Dining Travel Trends – Bangkok
Welcome to the Bangkok fine dining scene. In this town, not only does the food taste and look good, but it also goes easy on your wallet. And it’s money well-spent – back at home, food of this caliber would set you back hundreds of dollars, euros or pounds.
The food scene of Bangkok is the stuff legends are made of. Whatever you visit Bangkok for – temples, parks, river cruises, or nightlife — you won’t be able to avoid (or want to avoid) the incredible Bangkok food scene.
Street Food in Bangkok
Cheap food stalls abound on the streets of Bangkok, although the drive to regulate and sometimes over-regulate the chaotic street food scene in Bangkok is far from over.
How often do you hear of the words “street stall”? For authentic Pad Thai, go to Thip Samai at 313-315 Maha Chai Road in Phra Nakhon. Aside from that world-famous street stall, Chinatown and Khaosan Road are the two most popular street food areas in Bangkok, although there are many others.
Bangkok Fine Dining
Let’s face it, though, street food, as diverse and fabulous as it may be, is not everyone’s cup of tea, especially in the Bangkok heat. Whether you want a nice ambiance, inventive dishes, diverse cuisines or simply an air-conditioned environment, Bangkok is happy to oblige.
A crab omelet in Bangkok (Kai Kon Pu) is not a quickly whipped egg dish with sparse imitation crab deposits. It’s a 3-dimensional rice- or noodle-based concoction with huge chunks of crabmeat in fish sauce that towers up on your plate like a golden pyramid. Tom Yum, anyone? Of course, you’ve heard of Tom Yum soup, but how about Tom Yum stir-fry or Tom Yum noodles? There are plenty of variations on this world-famous Thai food staple, and you owe it to yourself to try at least a few.
Diners Club Privileges
Diners Club offers some special deals and promotions on lodging, dining and entertainment in “over 70 different countries.” Just go to the Diners Club Privileges page, chose Thailand and Bangkok, and see if there are any partners’ offers that interest you. Or you can download the Diners Club Travel Tools mobile app to find the Bangkok deals on your phone or other mobile device.
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Andy Shuman is a travel and credit expert and a freelance writer who loves to share tips about traveling in style and saving money. His articles have appeared in travel and financial online publications, such as Discover.com, BarclaycardUS.com, LifeInterContinental.com, FrugalTravelGuy.com, QuickenLoans.com, and many others. Andy also blogs at www.lazytravelers.net, and he’s the author of the Amazon bestselling Lazy Traveler’s Handbook series.