This is a guest post by Adam Franklin
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The streets of Bangkok are a walk-able smorgasbord of delicious treats you’ll never match. Food trucks line the streets, each with their own lines filled with regulars waiting to tap into the inexpensive local fare that awaits. Many of these little shops and stalls do offer some seating, usually in the form of picnic-style benches or bars. If you’re visiting and not simply grabbing a quick bite in transit, take advantage of the opportunity to mingle with the locals. I recommend grabbing something to-go, a small aperitif such as a pork or chicken satay, and snack on it as you travel the streets and see the sights. Then when you’ve finished, you can stop into the next place you pass. Think of it as a street-food barcrawl.
For arguably the best satay in Thailand you’ll want to check out Hualampong Station. Satays, , are succulent skewers of meat marinated in a coconut cream, grilled and then drizzled in a sweet-sour-spicy-salty sauce. In Thailand satay usually consists of pork or liver, but in Malaysia they chicken or goat meat is more common. Visit stalls that advertise Malaysian-style cuisine to try a wider variety of offerings.
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Bangkok offers so many food opportunities, from exotic cuisine, to traditional fare, to an unusual twist on the familiar, such as the wok-fried oyster omelet or their banana-pancakes. A virtually inexhaustible supply of new dishes and flavors awaits you on the streets of Bangkok.
About the Author: Adam Franklin is a traveling foodie who recently returned from a backpacking trip in Southeast Asia. When he’s not traveling, you can find Adam reviewing Thai spices and recipes online.