Bangkok food scene is one of the most different and vivid in the entire world. If you are looking for a fine-dining place, or just want to grab something from a street pushcarts Bangkok is the right place to do that. All the authentic Thai dishes you will find and the Bangkok night bazaars and the best way to explore Bangkok is to start at the roadside carts at the street eating their local food.
The main influence on Bangkok cuisine had Chinese food, and you will recognize that in the dishes straight away. Do not think about the cleanliness and edibility of street food, if the locals eat, you and your stomach are safe. You will enjoy the most delicious food in the whole world. If you want to learn more about Bangkok food tours check Withlocals for more information.
In the article below you can read what are the 10 best Bangkok street food, you should not miss if you travel there.
1. Pork Trotters Rice
If you tried the Chineses version you know what we are talking about. This version of the pork trotters is sweeter, less acidic, and it has less oil. This is one of the most delicious Thai dishes that you can try on the streets of Bangkok.
2. Thai Wanton Mee ( Ba Mee)
The Thai version of Wanton Mee is prepared with thin yellow noodles and a lot of pork lard. The dish is not so oily, and the dish comes with crab meat, char siew, and wanton.
3. Thai Chicken Rice
You are probably heard of the chicken rice, but the Thai version s a lot dryer, and the rice grains are thicker and rougher. They add a lot of sauce, and it can be greasier than you are used to eating. This is the type of food you can have at 2 AM in the streets of Bangkok.
4. Thai Rice Noodle Soup (Kuay Jab Nam Sai)
This dish we can describe as a mix of Singapore’s kway chap rice noodles and pig’s organ soup. It has pig innards and meats in it, and the kuay are rolled up and cooked, trapping the peppery soup in their folds. The best part of this dish is the taste of the soup and rice noodles together.
5. Spicy Thai Seafood Soup (Tom Yum Goong)
Wherever in the street, you try this soup the base will be the same, somewhere you can try the creamy version with condensed milk. The prawn heard’s will give this soup the melting mixture with intensive taste.
6. Pork Porridge (Joke Moo)
This is that type of comfort food that you will eat on a cold day, a day after to cure the hangover. Pork porridge is the dish that will boost the energy level at young and old people. The locals in Bangkok even add a fish sauce, sugar, and chili in the pork porridge.
7. Crab Bee Hoon (Poo Aob Woonsen)
The noodles are the star of this dish; they are usually soaked in broth, and then quickly tossed into a fire. You can add prawns in it too or some other seafood, and seasoned with pepper, and spices with the fragrance of crab.
8. Thai Stir-fried Noodles (Pad Thai)
If you want to eat something that has the perfect balance between spicy sweetness from chili and palm sugar, and underlying sourness from tamarind pulp and lime juice Pad Thai is the perfect dish for you. It contains rice noodles, eggs, chopped firm tofu, and minced peanuts. If you order a premium version you will get the prawns too.
9. Thai BBQ (Mookata)
This BBQ is a combination of the steamboat and grilled meat with all the delicious juices. The base can be water or soup, but it has more taste with chicken broth. The best BBQ Mookata you can eat at the roadside stalls on the streets.
10. Duck noodles/rice
The Thai version you will get is a clear soup that is boiled from duck bones with the meat of the roast duck in heavy dark braised sauce over rice or noodles. They also add spices like ginger, dark soy sauce, and chopped green chilies.