Our next destination is Bangkok! This Thai city is known for its fabulous street food; Thailand in general is known for having amazing street food, and there are not many dishes that cannot be found in a street stall, food court, or open marketplace. You’ll get to serve up lots of different street foods during your trip to the city. Make sure to bring your walking shoes and your appetite!
Our first stop in Bangkok is at a street stand specializing in grilled seafood skewers. We can also snag dessert and a drink here too. Here is the grill’s typical menu:
The seafood skewers come in 4 different varieties: crab cake, crab stick, squid, and octopus. One only type of seafood will go on each skewer. They can also be paired; crab cake and crab stick and be paired together, while squid and octopus may also wind up on a plate together. To start cooking a seafood skewer:
The skewers can also come with two garnishes: hot chili sauce and watermelon. Customers may ask for them together or separately.
Above the center plate and the resting areas for the cooked skewers are plates that can hold skewers that do not match a current customer’s order. This is a lot like the pizza plates back in Rome; you can use those plates to store plated skewers by tapping on the center plate when the combination of ingredients on the center plate do not match a customer’s order. The “extra” plate of food will then wait on the plates until a customer’s request matches the waiting dish.
On the left side of our stand is an area where we can make and serve ice cream. Unlike previous desserts, this one has an optional topping: berry wafers. The berry wafer are already prepared, so there’s no need to do any cooing for the topping.
The ice cream will, however, require some prep time. To start the ice cream chilling:
A fruit smoothie is a great way to stay cool in the streets of Bangkok; yours are mixed up in the mixer located underneath the left-side counter. They automatically fill up when a level starts, and they will refill without prompting after a fruit smoothie is served. A quick tap on a smoothie glass will serve it to a waiting customer.
Our seafood skewer stand is a lot like the churrascaria back in Rio, so its upgrades are similarly important. Giving yourself more grill space so multiple skewers can be queued up at the same time is crucial to getting dishes to customers in a timely fashion. As soon as you have the currency needed to upgrade the seafood grill, go ahead and do so!
Another neat feature of the skewers is that they can be piled up all around the center plate. You can have up to 4 skewers of each type cooked and waiting to be plated. This helps cut down on the wait time. If you can prepare a few different types of skewers and have them waiting before the first customer shows up, you have a great head start! You can then use any brief window of free time to add more skewers to the grill and add to your stockpile. The waiting piles can be crucial when you reach later levels!
The second restaurant you visit in Bangkok serves grilled tilapia and one of the most iconic dishes of Thailand: pad thai. Here’s a menu of possible orders for this stand:
On the right side of the counter is a grilling area perfect for cooking up whole fish. That’s what you’ll be doing in this stand! To start your tilapia:
You will also have customers ask for one (or both) of the possible sides. To the right of the plated tilapia is a column where we can find those sides.
As usual, it does not matter in which order the two sides are tapped. If you need to add them to a single plate, tap on one and then the other to move them to the bottom-most plated tilapia.
This classic rice noodle dish may be the most well-known dish from the region. It also has the distinction of being the national dish of Thailand. For a good pad thai, the noodles must be stir-fried, so that’s how you’ll start your dish:
You’ll also be offering 3 different ways to finish the noodles. All 3 possible additions can be found underneath the center counter. From left to right, they are: lime, shrimp, and green onions.
Each of these ingredients can be added to the plate of pad thai noodles in any order, and customers may ask for any combination of the ingredients. A single tap on an ingredient will add it to the bottom-most plated pad thai that does not already have that ingredient on it. Tapping the plated dish once you’ve added all the necessary ingredients will serve the dish to the requesting customer.
Thailand is home to an amazing variety of tropical fruits. It would be a shame not to sample them while in Bangkok! In this food stand, you have 3 popular fruits available to add to a fruit plate. These fruits can be added in any order and may be requested in any combination of fruits. They can also be requested individually.
All 3 fruits are located in dishes on the right half of the left-side counter. From top to bottom, the fruits are: watermelon, pineapple, and dragon fruit.
Like you saw back with the cheese plate back in Paris, the fruit plate has only one serving plate. This means that each request for a fruit plate must be made to order. Tapping on a fruit that you do not need for a current order means you’ll have to either wait and hope for another order to come in that does need that fruit, or the fruit plate will need to be trashed and started over again.
The final offering of this food stand is fresh coconut milk. As this is the stand’s beverage, it follows the same rules as beverages you’ve seen before. The coconut milk will ready itself as soon as the level starts, and replacement coconuts will gradually become available after you tap on one to serve it. The coconut milk can be found on the left edge of the left-side counter.
Very much like the cheese plate in Paris, the fruit plate in this stand can be the trickiest to navigate. Having only one serving plate for the dish means that multiple orders for fruit plates can keep you very busy at that station for longer than you might like. It’s important to balance the need to complete those fruit plate orders with the necessity of making sure your other dishes are cooking or have enough waiting on plates to help make serving them quick.
If you do happen to get several fruit plate orders at the same time, work through them based on which customer has the most patience. A customer with a bar in the yellow or red needs to be handled right away; those still in the green can probably wait a few seconds while you get out other orders.
Your last stop in Bangkok takes you off the streets and up onto a beautiful rooftop restaurant where your customers (and you!) are treated to a fabulous view on top of the fabulous food. Here is a list of the possible combinations in this restaurant:
Grilling a whole crab makes for an impressive presentation on the serving plate. You’ll be using the grill on the far-right side of the counter to grill up your crabs. The crabs themselves are located underneath the counter with the grill. To start:
There are 3 possible sides available for the grilled crab. These sides are arranged in a column to the right of the plated crab. From top to bottom, they are: soy sauce, jasmine rice, and lettuce leaves. When an order comes in requesting multiple sides, you can tap on the desired sides in any order. They will automatically add to the bottom-most plated crab that does not yet have the chosen side on it.
To start stir-frying the humble base for this dish:
Customers like their toppings and garnishes, though, so you might as well give them some options for those too. Underneath the center counter are the 3 possible sides for the rice & sprouts. Moving from left to right, those ingredients are: shrimp, cucumber, and eggs. As you’re probably used to by now, these ingredients can be added to a plated serving of rice & sprouts by tapping once on the desired ingredient. If multiple sides are requested by a customer, they can be tapped in any order. The sides will always first go onto the bottom-most plated rice & sprouts that doesn’t yet have the side being tapped.
Tom yam soup is a hot-and-sour soup usually cooked with shrimp, lots of herbs, and generous doses of spices. You do not have to worry about balancing flavors though. To make the tom yam soup, tap on the big soup pot in the bottom-left corner underneath the left-side counter. When the soup finishes, it will dish itself into individual bowls on the counter directly above the soup pot. Tapping on one of these servings will hand it over to a waiting customer.
After the spicy tom yam soup, your customers may be craving a cool drink. Thankfully, you have a ready supply of tropical fruit drinks at the top-left corner of the left-side counter. This drink follows the same rule as the other beverages you’ve encountered. All you need to do is tap on the drink when you want to serve it. The magical refill pitcher will take care of the rest.
With 2 dishes that both have 3 possible sides, the center of the kitchen can get a little bit hectic. Specifically, the cucumber for the rice & sprouts can be tricky to spot at a quick glance, so keep an eye out on the bottom-left edge of the rice & sprouts serving plate for the small green circles of cucumber.
Other than that, this restaurant is all about balancing the center of the counter. Upgrading capacity, as usual, may help you keep up with the orders when they start flying fast in later levels. With a bit of practice, you’ll be an expert at this restaurant in no time!