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What to Eat in Bangkok

Bangkok’s food scene is as exciting as her buzzing traffic on the roads.  There are a few authentic Thai cuisines that are a must-eat if you are in Bangkok.

Pork Trotters Rice
  • Pork Trotters Rice

If you have tried the Chinese version of port trotters rice, this is the slightly sweeter version of it.  The braised gravy and melt-in-your-mouth pork paired with fragrant rice makes this dish a very humble comfort food.

  • Phad Thai

Phad Thai is Thai stir-fried noodles.   There is a nice balance of spice and sweetness in this noodle dish.  This is a very popular Thai dish among tourists and many food stalls serves a pretty decent Phad Thai.

Thai Grilled Fish
  • Pla Pao

For this dish, the entire fish is slathered in salt and then grilled to a tender perfection.  You might think that it’ll be so salty with all the salt on the fish’s body but you are not supposed to eat the skin!  You just eat the sweet tender meat inside.

  • Mango Sticky Rice

This famous Thai dessert is very popular among tourists.  The glutinous rice paired with mango is drizzled with coconut milk.  We always have this dessert when we are in Bangkok.

  • Cha Yen

What better way than to wash down your Thai meal with a cooling glass of Cha Yen which is also Thai milk tea.  The fragrant black Ceylon tea is mixed with condensed milk and evaporated milk, and what you get is a glass of sweet heaven.

So if your vessel happens to call Bangkok and you have the luxury of going for shore leave, be sure to try out these authentic Thai delicacies.  You will return to your vessel feeling satisfied and happy.