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Food Odyssey

Bangkok's Street Food Delight Oct 6-20, 2014

Bangkok's Street Food Delight

GPS waypoint: 13°45'43.4"N 100°29'35.1"E
Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Street Food
As a backpacker on a shoestring, I watch my expenses. Between regular resto fare and street food, I default to street food - and that's a good thing. You'll never run out of street food in Bangkok. You get all kinds, all flavors, all different permutations of the basic thing and they are all delicious. On top of all that, they are cheap and clean - I never had any stomach issues. And I practically survived on street food my entire 14-day stay - from B20 egg pancake to B30 pad thai to B50 noodle soup along roadside eateries.

--- TheLoneRider

Next stop: Bangkok's shopping malls

rice porridge, choose your wild - with chicken, beef, salted egg, century egg pork rice porridge...my morning staple B30, with egg add B5 street dinner with cousin Sheila and husband Moe fresh squeezed orange or pomegranate juice B40
Thais love to eat out - they don't usually cook at home you see Thai characters and a price...you don't know what exactly it is. Some look familiar street ice cream. It's better than ours, but not as good as Batangas street ice cream more porridge variation
deep fried stuff...they're all good steamed dumplings lanzones B30/kilo grilled meats over charcoal
too much to choose from...all good lunch break before resuming the long walk-abouts grilled pork and chicken coffee or tea?
ripe guavas fried something. I don't even ask - they won't understand me anyway. If it looks good, I eat it. fried dumplings chinese sausage
roasted chestnuts durian is in season...but still pricey street resto fast food. If it's crowded, it means it's good durian prices
Khaosan Road has its fill with street food grilled butterflied chicken and grilled red snapper the pancake guy can't resist it
the pad thai guy...starts at B30 egg pancake B30 choices...choices enjoying my dinner while a lovely Thai lady passes by
street breakfast alfresco dining in one Khaosan Road resto I went lavish on this breakfast B80 (Php 105) - grilled catfish, mushroom soup and sticky rice street breakfast is becoming a tradition for me
I don't know what they call this, but it's fairly common. Try the yellow one - it's freaking good peanut brittle, Thai style my favorite - the small coconut served already dehusked, B30. The taste is different from the Philippine coconut more bbq choices

Bangkok Cost Index, (US$1 = Baht 33.244 = Php 53.510 as of July 11, 2018)

  • Bht 60 sm, 90 big one mug draft beer
  • Bht 13 1.5 liter drinking water
  • Bht 220 one hour massage
  • Bht 60-80 muesli breakfast
  • Bht 60-80 tom yum soup in modest eatery
  • Bht 25-30 coffee
  • Bht 30-50 pad thai
  • Bht 350 Adventure Hostel lodging
  • Bht 20-30/load laundry, coin operated machine
  • Bht 7 bus ride

How to Get around Bangkok

  1. You can get around Bangkok using the trains, buses, tuk-tuks or the boat. Here is the transport map to give you a heads-up.

How to Get to Chiang Mai from Bangkok by Night Train from Bang Sue Train Station

  1. take the MRT train to Bang Sue Station. Take the #2 Exit to the provincial trains
  2. Proceed to Counter 2. You will see an information booth, a train schedule chart and the ticket counter. Choose the train and pay at the ticket counter.
  3. daily train schedule:
    • 8:48am - #7 Train, arrive Chiang Mai 7:30pm, not sleeper, B638
    • 2:06pm - #109 Train, arrive Chiang Mai 4:05am, sleeper
    • 6:31pm - #9 Premium Train, arrive Chiang Mai 7:15am, sleeper, B938 upper deck, B1038 lower deck
    • 7:56pm - #13 Train, arrive Chiang Mai 8:40am, sleeper, B768 upper deck, B838 lower deck
    • 10:22pm - #51 Train, arrive Chiang Mai 12:10pm, sleeper, 3rd class B270 (non sleeper), 2nd class B438, B728 upper deck, B798 lower deck

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