Bangkok Street Foods

Bangkok Street Foods

Food stalls and carts on the streets in Bangkok might look a little intimidating especially if the signs are only in Thai, but for the locals they provide convenient, delicious and cheap meals. Often they can be a lot more delicious and definitely cheaper than many more expensive sit-down restaurants. If you fancy to try Thai dishes a street vendor then I would be happy to introduce you to these obvious and yet hidden delights. You can choose a point-and-pick food stall, a noodles stall, a made-to-order food stall for a takeway or a sit-down meal – enjoying a street view and locals.

If you love Thai food but order the same things all the time because you aren’t sure of something new that you might like. Below are some suggestions covering some popular Thai foods that you might enjoy.

Thai-Style Grilled Chicken


Fried spring rolls ( Por Pia Tord )
Fried curried fish cakes ( Tod Man Pla )
Grilled pork skewers and sticky rice ( Kao Niew Moo Yang )
Grilled chicken ( Gai Yang )
Grilled skewered meat in turmeric served with peanut sauce (Satay)
Northeastern-style pork sausage ( Sai Krok Isan )
Fried insects ( Malang Tod )
Savoury bites ( Miang Kham )

Hor Mok Pla and Gaeng Panaeng

Curries (recommended with steamed rice)

Red curry ( Gaeng Daeng )
Green curry ( Gaeng Keaw Wan )
Northern-style yellow curry ( Gaeng Garee )
Southern-style sweet curry ( Gaeng Mussaman )
Red curry paste fried up with meat, doused with coconut cream ( Gaeng Panaeng )
Roast duck in red curry ( Gaeng Phet Pet Yang )
Spicy curry steamed fish pudding in banana leaf ( Hor Mok Pla )

Gaeng Som Pla Chon Pak Ruam

Soups (recommended with steamed rice)

Chicken in coconut milk soup ( Tom Kha Gai )
Spicy coconut milk soup ( Tom Yum )
Snake-head fish and vegetable in sweet and sour spicy soup ( Gaeng Som Pla Chon Pak Ruam )



Thai-style stir-fried noodles ( Pad Thai )
Stir-fried noodles in sweet soy sauce ( Pad See Eiu )
Noodle soup ( Kuai-tiao )
Noodle rolls Soup ( Kuay Jab )

Poo Pad Pong Karee


Stir-fried mixed vegetables with oyster sauce ( Pad Pak Ruam Mit )
Stir-fried morning glory with chili and oyster sauce ( Pad Pak Boong Fai Daeng )
Stir-fried meat with cashew nuts ( Pad Med Mamuang )
Stir-fried sea-crab meat with curry powder ( Poo Pad Pong Karee )

Yam Pla Duk Foo


Spicy green papaya salad ( Som Tam )
Northeastern-style spicy minced meat salad ( Larb / Nam Tok )
Northeastern-style spicy sliced meat salad ( Nam Tok )
Spicy beef salad ( Yam Neua )
Deep fried fluffy catfish with spicy sweet and sour sauce ( Yam Pla Duk Foo )

Khao Tom Mad


Sweet sticky rice with mango ( Khao Niao Mamuang )
Bananas in steamed sticky rice ( Khao Tom Mad )
Coconut ice cream ( Itim Gati Num Kaeng )
Thai shaved ice ( Nam Kang Sai )
Coconut-rice pancakes ( Khanom Krok )
Steamed coconut pudding ( Khanom Thuai )
Deep-fried sweet potato balls ( Khanom Kai Nok Grata )
Deep-fried slice bananas ( Gluay Kaek )
Grilled bananas with coconut caramel sauce ( Klauy Ping )
Chinese fried bread with sweetened condensed milk and/or coffee ( Pa Tong Go )