Food and drink is generally very inexpensive in Thailand, and is especially true in regards to local Thai dishes available at small restaurants or when buying from one of the city’s countless food trucks. Bangkok has more expensive alternatives, however, and prices can differ dramatically depending on what you choose. Thai food in Bangkok is influenced by both Chinese and Indian cuisine. In Bangkok people eat using either a fork and spoon or chopsticks and rice is the most important component in cooking, along with the famous nam pla fish sauce.
Tom Yum Kung– lemongrass soup with chili peppers and prawns.
Gaeng Keow Wan Kai– green chicken curry in coconut milk.
Gaeng Deng– red curry dish with coconut milk and finely chopped pieces of meat.
Tom Yum Gung– a soup with lemongrass, galangal, mushrooms and prawns.
Tom Kha Kai– soup with coconut milk, lemongrass, galangal and chicken.
Pad Thai– wok noodles with vegetables, a tasty fish sauce, chili peppers and chopped cashew nuts.
Thai iced tea– strongly-brewed black tea mixed with condensed milk and sugar
Wine– available but expensive
Beer– local and international brews