Bangkok Street Food
Last April, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration made international headlines when it announced the city of more than 8 million would ban street food vendors — often considered the world’s best — in order to make sidewalks more accessible. The B.M.A. soon walked back its statement, saying street food would be preserved in Chinatown and the Khao San Road backpacker district, but elsewhere it would be eliminated, the vendors relocated from “vital walkways,” as the Tourism Authority of Thailand put it, to “designated zones and nearby markets.” This would happen by year’s end. Eventually. Maybe. Sometime.
This photo includes a big meal consisting of a seafood platter, pork ribs and Isan dishes like papaya salad or pork salad. Around $30 for everything at the Train Night Market Ratchada.
From “Where to Find Bangkok’s Best Street Food While You Can” by Matt Gross for the New York Times; Photo by David Rama Terrazas Morales
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