carts) and ate at mini tables on the street.
Pad Thai -- a classic.
Gai Pad Krapow (Basil Chicken)
Sushi for dinner! So many good options for food in Thailand.
Green tea with sushi.
Yuriy eats wasabi until he cries.
Iced coffee is available at pretty much any restaurant and really hits the spot when it's hot and humid outside.
Fried calamari.
I still don't know what this mystery meat is! The menu didn't have an English translation. It was dry, chewy, and had hard parts. Pretty much the only meal I didn't like or eat.
Good chopsticks practice.
Chicken fried rice with egg on top.
Fresh smoothies. | We loved that the tables at restaurants were always equipped with chopped chili  peppers, sauces, and some even had green onions!
Some sort of (amazing) chicken. 
Penang curry and rice.

Now that Yuriy and I are home in Seattle, every time we go out for Thai food, we try not to remember how stinkin lucky we were to eat so good for so cheap while in Thailand. It's one of our favorite ethnic cuisines. If the beaches, elephants, and temples aren't enough to draw you to Thailand, I assure you, the food is worth the trip.

- Julia


  1. I'm happy you like Thai food :)

  2. They look delicious. I felt hungry now :(

  3. gosh julia, i am sooooo hungry now :) thai food is my all time favorite!! and your pictures capture is perfectly!

  4. Gorgeous photos - I was just in Thailand this past May and since I've been back I haven't been able to find Pad Thai that has come close to being as good. Hope you had an amazing trip!

  5. Street food is something I've always loved. If you really love the street food in Bangkok, you should visit Taipei. Hands down.

  6. Great food photography. I loved the food in Thailand, not a single bad meal (and no sickness!).

  7. That unknown food kinda looks like chicken gizzards!

  8. This looks ridiculously delicious...mmm. The pictures are fantastic too. I love reading about your travels--I hope to be in Thailand someday!!

  9. I like tom yam Thai because its really tastes. If you came to Malaysia, you can really enjoy the variety of food in there. Malaysia have many places to go for travel :). Please come to Malaysia. :) Nice photos.

  10. I just found your blog from someone's link and I love the Thailand pics! I've been living in Thailand since October and you do such a great job capturing the city of Bangkok and Thai people. The food is so amazing, it will be hard to leave!

  11. giiiiiiiiiirl, dont even get me started on the thai food. YUM

  12. you have totally inspired me to find some thai food for lunch today!!!!! amazing :)

  13. You've convinced me: I need to go to Thailand. I love beaches, elephants, temples, Thai food AND your I'm itching to go on my own adventure there!

  14. I think the hard, chewy meat Julia hated was chicken gizzard.

  15. Beaches, elephants, and temples not be enough to go to Thailand? Craziness! I'd go in a heartbeat!