In any city/town you will find an abundance of 'street food' Food prepared on small mobile carts. Sometimes it's something on skewer to snack as you walk; sometimes there will be a few plastic tables and chairs, for you to take a break on, which are stack-able and move with the food prep cart. The array of options is astounding! On some street corners you'll find 5 or 10 different food carts. Honestly, you can barely go a block without finding something available to eat. Hmmm...could this have something to do with why I am always 5lbs heavier when I return to Canada from Thailand?
At first you might think it's a culinary adventure only for those with a strong stomach and small budget. But this is not true. Thais are incredibly clean people and the street food is no exception. Although a very economical way to eat, street food stalls are just as popular in commercial areas where at lunch time the small plastic chairs on the side of the road are filled with suits and high heels.
Sometimes it's a bit of an assault on the senses when you're eating some amazingly delicious, perfectly flavoured dish and find yourself in a sudden plumb of exhaust from a passing bus, or teetering on your plastic stool when a motorcycle whizzes by.
Never said it was calm, just wonderful!
The list goes on and on....I can think of so many other delicacies that I don't have pictures of. But I think you get the idea.
Bangkok is a multicultural city. It is well known for its array of international restaurants. Italian is popular, as is Japanese Sushi and Korean BBQ. One of our favourite restaurants serves Middle Eastern Foods. Street food is usually a local flavour but sometimes foreign tastes are mixed in. Right now a Middle Eastern chicken kebab is popular especially in tourist areas. In a vibrant, multicultural city, some fusion is expected. But I never expected this: