Bangkok - Food & Drink
There are many street foods that you must try in Bangkok, such as Pad Thai, Tom Yum, milk tea, Som Tam, etc. These dishes are loved by many tourists. Have you tried it?
Thai cuisine is a delicate combination of many ingredients and spices. In particular, the Thai street foods have extremely attractive flavors. In this article, we will introduce 10 street foods to you. If you can visit Bangkok - the capital of Thailand, you definitely have to try them. Hope our article will be useful to you.
1. Pad Thai
The first dish that we will share with you is Pad Thai. Pad Thai is a typical dish and very popular in Thailand. Chefs will fry noodles with eggs, shrimp, bean sprouts, tofu and spices. We often eat Pad Thai with chives and a few slices of lemon. The sour and spicy taste of this dish is loved by many people. In addition, you can eat Pad Thai with drinks like coconut water, orange juice.
The price of coconut water, orange juice is not expensive
2. Tom Yum
Tom Yum is a delicious bowl of seafood soup. This is also one of the typical dishes in Thailand. Accordingly, Yum is a sour and spicy flavor originating from the northern mountains of Thailand. So Tom Yum will have a sour, spicy and sweet taste of seafood. In addition, the flavors of lemongrass, galangal, lemon leaves and coconut milk blend together. Anyone can enjoy this dish because the taste of this dish is quite popular. Tom Yum Goong is present everywhere in Bangkok, Thailand. However, we recommend that you should eat Tom Yum at Krua Apsorn.
Tom Yum is a delicious bowl of seafood soup
3. Som Tam
Som Tam is also known as papaya salad. This is a unique dish, loved by many indigenous people. Not only that, Som Tam is also a street food that many tourists often find when coming to Bangkok. For those who do not know about Som Tam, Som Tam is a traditional Thai food, full of typical flavors such as sour taste of lemon juice, salty taste of fish sauce, spicy taste of Dried chili and the long, crunchy texture of papaya. It can be said that Som Tam is a dish that visitors must try 1 time when coming to Bangkok.
The main ingredient of this dish is green papaya. Green papayas will be cut into small pieces and are mixed with the suitable spice. A traditional method will be applied to keep the papaya crispy. Then, a mixture of papaya, peanuts, dried shrimp, shrimp, pork rinds, tomatoes, lime leaves and lime juice will be created. This dish is sourced from the countryside. Rural people often make this dish after settling in the city to remember about the homeland.
Som Tam is also known an unique dish as papaya salad
4. Mango sticky rice
Mango is one of the most popular desserts in Thailand, especially in Bangkok city. Although this dish is made quite simply, it is loved by many people. The main ingredients of this dish are glutinous rice, coconut milk and mango. Because the taste is quite delicious and special, mango sticky rice is not only present in Thailand but also spread to many other countries.
However, to enjoy the most delicious mango sticky rice, you should still find mango sticky rice at Thonglor night market, Sukhumvit Soi 38 in Bangkok. Although the dish is only sold on tuk tuks, it is loved by many travelers.
Mango is one of the most popular desserts in Thailand, especially in Bangkok city.
5. Moo Ping
Moo Ping is grilled meat skewer. Grilled meat skewers are not a strange dish for us. This dish is present in most countries. However, if you have ever visited Bangkok, you will never forget the taste of skewered meat here. Bangkok skewers are often served with sticky rice. This grilled meat skewer is delicious and quite cheap. Moo ping is made from pork. Meat will be marinated with fish sauce, coriander and coconut water and grilled over charcoal.
During grilling, the meat is often coated with coconut milk. Tourists often eat moo ping with Jaew spicy sauce
6. Kanom jeeb
Kanom jeeb is a piece of meat pie covered with a layer of dimsum in Hong Kong. Kanom jeeb has many colors. The cake is dry and has a spicy, salty taste. It's characteristic of Thai food. The main material of this bread is also diverse. The main material can be pork, beef, and also vegetables. Most tourists visiting Bangkok try this dish at the night market. You can find this dish in many of Bangkok's night markets.
Kanom jeeb is a piece of meat pie covered with a layer of dimsum in Hong Kong
Although the origin of the crepe is not from Thailand, but in Thailand it is also very delicious. There are many shops in other countries that also imitate this Thai dish. Usually, crepes in Thailand have 2 types. It was a sweet and savory crepe cake. In addition, there are many sizes for you to choose.
Thai crepe cake is a combination of duck eggs, fruits, dried shrimp and pepper. The crepe layer on the outside will be covered with coconut cream and foy tong. This simple combination creates a sophisticated Thai food.
Although the origin of the crepe is not from Thailand, but in Thailand it is also very delicious
8. Green curry
Green curry is a very popular dish in Thailand. Unlike Indian curry, green curry in Thailand has a fatty and aromatic flavor of coconut milk and anise. In addition, this dish is made from chili, coconut milk, coriander, anise, beef/chicken/seafood, bamboo shoots, eggplant, lime leaves, onions, garlic, galangal and other unique spices. Thai green curry can be cooked with any type of meat, but the most common meat is beef, pork or chicken. Indigenous people often eat green curry with bread, rice or with khanom chin noodles.
Green curry in Thailand has a fatty and aromatic flavor of coconut milk and anise
9. Pomegranate juice
The weather in Bangkok, Thailand is stable. The temperature here ranges from 27 degrees Celsius to 34 degrees Celsius. Therefore, it is not too difficult for us to encounter fruit juice trolleys. In Thailand, there are many delicious fruit juices. However, pomegranate juice is the best drink. This is also a great drink to cool down in hot weather. Most of the visitors who tried pomegranate juice here still remember about it after returning to their homeland. The price of a small pomegranate juice bottle is about 40 baht. This is also a reasonable price.
In Thailand, there are many delicious fruit juices. However, pomegranate juice is the best drink
10. Thai milk tea
Thai milk tea is the last dish we want to share with you. This is always a street food that you certainly must try in Bangkok. There are two types of Thai milk tea you can refer to. Those are green milk tea and red milk tea. This is considered a daily beverage with the typical aroma of tea and the slight aroma of fresh milk. If you love the taste of Thai milk tea, you can buy packages of Thai green - red tea sold in supermarkets with a cheap price, about 50 baht/pack.
Thai Milk Tea is always the street food that you certainly must try in Bangkok
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