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Nostalgic of Bangkok: Quick guide on where to eat local Thai

I wrote about one of my favourite brunch spots in the first part of “Nostalgic of Bangkok” but that clearly is not the local meal tourists are looking for when in Thailand. So this time, I’m going to go through a few easy places to get great local Thai food. 1. Eathai: all-encompassing high quality upscale food court *must visit* Their tagline is “If food is a journey, we make Thailand a little smaller for you” and that is exactly what this place is about. They have food stalls serving cuisines from all over Thailand (Central, seafood, Northern region, Southern region etc) and even stalls with street food and desserts – it is definitely exhaustive. Apart from a great seating area and ambience, the food is very very good, which is kind of unexpected for a food court, right? Numerous dishes I had were the best I ever had, better than the “authentic” recommendations you have to trek miles and sit on dirty stools for! Here are some must-try dishes: Raw shrimps marinated in lemon sauce Tom yum soup noodles …

Nostalgic of Bangkok: Best coffee and brunch at Roast

Even for a three-day trip, it’s ok not to eat Thai food every meal you’re in Bangkok for. This city has so much personality that goes far beyond a good meal of local food. Among my first impressions, I thought the city must be made for (and made by) foodies and hipsters. The originality of the coffee shops, dessert cafes and restaurants was truly inspiring and my shallow experience makes me believe that it’s something best experienced through eating “normal food” rather than “authentic Thai”. I mean as a local in Hong Kong, eating “authentic Cantonese” is rarely on my agenda. So in the first part of “Nostalgic of Bangkok”, I take you through the best ever coffee and brunch meal I had at Roast Coffee & Eatery! It’s definitely the place I’m missing most right now.  Roasted tomato soup *must order* This was my second visit to Roast and this soup was the one and only repeated food order from my previous visit. It’s so flavourful and the roasted smell was very pleasantly strong. But my descriptive …