Thai Food – On The Streets of Bangkok and in Fancy Restaurants

December 5, 2010

The Sidney Morning Herald recently published an article on Thai food, and how it’s going into the “fine dining category” in Thailand:

Thais believe their food should be shared, preferably on a makeshift table flanking a busy road, or at a hole-in-the-wall shop, with as many friends as the love, beer and laughter will allow. While fine-dining Thai restaurants exist in Bangkok – and in some cases are very good – they are usually for tourists.

Well – that’s not so accurate actually. Thai’s don’t believe their food should be shared on a makeshift table flanking a busy road – that’s just a thing of convenience and affordability.

There are plenty of places were well-off Thais go to enjoy high-quality Thai food in luxurious surroundings.

It’s just a matter of fact that a lot of people who earn maybe 20000 baht a month don’t want to spend 5000 baht for a dinner, but rather prefer to go for a 25 baht meal. The ambience may not be as beautiful, but the food can be just as tasty.

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