Thai cuisine is a mix of Southeast Asian traditions and its dishes are light but with strong aromatic components. The five flavors are very balanced in each dish: sour, sweet, salty, bitter and umami. This is thanks to the many spices that are used including basil, lemograss, palm sugar, kaffir lime, curry paste, Thai chilli.
Another pillar of this cuisine is rice, you will find it in many traditional dishes, often accompanied by fish and meat. Do not miss the fresh and tasty tropical fruit.
When you travel to Thailand, in each city you will be amazed by the variety of food on offer: from fine to informal restaurants and from street food stalls to roadside restaurants, and let's not forget the colorful fresh markets.
Food is very important to them and you will find it offered as they eat it in their homes and at all hours.
The streets of Bangkok, for example, are a triumph of scents and the right place to taste traditional Thai dishes such as Pad Thai, spring rolls and Khao pad.
Here I am trying to figure out what good to taste!
Yaowarat is the neighborhood in Bangkok where you'll find the most authentic Thai cuisine. Here there are many stalls from which to taste dishes such as the crispy oyster omelette or sweets and dim sum of various kinds.
Another highlight are the oldest traditional markets in the city, including the Ratchawat Market (1444 97 Thanon Nakhon Chaisi Rd, Thanon Nakhon Chai Si, Dusit District, Bangkok 10300, Thailand) and the Sriyan Market (Thanon Nakhon Chai Si, Dusit, Bangkok 10300, Thailand).
I recommend that you visit them in the evening because that's when they come alive and are very popular with locals. The oldest of all is Nang Loeng Market ( Nakhon Sawan 6 Alley, Wat Sommanat, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok 10100, Thailand) with its historic wooden structures and where vendors have been in business for many years. This is also very popular during the day, during the lunch break it fills up with workers.
I'll leave you some more photos of the delicacies you'll find among the street food stalls!
There are so many places to visit in Bangkok and so are the flavors.
If you can, travel all over Thailand because it's the best way to fill yourself with memories, scents and colors and always be curious, which is important to be a true traveler.