Thai food is one of the most popular cuisines on the planet it seems. If you like spicy, then it should definitely be high on your list. However, the range of foods is enormous and there are plenty of dishes that won't put some heat on your tongue. For the uninitiated, the foodie world of Bangkok might be a little intimidating or at least overwhelming. Where to begin? What's the name of what I'm looking at? For those who have had Thai food at home, and even some of the Bangkok regular travelers, there is always another dish you haven't heard of or tried.
So NileGuide wants to help you out. Here's a roundup of the Best Places to Eat Like a Local in Bangkok. And as the locals are not exactly dining at the Four Seasons every night, these are also going to be some of cheapest places to eat in Bangkok. From outdoor food courts to family-style restaurants off the beaten path, this list covers some good ground to get you started. Pad Thai? Som Tam? They're here. But it's time to go way past the greatest hits and eat Thai food with the locals.
Sukhumvit Road, between Sois 79 and 81
Bustling open-air market with food and beer gardens... read more
Soi Ratchawithi 6, Boonme Building
Extremely popular local food for travelers in the know... read more
2/4-5 Soi Convent, Silom Rd
The Best Place for Som Tam in Bangkok... read more
313 Mahachai Road, Phra Nakorn
Sukhumvit Soi 38
Outstanding little collection of night-time street food carts and no-name restaurants... read more
100 Narathivasrachanakarin Road Sathorn
See (and taste) the Chinese influence on Bangkok...
Pracha Rat Bamphen
Off the beaten path very late night market...
14,16 6 Building, Ratchadamnurn Rd. (Opposite the Government Lottery Office)
Good Thai Restaurant with Western Breakfast...
2 Sukhumvit Soi 49/7
A homestyle Thai restaurant popular with locals...