Food To Try In Bangkok, Thailand - Updated 2021

food to try in bangkok

There are tons of reasons why Bangkok, Thailand’s capital, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South Asia. Bangkok has a beautiful and eclectic city life, amazing and ornate shrines and a nice, hot weather. Bangkok is an amazing place for a vacation but it is an even better place if you’re a foodie. Bangkok has one of the most vibrant streets life and no doubt that a great street life comes with some amazing street food! Thai food is always a blend of flavours, colours and spices that make it truly unique. So if you’re visiting Bangkok and don’t know where to start when it comes to food, we’ve got you covered. Here’s some of the best food to try in Bangkok.

1. Hoy Tod

Hoy Tod is a popular street food in Thailand that is eaten more among locals than it’s close cousin: Pad Thai. Hoy Tod is usually served with oysters and/or mussels and instead of condiments, it is usually served with a sweet chilli sauce and lots of green onions. As for the starch, instead of noodles, you get a mix of egg and batter similar to an omelette. Locals like it served either gooey, crispy or crunchy.

Nai Mong Hoi Thod

Address: 539 Phlap Phla Chai Rd, Khwaeng Pom Prap, Khet Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100, Thailand

2. Tod Mun Pla Krai

Tod Mun Pla Krai are known in English as fish cakes. The fish cake is made by kneading pounded fish and then mixing it with curry paste. After the kneading and mixing, it is then formed into a little “cake” (which is really more of a disk shape) before deep frying. It’s a great crunchy little snack that’s often served alongside a dipping sauce.

Wang Lang Market

Address: Soi 8, Khwaeng Taling Chan, Taling Chan, Bangkok

Price: 1 USD

3. Moo Ping

Moo Ping is one of those things you can find all over the world in different variations. Meat on a skewer is probably one of the world’s most notable dishes and so many different cultures have their own variation on the simple goodness of greasy meat on a stick. Moo Ping is pork served on a skewer and marinated with coriander root, pepper and garlic then grilled over charcoal. It’s usually served alongside a portion of sticky rice and will run customers about 50 cents USD.

Wang Lang Market

Address: 0 Soi 8, Khwaeng Taling Chan, Taling Chan, Bangkok

Price .30 to .50 USD

4. Chocolate and banana roti

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Chocolate and banana roti is typically served as a dessert type food and is definitely delicious even for those with picky tastes. The thin roti is filled with banana and egg and makes for a nice and crispy exterior. Powdered sugar is then sprinkled on it and served alongside a chocolate dipping sauce or chocolate syrup poured over it.

Ramkhamhaeng Halal Street Food

Address: Ramkhamhaeng Soi 65

Price: 1USD

5. Khanom Bueang

Khanom Bueang is said to be an ancient food and is more commonly known in English as crispy pancakes or Thai crepes. The food is again, a popular option among street vendors. The crepe shell is then formed into a taco-like shape and filled with either sweet or salty fillings like coconut cream, shredded coconut, scallions and a fried egg.

Banglamphu Area

Address: 10200, 23 Samsen Rd, Wat Sam Phraya

Price: 0.10 USD per shell

6. Khao Kaa Moo

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Khao Kaa Moo is a delicious pork stew type dish made from pig’s leg meat. It is another typical street food found in Thailand from street stalls all over the country. The pork is usually seasoned with things like chilis and garlic as well as pickle sometimes. The pork is then stewed and cut up and served on a plate of rice.

Khao Kha Moo Trok Sung Pratunam

Address: 23 ซอย ราชดำริ1 Khwaeng Lumphini, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand

Price 1 USD

7. Kanom Krok

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Kanom Krok is a traditional Thai dessert made by mixing rice flour, sugar and coconut milk. It’s then made into a dough and cooked in a frying pan giving it its little signature dimples and eaten as a treat. The coconut rice pancake can be found all throughout Asia with variations on it being found in Indonesia, Bangladesh and Laos.

Kanom Krok Pa Aew

Address: 370-1 Charoen Krung Rd, Khwaeng Silom, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand

Price: 1 USD for 9

8. Khao Niao Mamuang

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Sticking with the dessert theme is Khao Niao Mamuang. The classic Thai dessert is known in English as mango sticky rice and it is a delicious and refreshing dish on those hot Bangkok days. Fresh mango is combined with thick coconut milk and sticky rice to make a tasty treat that is popular all over Thailand.

Mae Varee Mango Sticky Rice

Address: Sukhumvit Soi 55

Price: 3 USD

9. Khao Op Sapparot

Khao Op Sapparot perhaps best exemplifies Thai cuisine with its beautifully aromatic scents bright colourful flavours and bold presentation. Khao Op Sapparot is an essentially pineapple fried rice. Combining the sweetness of the pineapple with little bits of chicken, crunchy cashews, crispy fresh greens and juicy chunks of the fruit makes for an awesome dish. It is sometimes served inside a carved out pineapple making it a bowl you can eat.

Pratunam Market

Address: 869, 30 Phetchaburi Rd, Khwaeng Thanon Phaya Thai, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand

Price: 3 USD

10. Kuay Teow Lui Suan

Kuay Teow Lui Suan is a vegetable and meat-filled wraps. Similar to a spring roll, the small little delicious ball of flavour is filled with garden fresh veggies and minced meat, traditionally minced pork. Different variations are available for a good bit of customization options for filling. The fillings are wrapped in a rice noodle and it is a typical street food that’s good for those on the go.

Kuay Teow Kua Kai Suan Mali

Address: Luang Rd. Middle Soi, Bangkok 10100, Thailand

Price: 0.25 USD

Bright and bold

Thai cuisine is really some of the most flavourful in the world. Combining tasty flavours with bright and colourful dishes really makes Bangkok a foodie heaven.

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