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Bangkok's Top 50 Street Food Stalls - a great little guide

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Bangkok's Top 50 Street Food Stalls - a great little guide

If anyone is heading to Bangkok, I just purchased a great little book called "Bangkok's Top 50 Street Food Stalls". It has heaps of information about the different areas in Bangkok and the best street food stalls to eat at. It is really well put together, has photos of each stall. There is also a description of different types of street food and drinks that can be bought, their Thai names and useful Thai phrases.

You can purchase it here http://bangkokglutton.com/my-book/ for around 500B which includes the cost of sending it internationally. I am in Australia and received mine within a week.

Cassnu

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1. Re: Bangkok's Top 50 Street Food Stalls - a great little guide

I hope it really does include the best stalls, and not just those featured on TV or visited by tourists. There are some free to access websites with ideas about street food too, although one of the best has vanished.

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2. Re: Bangkok's Top 50 Street Food Stalls - a great little guide

Having just been through the whole book, the stalls look very authentic and not tourist places at all. The author is Chawadee Nualkhair who has a blog at www.bangkokglutton.com. As she says, these are the top 50 in her opinion, but she doesn't expect everyone to agree with her. I still think it is a very useful little book for anyone who may be a bit scared of street food, as I know many tourists are.

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3. Re: Bangkok's Top 50 Street Food Stalls - a great little guide

can you give any more detail of what is in the book?

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4. Re: Bangkok's Top 50 Street Food Stalls - a great little guide

Check out this link, it tells you more about it http://bangkokglutton.com/my-book/. Basically it is a guide to good street stalls to eat at in Bangkok, what each stall specialises in, where they are etc.

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5. Re: Bangkok's Top 50 Street Food Stalls - a great little guide

Just landed in Bangkok and exhausted from 2 weeks of non-stop stop destinations in Switzerland, France, Italy, Dubai and now Bangkok. That's the good news but too exhausted right now to figure out where to eat RIGHT NOW. We want to try authentic street food stalls but just can't tell where to start. Please help. We like to consider ourselves fairly adventurous but have already had a minor bout of upset tummy (and we only landed last night :(). Our hotel is located near Robinson's dept store at end of Silom Rd. Any guidance would be most appreciated. Thanks!

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6. Re: Bangkok's Top 50 Street Food Stalls - a great little guide

Walk down Silom on the left side going away from the former Robinson's.

1. Go into Silom Complex (by the BTS station) to the basement and find Banana Leaf, great food but not street style.

2. Walk past Silom Complex, past the BTS station, and look for a large 7-11 on the corner, turn into that soi (Convent) and if you can find a place to sit, eat right there.

3. Between the Dusit and Silom Complex are a few hole-in-the-wall places with reasonably decent food.

Edited: 21 April 2011, 11:45
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7. Re: Bangkok's Top 50 Street Food Stalls - a great little guide

Thank you bbtony. We'll check these out tomorrow as we venture out.

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8. Re: Bangkok's Top 50 Street Food Stalls - a great little guide

With the thousands of food vendors lining Bangkok's streets, isn't it rather presumptuous to assume what is "the best".

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9. Re: Bangkok's Top 50 Street Food Stalls - a great little guide

Yes it is. The book is someone's opinion which others might take as gospel (like all those reviews in US newspapers). We all have our own favourites and my favourite cheap eatings website is no more :(

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10. Re: Bangkok's Top 50 Street Food Stalls - a great little guide

It might be handy for those that are a bit worried like 2BTrusted, but I guess it is just one persons opinion of what is best which the author does say at the beginning of the book.