It’s in the seaweed: Why locals love this Bangkok congee stall

It’s in the seaweed: Why locals love this Bangkok congee stall

Maerong and her son Chain start cooking at 1am every night. They’re prepping their famous joke, or Thai-style congee, for the breakfast rush that starts around 5am. All night long they prep and stir, then pack up their Joke Sarai Talay Thewet cart around 4am and head to the 7/11 on...

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This hard-to-find Bangkok restaurant serves Thailand’s most traditional dishes

This hard-to-find Bangkok restaurant serves Thailand’s most traditional dishes

For over 40 years, locals have been lining up on unassuming Soi Lamphu in search of some off the best traditional Thai cuisine in Bangkok. Som Song Pochana restaurant is so popular, in fact, that you can’t get in at lunchtime without a reservation — or without being prepared to wait...

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Where to get the cheapest green curry in Bangkok’s Bang Lamphu ‘hood

Where to get the cheapest green curry in Bangkok’s Bang Lamphu ‘hood

Khun Pyao has a rotating selection of curries available every day, but it’s her gaeng kiew wan gai (green curry with chicken) that’s always the most popular — so popular that it’s often sold out by midday, so forget any hopes of getting this for lunch. Instead, come before noon...

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Where to get som tam near Bangkok’s Khao San Road

Where to get som tam near Bangkok’s Khao San Road

Despite Bangkok’s location in central Thailand, Isan-style dishes from the north have worked their way into the city’s street food scene — but finding the best northern food means finding the stalls run by northern Thais. Pi Kruea is one of them; she moved to the city from northeastern Chaiyaphum...

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All the fun with none of the scams: The ultimate Bangkok tuk tuk experience

All the fun with none of the scams: The ultimate Bangkok tuk tuk experience

Ah, tuk tuks. Chances are when you think of Thailand you’re probably conjuring up images of this iconic little motorbike/rickshaw hybrid zipping between cars at the speed of light. Colourful, fast, and with a smattering of thrill-seeking they just scream adventure (which we love!). Sadly though, with popular tourist attractions...

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How to travel around Bangkok like a king

How to travel around Bangkok like a king

So you’ve landed in Bangkok bright-eyed and ready for adventure. Perhaps you’re on a layover, or heading north in a few days to Chiang Mai or south to the islands after checking out the sprawling mass of skyscrapers that make up the skyline of Thailand’s capital city. While the obvious...

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5 reasons why Bangkok rocks for families

5 reasons why Bangkok rocks for families

Thailand is my happy place. The country as a destination has been an open secret with Australians for decades, and my first visit in the mid 90s had me hooked. Bangkok was just chaotic, noisy, exotic, enticing, and colourful enough for me to fall in love. I’ve been back more...

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