What are the top 10 foods you must try once visiting Bangkok Chinatown?
There are a lot of different foods in Bangkok Chinatown that you should try once coming here like Tom Yum, Gui Chai or Hoi Tod. If you are curious about the list, let’s take a look at this article.
Bangkok is not only famous for incredible sightseeing views but also for lots of mouth-watering food, especially in Bangkok Chinatown. This area is locally known as Yaowarat, a home to Chinese communities and is considered to be one of the most vibrant streets in Bangkok, Thailand. Once coming here, you will be surprised by the amount of tasting food available. Here is the list of top 10 foods you must try in Chinatown.
1. Thai Curry
A bowl of Thai curry is a must whenever you come to this country, you come to this city and you come to this special town. Thai curry can be made in Thai cuisine or with different types of curry paste available on the market. Normally, a Thai curry includes coconut milk, curry paste, meat, vegetables, herbs, seafood and fruit. This watery dish is often eaten with rice, chillies, onions, shrimp paste, garlic as well as other essential ingredients. Depending on the kind and the amount of chilli used in the paste, Thai curry taste will differ from each other.
Depending on the kind and the amount of chilli used in the paste, Thai curry taste will differ from each other
2. Khao Kha Moo
Braised pork leg and rice, also known as Khao Kha Moo, is one of the standard street foods in Thailand. It is a pot of rice, pickle greens, boiled eggs and shimmering pork legs. In this dish, the pork is rich and tender from the broth. Every bite of Khao Kha Moo will be a really nice creaminess.
Khao Kha Moo is one of the standard street foods in Thailand
3. Tom Yum
Tom Yum is a kind of sour and hot Thai soup that is usually cooked with prawn (shrimp). Tom Yum is famous for its distinct sour and hot flavours, with herbs and fragrant spices used in the broth. People also use fresh ingredients like kaffir lime leaves, fish sauce, lemongrass, chilli peppers, lime juice and galangal to make the soup.
Tom Yum is a kind of sour and hot Thai soup that is usually cooked with prawn
4. Thai satay
This is one of the most famous dishes in Southeast Asia which is basically a meat skewer. Usually, Thai people use 2 main ingredients to marinate the meat which are turmeric and coconut milk. However, depending on secret ingredients in different regions, there will be a slightly different taste of satay.
This is one of the most famous dishes in Southeast Asia which is basically a meat skewer
5. Gui chai (Chinese chive dumplings)
The dumplings are staple in every Chinese corner. This simple dish coming with a special dipping sauce will definitely worth every penny you spend on. You can choose pork or beef, steamed or fried servings. There are a lot of versions for you to try.
The dumplings are staple in every Chinese corner
6. Oyster Omelet/ Hoi Tod
If you go anywhere in Thailand, you can easily find a restaurant serving oyster omelet. However, getting it Bangkok Chinatown may give you a more special taste. There are 2 options for you to choose: the regular omelet or a super crispy one. Oftentimes customers tend to order the crispy version.
In order to make the batter, the chef has to use sticky rice. Then, they embed the mussels into the batter, crack an egg and whirl the mixture well. Put them onto the pan and cook until they are yellow in color. When eating, people often eat them with tomato sauce along with an extra tanginess.
If you go anywhere in Thailand, you can easily find a restaurant serving oyster omelet
7. Grilled banana
This would be an unfamiliar dish for most people in the world. Nevertheless, in Thailand, it is very unique, simple to make and cheap to buy. This dish just needs a well-oiled grate, peeled bananas, brown sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice and extra vanilla ice cream (depending on each person’s taste).
People will start with medium-low heat while putting pieces of half lengthwise bananas inside. On each half of the fruit, sprinkle with lemon juice. Next, pour the mixture of brown sugar and cinnamon on the bananas to create the coat for them. Wait for 2 to 3 minutes for each side before removing from the grill. Now, when the dish is done, they will eat with ice cream or some other toppings.
This would be an unfamiliar dish for most people in the world. Nevertheless, in Thailand
8. Mango sticky rice
Mango sticky rice is a traditional dessert of Thailand which is made with fresh mango, glutinous rice and coconut milk. First, the rice is soaked well in water before being cooked in the rice cooker. In the meantime, coconut milk is mixed with sugar and salt then heated. When the rice is finished cooking, mix it with the coconut milk mixture. After that, scoop the rice onto a plate with some slices of mangos.
Mango sticky rice is a traditional dessert of Thailand which is made with fresh mango, glutinous rice and coconut milk
9. Crab Noodle
Crab noodles with traditional Chinese-style are available in almost every store in Bangkok Chinatown. The dish is made of fatty pork belly, glass noodles, celery leaves, soy sauce, crab meat, ginger, garlic and so on. All the ingredients are mixed and cooked meticulously in order to create a special taste for every customer.
Crab noodles with traditional Chinese-style are available in almost every store in Bangkok Chinatown
10. Chinese Roasted Duck
Once coming to the Chinatown in Bangkok, you should not skip the Chinese Roasted Duck, which is very common in every Chinese house. This is a fancy dish in almost luxury restaurants, however, in Chinatown, they can make it into a street food style in just a few minutes but still remain the delicious flavor. A complete serving of Chinese roasted duck has a whole duck with head in hoisin gravy, white rice with ginger and soy sauce.
Once coming to the Chinatown in Bangkok, you should not skip the Chinese Roasted Duck, which is very common in every Chinese house
Totally, Thailand is a wonderful land of food and sightseeings. If you visit this beautiful country, do not skip and take a tour to Bangkok Chinatown so as to taste some of our recommended food above. We believe that they will not disappoint you.
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