Where to Eat in Bangkok
5/16/2019 10:30:47 PM haiviet
Bangkok is one of the most interesting cities in Southeast Asia, there seems to be so much more to see and do in Bangkok. It has a near perfect blend of culture, nightlife, shopping, and food that’s made it the most visited city in the world for the last three years. With all the things to love about Bangkok, the food is definitely the biggest draw. Go anywhere in Bangkok and you’re guaranteed to find good food. In fact, it’s such a food lover’s paradise that CNN once named it the best city in the world for street food.
1. Raan Jay Fai
You’re probably heard of Jay Fai, Bangkok’s queen of street food and holder of one Michelin star. Martha Stewart once called this 74-year-old, aviator-goggle-wearing badass “the best cook in Thailand”. Taste her crab omelette and you’ll understand why. The thing is, you might have to wait up to 5 hours for it. Her shop has exploded in popularity ever since she was awarded a star, so it’s highly recommended to make reservations.
2. Pe Aor Tom Yum Goong
Pad Thai and tom yum goong are arguably the two most important dishes in Thai cuisine, and Pe Aor’s tom yum goong is considered by many to be the very best in Bangkok. One of the things that makes their tom yum so special is the broth. It’s enhanced with fat from shrimp heads. That’s some serious yum in this tom yum.
3. Khao Gaeng Jake Puey
Bangkok is all about street food, and Khao Gaeng Jake Puey in Chinatown is one of the city’s most legendary street food stalls. They’re known for serving some of the best khao gaeng or Thai curry rice in the city. This place is popular so expect long lines from the moment they open at 4PM. Be sure to know what you want as well because they have a reputation for being the “Soup Nazi” of Thai curry.
4. Wattana Panich
This gigantic cauldron of stewed beef has to be one of the most beautiful sights in Bangkok. Have you ever seen anything like it? They’re famous for the slow-braised beef stewed in this cauldron which you can get in a bowl with noodles, or served on its own with a side of rice.
5. Thipsamai Pad Thai
Thipsamai is one of Bangkok’s most popular restaurants. There’s a queue practically from the moment they open at 5PM till closing. Open since the mid-1960s, Thipsamai is popular because they’re known for serving some of the best Pad Thai in Bangkok. Thipsamai offers two versions of Pad Thai – one wrapped in egg and another made with fat from shrimp heads.