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The Great Feast that is Bangkok

Posted: May. 7th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
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Bangkok has some of the best food stalls in the world and offer adventurous vacationers (and business travelers) an array of incredible, mouth-watering meals. If you can make your way to the Thai city, do everything in your power to not eat at a chain that you have access to at home.

Chef robert Oliver, in a recent piece on The Huffington Post, declared that Bangkok is “the Lady Gaga of Asia” and that her street food is the best on earth. It’s an understatement, insofar as Lady Gaga is quite restrained compared to Bangkok, and insofar as the English language—never very good at approximating the sensuality of food—strains at the bit when trying to render the movable feast that is the Thai capital today.

Cast an eye down the miserably dated restaurants suggested by Fodor’s online guide to Bangkok and see how Western arbiters have failed to keep up with the city. When Michelin tasters ventured into Japan a very few years ago, they accidentally upended the world’s gastronomic hierarchies almost overnight.


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