Okay, I’m just putting this out there: Maybe Thailand (and Bangkok) is such a backpacker mecca because of the food? I mean, where else in the world do you find dishes so catered to both the eat-cheap and eat-on-the-go crowd? From banana roti (a perfect late-night snack to enjoy with your new buds from Germany) to Jok (maybe the world’s cheapest hangover breakfast?).
BootsnAll has this great overview — with requisite food porn shots — of what you should expect to be dining on during your stay in the Thai capital. In addition to the above delicacies, make sure to save room for some hearty Kaeng Massamman, sweet Khao Niao Mamuang, and, well, orange Cha Yen (plastic bag with straw optional).
Oh yes... I do agree - it's a culinary paradise. And rotis are so delicious - they actually come from Southern Thailand/Malaysia, and most of the sellers are Muslim - but nowadays, you find them in all parts of the country.
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