Bangkok has been ranked as one of the foodiest cities & no doubt it deserves this position. Street food in Bangkok is widely popular just like any other south-east Asian country, people tend to eat a lot more outdoors and that’s one of the reason Bangkok has so many food markets (Ta-laad in Thai).
Thais love having long dinners, chit-chatting with friends and family. These are one of the few things you can do in Thailand because of its Sabai-Sabai (laid back culture). Here’s the list of street food you can find in any part of Bangkok.
Just grab a table in a restaurant and the friendly owner will serve you one of the best multi-sensory food which might be spicy but you still keep on eating.
Thai food is different in 4 regions of the country which could be divided into:
- Southern Thailand (influenced by Malaysian cuisines as it touches border to Malaysia)
- North Eastern or Isaan food (Influenced by Laotian food)
- Central Food
- Northern Thailand (Influenced by Chinese people)
Here are some suggestions on restaurants to check out:
A family restaurant in Bangkok located in Lumpini the center of the town.
Khao Mon Gai
The restaurant is on Petchburi road near central world near a footbridge. It is popular for Stew rice, sauce and many other dishes.
Thong lor soi 38
The soi is popular for roadside vendors selling amazing Thai food from the last many years. Due to a condominium construction all roadside vendors were asked to remove within a deadline but there are still some street vendors in this soi.
Try some of the rare Northeast rare food in this pricey restaurant in one of top neighborhoods of Bangkok.
One of the best mama noodles and crispy pork is found in this restaurant. Make sure you are prepared for the long queue for this popular restaurant.
Tom Yum Krung
The most common dish you can find almost anywhere. It’s Thai soup with flavor of lemon grass, ginger, chili peppers and lime juice mixed with ingredients of shrimps or mushroom.
Easily the most consumed dish in Thailand and by far the most healthiest as well. Noodles came to Thailand from China but during the years have transformed them into Thai style because of the ingredients they use like the fish sauce, chillies, vegetables, meat balls, fish balls, beef slices etc. You can choose from rice noodles, egg noodles or white flour noodles. The choice is all yours!
Also known as Papaya salad with shrimps on top is famous among Thais or Tourists. It could be served in different ways – dried shrimps or pickled crabs.
Dessert (Mango with Sticky rice)
Bangkok also has some famous markets
Jatu-Jak (Pronounced as Chatu-Chak in Thai)
Or Tor Kor Market
It’s completely different from the other markets mentioned above. We would suggest to bring a camera to take pictures of the fresh vegetables and fruits available in the market. It has been ranked as one of the most fresh markets in Asia. As always now it’s your turn to go to these places and try these wonderful dishes to know about the diverse Thai culture. Remember that’s the best way to learn Thai culture and make new friends.