Ask just about any traveller what their top-five favourite things about visiting Bangkok are, and they’re likely to list enjoying the local cuisine as one of them. Thai food is famous around the world for its balanced flavours and fresh ingredients. And there’s no better place to enjoy authentic Thai food than in Bangkok.
One of the most satisfying aspects of dining in Bangkok is how affordable it is – especially if you enjoy the street food scene. You don’t have to look far to find publications that list Bangkok as one of the top street-food destinations in the world. This is, without a doubt, one of the best places on the planet for even the most frugal foodie to spend their holiday.
But we should also note that Bangkok is an enormous (some would say ‘sprawling’) city. Being aware that there is exceptional street food to be enjoyed here doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll know where to find it. That’s why we’re dedicating a blog post to helping guests at Centre Point Sukhumvit 10 find some of the best street food in their area.
Where to Enjoy Street Food When Staying on Sukhumvit
First of all, we should note that the dining scene is always evolving in Thailand. Prominent street-food areas shift around the city as new developments go up. That’s why it’s always a good idea to check with the front desk staff for current recommendations.
But there are a few hideouts and well-established street food areas that show no signs of moving. One of these is at the famous tourist enclave at Khao San Road. It may not be right down the street from the hotel, but Khao San Road is easy to reach by taxi, and it’s a place that tourists are likely to visit at least once during their time in Bangkok.
So if you’re taking a trip to Khoa San, we recommend stopping by Pad Thai Thip Samai (Google Map location here), which is famous for its pad Thai. Anyone familiar with Thai cuisine will know this classic fried noodle dish well. It’s literally considered the national dish of Thailand! But as you also be aware, this is a difficult dish to do well. In other words, there are countless pad Thai restaurants in Thailand, but few are as delicious as Pad Thai Thip Samai.
Enjoy Delicious Pad Thai Closer to the Hotel
Of course, we understand that travelling to the Khao San Road area every time you would like some tasty pad Thai can be a bit of a chore. But there’s good news! Rim Suan Restaurant at Centre Point Sukhumvit 10 actually serves its own delicious version of pad Thai. In fact, it’s our hotel’s signature dish!
Be sure to stop by and try this dish if you’re in the Lower Sukhumvit area.
Above all, remember that our staff are here to make your stay in Bangkok more comfortable and enjoyable. If you’re looking for a specific type of food, or for a street food market in a particular area, please don’t hesitate to ask our front-desk staff for assistance.