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Bangkok Travel Guide: 6 Ways To Enjoy a Rainy Day in Bangkok

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Planning a Thailand travel itinerary can be a little difficult during the rainy season. You’ll find yourself thinking of some other things to do in Bangkok. Rainy season in Thailand can start as early as July and usually ends in October but that doesn’t mean it won’t rain on other months anymore! Let our Bangkok travel guide help you figure ways to enjoy a rainy day in beautiful Bangkok.

1. Have a Cup of Coffee

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Admit it! Rainy days are best paired with a nice warm cup of coffee. Coffee lovers will have no shortage of Thailand coffee shops to choose from. But there are some coffee shops that will surprise you with its uniqueness such as the Pooltime Café. Here, you can enjoy hanging around racoons while enjoying your warm brew.

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Artsy tourists can also enjoy coffee while appreciating artistic decors at Gallery Drip Coffee. Have a fascinating rainy day with a cup of coffee and still get to enjoy your Bangkok travel.

2. Try Some Thai Fruits

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Rain or shine, fruits will always be present in Thailand. There are a lot of Thai fruits you can try on your vacation such as durian, mangosteen, mango, and more. Visit Bangkok fruit markets like Tor Kor Market or other fruit buffets to sample what the city has to offer.

3. Enjoy Water Activities

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When it rains, you just enjoy the water! But we don’t mean the rainwater. There are some water activities you can enjoy in Thailand even on a rainy season. For instance, you can have a therapeutic water experience at Bangkok Float Center. Here, a 60-minute float session will you relax, rejuvenate and perhaps, even escape reality. There are many medical benefits when you step into the float pod including the reduction of blood pressure, improves circulation, relieves the pain of arthritis, and more.

4. Go for Indoor Tour / Activities

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The next activity in our Bangkok travel guide list of best ways to enjoy a raining day is going for an indoor tour or activities. You can visit Bangkok attractions like museums and temples or be relaxed by going for a Thai massage. You can also sign up for some yoga or Muay Thai classes when the downpout prevents you from enjoying the outdoors.

5. Indulge in Thai Food

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Travelling in Thailand the during rainy season is the perfect time to warm up with some spicy Thailand food. Head to Bangkok’s local restaurants and indulge yourself with that spicy Pad Thai noodles or that warm coconut soup you’ve always wanted to try. Don’t let the rain stop you from trying Thailand’s popular dishes.

6. Hire a private car

Avoid the hassle of going through public transportations on a rainy day in Bangkok. Taking a taxi can be convenient however it can take you a long wait when it rains and, during rush hour. Hiring a private car with a driver saves you from all these dilemmas. For that, Travel 141 International Car Rental Service will be launched soon. Subscribe to our newsletter below to get regular updates!

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Bangkok Food: Here’s where you can try the best Tom Yum Goong in Bangkok

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Tom yum goong is a delicious Thailand food characterized by its distinct spicy and sour flavours. It is one of the country’s most famous dishes that is celebrated across the globe. If you’re planning to go to Thailand anytime soon, we have today’s Bangkok food guide that features 5 restaurants where you can find the best tom yum goong in Thailand’s capital city!

Sombon Seafood

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You can never go wrong with any Michelin-starred restaurant which is why we’re starting off our Bangkok food guide with one – the Somboon Seafood. It’s a 5-star Thailand restaurant that has 7 branches in Bangkok with its first branch located in the Sam Yan area in Chamchuri Square, close to Chulalongkorn University. This popular seafood restaurant is regarded as one of the best in Bangkok thanks to its impeccable cooking and reasonable prices. Aside from tom yum goong, of course, they also have other traditional local Thai food such as garlic fried mantis shrimp, crab dish, and glass noodles in clay pots.

Address: Samyan Branch 315 Chamchuri Square Building Room 101-102-103 Floor G | MRT Samyan, Bangkok (BKK)
Opening Hours: Daily 16: 00-23: 30

T&K Seafood

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Located in one of the busy streets in Chinatown, T&K Seafood is a great contender when it comes to sampling the best tom yum goong in the city. Contrary to our first featured restaurant, T&K Seafood is a humble eatery where you’ll dine on the sidewalk with plain plastic chairs. With its only branch being in Chinatown, expect long queues as it is popular among Thai locals and foreign tourists. But don’t worry as the wait is always worth it.

Address: 49-51 Phadungdha Road, Samphanthawong, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100
Working Hours: Daily 16:30 – 2:00

Pe Aor

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Petchaburi Soi 5 is among Bangkok’s busiest streets serving the best Bangkok street food you can find in Bangkok. During the day and even so at night, locals and tourists would make their way, looking for a place to eat and sample some of the local Thai food – and among those restaurants is Pe Aor. Situated near Phaya Thai BTS Station, Pe Aor is a simple Thailand restaurant that focuses greatly on the food they serve. Here, you can have the best tom yum goong and a taste of other local food Thailand is known for.

Address: 68/51 Soi Petchburi 5 Petchaburi Road, Thung Phayathai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400
Opening Hours: Daily 10 am – 9 pm

Laem Charoen Seafood 

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Our next featured Thailand restaurant originally came from the Rayong province back in 1979. But today, it has a total of 15 branches in Thailand, all serving only the best of what Thailand local food scene has to offer. Their branch in Siam Paragon is located on the 4th floor and has a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The best-selling dish here is the tom yum goong which is served in a Thai-style hot pot. Aside from tom yum goong, you can never go wrong with some class favourites such as deep-fried sea bass with fish sauce, stir-fried prawns, and shrimp pork.

Address: 4th Floor, 4th / 1-2,4 / 4 room, B305-306 Rajdamri Road, Pathumwan, Pathumwan
Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 – 22:00

Tom Yum Kung Restaurant

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Located in Banglumpoo district in Bangkok, the Tom Yum Kung Restaurant is a classic Thai restaurant that has undergone a major renovation. Now, the restaurant is cozy and spacious and has a retro-style interior to welcome customers – mostly foreigners who want a taste of Bangkok food. They have perfected the tom yum goong – with a great balance on the sourness, saltiness and spicy flavour, along with the shrimp that is sweet.

Address: Khao San Road, Talat Yot, Phra Nakhon Bangkok 10200
Opening Hours: 11:00 – 01:00

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7 Things to do in Thailand for first time travellers

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The list of things to do in Thailand is endless. As a country blessed with some of the most outstanding beaches, rich, cultural attractions and one of the world’s finest cuisines, a visit to the Land of Smiles is both an enriching and exciting experience.

It can be quite overwhelming to plan your Thailand travel itinerary which is why we’ve compiled 7 best things to do in Thailand for first-time travellers to this Southeast Asian country!

Visit palaces and temples

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First thing’s first in our Thailand travel guide is a visit to the country’s most sacred temples and palaces.

As a place of worship and other cultural activities, palaces and temples are spread out across the country. But if you are to narrow down a few to fit right into your travel itinerary, the must-visit ones are the Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Pho, Dusit Palace and Wat Arun.

Watch Muay Thai

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Muay Thai also known as Thai boxing is a cultural martial art in Thailand with rich history dating back to several hundred years ago. This close-combat sport utilizes the whole body as your weapon and has gained popularity even outside Thailand.

For avid fans of the sport, there’s no better way to enjoy your Thailand vacation than watching a boxing match live! There are places to visit in Bangkok if you want to witness the action live so check out these popular locations:

Rajadamnern Boxing Stadium has fights every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6 pm to 9 pm and Sunday 5 pm to 9 pm.

Address: 1 Ratchadamnoen Nok Rd., Pomprab, Pom Prap Sattru Phai Bangkok 10200 Tel: 02 281 4205

Lumphini Ramintra Boxing Tournament is held every Tuesday, Friday from 6 pm to 10 pm and Saturday from 5 pm to 12:30 am.

Address: Anuradet Bangkhen Bangkok 10220 Tel: 02 252 8765

Chanel 7 Boxing Stadium is open every Sunday at 12:30 pm to 3:00 am.

Address: 998/1 Soi Ruamririt (Phaholyothin 18/1) Phaholyothin Rd., Chomphon, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900 Phone: 02 495 7777

Ride the Tuk-Tuk

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Featured in most travel guides, one of the things to do in Thailand is experience riding the tuk-tuk! Tuk-tuk is a three-wheeled rickshaw-inspired mode of transportation in Bangkok before the BTS, MRTs and taxis took over. While it might not be the most practical way for your Bangkok travel experience, there’s no harm in trying it especially for first time travellers in Thailand!

Explore Thailand’s stunning beaches

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It’s no secret that Thailand’s beaches are some of the world’s best. If you’re looking into spending your Thailand vacation basking in the sun, lying in soft white sand while looking at clear blue waters, then take a pick into one of Thailand’s beaches. Recommended spots are Phi Phi Islands, Similan Islands, Surin Islands, Tachai Island, Racha Island, Ko Chang, Khai Island, Pattaya Beach and Hua Hin Beach.

Visit elephant sanctuaries

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Elephants are the gentle giants that have been part of the daily lives of Ancient Thai people. They’ve become a symbol of Thailand and are priceless creatures of the Land of Smiles. There are a lot of elephant sanctuaries that welcome guests who want to be up close with the gentle giants. Some of these attractions offer activities such as feeding, bathing and observing the life of these precious animals.

Go shopping at the floating market

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Thailand shopping malls are popular tourist attractions, welcoming hundreds of travellers everyday. But if you want to experience Thai culture, haggle prices and shop for fresh fruits and vegetables in Thailand’s floating market.  There are a number of floating markets to choose from: Chatuchak Market, Amphawa Floating Market, Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market, Klong Lat Mayom Floating Market and Damnoen Saduak Floating Market.

Eat Thai food

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The popularity of Thailand food exceeds the country’s tropical surroundings. Even from across the globe, people are celebrating the uniqueness of Thai food culture. If you’re travelling to Thailand for the first time, you can never miss the chance to try the country’s local food! Popular dishes include Tom Yum Goong, Pad Thai, Papaya Salad, Tom Kha Kai, Khao Pad and Pad Krapow Moo Saap.

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Travel Tips: 4 Free Offline Map Apps best for travelling

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Walking on the streets of unfamiliar places is the thrill that fulfils your wanderlust. It is in that unfamiliarity that you feel electrified to discover more. But it is also in that unfamiliarity that you may find yourself lost in the middle of a far-off land; not unless you have offline maps installed on your mobile device.

Free Offline Maps

Maximize your travel time by installing offline maps. Not only will this travel tip save you from being bewildered, but it is also practical in reducing the use of your data- which can be costly especially when travelling overseas. So here are 4 offline maps to serve as your travel guide.

Maps.me 

A highly precise and detailed map that is perfect for foreigners. With a 4.2 star rating on Apple App Store and 4.5-star rating on Android Play Store, you can trust that Maps.me is a reliable map trusted by over 10 million users who downloaded.

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Before you can use its offline maps feature, you will need to download the map of the country you are visiting while you are on Wi-Fi or data. Simply toggle on “Download Maps”, search for the country and wait for it to finish downloading. Let’s go to Malaysia for example:

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In this app, searching for Malaysia hotel, Malaysia food and Malaysia attractions is also possible. Simple toggle over the “Categories” option in search and you’re good to go.

 

CityMaps2Go

As its name suggests, this offline map is best used when roaming around the cities. Available on both App Store and Play Store, CityMaps2Go offers one free offline map. So choose carefully! This time, let’s try downloading the busy streets of Manila.

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Once the map is fully downloaded, searching for Manila attractions is made easier through the search bar. While looking for a local and overseas travel guide is also possible. Click the icon at the upper left part of the app, choose “Discover” and click on the places you might be interested in travelling.

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Maps with Offline features

Waze

With so many things to do in Asian countries, traffic in busy cities can sometimes be unpredictable. Good thing Waze offers the best routes to outsmart traffic by connecting user’s road experiences together. You can work around this app to be able to use it without internet.

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Be sure to input your end destination and start the route. For as long as you don’t close the app, it will be able to monitor your current location and direct you on along the way.Free Offline Maps App as Travel Guide | Travel Tip | Travel141

 

Google Maps

Being one of the earliest GPS providers, Google Maps’ interface is user-friendly. Its satellite view provides an even more detailed travel guide for newcomers to the area. For example, foreigners visiting a popular Thailand food place.

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To download offline maps, click the icon on your upper left screen and select “offline map” and choose the area you want to save directions. Remember: The larger the area, the bigger the file size.

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Gone are the days of paper maps and pamphlets. With offline maps that can track your location and guide you to your destination, knowing where to go is as easy as knowing how to get there! Looking for places to visit in Asia? Visit Travel141 homepage for exciting recommendations!

 

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Thailand Travel Guide: 12 Bangkok Street Food You Must Try

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Bangkok’s street food has been ranked by CNN as the world’s no 1 for two consecutive years, 2016 and 2017. And anyone who has tasted these Thai local foods can attest to the uniqueness in flavour and texture of these Bangkok foods. For those who haven’t, don’t you worry because we have compiled a list in our Thailand travel guide today 12 of the country’s best street food for you!

1.Papaya Salad

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The first entry in our Thailand travel guide is a very famous and traditional dish in Thailand – Som Tum. It hails from the Northeast state of Isaan and is made by putting together chopped papaya, garlic, cherry tomatoes, chilies and green beans. The variety of this dish depends on some parts of Thailand where they add dry shrimp, peanuts or salted crab in the ingredients.

2.Pad Thai

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One of the things to do in Bangkok aside from shopping is devouring the city’s wide range of mouth-watering food and Pad Thai is definitely on the top list!

The goodness of Pad Thai has made its mark in various countries worldwide. It was invented during World War II when the country was undergoing an economic downturn and rice was expensive. Adding some chili powder, sugar or fish sauce makes it a more exciting dish to devour. You can order Pad Thai in any of the restaurants in Bangkok but nothing beats experiencing this Thai local food in the busy streets of the city!

3.Oyster Omelette

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The popularity of the oyster omelette has spread out to tourists that visit the city. This dish was influenced by the Chinese which consists of eggplants and fried mussels. Sprinkle some pepper and sprouts and top it off with chili sauce for the perfect touch!

4.Grilled Chicken

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The roadside stalls are considered as Bangkok attractions which a lot of the tourists come here for. When you want to experience Thailand food culture, the streets of the city is your best bet! Among the most popular Thai food which creates long ques is the grilled chicken.

You can have grilled chicken as your main dish or as an appetizer. It is also common to eat the grilled chicken with rice or pair it with a papaya.

5.Noodle Soup

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Thai noodle soup was a dish influenced by the Chinese. It has a couple of variety, some of which is seafood, veggie, chicken or pork. The veggie noodle soup is our personal favourite, especially when you add some extra mushrooms!

6.Larb Moo

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Larb is a type of meat that is extremely popular in Laos. But the Larb Moo has gained its popularity in Thailand as one of the loved dishes in the country. It is great with fried egg and rice, and you can also have pork, chicken or beef, whichever you prefer. This Bangkok food can be served spicy if you want to, just make sure you can handle the spiciness!

7.Grilled Pork

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Grilled pork’s popularity in Thailand is the same as the Westerners’ steak. So you can just imagine how much grilled pork the country consumes in a day, right? Well Thailand’s grilled pork can definitely compete with the Western’s steak as it is greatly loved by both locals and foreigners that have come to Bangkok. A lot of the locals eat grilled pork before going to work because it is cheap but satisfyingly good!

8.Hainanese Chicken Rice

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Our next entry in our Thailand food guide is a dish that is also loved in countries such as Singapore and Malaysia. The Hainanese Chicken Rice of Thailand, however, is a little different from its neighbouring countries. This Thai local food was adapted from the Chinese and was immediately loved by the Thais. Its spicy version of rice cooked in broth and the tender chicken meat makes for a great meal anytime of the day!

9.Khao Pad Kung or Fried Rice with Shrimp

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Khao Pad or also known as Fried Rice with Shrimp is a staple lunch meal in Thailand. Its simple yet inviting taste is exactly what makes it a popular Bangkok food. Locals add prawns, crabs, chili, and vegetables to make it more delicious! You may opt to choose fried rice with pork or chicken if you’re allergic to shrimp!

10.Pad Ka Prao

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For your Thailand travel, you are sure to try quite a few of the local Thai food. Each one leaving its own memorable taste and the Pad Ka Prao is one of them! The charm of this dish lies in the fried basil, pork, huge chili, some sugar as well as soy sauce and tadah! It’s a Thailand food you won’t ever forget!

11.Pork Satay

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We’re down to the last two entries of Bangkok food in our Thailand travel guide today and this next one is probably the most difficult to find among others!

Pork Satay is influenced by the Muslim halal food. Not a lot of street food vendors in Bangkok sell this gem because it takes several steps to cook pork. But when you stumble upon one, grab the chance and have Thai pork satay! Don’t forget to sprinkle the sauce made with sweet chilies, vinegar, cucumbers, and shallots.

12.Thai-style Omelette

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The cheap yet very delicious Thai-style omelette is a street food staple you have to taste when you fly to Bangkok. It is cooked in a variety of ways, some of which combines eggs together along with fish sauce, seasonings, oyster sauce, lemon juice or milk. They usually put oil until it’s yellowish before they add the pork, shrimp and crab. Vegetables like onion, garlic, peas and carrots are some of the usually included ones.

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Thailand Shopping Guide: Take home flavourful Thai spices & sauces from the Land of Smiles

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Following our series of edible Thailand shopping souvenirs to take home, we have prepared something tasty and spicy in our Thailand travel guide for today.

Aside from affordable and stylish fashion pieces that make Thailand shopping truly exciting, Thailand food also tops shopping lists as some of the best souvenirs to take home from the Land of Smiles.

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Do you ever wonder how Thais make their dishes so flavourful? With the perfect blend of spices and sauces they are able to produce mouth-watering Thai local foods that are devoured by tourists and locals every day. From street-side vendors to lush Thai restaurants, the magic of Thai food truly captures the appetite of everyone that gets a taste of it.

Thailand food culture’s complex interplay of rich and unique flavours has made Thai local food one of the famous cuisines in the world. Popular Thailand food such as Pad Thai, Tom Yam Goong, Som Tam and Thai fried rice are just some of the best food in Thailand that represent the rich culinary history of this Asian country. And while there are endless options for you to dine these dishes, they will remain a memory once you step out of Thailand’s grounds. Luckily, vacuum packed dried spices and bottled sauces are there to the rescue – the most important ingredients for a serving of these star dishes.

Thai Sauces & Spices

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Thai sauces & spices make for a great Thailand shopping souvenir as they are easily available in Thailand shopping malls and other Thailand attractions. They are also the only way you can stop day dreaming of Pad Thai and actually make one for you and the whole family as well!

Thailand shopping tip: You can also purchase different Thai hot sauce and sweet and sour sauces for a complete Thai local culinary experience. For a few dollars, you can get up to a dozen different Thai spices that can give you a month’s worth of delectable, spicy Thailand food at your home.

Travel Tip: Fresh Thai spices and herbs cannot be imported. Only dried and vacuum packed are allowed to be brought to Customs. Just make sure to read through Customs regulations and declare them upon checking in.

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Thailand Food Guide: 5 cheap & delicious street foods to try in Thailand

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The perfect blend of spices and sauces has made Thailand food one of the most coveted cuisines worldwide. Whether or not we’re talking about expensive fine-dining Thai cuisines featured in Thai food guides or affordable Thai local food such as street food, the explosion of flavours stays the same.

As a haven for food lovers, trying out Thai street food – one of the best food in Thailand is one way to get in touch with the local Thailand food culture. While there is a multitude of restaurants located in Thailand shopping malls, one’s Thailand travel experience is never complete without a taste of Thai street food – whether you’re in Bangkok, Phuket or Chiang Mai.

Join us in today’s Thailand travel guide for a journey of culinary celebration with five street foods you shouldn’t miss in Thailand!

Papaya Salad (Som Tum)

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A delicious mix of shrimp, garlic, unripe green papayas, peanuts, tomatoes, chilli and pepper – Papaya Salad is a staple Thailand food sold in the streets of Bangkok. The ingredients of this healthy and delicious street food vary on the customers; another favourite version of this Papaya Salad includes Thai eggplant and long beans.

Grilled Fish (Pla Pao)

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Our next Thailand street food is the grilled fish or pla pao. The fresh fish is stuffed with pandanus leaves and lemongrass and then shimmered with salt and flour before grilling over charcoal.

Noodles with shrimp (Pad Thai Kung)

Our next Thailand street food is the grilled fish or pla pao. The fresh fish is stuffed with pandanus leaves and lemongrass, and then shimmered with salt and flour before grilling over charcoal. Noodles with shrimp (Pad Thai Kung)Pad Thai Kung is signature Thailand food loved by many

A signature Thailand food, Pad Thai or noodles with shrimp is a popular dish in Thailand. It is made up of stir-fried noodles with eggs, tofu, garlic, dried shrimp, tamarind pulp, red chili pepper and sugar.

Different variety of ingredients may also include banana flowers, bean sprouts, turnips and coriander leaves.

Sour Issan Sausage (Sai Krok Issan)

Our next Thailand street food is the grilled fish or pla pao. The fresh fish is stuffed with pandanus leaves and lemongrass, and then shimmered with salt and flour before grilling over charcoal. Noodles with shrimp (Pad Thai Kung)Yummy Thai sausages

Craving for a juicy, fatty and tasteful sausage? Grab a bite of Sai Kork Issan, a Northern Thai sausage with a distinct yummy taste. You may also eat this with a cabbage, sliced ginger or fresh chilli.

Stir-fried pork with basil (Pad Krapao Moo)

Our next Thailand street food is the grilled fish or pla pao. The fresh fish is stuffed with pandanus leaves and lemongrass, and then shimmered with salt and flour before grilling over charcoal. Noodles with shrimp (Pad Thai Kung)The yummy and flavourful classic Thailand food – Pad Krapao Moo

A classic Thailand food served in the streets of Bangkok, the distinct taste of the holy basil makes this dish among the locals’ favourites. With the final touches of soy sauce, oyster sauce and some palm sugar, this mouth-watering cuisine is ready to be devoured.

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Melange Restaurant: Specialising in home-cooked Thailand food & Western classics

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There is no better way to begin or conclude a culture-filled Bangkok travel experience by starting and ending it with local Thailand food! But where to start, you ask? Unravelling Thai cuisines begin once you step out of your Bangkok hotel. While the never-ending list of restaurants featured in Thailand travel blogs can be a little overwhelming, we are here to direct you straight to one of the finest ones in the city!

Located at the lively Ekkamai Soi 10, Melange Restaurant is one of the Bangkok attractions where guests can dine local home-cooked Thailand food and Western classics. It is owned by Anthony Kranepuhl who once worked at the sidelines at Four Seasons Hotel.

Melange Restaurant is a cosy Bangkok attraction to dine Thailand food & Western classics | Thailand Food | Travel141 Melange Restaurant is a cosy Bangkok attraction to dine Thailand food & Western classics | Thailand Food | Travel141Focusing their menu on classic Western cuisines and Thai local food, portions of dishes such as Four Cheese Pizza and Oven-Baked Mussels with Garlic Butter and Parmesan Cheese are good for sharing. Single-served dishes like Namprik Platoo and Spaghetti Carbonara are available too.

Melange Restaurant is a cosy Bangkok attraction to dine Thailand food & Western classics | Thailand Food | Travel141Cosy outdoor setting of Melange Bangkok | Photo Courtesy: Melange Bangkok

Owner Anthony Kranepuhl and his partner Michaela have converted a house complete with a pool where guests can dine, swim, chill and enjoy a day eating some of the best food in Thailand. So for your much-needed break from Bangkok shopping, one of the things to do in Bangkok is simply enjoy a day to devour classic Thailand food at Melange Restaurant. What sets it apart from other Thailand attractions is that this cosy restaurant welcomes furry canine friends too!

Melange Restaurant is a cosy Bangkok attraction to dine Thailand food & Western classics | Thailand Food | Travel141A simple yet relaxing interior of Melange Bangkok | Photo Courtesy: Melange Bangkok

Locals and tourists dine at the first floor designed with warm wood, white painted walls and large tables to accommodate big groups for friends and family gatherings. The outdoor option gives a more relaxing feel with its white wooden seats, swings and a 14-metre swimming pool.

Melange Restaurant is a cosy Bangkok attraction to dine Thailand food & Western classics | Thailand Food | Travel141Dining tables and chairs right beside the swimming pool | Photo Courtesy: Melange Bangkok

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Address: 73 Ekkamai 10, Sukhumvit 63, Klongton Nua, Wattana, Bangkok
Opening Hours
: Tue-Sun: 8am-10pm, Closed Monday

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Thailand Shopping Guide: 5 food souvenirs to take home from the Land of Smiles

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Thailand is home to some of the most outstanding dishes in the world. Aside from Thailand shopping, one of the best things to do in Thailand is to eat delicious and mouth-watering Thai local food. From Thailand shopping malls to bazaars and night markets, the choices of the best food in Thailand is never-ending – which led to some travellers choosing scrumptious travel souvenirs over shoes, clothes, bags and the like.

Take home the best of what Thailand food culture has to offer with our list of five food souvenirs to buy from the Land of Smiles.

Bento Squid

The first in our Thailand travel guide is the Bento Squid. Deliciously spicy and crispy, you can never get enough of the Bento Squid. The different packaging colours indicate different levels of spices.

Tao Kei Noi Seaweed

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Tao Kei Noi’s Original Crispy Seaweed | Photo Courtesy: Tao Kei Noi

What is a Thailand shopping spree without the famous Tao Kei Noi Seaweed? This favoured snack started out as humble fried seaweed. But now that this has been selling non-stop, the company has been roasting and grilling them as well. Different flavours have also been made available.

Crispy Pork Stick

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Pueng Ngee Chiang’s Crispy Pork Stick | Photo Courtesy: Pueng Ngee Chiang

Can you image having the crispiness and the sweet flavour of pork put together in a 15cm stick? That’s what the Crispy Pork Stick is all about. A perfect snack when hanging out with friends or even drinking beer!

Mama Instant Noodles

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Shrimp Tom Yum Flavour | Photo Courtesy: Mama

Travelling back to your home country means no more late night orders of Thai noodles in the streets of Bangkok. But no worries because with Thailand’s number one instant noodles Mama, you can have it anytime, anywhere! Exciting flavours like Yentafo Tom Yum Mohfai and Shrimp Creamy Tom Yum are available.

Koh Kae Peanuts

Who doesn’t love peanuts? A must buy item on your Thailand shopping list, the very famous Koh Kae Peanuts! Be ready to get crazy with the crunchy, tasty and definitely addicting Koh Kae Peanuts. Take a pick from the delicious flavours available: Barbeque, Tom Yum and Wasabi.

Thailand shopping tip: Get as much of these addicting snacks as you can and feel like you never left Thailand!

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Laemgate: 30 years of serving delectable Thailand food and fresh platter of seafood

Laemgate’s flavourful Thailand food and the freshest seafood for your satisfaction| Thailand Food | Travel141

Spicy and delectable with just the right amount of flavour, different types of Thailand food has always been the star of Thai food guides. If you’ve browsed through Bangkok food blogs, you’ll come to realize that the best food in Thailand is in this bustling city.

It’s also no surprise that one of the best things to do in Bangkok is to feast on these well-cooked dishes. To keep you on-track with your Bangkok travel itinerary, why not start with this Thailand tourist attraction that’s been around for three decades?

Laemgate’s flavourful Thailand food and the freshest seafood for your satisfaction | Thailand Food| Travel141Laemgate continues its legacy of serving the best food in Thailand | Photo Courtesy: Laemgate Facebook Page

With its 30-year history of serving the freshest seafood buffet and local Thailand food, it’s safe to say that Laemgate has maintained its charm and flare in providing only the best food in Thailand.

From the countless flavourful dishes of the Thailand food culture to the mouth-watering platter of seafood, you are sure to leave this Bangkok attraction full and satisfied.

Laemgate’s flavourful Thailand food and the freshest seafood for your satisfaction | Thailand Food| Travel141Circus inspired theme of Laemgate’s interior | Photo Courtesy: Laemgate Facebook Page

The design of Laemgate takes inspiration from a circus – having a huge carousel that is displayed from the ceiling while staffs are dressed in lavish outfit inspired by the French fashion. The whimsical interior of this restaurant playfully compliments the raging flavour of Thailand food and fresh seafood they bring to their buffet tables.

 

Catering to 250 diners, Laemgate ensures only quality ingredients are used to prepare the signature Thai local food while the juiciest fresh catch for the day are cooked to perfection.

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Address: 2/F, 349 SJ Infinite One Business Complex, Vibhavadi Rungsit Road, Chatuchak, Bangkok
Opening Hours:
Wed-Mon: 11:30am-1pm, 1:30-3pm, 5:30-7pm, 7:30-9pm, Closed Tuesday

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Zest Bar & Terrace: Where Thailand food & signature cocktails go perfectly well together

A perfect night out in Bangkok needs two things: Delicious Thailand food & some signature crafted drinks | Thailand Food | Travel141

Bangkok has no shortage of social spots such as restaurants, nightclubs and bars that offer the best Bangkok food and entertainment in the city.

Thailand travel tip: List down in your Thailand travel itinerary all the restaurants you’d like to visit to make sure you don’t miss out on their offering of delicious Thailand food!

Our featured destination in our Thailand travel guide today doesn’t only cater to entertainment needs but also satisfies cravings of the best food in Thailand! Get to know this bar with an alfresco setting which offers not only scrumptious Thai local food but endless choices of crafted cocktails as well!

A perfect night out in Bangkok needs two things: Delicious Thailand food & some signature crafted drinks |Thailand Food | Travel141Comfy seats await guests of Zest Bar & Terrace | Photo Courtesy: West Grande Sukhumvit

In between your morning coffee, afternoon cup of tea and a round or two of some crafted drinks at night, it’s always a great idea to order some local Thailand food served at the trendy hangout spot in Bangkok called Zest Bar & Terrace.

A perfect night out in Bangkok needs two things: Delicious Thailand food & some signature crafted drinks |Thailand Food | Travel141Lots of available seats and tables for larger number of guests | Photo Courtesy: West Grande Sukhumvit

Zest Bar & Terrace is a hip and popular bar located at The Westin Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok. Only a minute walk from the Asoke BTS and Asoke hotels, the location of Zest Bar & Terrace is convenient for tourists and locals who want a break from doing some Asoke shopping.

A perfect night out in Bangkok needs two things: Delicious Thailand food & some signature crafted drinks | Thailand Food | Travel141LEnjoy Bangkok’s nightscape when you choose to stay at the outdoor terrace | Photo Courtesy: West Grande Sukhumvit

Guests can choose to stay at the outdoor terrace to enjoy the breath-taking view of Sukhumvit Road or lounge in the indoor sofas – either choice offers a truly relaxing atmosphere especially for a night out in the city.

A perfect night out in Bangkok needs two things: Delicious Thailand food & some signature crafted drinks | Thailand Food | Travel141Roast Cobbler (Bourbon Whiskey, Benedictine dom, fresh lime juice, vanilla syrup, angostura bitter, ginger ale) | Photo Courtesy: Zest Bar & Terrace Instagram 

Renovated to further enhance its cosy and relaxing vibe, it has also expanded its menu of international and local Thailand food and its selection of the signature Crafted at Westin cocktails. Newly added cocktails are Blushing Flint, Daisy Swizzle, Central Garden, Clover Cup and Roast Cobbler.

A perfect night out in Bangkok needs two things: Delicious Thailand food & some signature crafted drinks | Thailand Food | Travel141 A perfect night out in Bangkok needs two things: Delicious Thailand food & some signature crafted drinks | Thailand Food | Travel141

Some delectable snacks are added too: Zest Beef Bar, Cocktail Prawn Wraps, Green Moji and Sesame Ice Cream, Assorted Seafood and Grilled Marinated Beef or Lamb.

To keep things more relaxing, live bands and singers perform Monday to Saturday 6 P.M. to 11:30 P.M., Sunday brunch at 12 A.M. to 2:45 P.M. and Sunday 6 P.M. to 11:30 P.M.

Address: 7/F, The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, 259 Sukhumvit Soi 19
Opening Hours:
7 A.M – 1 A.M

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