Street food in Bangkok is not only a way to convenient, delicious and cheap meals, it is also one of the best ways to get in touch with local people and their culture. However, for foreigners a first contact to street food can be overwhelming and be a little intimidating. After this short article one should be prepared to dive into the world of authentic and delicious bites all over the city. It's just a stone throw from the hotels near Nana BTS to some of the best locations to indulge in street food delicacies.
What kind of food can you expect?
The businesses ranging from simple cart on the side of the road to stalls in a local market to a shop house with tables on the pavement. Often, a vendor is specialized in one particular dish or regional cuisine. Examples of this practice are noodle soup shops, Issan or Northeastern shops or rice and noodle shops. Getting into more details about noodles, they are made freshly according to order of the customer. You can choose from different type of broth, noodles, meatballs and meat as well as the dish served to be as soup or dry. Issan restaurants sell the northeastern trinity of Som Tam (papaya salad), Gai Yang (grilled chicken) and sticky rice. Rice shops either have steamed plain rice with your choice of topping or simply just fried rice while noodle shops selling Pad Thai (stir-fried rice noodles).
Where to find street food in Bangkok?
Chinatown is an all-time favorite for local and foreigners to feast on street food. The popular restaurants are selling barbecued seafood while smaller shops on the main road and the smaller side streets offering a unique combination of Thai and Chinese dishes. The old city around the Rattanakosin district is famous for Pad Thai and other authentic and often rare Thai dishes. Bang Rak district is a melting point of immigrants to Bangkok therefore here you can find food items from China, India or even some western countries such as Portugal. Because there a plenty of choice available there, it's probably a good idea to visit this area with a guide who can point you to the best places.
So, if you’re looking for a hotels near Nana BTS Skytrain station,Lohas Residences is a convenient choice that is also not too close to the hustle, bustle and noisy traffic of the main Sukhumvit Road.