CNN calls Bangkok street food best in world…again

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Bangkok was named the city with the best street food in the world by CNN for the second year running.

CNN noted that it’s nearly impossible to stay away from our city’s street cuisine since vendors sit on almost every block in the city. From basic meals like the classic “pad Thai” and fried rice, to seafood, and of course I couldn’t do an article like this without mentioning the infamous “som tum”. Thai street food really does cover all areas.

They serve food around the clock and offer up everything from breakfast to lunch and dinner, snacks, beverages, desserts and even Thailand’s own street booze, yaa dong. Don’t get me started on yaa dong.

It’s not just the taste that attracts us, but the price too. Thai street food is so cheap it would be rude not to try the odd dish or 3.

After Bangkok, CNN rated Tokyo, Honolulu, Durban, New Orleans, Istanbul, Hong Kong, Paris, Mexico City, Cairo, Marrakesh, Cartagena (Colombia) , Portland (Oregon, U.S.), Dakar (Senegal), Bali, Mumbai, Ho Chi Minh City, Miami, Rome, Rio de Janero, Sydney, and Beijing, respectively.

  • Jack La Motta

    Portland Oregon-Streetfood? thought the only thing they sold on street corners there were bags of crack?

    • Ken Anderson

      Sounds just like Theprasit road.

      • Jack La Motta

        สำนักงานบังคับคดีจังหวัดชลบุรี สาขาพัทยา outside here after dark ssssssh

        • amazingthailand

          In chinees?

          • Jack La Motta

            In Chinese! 😀

    • le chef

      or life membership of a cult

      • Jack La Motta

        Cult 45

  • Mike Murphy

    well, considering its being called Bangkok street food, then It is the only one in the world.

    • amazingthailand

      Very good post the best food in hometown is hometown food

  • Mike Murphy

    only problem with street food is lack of near by toilets.

    • ken

      Bangkok street is the toilet, just ask any Thai men, especially taxi and motor bike drivers

      • Ken Anderson

        Yes, but if a farrang is seen urinating in public that is a very different ball game.
        The self righteous ones will soon take to social media proclaiming what disgusting behaviour it is, and how Thailand’s superior morals are being eroded away by foreigners.

    • Jack La Motta

      Piss behind a car like everyone else

  • Mike Murphy

    and yaa dong may lead to the wrong kind of dong ( from a ladyboy)

    • Jack La Motta

      Your post reminded me of Chuck Berry,( my ding a ling ) he died yesterday aged 90 btw

  • Mike Murphy

    all those weakened germs in the street food build consumers immunity

    • Jack La Motta

      Or kill ya, what dont kill ya makes ya stronger!

  • amazingthailand

    best food in the world when you are constipated

    • Jack La Motta

      Dates, Figs and Prunes

      • amazingthailand

        And ricefarmersdaughters kitchen

      • Deadhorse.

        I shall keep my plums in reserve for just such an emergency.
        Will she need to eat them or will a quick flash suffice to sort her problem?.

        • Jack La Motta

          Depends how fat your Plums are? 😉

  • popeye the sailorman

    how can cnn say this when all i see is open food unclean people serving food flies and mozzies all over the place a breeding ground foe delli belli

    • Ken Anderson

      I’m Popeye the Sailor Man.
      Eat food from a frying pan.
      It tastes very yummy.
      But upsets my tummy.
      I’m Popeye the Sailor man. Toot Toot.

      • popeye the sailorman

        did not know your a poet……….why dont you make a book from these and any profit made donate to the rice farmers daughters !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Jack La Motta

          hahaha

        • Ken Anderson

          I’m Popeye the Sailor Man.
          In rice farmers daughter land.
          I thought she was pretty.
          But she had a willy.
          I’m Popeye the Sailor man. Toot Toot.

          • Sexy Soi Six

            On again with lady boy references again

          • Ken Anderson

            It’s old Popeye. I think he might be one of your deviant friends.

          • Sexy Soi Six

            I doubt it I have no friends on account of my fame and great attitude

  • joe

    Who ever told CNN this must be the same idiot that wrote the book ..Land of smiles.

    Best food in the world 555555555555

  • Thomas

    Sydney made the list? Sydney has street food? Where? The annual festivals or weekend markets. Oregon street food?. Maybe out of a truck. Usual CNN article devoid of any reality.

    • Jack La Motta

      Exactamundo

    • Sexy Soi Six

      Sydney !!!where? The only street food there is the put another shrimp on the barbie culture there ain’t no street food there .

      • le chef

        probably referring to icecream vans

        • Sexy Soi Six

          Mr Whippy ice cream vans drivers are sex offenders they target kiddies to make a living

          • le chef

            that is pretty sad

          • Sexy Soi Six

            If you get to a position in life where you have to drive a ice cream van around with a big clown on top of the roof and have bells and whistles sounding targeting kids to me you have to be a potential sex offender or desperate .

          • le chef

            like i said pretty sad

        • Jack La Motta

          Hippies selling space-cakes at Kings Cross

          • le chef

            missed them ones

    • popeye the sailorman

      what about gay Parree………..i been there many times dont remember seeing street food only gourmet restaurants did not see any food motorbikesidecars or fruit sellers on any roads………….cnn must be a load of crap….

  • Sexy Soi Six

    Thailand has the best clean wholesome delicious street food in the world . The problem is these old boy pommy farangs because of many years of alcohol abuse and there cheap charlie bar foods there digestive can’t absorb and break down foods anymore along with there old man inlarged prostates so they go on the critisize the great street foods of Thailand better they stay with there cup cakes and fairy cakes with hot tea the silly old billy gost poms here are just past there prime now .

  • popeye the sailorman

    why are the philippines not in the listings???

    • Jack La Motta

      Why is Mexico not in the listings, some amazing street food!

      • Sexy Soi Six

        Read the listing properly ya toothless old blind bat even blind Freddy can see there on the listing .

        • Jack La Motta

          hahahaha

  • le chef

    no mention of the rats that run around them – seen about 5 or 6 while having a drink at nikom court – during the day

    • Jack La Motta

      Or the Rats that cook it

  • le chef

    i wonder if the tourist’s know why these street vendors exist — most thais have no cooking place