Bangkok’s Chinatown extends along the Yaowarat Road like a dragon, from it’s head at the Odeon Gate to tail at Saphan Han. Around a mile in old money of businesses, restaurants, road side stalls and lights.
We took a tour on our second night in Bangkok to get a taste of the food and to get our bearings, after which we returned another three times. Me: the river prawns and peppery pork soup, Debbie: the Tom Yum soup and ice cream.
Duck’s tongues and Durian fruit were a delicacy too far. Worse though was the large number of shark fin restaurants. Consumption of shark fin soup is down 25% on what it used to be apparently, but this is still way too high.