Off to Bangkok’s Chinatown in a Tuk Tuk


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January 11th 2019
Published: February 14th 2019
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It’s Friday night and my coworkers and I were off for Bangkok’s famous Chinatown for dinner. The four of us decided to take a tuk tuk (i.e. essentially a motorbike pulling a carriage) so I could get a better roadside view of the city. It was only about a 15-minute ride, but a bit harrowing as the drivers in Bangkok like to swerve in and out of cars.

Bangkok’s Chinatown was similar to the Chinatown’s in most cities – just a bit more crowed. Like everywhere in the city there were food stands set up everywhere. All of the “famous” places had lines (i.e. called ques here) that took a bit to understand since the staff would tell you to stand to the side and then call you over when seats opened up (often at a table with other guests). It was fun watching the food being prepared roadside as the cooks skillfully prepared tons of meals. The area was lined with shops selling everything imaginable and people trying to squeeze past each other to get down the sidewalk.

My friends ordered us a few different types of noodles (all delicious), as well as a equal number of sweets. After a few hours of wondering around the area we headed to a rooftop bar to relax and grab a beer -Chung!


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