Bangkok: Grilled, Fried & Boiled
Upon first approach the street food is overwhelming in Bangkok. There are so many different things to eat, so many places to get food from and in my experience few vendors that speak any English. The vast majority of the food is really good. You can get just about any part of a chicken or pig grilled. They’re lightly marinated and often-times glazed. They are not carelessly grilled though. The guy I found with the largest selection would occasionally trim off an protruding parts, that got a little dark before it was finished, with scissors and put back on the grill. He even had a side table of condiments and cucumber wedges that was all complimentary.
Fried foods are as plentiful as the grilled and either are great snacks as you walk around the markets ranging from 10 to 30 baht. Even better are the places that prepare full meals. The soups are a plenty as well as noodles of all kinds and stir-fries served with rice. You could eat a new dish everyday for months and still not even scratch the surface. It’s hard to go wrong with choices. For the most part the vendors are cooking 3 different items very well and the rest is left up to you to dress and season how you want.