Monsoon Lunches

As the rainy season begins, this city unfairly limits you in your lunch options, in a will-it/won’t-it rainy day conundrum

There is something in the pursuit of lunch—something special, unique, therapeutic. It’s key in the balance of the working day, the splinter between morning and afternoon, and we all await for its arrival with ravenous anticipation. Especially in Bangkok.

Lunch in this city is an event. People’s days are built around it; the pleasure, the decisions, the business, the mechanics of street food that soothes and calms. As I mentioned in last month’s column, lunch in the seething masses of a street food market in Bangkok is a life-and-death drama, something I’m struggling to adjust to. All of the choices and elbow-to-elbow ordering, the rude reserving of tables with nondescript lanyards. But I can’t ignore it. I can’t cancel lunch.

In Thailand the rainy season (May till October) unfairly limits you, forcing you to narrow your dining…

Original published: 2018-07-09 18:00:44 Read the full Bangkok News here


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