10 Awesome Street Foods To Try In Bangkok, Thailand

street foods to try in bangkok

Regardless of the controversial statement of Bangkok’s officials, planning to remove the food stalls from the city, the Thai capital remains the mecca where all travelers can pamper their taste buds with the most jaw-dropping street foods in the world. Take your seat on the plastic stools and enjoy the blend of tastes, from sweet to spicy, for an incredible food journey.

We’ve compiled a list about 10 awesome street foods in Bangkok you shouldn’t ever miss and where to get them.

1. Pad Thai Goong (stir-fried rice noodles with prawn)

Pad Thai Goong - Taling Chan Floating Market THB30
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Who doesn’t know Pad Thai Goong, the most lip-smacking Thai dish? Scattered in each corner of Bangkok, the legendary stir-fried rice noodles are where all good things meet each other. The chopped tofu, eggs, fish sauce, palm sugar, tamarind pulp, along with the fresh prawn and chili pepper are mixed so well with the noodle. Other components like bean sprouts and coriander leaves are added to create a superb specialty.

Pad Thai Thip Samai

Address: 313 Mahachai Road, Old City (close to Wat Saket)

Opening Hours: 5 pm to 1 am

Price: 60 to 200 THB (1.70 to 5.75 USD)

2. Khao Niew Ma Muang (mango sticky rice )

Mango Sticky Rice
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Delighting in Khao Niew Ma Muang or mango sticky rice is like heaven. The incredibly sweet and tender slices of fresh yellow mango, combined with the savory thick coconut milk are impeccable. After having this addicting dessert, there are no words to be said except “aroi mak-mak” (super delicious in Thai). Dig in while it’s still fresh from the food stand.

Mae Varee Mango Sticky Rice

Address: Sukhumvit Soi 55

Opening Hours: 6 am to 11 pm

Price: 130 THB (3.70 USD)

3. Khanom Buang (Thai crepes)

Khanom bueang 01
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Khanom Buang should be your next must-eat street food when strolling down the road in Banglamphu. The taco-looking snack with a crunchy texture is commonly found in Bangkok. The Thai-style crepe is actually a pancake batter stuffed with sweet or savory cream. The optional toppings vary from Foy Tong (orange egg-yolk threads) to tasty shrimp mixture.

Banglamphu Area

Address: 10200, 23 Samsen Rd, Wat Sam Phraya

Opening Hours: in the morning to evening

Price: 10 THB (0.30 USD) for 3 pieces

4. Sai Krook Isaan (sour Isaan sausage)

Sai krok isan
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Sai Krook Isaan is originally from the northeastern region of Thailand yet best-known in Bangkok. The fermented sausage, having much garlicky flavor, is made of pork and sticky rice. This dish is usually devoured with raw cabbage, chilies, and sliced ginger. The greasy brown sausage is grilled over hot charcoal before being served.

Talad Road Fai Night Market

Address: Ratchadaphisek Rd, Khwaeng Din Daeng, Bangkok

Opening Hours: 5 pm to 1 am

Price: 10 THB (0.30 USD) per stick

5. Kuey Teow (Thai noodle soup)

Kuey Teow or Thai noodle soup is one of the popular dishes and ubiquitous in the city. It consists of ground pork or chicken, rice vermicelli or flat rice noodles and clear broth. The seasonings used are onion, chili, garlic, ginger, rice wine, fish sauce and pepper. The additional ingredients are bean sprouts and fish cakes. Be sure to add the sauce for better flavor!

Ruang Ruang Noodles

Address: 10/3 Sukhumvit Rd, Khwaeng Khlong Tan, Khet Khlong Toei

Opening Hours: 8.30 am to 5 pm

Price: 50 THB (1.50 USD)

6. Seafood Tom Yum

Tom yum goong (Mixed Seafood)
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Seafood Tom Yum, famously known as Thais soup, is usually cooked with shrimp or squid. The spicy, salty, and sour flavor always attracts people to try more and more. The reddish broth is so aromatic due to the fresh spices such as galangal, lemon grass, fish sauce, kaffir lime leaves, and chili peppers. Don’t forget to add the nam prik pao made of roasted chilies and garlic into the dish.

Seafood Tom Yum Vendors

Address: 88/19 Ratchaprarop Road, Phayathai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok

Price: 100 to 120 THB (2.80 to 3.40 USD)

7. Kai Yang (grilled chicken)

Kai yang CM
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Kai Yang is a popular side dish, commonly eaten with khao niao (sticky rice). It literally means “grilled chicken” and can be found anywhere in Bangkok. The chicken is grilled over hot charcoals, similar to the barbecuing process. Aside from the sticky rice, nam jim (chili dips) and Thai salad are eaten together.

Sabai Jai Kai Yang

Address: Sukhumvit 63 Soi Ekkamai; Bangkok

Opening Hours: 10 am to 11.30 pm

Price: 80 THB (2.30 USD)

8. Tod Mun Pla Krai (fish cakes)

If you want to get quick tasty street food, why don’t you try a bag of Tod Mun Pla Krai or fish cakes? The dish is made of fish paste seasoned with red curry paste, kaffir lime leaves, and green beans. You need some companions such as sweet chili and cucumber while munching on it.

Wang Lang Market

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

Opening Hours: 7 am to 8 pm

Price: 20 THB (0.60 USD) per bag

9. Moo Ping (grilled pork)

Grilled pork and beef balls
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When you are too lazy to cook breakfast, Moo Ping or grilled pork might solve your problem. The savory tender meaty dish is usually eaten with sticky rice. The marinated slices of pork meat are skewered then grilled over hot charcoal. What makes the food taste so good is the marinade sauce that consists of dark soy and oyster sauce.

Wang Lang Market

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

Opening Hours: 7 am to 8 pm

Price: 10 THB (0.30 USD) per stick

10. Banana Roti

Roti Pisang
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Banana Roti is a typical southern Thai dessert brought over by Muslims. It’s a thin crispy pancake stuffed with banana and egg. The vendor usually pours condensed milk and sprinkles some sugar on it. The sweetness along with the crunchiness is just perfect. Banana Roti can be found in the evening hours.

Ramkhaeng Halal Street Food

Address: Ramkhamhaeng Soi 65

Opening Hours: 5 pm to midnight

Price: 25 THB (0.70 USD)

There is no phrase to describe Bangkok street food except "Aroi Mak Mak!"

It turns out that plenty of visitors jamming up the city’s roadsides in Bangkok come with a mission. It’s to hunt down the best street foods, from the lovely Pad Thai Goong, and the crunchy sweet Khanom Buang, to the meaty Moo Ping. The wide array of incredible food definitely shows that the Thai capital is worth being crowned as the world’s food center.

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