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5 under-the-radar markets in Bangkok still serving street food

After a ban on street food in Bangkok last year, many street hawkers have disappeared. But there is hope. Here are five local markets that still serve tasty and authentic street food

Bangkok's street food ban, announced last year, has taken hold in many well-loved food alleys, especially in the city centre.

I visit Sukhumvit 38 anticipating the smoky-sweet pad thai I ate on the street five years ago, but can no longer find it. The pushcart vendors there have been relocated to a permanent indoor food court where prices are high and standards are middling.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 11, 2018, with the headline 'Bangkok's under-the-radar markets'. Print Edition | Subscribe