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GREAT ESCAPE Central Thailand

WORDS OLIVER BERRY PHOTOGRAPHS JUSTIN FOULKES @justinfoulkes
MAP ILLUSTRATION: KATE SUTTON

Taste two sides of Thai street food in Bangkok

IT’S MIDDAY IN BANGKOK AND EVERYONE is contemplating the most important decision of the day: where to go for lunch. Some people will head to a backstreet noodle stall for pad thai; others might dine in an old-fashioned shophouse on khao soy, a meaty pork broth, or kôw pàt, Thai-style fried rice, sitting on plastic chairs beside the pavement as tuk-tuks and taxis buzz past.

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