Eating Out

The biggest ‘culture shock’ I think we have experienced since living in Bangkok, is the fact that people just don’t cook for themselves. It is completely normal to eat out every single meal and to never cook a meal for yourself in the comfort of your own home.

Traveling aside, we have been living in our apartment for over a month now and we have not cooked a single meal. Granted, we do not have a stove, microwave or oven – only a fridge – but still. We have contemplated buying a basic stove to prepare a few simple dishes – but financially it just does not make sense. The price of food items in grocery stores is far more expensive than that of the ready-made and prepared street food which can be purchased from vendors and local restaurants.

In order to survive on a diet comprised mainly of noodles, rice and Thai food – we have to eat out at Western restaurants ever so often. The price difference between Western and Thai food can be exorbitant; however we have found a few hidden gems which are really worth trying out whilst in Bangkok…


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