Bangkok street food

Bangkok Street Food: 7 Delicious Dishes To Try

Widely considered the street food capital of the world, Bangkok draws foodies from around the globe. Welcoming around 22.7 million international tourists, it’s also the most visited city on the planet. It’s not hard to see why, either, Bangkok is exciting, ancient and interesting. If you are heading to the Thai capital any time soon, here are seven street foods to try in Bangkok.

Bangkok Street Food: Delicious Dishes To Try

1. Fishball Noodle Soup

All throughout Bangkok, you’ll find stalls serving up this Southeast Asia favourite, Fish Ball Soup. This yummy bowl of broth is filled with noodles, chunks of fish and hearty ‘fishballs’.

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2. Pad Thai

You can’t leave the Thai capital without trying their famous pad thai. You’ll find these delicious stir-fried noodles pretty much everywhere, but the street does them best. Be sure to stop by a stall and get a big bowl of the delicious noodled smothered in fish sauce, eggs, peanuts and so much more.

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3. Satay Sticks

Satay Sticks are the perfect treat to grab on the go. These delicious meat skewers are sold everywhere in food markets. Take your choice of chicken, beef or pork powdered with flavourful turmeric and then roasted to perfection on a skewer. Moreover, they come with a delicious peanut sauce for dipping.

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4. Pa Thong Ko

Perfectly soft and airy, Pa Thong Ko is the perfect breakfast or dessert. These Thai doughnuts are made up of deep-fried dough sticks and can be enjoyed with everything from chocolate to savoury sauce.

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5. Bua Loy Nam Khing

Sharp and savoury ginger soup filled with black sesame dumplings make up this delicious street food. The softness of the dumplings, combined with the strong ginger in the soup makes for a unique dish. While considered a dessert, we think it’s perfect for enjoying any time of day.

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6. Khanom Beung

These crispy pancakes are the Thai version of crepes. They bear a slight resemblance to crispy tacos and pack quite the flavour. Take your pick from the many delicious fillings such as egg yolks, marinated pork or salty shrimp. One thing is for sure; you’ll be back for seconds.

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7. Som Tam

Last but not least, this sour papaya salad is best enjoyed straight from the hands of a street vendor. Som Tam’s slightly spicy and super tasty papaya is muddled with other ingredients in a chilli-based mortar. Personalize it with several toppings such as dried shrimp or crab.

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Melanie Hamilton

Melanie is an avid traveller with a passion for history and global foods. She is currently based in Tbilisi, Georgia where most of her time is occupied with qvevri wine and Soviet history. Having do-si-do'd her way across Europe and Latin America, she's enjoyed some of the world's most exciting places firsthand and can't wait to tell you about them.

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