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CNN: Bangkok has the best street food in the world

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I have been eating Bangkok Street Food since 1981, and long considered it to be a National Treasure.  The Isan Food in particular is the best in the country.  The service is also superb, they will send out for booze, or anything they don't have, and you get one bill when you've finished eating.  Malaysia is low class, usually you need to pay for each item as it comes, and many  dishes loaded with sugar and grease!


So very little sugar and grease in Thai food?

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I love Thai street food, so cheap, delicious and accessible. My favourite is squid on a stick :smile:

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16 hours ago, payttayasquirt said:

 


Nonsense. Tourists do not come to bangkok to slurp chicken soup on a tiny plastic stool!

I'm ecstatic I can walk the sois around my condo on lower Sukhumvit without being forced on the main Rd!

Bye bye foot path thieves, Woo-hoo
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I think you'd be surprised how many tourists do come to Bangkok to sample the street food.

 

Still, heaven forbid that someone trying to scrape a living should inconvenience you, the big farang, in any way. Gosh, forced to walk round the street sellers! How awful! It must be so stressful for you! Yes, much better to destroy someone's livelihood than to have to deviate from your preferred path in any way. After all, your life is so much more important than theirs, eh?

 

Really, what you should be doing is either accepting that you have moved to a vibrant Asian city, where street sellers are part of the culture and colour of the city, or move back to Blandsville where you came from so you won't be inconvenienced by people doing what they've always done; that is, providing a vital and reasonably priced service to the local population who don't have the luxury of being able to afford the Hi-So eateries you are able to frequent.

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On ‎17‎/‎03‎/‎2017 at 7:15 AM, PatOngo said:

I just love the taste of noodle soup in the morning, it's the taste of.............carbon monoxide (CO3)!

CO3 is carbon trioxide

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On 3/17/2017 at 7:15 AM, PatOngo said:

I just love the taste of noodle soup in the morning, it's the taste of.............carbon monoxide (CO3)!

Not to mention that Carbon Monoxide [CO] (which is less dense than air) is actually odorless and tasteless.  If it rises in air, how is it going to drop into his noodles?  Does he have some sort of superhuman ability to taste things with no taste?  Does he have magic noodles?  Of course the reason why you are not suppose to operate charcoal grills INDOORS is that while it is less dense than air, in a confined space it can build up (and is undetectable by human senses) and then be dangerous (which is why it is called a silent killer).... which brings me back to the fact that if CO is a bad influence on food -- why do so many of us love char-grilled meat and vegetables?   

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CNN? Are you kidding me? I never believe a word that crowd reports.

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Here's a vote for Singapore.  The food courts they have may largely be off the street compared to sidewalk mobile carts. But, you outstanding varieties of flavors plus the cleanliness and relative comfort with a fun atmosphere... prices are very reasonable too.

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3 hours ago, Ramen087 said:

Here's a vote for Singapore.  The food courts they have may largely be off the street compared to sidewalk mobile carts. But, you outstanding varieties of flavors plus the cleanliness and relative comfort with a fun atmosphere... prices are very reasonable too.

Actually it is not food courts that are the "replacement" street food but the Hawker Centres which during the last 25 years have been owned by government bodies.  If Thailand wanted to do this it would require a rather massive injection of funds to acquire the land in many many locations -- and then building or upgrading facilities to house them.... then and only then would you move the street vendors to these upgraded locations.  The Hawker Centers have to be conveniently located, not some out of the way location (that was cheaper to acquire).   The implementation of a food inspection agency to grade the vendors.... all of which currently would only serve as a mechanism for more corruption.  

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Didn't know the name of those places where food could be purchased in the open so I called them food courts. Thanks for the clarification of the term and the explanation. Cheers.

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The question though is would you rather live in Singapore or Bangkok?  There seems to be a wish by many to homogenize Bangkok into another Singapore and I know many who live here and in Singapore and if the educational system is deleted from consideration -- all would prefer Bangkok....  I know it is a rather small sample of less than 10 in Singapore and a few in Bangkok....  but Singapore is a great place to visit for a few days, but it is a rather homogenized boring place to live long term (IMHO).

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