The Art of Gluttony in Bangkok

With so many choices for delicious, unique food in Bangkok, it’s hard to not leave the city with a pot belly as a souvenir. But that was a sacrifice we were willing to make. Living in Korea, a variety of different country’s foods are not exactly readily available. Sure we can get American, Italian, Turkish, and Indian but the restaurants for each type are far and few between when compared to Korean restaurants that fill every nook and cranny of this country. And while we actually really enjoy Korean food, sometimes you just need a break. Here were our favorite choices of what to stuff your face with and where to do it in Bangkok.
One of the great things about Thailand…the street food. There are vendors selling a variety of meat dishes, noodles, fruit and juices lining every street. This was one of our favorite places to try new food and for cheap. Noodles and main dishes will run anywhere from $1-$3 and snacks can be even cheaper.

where to eat in bangkok thailand
If you’re looking for a great vibe head over to Soi Rambuttri Road which is a hidden bohemian paradise inclusive of eclectic restaurants lining both sides. If we were to do it again we would grab a room at one of the many hostels to really enjoy the vibe of the area. We stopped at this local eatery, Sawasdee House and grabbed one of our favorites, mango shake. yumm. I know that as married couples, you’re supposed to share, but whoever said that wasn’t in Thailand at the time. I had a very strict no share rule for pretty much the entire trip.
Soi Rambuttri Road bangkok thailand
 Soi Rambuttri Road bangok thailand
RubarRoon Cafe was another favorite of ours while in Bangkok. It was close to a lot of the large tourist attractions so it made for a quick meal before we hit the pavement again.
RubarRoon Cafe bangkok thailand
Our favorite food that we tried was a Roti pancake or a Thai pancake. They lay out dough flat on the skillet, crack an egg, add banana and fry it up. It’s safe to say we had these every time we passed a cart. And for about a dollar a pop, they were even harder to say no to.
roti pancake thailand
 Oh, and we had Dairy Queen. Something I’ve missed so much from back home.where to eat in bangkok thailand


  • Joy

    So glad you enjoyed my hometown! Your pictures just reminded me of my childhood.. the spring rolls and rotis literally had my taste buds rolling! AHHH I can’t wait till I get to go back!

    PS I’m one of the few who isn’t a big fan of mango and stick rice haha

  • kristy lucas

    Mango with sticky rice is the popular dessert in Thailand and it is delicious too. You better try it next time when you visit Bangkok again.

    Love Travelling,
    Kristy of Migration Expert – Travel Visa USA

  • thetangylife

    I am seriously luvving your blog! All the food pics are making me drool! I love seeing you and Jeremy’s adventures!! SO much fun! Can’t wait to read more!!

  • Mandi Roach

    How fortunate are you?!? Just wow! I have ventured over from another blog. I’m enjoying this little peak into your world! Just lovely! XOXO, Mandi @ All My Happy Endings

    • lost in travels

      I’m so glad that you stopped by! Hope you stick around awhile!

  • Helene

    this all looks so delicious!! haha and i love the dairy queen. always a good choice.

    • lost in travels

      I thought so, I’m so bummed that Korea doesn’t have ANY! What are they thinking?

  • Treasure Tromp

    gosh I would LOVE to go to Bangkok. One day I’ll get there. Also, those Roti look soo yummy!

    • lost in travels

      Let me know when you do because we definitely want to go back again! We’re hoping to live somewhere in Thailand for about a month when we move out of Korea!

  • Ashley

    I’ve always been a little skiddish when it comes to street food, but it’s time I step out of my comfort zone!

    • lost in travels

      A lot of times I am too. I guess we have a bad rap for it in the states. But I read and was told from several other people that to trust your own judgment but for the most part it’s very safe to eat the street food there. I’m glad I took their advice, it was amazing!

  • Nicole

    Everything looks so good! I’m glad you had a successful “eating” tour! Haha!

    • lost in travels

      That’s one of the best things about visiting other countries! I loved the food there!

  • Jenna

    This post is making me so hungry! It all sounds so good! Must make a point to eat my way through Thailand soon :)


    • lost in travels

      You definitely should! We could have spent the whole trip just trying out different restaurants and food. But then someone would have surely had to carry me off the plane : )

  • Leia

    Thai food is my absolute favorite! My favorite dish is som tum {spicy, shredded green papaya salad} with grilled beef & a side of sticky rice– so amazing! And you’ll have to try the mango with sticky rice next time. =)

    • lost in travels

      Mine too! I tried to som tum but my weak taste buds led me running for water refills with every bite. I stuck with the green curry and pad thai most of the trip. You can’t go wrong with any choices there!