Bangkok Street Food Ultimate Guide

Bangkok Street Food Ultimate Guide



Bangkok Street Food is the ultimate food paradise. Every time I start making plans of visiting Bangkok, I start salivating.

You know why?

Bangkok is the Street Food Capital of the world and if you are a foodie like me then you have plenty of options to relish. Bangkok street food will treat you with mouth-watering street foods whose taste no restaurants can match.

In Bangkok, you will find many Bangkok street food vendors who have set up small tables and chairs to give a sit-down meal experience. That's how Thai people take Bangkok street food seriously.


You will find Bangkok street foods in every nook and corner of Bangkok however not all Bangkok street food are the same. There are few specific places which are heaven for Bangkok Street Food and will give you loads of option.

Bangkok Street Food-Where to go?


It's extremely difficult to suggest one street which offers the best Bangkok street food as every street has some specialty.

However, from my personal experience, the following are the streets you can visit to savor the best Bangkok Street Food which is near to the main city center of Bangkok  :

1. Chinatown referred as Yaowarat by locals

2. Charoen Krung Rd

3. Sukhumvit 38

4. Silom Soi 20

5. Khao San Road


Head to the above places to get a taste of Bangkok street food and eat your heart out.

You need to go in the evening and night to the above places to taste the Bangkok street food. Most of the vendors sit from evening till night and in the morning you will hardly find a handful of street food vendor.

Best Bangkok Street Food


The following are the best Bangkok Street Food and my absolute favorite.

Pad Kra Pao

Pad Kra Pao Bangkok street food consists of minced pork or chicken stir-fried with Thai basil and chilies and served with white rice. It also consists of a fried egg. There is a definitive taste of this Bangkok street food due to the Thai basil and the chilies make it spicy. If you don't want spicy just ask the vendor to put fewer chilies.

If you are not a fan of spice like me ensure that you ask to put no or fewer chilies or else be ready for a heartburn.

Pad Kra Pao Bangkok
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Kai Jeow

Kai Jeow is one of the cheapest Bangkok street food you will find in Bangkok. Generally, people have Kai Jeow for breakfast. The dish is very simple, an omelet is served over rice and is eaten with fish sauce, chili sauce. The omelet is crispy from outside and fluffy inside.

Kai Jeow Thailand
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Satay ( Chicken / Pork)

One of the most iconic Bangkok street food in Thailand is Satay. You can find vendors selling Satay in every corner of the street. Head to any vendor and taste these amazing Satay. Few vendors put pineapple in the pork satay and it tastes simply amazing. I especially look for Satay with pineapple.

bangkok street food satay
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Som Tam

Som Tam or Papaya Salad is a classical Bangkok street food of Thailand which consists of shredded green papaya, carrots, peanuts, shrimp string beans, sugar, garlic, lime juice, fish sauce, and chilies. You need to search for this dish as this is not readily available across the street vendors. A little search will help you get the same.

papaya salad bangkok
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Banana Pancakes

Banana Pancakes are my absolute favorite Bangkok street food. The way the street vendors make it in Bangkok gives a very unique taste which I have never found in any pancake across the world.

When asking for a Banana Pancake ask the vendor to put in more chocolate sauce as it leads a different blend of taste to the entire pancake.

Pad Thai

If you visit any restaurant across the world and ask for Thai food, you will invariably get to hear the name of Pad Thai. This is one of the most common Bangkok street food which people have heard about. Pad Thai has soaked rice noodles which are fried with eggs, chopped firm tofu, and is flavored with shrimp, fish sauce, garlic, chili pepper and served with roasted chopped peanuts.

Add a dash of lime to make it even tastier. This is one of the most common street food which you will find at every corner of Bangkok.

Pad Thai Bangkok
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Pad See Ew

Pad See Ew taste more or less similar to Pad Thai, however, Pad See Ew is made with flat rice noodles and is cooked with eggs & chicken/pork. Lots of soya sauce is added in Pad See Ew to give it a blackish tinge.

Bangkok Street Food
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Massaman Curry

Thai curries are amazing and one notable type of Thai curry is Massaman curry. This Bangkok street food Massaman curry has got it influences from Persia. It is made of coconut milk along with chicken/pork and potatoes. The curry gets its unique flavor from roasted peanuts, cinnamon, tamarind sauce, bay leaves. This Massaman curry is not so spicy. Massaman curry is served with rice.

Massaman Curry Bangkok
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Thai Iced Tea

When I first heard about the Thai Iced Tea I was skeptical to taste it. Somehow I don't like iced tea and I felt that it would have similar taste. However, I was completely wrong when I tasted it.

Thai Iced tea is a very sweet drink which is a mixture of dark tea, sugar, and limes. Have this with a Thai meal or after a great meal on the streets of Bangkok. However not all vendors selling Bangkok street food can make this to perfection.

Kao Niew Ma Muang or Mango Rice

Mango Rice is a very simple Bangkok street food yet extremely delicious. Once you have it you can't forget the taste of it. It is consumed as a dessert. As the name suggests the dessert is made up of sticky rice and mangoes and coconut cream syrup is added on top of it. You will see this dish being served on the streets from April to May when it is the mango season. The dish is sweet to taste.

Mango Rice Thailand
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Wish you a yummylicious holiday in Thailand and if you happen to discover any other exciting street food kindly let Shoestring travel know about it so that we can give you due credits and append the list.

Till then ciao and have an awesome time.

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