Thai street food is quite known for its world-famous mouthwatering taste. Vendors set up stalls where you can get something to go or you can stop to enjoy a meal at the nearby tables and chairs. If you don’t know what street foods to order, it can be a little overwhelming. Much of Bangkok’s cuisine has a heavy Chinese/Teochew influence which can be seen in the dishes.
With no further ado, here’s a list of Thai street food we feel you shouldn’t miss out:
1. Som Tam
Somtam, a sweet, sour, spicy, salty salad made from shredded green papayas, tomatoes, garlic, shrimp, peanuts and chili peppers is one of the most popular street foods in Thailand. You can find it in almost any area with street food. The flavor combination might not be familiar, but it’s delicious, refreshing and healthy.
2. Thai Rice Noodle Soup (Kuay Jab Nam Sai)
Guay Teow, or noodle soup, is the most popular Thai street food dish. It comes from China, but has become uniquely Thai through the years. It’s typically served with varied forms of pig innards and meats. The kuay are rolled up and cooked, trapping the peppery soup in their folds whenever you take a bite.
3. Fried Chicken (Gai Tod)
Gai Tod looks like an ordinary drumstick from KFC, but this is on its own level.
Gal Tod is absolutely magical. The drumstick is lightly dipped in a oil and shallots mixture, so it takes on an exceptionally thin later of batter. Not so much till it becomes soggy with oil like the fastfood versions.
4. Poh Pia Tod
One food you may have tried back home are spring rolls. Vendors usually cut them into smaller pieces making them easier to eat while on the go. Depending on the vendor, different ingredients used include meat, rice noodles or vegetables. Fresh spring rolls (pa pia sod) are also delicious but much healthier because they’re not deep fried.
5. Grilled Meats
Moo ping, or grilled pork skewers, is another hugely popular street food, but it’s not just skewers of pork you’ll find being grilled on the street. There’s also grilled chicken and even sometimes grilled buffalo. Every street food vendor has his or her own recipe for the marinade, but it’s usually sweet and garlicky.
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