Thai Street Food in Bangkok
Thai Street Food – Pad Thai, congee, moon cakes, oyster omelette, dumplings, pepper soup and much more!
A trip to Bangkok requires a mandatory visit to the plethora of street food stalls located all over the city. On this visit I used Taste of Thailand tour service for the first time. It was a fantastic investment (1350THB = $51AUD) for a guided walking tour of Chinatown and (1800THB = $70AUD) for a private tuk tuk tour. My guides were excellent and it was a great way to put the effort in someone else’s hands and also to avoid street food that might not be great for the constitution.
The images in the gallery are a blend of both tours so you can see the variety of cuisine and highlights from the many street stalls. A street food legend, Nai Mong Hoi Thod’s Crispy Thai Oyster Omelette was a highlight (70THB = $2.70AUD). You will find this little stall in Yaowarat Chinatown (just off Charoen Krung Road), 20 meters down Phlap Phla Chai street.
Next must try is the pork, pepper soup with duck egg (Kuay Jap) at Kuay Jab Uan Pochana located in central Yaowarat Chinatown on Yaowarat Road in between Soi 9 and Thanon Yaowa Phanit. This is peppery soup at its best and it will make you sweat even more and get your metabolism firing, it was fantastic (next time I will try with intestines too). It’s only 50THB = $1.90AUD!.
The final highlight was the Thip Samai which has a lot of media attention for being the world’s best pad Thai (call me cynical). The Pad Thai Haw Kai Goong Sot is the highlight with the pad thai wrapped in a thin omelette with a incredible deftness from the cook. Be prepared to line up to sit at communal tables (or out the back for tourists as it’s air conditioned) and rush through your plates of fresh-off-the-fire pad Thai for 70THB ($2.70AUD). Pad Thai Thip Samai is located in the old district of Phra Nakorn (313 313 Thanon Mahachai, Phra Nakorn).
If you are keen to try some street food, don’t be shy and head to Chinatown as a start or if you want to meet fellow foodies, try a tour group like Taste of Thailand. I’ve yet to scratch the surface of all the amazing dishes Thai street food has to offer.