Things to eat in Bangkok

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Bangkok is famous all over the world for its street food. Check our list below and find your favorite ones of Bangkok cuisine!

    Bangkok Cuisine - Top dishes to try in Bangkok

      List of Bangkok street food:

      1. Fried Chicken (Gai Tod) - popular dish of Bangkok cuisine



      It is the unique marinate and batter that make Thai fried chicken so addictive and delicious. You can easily find fried chicken stalls nearby Pratunam area. 

      Where to eat: Street Food places such as Pratunam, near Central World, Silom.


      2. Grilled Pork (Moo Ping)



      This is a very popular street food dish in Bangkok cuisine.

      • Pork is grilled on traditional charcoal, using the amber and heat until it is well cooked.
      • A delicious Moo Ping is juicy, succulent and tender.

      The stall of Moo Ping Hea Owen is recommended by many locals but you can still find good ones around even in Pratunam Market.

      Where to eat: Silom Soi Convent, Central Embassy or other Street Food places.


      3. Sweet Potato Balls (Kanom Kai Nok Krata)



      It is lightly crisp on the outside and airy soft on the inside. Does the description give you a bouncy feel? It’s so delicious that you can’t stop at just one ball. These dessert balls are highlighted of Bangkok cuisine for those who love sweet things!

      Where to eat: Pratunam, near Central World, Silom


      4. Pandan Sweetmeat / Kueh (Kanom Krok Bai Toey)

      Pandan sweetmeat is a healthy snack as it is not fried. This pandan kueh is warm, soft and chewy with a sponge-like pillow texture. You must eat this immediately after purchasing to enjoy its best taste.

      Where to eat: Siam Square (beside Novotel Siam Square), Wang Lang Market


      5. Crispy Pancake (Kanom Bueang)



      There are various variations to this crispy pancake. You can choose among different tastes like sweet or savory fillngs or toppings such as shredded coconut, chopped scallions or fried eggs / egg yolks. Once you bite, you will love this thin and crispy snacks

      Where to eat: MBK Level 4, Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin, Asiatique.


      6. Grilled Honey Roast Pork (Moo Yang)



      Pork is marinated with honey and many other spices then grilled on charcoal. All the flavors are retained in the meat, making it soft and tender. You can even order a bun to go with it.

      Where to eat: Moo Yang Nam Peung, Chatuchak Weekend Market, Area 22, Soi 4.


      7. Fried Banana Pancake / Prata (Roti Gluay)

      Banana Prata is a sweet snack usually topped with condensed milk. However, if you don’t like condensed milk, there are several options for your choice including honey, nutella, chocolate, coconut, sugar and much more.

      Where to eat: Street Food places, Pratunam, Khao San, Silom.


      8. Crepes (Kanom Bueang)

      There are many kinds of crepe to savor your taste, crispy, soft, hot and cold crepes, with a variety of toppings.

      Where to eat: Palladium World Shopping G Floor (Pratunam), The One Park next to Central Ladprao, Asiatique The Riverfront or other brand of crepes at Pratunam Market and Platinum Fashion Mall.


      9. Waffle

      These waffles are small in portion but just enough for you as a snack. They are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside with lots of choice for fillings such as chocolate, cream or maple.

      Where to eat: The Waffle located at various BTS Stations and basement of Platinum Fashion Mall.


      List of main dishes of Bangkok Cuisine

      1. Thai Fried Noodles (Pad Thai)



      Pad Thai is like the national noodle of Thailand because every noodle dish ordered from a Thai Restaurant would be Pad Thai.  It is a street food dish made from stir-fried rice noodles with egg, bean sprouts, peanuts, shallots, tofu, prawns and tamarind juice/sauce. Pad Thai is just simply sweet, spicy, tangy and extremely delicious. 


      2. Tom Yum Goong Noodles - typical dish of Thai food & Bangkok cuisine



      Tom Yum Goong is the national soup of Thailand and mixing it together with the popular Thai Rice Noodles, it becomes a double-hit combo. A good Tom Yum Goong  must be a combination of a clear, sour soup flavored with fragrant lemon grass, fresh galangal root and kaffir lime leaf and fresh prawns.


      3. Duck Rice



      You can easily get Duck Rice / Noodles easily in Bangkok. The duck are marinated and roasted to perfection with every piece of meat so soft and tender. The special sauce which goes along with it just makes everything heavenly. It is a sweet and savoury mix of sauces with certain herbs and spices. Absolutely delicious.


      4. Braised Pork Rice / Wanton Noodles



      Boiled in braised sauce, the pork is tender and soft and served with rice or wanton noodle.


      5. Coconut Ice cream



      Made with coconut milk rather than cow’s milk, Thai coconut ice cream is both sweet and refreshing, and locals often take it with kernels of boiled corn or gingko biloba sprinkled on top.


      6. Mango Sticky Rice (Khao Niew Ma Muang)


      Mango Sticky Rice is a popular dessert in Thailand. Sticky rice is cooked then mixed with sweetened coconut milk and served with fresh mango.


      7. Thai Milk Tea

      Thai Milk Tea (Cha Yen) is the national drink of Thailand, so if you have not drink it, you can’t leave yet! Thai Milk Tea if done correctly should be sweet, milky, silky with a mixture of both tea and milk flavours. In Bangkok, chances are even the road side carts make good Milk Tea. But if you want the original, look for Number One Brand.

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