Bangkok's disappearing street food, is HH next

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Bangkok's disappearing street food, is HH next

Post by StevePIraq » Sat Aug 27, 2016 1:22 pm

The BBC has an interesting article on the changing face of Bangkok's street food culture, could it happen in HH? whilst some places are grotty, unclean and potentially a health hazard not all street food can be classed the same. If it were all to disappear Hua Hin would be the loser.

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/2016081 ... treet-food
Although street food has long been synonymous with Bangkok, the city is steadily sweeping the sidewalks clean of its vendors......

To much to paste here but an article worth reading and considering.
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Re: Bangkok's disappearing street food, is HH next

Post by oakdale160 » Sat Aug 27, 2016 7:05 pm

HH's street food is mostly in night markets.Stalls that block the sidewalks are not a big feature here.

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Post by StevePIraq » Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:33 pm

Maybe not big but there are locations where this happens. Night market is a managed area but it is spreading north to south along Railway road and Sra Song road, and lets not forget the vendors who frequent Binthabaht area and down to the beach at Damnoern Kasem Road, plus west of the rail line going up Pala U road, Canal Road, Soi 88, Soi 94 and so on. I realize nothing like Bangkok but I believe far more than just Night Market.

However the article is not just about vendors blocking sidewalks, it is also about unlicensed vendors and providing dedicated areas where street vendors are more controlled and have to abide by laws.
Street food whilst not really my cup of tea are a part of life in Thailand and would be a great loss if all disappeared.
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Post by oakdale160 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:43 pm

True, BKKs 'planning " is crazy. City authorities everywhere in Asia want their cities all to look like Dallas, countless uninspiring skyscrapers. There was a great market near Lupini park, closed and yet another shopping center built there.

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Post by jandal33 » Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:15 am

Excellent day market.
Far less talked about is the massive day market next to Ratchadapisek's Sutthisan MRT station, geared towards fashionistas and foodies and frequented mainly by the office workers from the high-rises and businesses in the immediate area. Smack in between the station and a couple of tall buildings, this large covered market operates solely on weekdays.

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Post by handdrummer » Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:44 pm

eventually the whole world will become one big unused sanitary napkin filled with the walking dead and unthinking teddy bears bearing smartphones.

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Post by Vital Spark » Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:27 pm

^^ Absolutely. When will the planners (or whatever their title is) realise that a big part of the charm of coming to Thailand is experiencing something different from what we're used to in the west. Sitting on a wobbly plastic stool at whatever o'clock eating noodles, buying anything and everything from street stalls (including, of course, the fake stuff), drinking (and buying beer) whenever we want - especially on the beaches. Just having an unusual and enjoyable experience.

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Re: Bangkok's disappearing street food, is HH next

Post by oakdale160 » Thu Nov 24, 2016 8:37 am

It is happening in all Asian cities

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Post by StevePIraq » Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:03 am

handdrummer wrote:eventually the whole world will become one big unused sanitary napkin filled with the walking dead and unthinking teddy bears bearing smartphones.

The unthinking Teddy Bears are already here in Thailand, slowly but surely taking over the world
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Re: Bangkok's disappearing street food, is HH next

Post by handdrummer » Thu Nov 24, 2016 8:42 pm

StevePIraq wrote:
handdrummer wrote:eventually the whole world will become one big unused sanitary napkin filled with the walking dead and unthinking teddy bears bearing smartphones.

The unthinking Teddy Bears are already here in Thailand, slowly but surely taking over the world

Walk now, text later. :guns:

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