On the Streets of Bangkok

IMG_4949The streets of Bangkok are a riotous bounty of vendors selling everything from food to flowers and well, really anything you can possibly think of is for sale on the streets of Krungthep.

I love it and never feel more alive than walking down a busy soi (side street/alley) the smell of food wafting in the mixed with, well, a lot of other smells as well 😉 The constant din on the street can sometimes be deafening: motorcycles, people talking or trying to get your attention to seduce you into going for a ride in their Tuk Tuk or maybe getting a massage.

Here are just a few of the imaged which to me represent my Bangkok. IMG_4953 IMG_4954 IMG_4735IMG_4737IMG_4734 IMG_4773 IMG_4935 IMG_4950 IMG_4956


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About urbanfoodguy

I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note: urbanfoodguy@gmail.com
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4 Responses to On the Streets of Bangkok

  1. cbcreates says:

    Envious! Please keep ’em coming.

  2. Michael says:

    It’s interesting to see how similar some of the things can be to NYC; yet, at the same time, so completely different.

    • urbanfoodguy says:

      The big difference is how. The streets are taken over with food people set up entire restaurants with tables and chairs up and down the street . And the side walks are often very treacherous NYC has better infastructure!

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