The aromatics of Thai food derived from the exotic fusion of herbs and spices are something that locals savor and travelers crave. As Phuket.com describes, it’s the “juxtaposition of sweet, sour, hot, and salty flavors [that] makes Thai cuisine so distinct.” With the amazing selection of eateries dispersed across the capital, residents and visitors are spoiled for choice when it comes to dining. But after living in the city for a while, you start to get comfortable with certain restaurants and food stands, leading you into some sort of boring food routine.
If you ever find yourself in this kind of rut, all you have to do to reignite that sense of gastronomic adventure is download a couple of apps on your smartphone or tablet. As the managers of the entertainment portal Spin Genie have pointed out, mobile is currently the most important development amongst all internet trends, allowing consumers to depend on their devices to help them with daily problems like finding new restaurants to try out.
What started out as the nation’s top restaurant review website has transformed into a mobile community of foodies in Thailand in just one app. Touted as the Thai version of Yelp, Wongnai uses your GPS to help you locate nearby restaurants, all of which are complete with detailed info, user reviews, tips, and even pictures of meals!
Bangkok in myPocket
Although this is more of a comprehensive city guide compiled by Bangkok editors rather than a just a list of restaurants, Bangkok in myPocket has a detailed database of activities, events, and food places that can be accessed offline. One of the perks of this app is that it contains discount coupons and special offers, exclusive to app users.
Still relatively new to the app market is WTF: Where to Fin Bangkok, a tool that allows you to search for restaurants in the city by name, cuisine, or location. Like Bangkok in myPocket, WTF BKK also offers great deals and discounts!
We hope you enjoy these apps and find them as useful as we have in our pursuit of tasty Thai food!