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Bangkok Food & Drink

Bangkok has the best range of restaurants in Thailand (and probably in Southeast Asia), with food from all over the world and all types of prices.

Bangkok is a food heaven; a sensational culinary journey and taste experience that is unrivalled and guaranteed to delight your taste buds. Apart from renowned Thai cuisine, the smorgasbord includes every other famous type of cuisine found in the world.

Eating options are limitless, night or day. Great value-for-money food courts, riverside eateries, Thai-style dining in antique teak houses, dinner cruises, trendy restaurants and food markets are only some of the options available. And if you're in the mood for fast food, you can count on finding any of the big brand chains in Bangkok too.

Thai food

Thai Cuisine is well-known for being hot and spicy and for its balance of five fundamental flavors in each dish or the overall meal - hot (spicy), sour, sweet, salty, and bitter.Although popularly considered as a single cuisine, Thai food would be more accurately described as four regional cuisines corresponding to the four main regions of the country: Northern, Northeastern (or Isan), Central, and Southern, each cuisine sharing similar foods or derived from those of neighboring countries.


Pad Thai

Paenang chiken

Fish cake

Restaurant's Review

Bangkok has a huge selection of restaurants serving cuisine from every part of the globe and with new places continually opening, it's hard to keep up! So to help you, we've been out and found some excellent restaurants well worth a mention (if you have any recommendations please feel free to contact us).

In restaurants (not noodle shops or local cafes) 7% VAT is added to the bill. An additional service charge of around 10% is also added in places like hotels and more sophisticated restaurants. If your bill doesn't contain a service charge, then a tip of around 10% is often appreciated if the service has met your expectations.



Street Food & Food Courts in Mall

While there are many high end and high quality restaurants and food experiences to search for on this planet, perhaps the most reliable quality food experience in the world is street food. Of course there are exceptions, and some countries are better than others, but in general I believe this. Street food is most of the world's answer to fast food and there are several reasons why it's often your best bet for something great to eat. Mostly it's because quality is about focus and street food vendors have no choice but to focus. The space limitations alone require it. They also help force the street food vendor to restock with fresh ingredients each day. And in much of Asia the street food is a local tradition and authentic. It doesn't get much better than that.

After that type of introduction you'd think that I'd have a seriously detailed survey of Bangkok street food. You'd be wrong. But only because I suck. I think it would have taken me weeks to really get even a shallow but semi-complete view of the street food experience. Instead you'll get a super basic (and incomplete) intro as well as a decent number of pictures of what I was able to find in my few days in Bangkok.


In Bangkok they're also a lot of 'Food Courts' in mall, almost in every mall (MBK, Emprium, Siam Paragon, Siam Center, Central World...). Food Courts are the perfect places to sample the wide range of Thai, Asian and international cuisine available in Bangkok, in the sanctuary of modern, air-conditioned malls.

They are places where two of the city's most popular pastimes, eating and shopping, seamlessly merge - with great success, and to the delight of millions of hungry shoppers.


Street Food

Street Food

Food Court

Bangkok Cooking Classes

If you've always wanted to know how to capture that authentic Thai taste, take a day or two to find out. Thai cooking lessons are now offered throughout the city in most major hotels and by local cooking schools.