Things to do in Bangkok? Bangkok has a wide name for presenting mouthwatering Thai foods. A lot of things to do from expensive restaurants to street side food stores, each of them produces delicious dishes. Turns out, visitors get puzzled about which one to choose. So, here’s a list of 5 best local restaurants where you can have a lot of things to do with the authentic Thai flavor in a relaxed atmosphere.
1. Jok Prince
Located near the Sapan Taksin BTS Skytrain Station in a scanty place, Jok Prince still bears the fame of producing Thailand’s version of rice porridge. To add fun to your adventure, the roadway signages are kept in the local language. And once you reach there, you’ll be welcomed with rice soup with finely minced pork balls. Taking the offal here is up to you. Garnished with scattered spring onion, Jok is spooned out with poached or ‘century egg’ (Chinese version of preserved egg).
2. Kuang Heng Kaiton Pratunam
Akin to the sandwich of the west, Kuang Heng Kaiton Pratunam can offer the steamed chicken to their customers anytime. It’s soft and plates up with oily rice. To add to the flavor, cucumber and chicken broth soup accompany the item. Chilli sauce and seasoning with garlic is just icing on the cake. Perfect place for nighttime strollers, because this restaurant never shuts their door except for a couple of hours towards the break of the day.
3. Kuay Jab Nai Huan
It’s pretty difficult to make a name with just one item in their menu but Kuay Jab Nai Huan has made it possible with their Kuay Jab. They ladle out the largely rolled rice noodles and the crispy pork belly (inclusion of intestines isn’t a regular case, though) in an extremely pungent clear soup. Yummy, right? Now fix a schedule between 6 pm and the late night to have this 40 baht Kuay Jab. And yes, expect a long queue if you aren’t given a separate table down the lane.
4. Rot Dee Det
Rot Dee Det completes the charm of Siam Square, the fashion center of Bangkok. Its plain interior with white tiles reflects their mere devotion to food (which as the name of the restaurant itself suggests – “Tastes So Good”). Various types of Thai dishes consists of their daily menu. And their specialty lies in their serving on a metal tray. Repeated customers are a fan of their noodle station that escorts shady, thick and sapid broth. During lunchtime, due to the American and Japanese franchises who have taken most of the places of Siam Square, it’s hard to find enough room to sit in the restaurant.
5. Boat Noodles in Victory Monument
Passing the Victory Monument BTS Station behind, when you reach the night market, a series of restaurants greet you with tasty noodle soups. You can have this 10 baht dish that offers lots of options (pork or beef, pork balls, and crispy wonton) to choose from. You can also select the broth type from light to tom yum spicy version. While the local people have the tendency of ordering a pair of bowls at a time, its finger-licking taste may also compel you to take part in its competition of winning a large bottle of Pepsi in exchange of 10 finished bowls for absolutely free of charge.