Bangkok food diaries.

For any lover of Thai food a trip to Bangkok is a bit of a pilgrimage.I remember the stories of eating idli-dosa heard from relatives who travelled to South India in my childhood.The question put to them always was “So how are the Dosas in Madras?”(as if they were cousins of MGR). The reply usually had a discordant note about the use of coconut oil.But those were the good old times when travelling within the country was a big deal and Thai food unheard of in India.When my much better half travelled to Bangkok 10 years back the question I asked was the same,”So how does Thai curry taste in Thailand”.The reply cased a pang of acute jealousy.To remedy matters we made a real impromptu trip to Bangkok( how about a time frame of 3 hours from idea to airport sound?).Bangkok has a well earned reputation for being a different city to different people, from Sin city( an inspiration for my cheeky captions) to spiritual oasis with food providing the required pause and punctuation.An impromptu trip means a lot of on the ground figuring out but as far as food is concerned its ubiquitous and always good.Here are few images of food I captured on that trip.Hope they inspires your own culinary journey.Bon Appetit!

Thai flavours and textures.

Thai flavours and textures.


A pool of emerald bliss.

A pool of emerald bliss.


 1 (2)
Chilled Coconut, the best drink money can buy!

Chilled Coconut, the best drink money can buy!

The brotherhood of Coke and Pepsi

The brotherhood of Coke and Pepsi


It better chilled..this one was.

It better chilled..this one was.


 2 (1)
A curious juxtaposition of massage and food.

A curious juxtaposition of massage and food.


You can get your bananas roasted in Bangkok

You can get your bananas roasted in Bangkok


When in doubt eat beancurd.

When in doubt eat beancurd.


Gave this one a miss.

Gave this one a miss.


Pineapple fried rice must be one of the best Thai creations.

Pineapple fried rice must be one of the best Thai creations.


Grilled to perfection.

Grilled to perfection.


These guys did not end up as the famed Papaya salad.They look a bit sad about it don't they?

These guys did not end up as the famed Papaya salad.They look a bit sad about it don’t they?


 4
There will be blood.

There will be blood.


 7
Frozen delights

Frozen delights


My kind of sandwich ..

My kind of sandwich ..


Quail Eggs.

Quail Eggs.


Feast for the eyes ..

Feast for the eyes ..


Quail egg omelet"lets".

Quail egg omelet”lets”.


At the root of good health and taste.

At the root of good health and taste.


No cream, its not Wimbledon.

No cream, its not Wimbledon.


Balls of Bangkok ( christened by me)

Balls of Bangkok ( christened by me)

 2 (3)
Coffee beckons.

Coffee beckons.


Feasting with friends.

Feasting with friends.


Feasting by the river.

Feasting by the river.


Satey..the global competition for Kebabs.

Satey..the global competition for Kebabs.


Health food..asian origin, nothing Thai about it.

Health food..asian origin, nothing Thai about it.


Signing off from Bangkok, a dishy place.

Signing off from Bangkok, a dishy place.

(Disclaimer:I did not eat everything I photographed, I am still a vegetarian taking baby steps towards eating “non-veg”)



Categories: Photography, Travel

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Love to hear from you....

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 815 other followers

%d bloggers like this: