The ETLR (Eat, Travel, Live & REPEAT) Bangkok Food Trail

Bangkok Food Trail

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Reading Time: 3 minutesEvery city which becomes a popular tourist spot has a unique character to it. And the city of Bangkok in the kingdom of Thailand, which has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in South East Asia is popular for its Street Food Culture. That is one of the primary reason why any trip to Bangkok is incomplete without The Bangkok Food Trail.

After months of planning, when we finally decided to head out to Bangkok in the month of October 2016 and also celebrate my parents 25th Anniversary, my excitement knew no bounds. And thus started the period of excessive research about things to do but more importantly things to eat, and reading different Bangkok Travel Guides. Even before departing, I had already decided, that come what may, I am going to do The Bangkok Food Trail .

Soon the D day arrived, and we boarded our Thai Aiways flight from Mumbai to Bangkok. In a matter of another 6 hours, we landed, got our Visas and soon checked into Mac Boutique and Suites, in the Sukhumvit area.

We soon headed out to Chatuchak weekend market, and thus began my epic Bangkok Food Trail.

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Roti Banana Pancake - ETLR Bangkok Food Trail
Roti Banana Pancake

Had seen this particular dish in many Bangkok street food videos and was very fascinated with the making of it. And I knew it that I wanted to add it to my Bangkok Food Trail.

So when I stumbled across this stall during a late night stroll in the streets of Sukhumvit, I ordered one and stood glued there watching the vendor make it. It was a delight to watch and a delight to eat as well.

PS : Its a sweet sin and becomes heavy for 1 person. Its better to share it to enjoy the taste and the dish.


tom yum soup ETLR Bangkok Food Trail
Tom Yum Soup

The famous Tom Yum soup, is a spicy broth with a concoction of see food and spices . And It is definitely a must have during your Bangkok Food Trail. Though you will find various iterations to this soup, throughout Bangkok, the one I liked the most was in a restaurant near Wat Pho.

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thai green curry with rice bangkok food trail
Thai Green Curry with Rice

The MBK mall in Bangkok is no doubt a shoppers paradise,but it is also a foodies delight and definitely one of the best places to try out all different kind of food items for the Bangkok Food Trail.

The best thing I liked was that the rates of the dishes were at par with the street rates.

It was indeed a wonderful experience to see such a variety of Bangkok specialties under 1 roof. This time I Tried the Thai green which was just yummy and the quantity was more than generous. Definitely worth the 50 baht spent.

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Though we were just done with lunch, we stumbled across this stall in a matter of 5 minutes. The guy was selling hot potato chips but what got my attention was the process of cooking. I stood there intrigued and amazed for some moments and ordered them right away. Trust me when I say that they were the yummiest and crispiest potato chips which were freshly prepared. Way better than lays or kurkure. #bkkfoodtrail #bkkfoodtrailETLR #EatTravelLiveRepeat #bkk #bangkokfoodies #whyitravel #foodie #icecream #thaicoconuticecream #thailanddiaries2016 #traveldiaries2016 #instatravel #streetfood #thai #explore #globalcitizen #thailand #pattaya #instabangkok #instalike #instafollow #foodporn #foodpost

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Pad Thai bangkok food trail
Pad Thai

Any food trail in Bangkok is incomplete without trying out the famous Pad Thai noodles.Though I had tried Pad Thai noodles from a couple of places but I liked the one I had on the street near Indira Square in Bangkok.

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  1. flugradar24

    I love Bangkok and this post brought back wonderful memories 🙂 For me the top most attraction is just exploring all their food. I really do think it’s one of the best cuisines. Bangkok is definitely one of the most vibrant cities I’ve ever visited – although it can be quite the culture shock! Nice to see it from an “insider’s” point of view for a change 🙂

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  3. Raghav

    I’ve been to Bangkok a couple of times but each time since I was with kids I avoided experimenting with the food and kept it simple. However, that is something I really want to explore minus the creepy-crawlies of course. When it comes to street-food Bangkok has always remained one of the main cities of the world and the food trail sounds like such a great idea to explore this aspect of the city.

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  7. Jen

    I like bangkok for my layovers. Vibrant city with amazing street food and street parties. The coconut ice cream in coconut shells is so nice. Scrape the coconut meat.

  8. Maša

    I swear, I would move to Asia just because of the food. Unlimited noodles and coconuts and tempuras, everything is sooo delicious there! Love your blog 🙂

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  10. Global Girl Travels

    All of these look so good! I also enjoyed exploring the food scene in Bangkok, especially the street food. I love that their food wakes up all of your senses – sights, sound and definitely taste. I was spoiled for options during my visit, no doubt!

  11. Arzo Travels

    Sounds like Bangkok is perfect foodie destination. I was there once and I loved it, cannot remember if I visited the places you have mentioned though. Thai food is one of my favorites and though I was not a vegetarian back then, I love all the vegetarian choices they have. The Thai green curry would be perfect right now.

  12. Iza (@IzaAbao)

    This post just made me hungry. Haha! The roti banana pancakes look delicious. I will search for the recipe and make it. Thailand’s street foods are fascinating. Your trip would be incomplete if you will not go here and eat. It is a good cultural experience too.

  13. Gina Bear (@ginabearsblog)

    Reading food posts always makes my mouth water and really makes me want some Papaya salad right now. It’s too bad the Bangkok food trail is mostly for non vegetarians, but the seafood looks absolutely delightful.

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  15. neha

    For once I am so happy to see so many veg options on a food guide to Bangkok. Coconut icecream, papaya salad, potato chips, rice and lemon grass..thanks for removing some of my worries about visiting here 🙂

  16. businesstravelerswife

    I must admit, Bangkok is on my list of places to visit because of the food. Such a wide range of flavors! Hopefully, I can visit there soon and taste all of these delicious goodness!

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  18. Sandy N Vyjay

    Food is indeed a mirror of the place and its people. Bangkok is indeed a potpourri of exotic food. Even though we were vegetarians, we had a wonderful time tasting the street food of Bangkok.

  19. gobeyondbounds

    Yummilicious Post 🙂 Bangkok is on list and the food trail will definitely be on top. We would love to devour on the that delicious looking ice cream and the pineapple salad. We have tried versions of Tom Yum soups in India would love to explore the original version in Bangkok.

  20. therainbowroute

    This is exactly what I would want to do in Thailand. Thai is my favourite food! I love pad thai, but there are so many amazing dishes shown here, I would be spending all of my time eating:)

    1. theETLRblog

      Even though there were a lot of things we did in Bangkok, but I managed to squeeze in street food every now and then, and each time a different one.

  21. Natasha Haley

    Ahhh I am so mad at myself seeing this post. I was in Bangkok last year and planned to gorge on street food and never did. I did try a few things but not even half of your list. Getting me so hungry and ready to go back to Bangkok!

  22. Nicole Anderson

    Without a doubt Thailand is known for it’s beautiful food, full of flavor with many dishes being light and not make you feel like you are overly full. Just satisfied and content having enjoyed their wonderful cuisine. Food and the culture is a fantastic part of traveling and I have loved every dish I tried in Thailand and will certainly be back for more in the future! This post makes me want to hurry up booking that next trip!

  23. natalietanner

    What an adventure for food!! I love when you can see so many different dishes at once…love the experience of sightseeing through food! We always travel with the kids and seeing food like this gives them a great chance to try new things!

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