The Thailand Foundation has launched an app to help visitors get access to some of the best Bangkok street food. Developed with the support of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, the “Street Food Bangkok” app was launched earlier this month.
The app provides information on street food from 121 vendors and stalls across Bangkok, encompassing 25 tasty menus. It will soon be expanded to include street food vendors in Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and other cities of Thailand. The aim is to bring street food to the attention of both Thais and foreigners and to promote Thai culture and tourism, which would help stimulate the national economy.
In his opening remarks, H.E. Norachit Sinhaseni, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said,
“Thailand has long been regarded as the Kitchen of the World, not only because of her richness in agricultural and agro-industrial products that have been exported worldwide, but also of her cuisine that has always been ranked among one of the top ten food in the world.
“Thai cuisine has been recognised internationally for its unique taste as well as its gastronomic presentation that combines colours, aromatic components, and herbal and medical benefits.”
The Street Food Bangkok app can be downloaded for free onto tablets and smartphones with Android and iOS operating systems and has a user-friendly, easy-to-navigate interface that shows users a range of dishes, sorted by location and type, with details of specialty dishes listed as well as preparation techniques and ingredients. There are also directions to each stall or shop and opening times.
Click here to download the application: