- Paperback: 150 pages
- Publisher: Wordplay (2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9744960833
- ISBN-13: 978-9744960832
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 5 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,117,695 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Bangkok's Top 50 Street Food Stalls Paperback – 2011
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But I was lucky. I had a friend who lived here who helped initiate me into the wonderful world of street stalls. Even now, sixteen years later, when I go to a new neighborhood in Bangkok, I'm overwhelmed by the food choices and sometimes by the looks of the unfamiliar food carts. I know the food is going to be terrific but where to start and how much will selective blindness play in my decision?
I am a huge fan of eating on the street. Not only is it more fun than a food court, the food is usually fresher, since few food stalls have access to refrigeration. but I often wonder--if I hadn't been guided by a friend early on, would I have ventured into the joys of street food? How do travelers who have only a few days in Bangkok become immersed in this part of Thai culture?
The answer is easy now--they buy this book. Chawadee Nualkhair has made food pilgrimages to neighborhoods that travelers often frequent and has found places she loves there. In a city with "300,000 to 500,000 food stalls," she has narrowed the choices down to a manageable number, with dishes ranging from fish maw soup in Chinatown to samosas in the Sikh neighborhood, from mussel omelets to pork satay--and yes-- phad thai and papaya salad too. She offers a comprehensive glossary of Thai desserts and beverages (butterfly pea juice anyone?) with a dictionary of useful phrases like "Where is the bathroom?" written both in English transliteration and in Thai. (Essential for those of us who find tonal languages daunting.Read more ›
The guide also provides very key logistical details: procedures for ordering at different stalls (when to pay, etc), whether they have restrooms, what all the condiments on the table are.
Basically, I'm planning a trip back to Bangkok soon, just so I can use this book!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I found this book to be quite useful on a recent trip to Bangkok. My only complaint is that the maps in the book are not too accurate - had to go to Google Maps to find several... Read morePublished on January 17, 2013 by John D. Wagner
I bought this book from Ireland and I was happy to be able to purchase it through Amazon.com as it is not available here in Europe anywhere on the web. Fast shipping. Read morePublished on August 23, 2012 by linda condron