THE LOWS AND HIGHS OF BANGKOK

From street food to rooftop bars, eat­ing and drink­ing in Thai­land is all about ex­tremes

Sunday Herald Sun - Escape - - DESTINATION THAILAND - JANE LAW­SON

Bangkok’s food and drink cul­ture is as fra­grant and funky as an in­ner-city back lane on a swel­ter­ing day. But in a good way. It’s an as­sault to the senses; a squeal­ing riot of colour mud­dled with nose-tin­gling aro­mas, pun­gent flavours and brac­ing vi­brancy. A po­tent cock­tail. This modern foodob­sessed city sprout­ing out of gritty soil strongly sug­gests dash­ing “Pad Thai, hold the spice” di­rec­tives and div­ing face-first into the wel­com­ing car­ni­val of ex­otic street feasts and rooftop ton­ics.

GURU NOSH

Leapfrog through peo­ple traf­fic into hid­den slip­streams where widesmiled food ven­dors taunt and tan­ta­lise the rav­en­ous. Street­wise Guru Tours is the brain­child of the Anan­tara Bangkok River­side Re­sort and Spa. Op­er­at­ing al­most daily in peak sea­son, the in­tensely en­joy­able ex­pe­ri­ences are hosted by lanewaysavvy staff who nav­i­gate con­fus­ing

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