I spent most of my second day in Bangkok lost in Chinatown. Normally I hate being lost, but this time it was by design. My cartoonish tourist map was worthless and trying to figure out which tiny alley I was on quickly proved impossible. So I scrapped whatever plans I had and just wandered through the labyrinthine neighborhood, taking photos and feasting on delicious street food.
Traffic was typical Bangkok until you ducked down one of the side streets.
These were possibly the best chicken skewers I’ve ever had. 5 baht each.
Some sort of glutinous rice cake deep-fried and coated with sugar. Delicious.
Steamed sweet corn. Almost as good as in the Midwest.
Typical Chinatown soi.
Fresh fish at a market.
Street beautician plucking facial hair using thread.
Around lunchtime open-air restaurants spring up on the sidewalks, serving all kinds amazing curries, soups and noodle dishes.
Rest of the Chinatown set here.