Many travelers and food enthusiasts will tell you that Thai cuisine is one of the world’s greatest cuisines. Thailand is one of the best countries …
Food experiences in Thailand
Chiang Mai is one of the most popular destinations in Thailand, perhaps second only to Bangkok in its appeal. It’s a cool mountain town known for its hill tribes, lush rainforests, elephant sanctuaries, and interesting cuisine.
Bangkok is one of those cities that never gets old. No matter how many times you’ve been, you’ll always discover something new and exciting to see, do, and eat. It’s got a near perfect mix of food, culture, nightlife, shopping, affordability, and grittiness that’s unmatched anywhere in Southeast Asia.
Phuket refers to both the province and the island in southern Thailand. It’s the country’s second smallest province but it’s biggest island, home to beautiful white sand beaches along its southern and western coast and a spattering of smaller islands just off the mainland.
Tom yum goong is a hot and sour shrimp soup generally touted as the dish that defines Thai cuisine. It’s derived from the Thai words “tom,” which refers to the boiling process, “yam,” a Thai spicy and sour salad, and “goong” for shrimp.
Phuket was once a port of call, routinely seeing traders from China, India, Malaysia, Persia, Arabia, Indonesia, and Portugal. Each of these traders brought with them spices, recipes, and cooking techniques that helped shape Phuket’s cuisine.
Finding great food isn’t difficult in Bangkok. But if you want to find the most delicious places to eat, then this food guide will lead you to twelve of the best restaurants, street food stalls, markets, and food tours in Bangkok.
If you’re visiting Phuket and looking for a fun, informative food tour, then you should seriously consider this one. Pema is an excellent guide with an infectious enthusiasm for her town, a town that seems to hold as much wonder for her now as it did when she was a little girl.
Krabi is most definitely a beach paradise, reeling in people from all over the globe for its mix of beauty and culture. Adventure sports, food and natural beauty; this small town offers a little taste of everything. Quite literally though, it offers much more than a taste of the vibrant local food culture.
As always, we try to find the best restaurants when we travel and that’s exactly what we sought to do when coming up with this Chiang Mai food guide. We consulted trusted food blogs and crowd review sites to find the best examples of local dishes in Chiang Mai. Things like the best khao soi, the best kai yang, and the best suki are all represented here.