Indians are famous or infamous for sticking to their tried and tested food preferences, and prefer not to experiment with new flavours and tastes.
While that never poses a problem as long as one is still in India, but expatriates and tourists visiting foreign shores have a tough time looking for the right places to dine in.
An Indian restaurant seems to be their first lookout job in a new city abroad. This has a lot to do with the fact that many Indians are vegetarians or do not eat certain kind of meat.
Well, don’t despair, at least while you are in Thailand. There are some nice Indian restaurants in Bangkok, which serve an array of Indian flavours, especially north and south Indian food.
So, you can now spend the entire day roaming around the city square and the beach, and head back to your favourite food joint to savour your paneer masala tikka, butter chicken, or rava dosa.
The local Thai food is a mix of Chinese and South East Asian flavours. It is either too bland, hot or pungent, which could give the feeling of the food still being raw. Also, South East Asian cooking typically involves sautéing the vegetables, which lends a raw flavour to the palate.
That would seem raw to an unaccustomed Indian palate.
As such, north Indian food in Bangkok is a big hit with the Indian tourists and expatriates. The spicy masalas, soft and tender well-cooked meat, the lentils with sumptuous doses of ghee, and the soft tandoori rotis… you name it and you will find it!
So, you can try for Amritsari daal with keema kulcha or a garlic butter naan with kadhai paneer. All you need to do is find a list of the restaurants serving authentic Indian cuisine in Bangkok.
Alternatively, you could ask your family, relatives or friends living there or who have visited there to help you locate the top Indian restaurants in Bangkok.
A few of these outlets even provide outdoor catering service in Bangkok to the expatriate population.
So, now you can peacefully pack your bags for the Thailand vacation. You won’t miss out on Indian food in Bangkok!