“I am not a glutton. I am an explorer of food.”

As I have mentioned, you can get anything in Bangkok. This is also true for food. Sometimes when you visit a country and find ethnic food not original to that country, they will sometimes make their best attempt to reproduce the food (i.e., in Ireland I had a pasta dish that was essentially spaghetti with tomato ketchup, the only bad meal I had there). I didn’t find very much of this in Bangkok, probably due to the huge expat community. Most of the non-Thai meals I tried were tasty and as expected.

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Angel hair pasta at Bourbon Street
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Calzone at an Italian place on our soi
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Steak at the Argentinian steak house
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Potatoes au gratin at the Argentinian steak house on Soi 11
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Best bread service ever… at the Argentinian steak house

But my favorite meals in Bangkok were the Thai ones. I could eat Pad Thai or Red Curry every day, though I did not while I was there. Self control comes slowly. The ubiquitous dessert is sticky rice with mango, which I now know how to make. All of the drinks in Thailand are very sweet, so tea generally means sweet tea. Thais generally use a fork and big spoon for eating; I saw very few chopsticks.

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Pad Thai
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Fried bananas
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A traditional Thai coconut dessert
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Mango & Sticky Rice

The Webster Bangkok campus is a suite in the Empire building in the Chong Nonsi neighborhood. The building hosts a market on the second floor with a variety of vendors. So for dinner break during class, it was easiest to go downstairs and grab dumplings or a pork bun. Everything I tried from the market was delicious.

Title quote:  Erma Bombeck

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A Thai penne dish – all the Thai notes (coconut milk, galangal, lemongrass) but with penne pasta
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This is typical of any “international buffet” you will encounter
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A cool eatery off Sukhumvit

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