"To be fortunate enough to visit Thailand—to eat in Thailand—is a deep dive into a rich, many-textured, very old culture of flavors and colors ranging far beyond the familiar spectrum." —Anthony Bourdain
Thailand is known for its incredible street food and specialty stalls. With the help of this book, visitors can experience the very best of streetside dining.
Writer, food blogger, and Bangkok resident Chawadee Nualkhair guides you throughout the country—recommending everything from popular favorites to off the beaten path must dos. Divided by region, Nualkhair successfully debunks the myth that Bangkok is the only place to find great Thai street food. By eating her way across the country, from Phuket in the south to Chiang Mai in the north, she ensures all travelers will have a tasty, authentic experience.Nualkhair draws on her vast experience to provide essential tips on and logistic help in locating the best street food stalls, including:
- An introduction to and pronunciation guide for common ingredients and dishes
- Directions to each location
- Street maps for each area
- Serving options
- Ordering tips
- Seating and bathroom facilities
- Photos of the best dishes
This edition has been updated and revised, and includes 11 new street stall recommendations.
In case you want to recreate your favorite finds at home, this book also includes 12 recipes for popular dishes, adapted for Western kitchens and ingredients.
Chawadee Nualkhair is Thai-American author who grew up in Pittsburgh. She now lives in Bangkok with her husband and two children. She was a financial journalist before transitioning to freelancing writing, primarily about her favorite topic—food. Visit her blog, www.BangkokGlutton.com.
"The delicious universe of street food in Bangkok is confounding to navigate but there's no better guide than Chawadee Nualkhair…Her hilarious blog and this informative book are proof of this, providing all you need to know about eating well in Bangkok." —Jarrett Wrisley, food writer and owner of Appia and Soul Food Mahanakorn
"Chow's book on Thai street food is complete and well organized…This book is not only useful for those who want to know where to find the best street food but also for learning about the types of street food available in Thailand." —Chef McDang, TV food personality
"With its stunning photography and authentic recipes, this book transported me right back to Thailand. Take your friends and family on a culinary tour of the best Thai street food on offer." —Katie Chin, author ofEveryday Thai Cooking