This article was originaly published in the print edition of The Malay Mail. You can read it HERE.
“Moo Ping” – grilled marinated pork or Thai pork satay (usually around 20 baht each) is one of the most popular street snacks in Bangkok. This was taken at a random stall near Victory Monument while we were waiting for our van transportation to Pattaya (read my Pattaya Food & Travel Guide)
Staying true to the spirit of travel and short getaways, I headed to Bangkok to experience a mixed bag of everything; from shopping to eating, brilliant sunshine all year round, pleasant smiles and warm hospitality, as well as enough entertainment for both the young and old.
The Thais take eating on the street very seriously; even in the middle of the busiest commercial district in the heart of the city, you will find dozens of pushcarts and food stands early in the morning along sidewalks, back alleys and even by the entrances of office buildings. The morning rush hour crowd comprising office workers, cab drivers, students and even housewives can be seen eagerly picking their breakfast choices here. Walking past these make-shift food stalls is an assault on the senses, albeit a pleasant one.
First of all, there is the smoky aroma of skewered marinated pork being barbecued on the customized grill at the back of a motorbike or boiling cauldrons of porridge or broth for the quintessential Thai rice noodle soup with bites of pork or chicken. Then there is the medley of colourful fruit shakes or freshly-squeezed juices (the bright orange tangerine or blood red pomegranate are my favourites), and dainty morsels of delicate and pretty desserts. Read the rest of this entry »