Roughly 500,000 street food stalls earning up to half of Thailand’s GDP line the streets in Bangkok, if researchers are to be believed. Guess what? I’m going to try to sample, catalogue, and critique all the ones that could possibly be of any interest to you, or me, or anyone else, indigestion, diarrhea, and cholesterol levels be damned. This could take a lot of time, but I’m going to give it a year, and, fingers crossed, by the end of this entire ordeal, I will have a fairly comprehensive guide to show for it all (and probably a pretty substantial belly too. That is, even more substantial than the one I already have. The sacrifices I make for my art).
On for tonight: pad thai on Thonglor, which friends tell me is possibly the best in Bangkok (better than Thipsammai? Hard to believe) and Sukhumvit Soi 38, one of the best outdoor food courts in town.