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Street Food Must Try in Bangkok -A Taste of Bangkok!

The buzzing capital city of Thailand, Bangkok is for sure paced with a lot of flavour. You can find out what exactly those flavours are if you ramble along the city and taste its best streetfood!

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SOM TUM

Som Tum is undoubtedly the quintessential Thai dish, for wherever you dine in the capital or the rest of the country you are bound to come across this feisty salad. It can be while you're at one of the luxury serviced apartments in Sukhumvit the likes of the Citadines Sukhumvit 8 Bangkok or simply on the lively streets of Yaowarat, Bangkok's Chinatown which is quite famous as one of the city's best street food destinations.
So what exactly is Som Tum you may wonder. It is a delicious Thai salad make out of raw green papaya that finely sliced to thin strips and mixed with other ingredients such as fish sauce, lime juice, chili, garlic, sugar, tomatoes and more. The combination of all these fresh ingredients provide an amazing sweet-sour flavour that have you asking for more!

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FRIED CHICKEN

You might not want your grandma to see this, but Thai Fried Chicken tasted so much better than what your grandma used to make! Exquisitely marinated in a blend of exotic condiments, the chicken are fried to perfection with the right amount of salt and pepper seasoned to it.

Thai fried chicken can be found everywhere so there's no point in sticking to your diet as from almost every bend and turn they will be calling out to you to come and taste their juicy, succulent, crispy goodness!

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THAI FISH CAKE

If something smells fishy in Bangkok it's probably Thai Fish Cake! Arguably the best snack to be had in Bangkok, these are easily available to taste. Usually, the fish cakes are made to order and you will see them being fried before your eyes. After the cakes have each been fried to crispy perfection, they will receive a generous drizzle of Thai sweet chilli sauce.

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MANGO STICKY RICE

To make your memories of Bangkok's street food stick in your mind forever have some Mango Sticky Rice! This delicious Thai dessert will complete your food adventures in the bustling city. Mango Sticky Rice is made using fresh mangoes, coconut milk and a special type of sticky, glutinous rice. It will cost you about THB60 or THB150. The more expensive ones are made with mangoes of the highest quality. Sticky Mango Rice is quite plenty during mango season in Thailand.

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THAI ICED TEA & FIZZY DRINKS

For foreigners used to much cooler climates, the tropical temperatures of Bangkok can at times be a little trying. When such times arise, cool off with a glass of delicious Thai iced tea or a special range of fizzy drinks. Even iced green tea can be had here. The fizzy drinks, Thai iced tea or coffee and fruit smoothies are all made to order right in front of you.