Wishlisted by Patricia Celso
"Litte Patricia wants to eat, an extraodinary treat, authentic Thai food on the street. Where to be, where could she be? She said -- I shall eat and shop, at CHATUCHAK MARKET, Where is the map? I shall go and MARK IT!" What is travelling without food experience? Every country boasts a cultural expression through food. Despite of differences, food unites people from all over the world. Food venture is one of the things that bridge cultures. Similarities and differences of food staples and palates make it more compelling for tourists to recognize food representations. Moreover, Thailand is branded to be a melting pot for food gastronomy. Their cuisine is certainly a treat to the taste buds as it is a blend of 4s: sweet, spicy, sour, and salty. For that, people will definitely enjoy eating the local gastronomy of Thailand after they finish their Bangkok day trips and temple runs. For me, the best place to go for a trEAT in Bangkok is to visit CHATUCHAK MARKET. It is a place to spot for food that won't let any tourist go home with a sad tummy. Although the market may be overcrowded at times, it does not literally impose a bad news. Because you know what they say, "When a place has long lines for food, the food is definitely worth a try." Aside from the good number of food choices, Chatuchak Market brings cultural food experience to people. It is known how each food staple tells a story of history, social idenity, and cultural food consumption. We get to try what every Thai experience in their taste receptors and palates. Also, we get to explore and understand deeper why Thai cuisine is known as one of Asia's melting pot country. Thus, the market becomes a home for people who loves to eat and witness the culture of Thai gastronomy. But really, what is more to Chatuchak market? The market is also known for shopping hauls. Tourists consider visiting the place because it is like hitting two birds with one stone: eating and shopping. Just like any typical tourists, cheap finds and bargains are an important thing. Chatuchak market becomes the go-to place for shoppers who are enthusiastic about grabbing home their most favorite souvenirs at a lower price. From clothes to bags, fashionable hats, textiles, figurines, and accessories -- whatever it may be, name it and Chatuchak has it!!! CHATUCHAK MARKET is completely going to be your favorite food guide and one-stop shop. So, to anyone who wants to save their time? Maximize your stay at Bangkok by marking CHATUCHAK MARKET on your itinerary. Say bye-bye to limited time, say hi-hi to buy-buys!!!!