Destination Dining: Bangkok ·
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From street food to hipster cafes, Jaime Ee and Rachel Loi go on a feeding frenzy in the city of angels

TO try or not to try, that is the question. Street food in Bangkok, that is, as you salivate at the sight of succulent sausages, glistening fat squid and giant salt-crusted fish broiling over a makeshift charcoal brazier; breathe in the pungent sweet-savoury fish sauce fusing with herbs and lime juice to turn shredded green papaya into signature som tam; the fragrance of condensed milk and bananas wrapped in tender, chewy prata....but whoa. You involuntarily reach into your purse for antiseptic wet ones, as if wiping your hands will sanitise the dodgy, almost squalid - by Singaporean NEA standards - surroundings all this delicious food is cooked in.

We admit to being the sissified diners who rely...

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