For four days wandering around Bangkok, we spent most of our time eating and enjoying the wide selection of Thai cuisine. All I know before was about pad Thai and I never knew that there’s more to love aside from that dish when I went to visit Bangkok. From street foods to weekend markets to restaurants, I found that most dish have flattered my taste bud and I realized that Thai food in general was one of the best cuisine I have ever explored.
We didn’t have a concrete plan for the entire trip so on our first day we just wandered nearby the place where we stayed and ended up to a street market. The streets of Bangkok were filled with vendors selling different kind of foods.
Lisette and I have some list of street foods we want to try and first we encountered was these crispy pancakes or popularly known in Bangkok as Thai crepes . It comes with different flavors and topped with shredded coconuts and some other fruits. It tastes so good, promise.
I’m craving for all of these while writing 😦
A lot of people were lining up for this crepes so we tried one too.
Thais are very much fond of fruits, I saw a lot of vendors selling fruits of all kinds, they even have macopas which I though is a native fruit here in the Philippines.
While roaming around Chatuchak Weekend Market, we saw this Spanish guy cooking paella while dancing. A lot of people were buying his paella so we tried it too and Oh God, it was really good.
We were just really eating the entire time and we were grateful that foods are so affordable but damn so good.
We really tried tasting almost everything out even these colorful drinks and Popsicle, and big-sized yakults!
The next day, we went to Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market for food adventure again, of course.
My friend knew about this Thai seafood restaurant called Somboon that serves this very yummy crab curry.
We also ordered other seafood dishes, good thing I had my antihistamines.
Another thing I love about Bangkok is their convenience stores that sells a wide variety of ready-to-eat meals like pasta and rice seafood meals. We used to buy some of these everyday for breakfast, masarap na, tipid pa!
And no Thailand trip would be complete without an authentic Thai massage. The lady massaged me was so strong that I feared for my life but at the end, it felt so refreshing. All the pagod I had for the four days of walking and roaming around were gone.
The only temple we chose to visit was the Grand Palace but we were too late because it was already closed the moment we arrived so we just enjoyed the view outside.
Bangkok was pretty much like Manila when it comes to various things but I found this foreign country more progressive. It makes me sad actually because I think that Philippines is being left out in terms of economy growth. I have been to some other Asian countries and it makes me feel sad every time I see how they have efficient transport systems.
There’s also mild traffics here but look at the vehicles properly lined up, in a way, their motorists are still disciplined enough.
I’ve done my research to see if Thailand is considered part of the underdeveloped countries and turned out that it is actually on a middle class. They have some features of a non-industrialized country where some of their facilities are underdeveloped but they are also technologically more advanced to qualify for a first world country.