We have talked about going around Bangkok and sleeping in the city on a shoestring budget. Now how about going to the best part of all – FOOD.
When we went to Bangkok, trying all the different food available was the best part for me. We arrived at the hotel around 4 am and we were starving. It was a good thing that we saw a long line of food stores right beside the hotel. It seemed that they were open all night and there were a lot of people eating and drinking so we decided to check in and then find something to eat. Most of the people were Thai so of course, we got weird looks but I supposed they are quite used to tourists walking the streets of Bangkok.
Anyway, I remembering ordering a bowl of glass noodle soup and a squid dish. Both were so tasty and filling but we didn’t spend more than a hundred baht! Convert that to dollars and it is not even 3 dollars! There is a proliferation of street food vendors all over Bangkok. Though some people may balk at the idea of eating street food, it seemed pretty safe when we were there – I didn’t really get any adverse reactions. There are also a LOT of restaurants wherein you can enjoy authentic Thai food. Personally, I liked the hole-in-the-walls better than the upscale ones.
Here’s another tip for eating out in Bangkok – once you get to the hotel, look through their brochures or ask for the latest copy of their eating out guide. I forgot the exact title of the pamphlet that I got but it sure was helpful.