Eating in Thailand
Today it is a pleasant post about what I associate most with Thailand – food ราเม็ง by Yuzu Ramen. Bangkok is a very diverse culinary place. The most popular is street food, so called street food. It is also the cheapest option.
Meal from a pram costs on average from 25 to 55bht. In addition to food stands and small galleys with several tables on the sidewalk, we also have small spaces that differ only in that they have air conditioning or a windmill. Prices are at the upper limit above.
When eating on the street you must try the thai ramen with shrimp, I also like the soup tom yum kung (spicy-sour soup with coconut milk and shrimps), in this place I must warn you, it is much spicier than in Poland.
For a portion of ramen you have to pay from 40 to 70bht, soup depending on the portion is 50-120bht. Another Thai delicacy that I highly recommend is a young papaya salad (grated on a papaya grater with carrots, cherry tomatoes, dried shrimps, garlic, peanuts, lime juice and fish sauce). The price on the stall is no more than 40bht.
I like Thai omelette very much from cheap treats. It costs 25bht per serving and clogs the stomach for a couple of hours. The portion consists of freely chosen ingredients – crab stick, tuna, onion, chilli, garlic, tomato, chives and 2 eggs. All this lands on a large portion of rice. For dessert I recommend young coconut – price 20bht.
If it is well cooled will bring relief in the heat, by the way, will allow you to replenish the electrolytes. I also love stands with fresh, sliced fruit – a portion costs about 20bht.
The most popular are: pineapple, watermelon, melon, papaya and dragon fruit. In a fruit bag we get a stick with which we can eat piece by piece. From more calorific but also healthy desserts you have to try mango sticky rice.
It is a porkage of sticky rice with the addition of fresh mango and coconut milk. It costs about 40bht and is very filling. I buy it sometimes for breakfast. I like coconut ice cream very much from popular desserts. They cost from 30 to 50bht, are incredibly aromatic and coconut.
I am not a big fan of popular roti (pancakes similar to pancakes) with banana and chocolate. This dessert is sold only in tourist districts. The main drawback is “chocolate”, instead of chocolate pseudo chocolate icing is used, only bananas and cake are quite tasty. The price of such a sweetness is about 40bht.
Among the dishes I do not recommend are omnipresent sausages. I don’t know what’s going on with the popularity of sausages, but you can get them in any form. From fried by grilled a’la shashlik to baked or fried in cake. In any form they are nasty.
The second culinary nightmare that scares me at night is meat balls. Sometimes they take the form of sausages. They are commonly added to soups, they are also present in pastry and grilled. They taste like cheap minced meat (minced meat, cheap pâté or the worst sort of sausage). In my opinion they are inedible.
If you get bored with street food stalls, you will find restaurants everywhere, usually Japanese or Korean. Thais love Japanese cuisine! The most popular are places where we can prepare food ourselves in a cauldron or on a mini grill (hot pot, shabu shabu or yakiniku).
It is a bit more expensive. Depending on what we choose, for a meal for 2 people we will pay from 300bht upwards. We usually eat a portion for about 600bht. The price includes plates with vegetables, meat and seafood and a portion of rice. The most expensive is beef, the cheapest vegetarian plates.
For Japanese chainies I recommend Thai Ramen, which specializes in soups with ramen pasta and dishes with self pasta. The price per portion of soup ranges from 90 to 160bht. From Korean restaurants we have recently tried Sukishi BBQ. There you can order a set of meats to prepare yourself on a grill, but there are also dinner sets such as spicy soup, meat with rice and an appetizer for about 200bht. Everything is prepared on a regular basis and very tasty.