If you’re lucky enough to be visiting Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand, you’ll have to take time out of your schedule to try some of the wonderful street food dishes the city has to offer. Here are three street food dishes you must try in Bangkok!
You know that Pad Thai has to be on our list because it is a classic Thai meal. Rice noodles, scrambled eggs, tofu, and vegetables are typically mixed and cooked with this dish. Tamarind juice, fish sauce, or soy sauce are typically drizzled on top of the meal, and other meat and fish options are available. The street version can often be quite different than what you get in restaurants, so don’t miss out! They might be made with rice noodles and topped with a fried egg rather than using boiled rice noodles like in many restaurants.
Another popular option for those looking for something warm during these cold winter days is Phad Thai Makheua Wan (literally sweet Pad Thai), which is an entirely sweeter variation of the original recipe made with coconut milk and palm sugar, as well as dried shrimp.
Thai papaya salad, or som tam, is the ideal fusion of spiciness, sourness, saltiness, and sweetness. Of course, papaya is the major ingredient, but different street sellers will use different additives. The most popular ones are fish sauce for saltiness, lime for sourness, Thai chilli for heat, and palm sugar for sweetness. If you’re not a fan of too much spice, make sure you ask them not to include any dried chilies when ordering your dish.
Mango Sticky Rice
Mango sticky rice is a great dessert option when you’re in the mood for something sweet. It is a very straightforward recipe that mixes sticky rice that has already been sweetened with coconut milk with sweet mango. However, considering how straightforward it is, it is perhaps one of the greatest dishes you can find on Bangkok’s streets. One of my personal favorites is from a cart near Khao San Road. The sweetness and creaminess really satisfies any craving for something sweet.