A July 2008 trip
to Bangkok by SeenThat
Quote: Khaosan Road is unavoidable for backpackers in Southeast Asia. Sometimes we need it to wait for the travel agencies to work out the papers; sometimes we are waiting for friends to arrive or depart. Regardless of the circumstances, we need to eat…
Thais usually add chillis till the noodles get a pink hue, but you should be careful and not mimic that action till you are sure you can stand the fierce local mutations. To avoid ‘losing face’ in front of the locals by not adding chilli, you can add lemon juice from the fresh lemons always present on the tables and a few mint leaves placed near them. This spicing is typical of certain zones and will transform you in the eyes of the many local watchers into a well-travelled Farang without burning your tastebuds.
The proper way of eating the soup is to pick up the solid bit with the chopsticks and the liquid with the short and deep oriental spoon. You can enjoy the experience everywhere; even touristy Khaosan Road hosts at least to small restaurants, one at each end (towards the palace at the western end and away from the palace at the eastern one). The regular price is twenty baht or less.
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