BANGKOK, THAILAND –The TAT a.k.a. Tourist Authority of Thailand is discussing the possibility of hosting a “Bangkok Street Food Festival” for June of this year.
According to Nation Multimedia:
TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn said recently that the idea would be in line with CNN’s listing of Bangkok as the city with the best street food in the world.
The festival will be held in some major roads of the capital such as Khao San, Yaowarat and Pratunam area. Details will be discussed later, the governor said.
He denied reports that all street food will be banned from Bangkok, saying the moves afoot were just aimed at regulating the business to ensure order and food hygiene.
The actual article from CNN http://edition.cnn.com/2016/08/08/foodanddrink/best-cities-street-food/ states:
It’s impossible to avoid street food in Bangkok, where sidewalk vendors in different parts of the city operate on a fixed rotation.Some take care of the breakfast crowd with sweet soymilk and bean curd, others dish up fragrant rice and poached chicken for lunch.The late-night crowd offers everything from phad thai noodles to grilled satay.Chef Van, of the French brasserie 4Garcons on Thong Lor Soi 13 in Bangkok, favors street food in Chinatown — known locally as “Yarowat.”He recommends hoy tod nai mong, a crisp fried mussel pancake: “The chef and owner makes them one by one on the charcoal stove.”Another favorite: Kuay tiew kai soi sai nam phung: “It is noodle soup with chicken wing stew with young egg and pork intestine! I’ve had it since I was a kid.”