One of the best city districts for legendary street food is Bangkok, Thailand; the city where locals and tourists prefer to eat outside the home. This city is one of the most recognized cities in the world in terms of providing the finest street food. If it happened to get there, expect to find sidewalk vendors in each part of the city. Be sure that once you taste one of the dishes you will refuse to leave the city before experiencing the other delicious foods; either the ones presented in shopping malls, outdoor markets or Chinatown.
Bangkok can be defined as a synonym of street food, especially nowadays when the majority of travelers head to this spot just to taste its traditional food. Probably the first thing you come to human’s mind while thinking of Thailand is Street food, and its normal since the whole streets in Thailand provides a high quality of food, drinks and dessert.
Well! There are many street foods to taste once you get there, but be sure to do not leave Bangkok without forgetting to try the following seven foods.
Thai Iced Tea
As you are in Bangkok, do not miss the chance to take off your thirst with months of refreshing fluids on a hot day.
Thai Iced Tea is a popular drink in Thailand made from black tea that consists of spices such as star anise, cardamom, vanilla bean, optional cinnamon stick and tamarind powder. The next step after the preparation of the tea is to mix it with sweetened condensed and evaporated milk to make it sweet and creamy. What makes this tea so unique is the added stalls to the drink such as aloe Vera, grass gel and macaroon that can be found in different parts of the city.
This cold drink is not only popular in Thailand, but also in Southeast Asia!
It is perhaps the best known of Thai view in the early evenings. The grilled fish can be found in Bangkok’s busy streets; roadside barbecues line up along the streets to draw a stunning picture that makes your desire to eat these grilled fish increasingly. The most demanded three types of grilled fish at these barbecues are snake head fish (Pla Duk Yan), tilapia (Pla Nin) and catfish (Pla Duk Dam).
The fish is first gobbled up from stuffed with Panda-nus and lemon leaves, coated with flour, rock salt, after this operation it must be grilled on charcoal. You will be satisfied with this option; all what you need is to avoid eating the skin instead of meat.
One of the Bangkok’s streets that are popular of its high quality of grilled fish is the Central World Mall.
Pad Thai is a traditional Tai pasta dish that is very popular and widely consumed throughout Thailand. This delicious plate made of egg, lime, chili flakes, bean sprouts and fried egg noodles in addition to ground peanuts. If you want to taste the best dish of Pad Thai then head to the Khaosan area where you can find different choices of stalls and best serve. And if you are going to stay there enough time, make sure to try them all in order to find the perfect Pad Thai.
Mango Sticky Rice
If you think that your visit to some streets of Bangkok and some of its plats pushing you to discover the perfect picture of Bangkok, then you are totally wrong. Because the act of being in Thailand without tasting its popular dessert will make you dissatisfied during the whole road to your home.
Mango Sticky Rice is a traditional Thai dessert made with glutinous rice combined with fresh mango and coconut milk that is mixed with salt and sugar. To make sure that you are going to have the best dessert ever, then make sure that you are in the stall across the street from Soi 38 which is known for its high quality of food stalls that serves in three various colors of the sticky rice.
If you are visiting Thailand, make sure to try Thai curry on one of the street markets and avoid restaurants. There are many types of curry such as Massaman Curry, Green Curry and Red Beef Curry, but the most popular one is Pannag Curry-Phanaeng; almost all Thai curries contain lemongrass, chilies, cilantro and garlic.
What is unique about this dish is its availability during the whole day, which means that you can enjoy it from breakfast to dinner. You can easily recognize the Curry stands, due to the row of pots in the foreground.
Sumtum is considered as one of the most common street food thanks to its delicious taste. This crispy and green salad consists of fresh green papaya, cherry tomatoes, chili, lime juice and fish sauce. The recommended place where to find this fresh salad is in the street stalls that can be found beneath Ratchathewi BTS station. The get the best taste of the Sumsum, make sure that it will be served with sticky rice.
For many tourists, Thailand’s street food is one of the reasons why they choose it as a vacation destination. Fortunately, the street food that served in this city is worthy.
And as one of the most famous dishes that everyone wouldn’t want to miss is the Stir Fry. There are plenty of streets where you can have the best Stir Fry ever. The three important components for this food are protein, vegetable and sauce.
You can’t get lost in the streets of the city, but it is obvious that you will be confused about the exact place where to pick up a stir fry since there is a variety of stalls. You will spend some time looking for the right place to eat. But make sure that you will be satisfied and can’t feel regret because once you taste this irresistible dish you will understand that it is really worth it.