It hard not to try street food in Thailand. Firstly, its everywhere. Secondly, if the sights don’t get you, the smells certainly will. Here’s everything you need to know about Thai khaana in our Ultimate Thai Street Food Guide.
Classic Thai Street Food Dishes
Thai food is going to remind you of desi khaana. Well, sort of. Thai cuisine is spicy. It’s tangy. It’s flavourful. And it’s not all cockroaches and grasshoppers. When you hit the streets of Thailand, dig into these incredible dishes and thank me later.
This classic dish made of stir-fried noodles, peanuts, tamarind, and meat is one of Thailand’s most popular exports. Eat your pad Thai with chicken, prawns or squid with a sprinkling of sprouts. Heaven!
Your Thailand holiday can’t be all sugary sweet and deep-fried goodness. A time will when you would want something healthy and that is the time when you should have som tam. Som tam is a traditional Thai papaya salad has bell peppers, tomatoes and beans tossed in a delicious fish sauce.
Hotel breakfasts can get boring. If you would like to start your day with a bang, add a kai jeow breakfast to your Thailand holiday package. This wholesome brekkie is made of deep-fried chicken and eggs served with a side or flavoured rice.
This delicious noodle soup could well be the highlight of your holiday. Some version of this dish finds itself in nearly evert Thailand street food guide. Made with rice or egg noodles, in chicken or pork stock, it is served with chicken, pork or veggies.
If you’re out and about sightseeing in Thailand and feel the munchies, grab a satay. Grilled meat dunked in peanut sauce and served on a stick, satays make for a great on the go snack.
Thai Street Food: Pro Tip
In Thailand, food is everywhere. Street vendors set up shop on every available surface. Floating markets serve up steaming hot meals. A healthy, hearty meal costs under Rs 100. And the food is delicious. If you’re not brave enough to try it out on your own, hire a food guide. For a few hundred bucks, you could have an expert foodie take you around town and treat you with the best Thai street food.