Thailand's Best Street Food (9780804853354)

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Tuttle Publishing
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12 recipes; 250 color photos and 15 maps
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5 1/8 X 8

"To be fortunate enough to visit Thailand—to eat in Thailand—is a deep dive into a rich, many-textured, very old culture of flavors and colors ranging far beyond the familiar spectrum." —Anthony Bourdain

Thailand is known for its incredible street food and specialty stalls. With the help of this book, visitors can experience the very best of streetside dining.

Writer, food blogger, and Bangkok resident Chawadee Nualkhair guides you throughout the country—recommending everything from popular favorites to off the beaten path must dos. Divided by region, Nualkhair successfully debunks the myth that Bangkok is the only place to find great Thai street food. By eating her way across the country, from Phuket in the south to Chiang Mai in the north, she ensures all travelers will have a tasty, authentic experience.

Nualkhair draws on her vast experience to provide essential tips on and logistic help in locating the best street food stalls, including:
  • An introduction to and pronunciation guide for common ingredients and dishes
  • Directions to each location
  • Street maps for each area
  • Serving options
  • Ordering tips
  • Seating and bathroom facilities
  • Photos of the best dishes
This edition has been updated and revised, and includes 11 new street stall recommendations.

In case you want to recreate your favorite finds at home, this book also includes 12 recipes for popular dishes, adapted for Western kitchens and ingredients.

About the Author:
Chawadee Nualkhair is Thai-American author who grew up in Pittsburgh. She now lives in Bangkok with her husband and two children. She was a financial journalist before transitioning to freelancing writing, primarily about her favorite topic--food. Visit her blog,