10 Amazing Street Food in Bangkok You Must Try!

It’s no news that the Thai cuisine is one of the most exquisite cuisine in the world. Lusciously flavorsome, succulent, fresh, yet simple, Thai food indeed has global fans! The especially well-liked dishes Thai curry rice, pad Thai, chicken satay and the very creamy, coconuty soups and desserts leave us heedless about what more could this beautiful province offer culinary wise. 
 
Thai food is a pleasant experience until, you dig deep, only to get bewildered. If you are on the advent of some insights into Thai food culture, there is no better place than the capital, Bangkok. A real foodie would be delighted to spend hours and hours on the streets exploring authentic Thai food! As the best authentic Thai food is found here. And mind you it is beyond average! Coming in many guises - humble carts on road sides, stalls at a local market, or even a traditional shop house, you will find yourself lost as to where to eat what, and so we bring to you the best places to eat street food in Bangkok

Silom Road

  

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Considered to be Bangkok’s central business district, the Silom road will spoil you for choice, given its several spots for a quick scrumptious grub. Easy on your wallet and easier on time, Silom road has some of the best street food in Bangkok. 
 
What to eat here?
The moment you reach here, head to a stall serving the Khao soy. Essentially a curried egg noodles savory, this is perhaps Thailand’s most famous dish. With the bursting flavors of coconut milk curry poured onto a mix of Chinese-style noodles, and braised beef/chicken, topped with a garnishing of deep-fried noodles, green onions, raw shallots and a wedge of fresh lime! One word - Yummers! 
 
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Tor Kor

  

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Located near the very popular the Chatuchak weekend bazaar, this is one of Bangkok’s oldest street markets. The market, actually, a local market where you will find a variety of fruits, vegetables, grocery, and meats, is also credited as the 4th best fresh market in the world! But this place also has some of the best street food in Bangkok. A beautiful buffet, served by various stalls, spans the cooked section of the market.
 
What to eat here?
Khanom buang, crispy rice crepes topped with your choice of shrimp - sweet and salty or foi tong, a stringy version of egg yolk candy, (an acquired influence of the Portuguese). The pork satays, Isaan sausages, grilled skewers of chicken and pork, and the sai ooah - a regional delicacy are great to try too. You will also find the meatiest of all crabs, roasted jumbo freshwater shrimps, and a number of different types of shellfish here. Don't miss the food court. 
 

Saphan Lueng

  

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Don’t be discouraged by the traffic on Rama IV Road, as an amazing gastronomical experience awaits you. With some superb street food stalls in Bangkok, Saphan Lueng has the best of Thai street food. Interestingly, the stall owners here run along traditions and original recipes, passed on by generations, which are a reason why you will find some of the oldest street food stalls in Bangkok here. 
 
What to eat here?
Khao tom pla, soft-boiled rice with pomfret fish is very popular. Its popularity also comes with a slightly expensive price 400 Baht per bowl. The Virun Ice Cream (which ironically is not an ice-cream shop) is the best place here to try this delicacy. Duck noodles and shaved ice desserts are good too. If you seek some adventure, try the hoi klang, boiled blood cockles served with a hot and sour chili dipping sauce. Yum pak krachade, a spicy-tart salad of water mimosa is a local favorite too. Finish with the kanom pang sankaya a luscious dessert of steamed bread with coconut custard dipping sauce!

Chinatown/Yaowarat

  

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Your advent of where to eat street food in Bangkok is incomplete without a quick visit to Chinatown, also known as Yaowarat. Apparently, this is where the Bangkok street food originated. Thus, it won’t be wrong to say that this is the quintessence of street food streets in Bangkok!
 
What to eat here?
The patent satay of course! Jay Eng, tender, meat simmered in coconut milk, cooked with a hint of char, served with a sauce full of nutty flavor, is a must after the satay. Lod chong Singapore, a cubed jackfruit that comes floating in a glass of sweet, iced coconut milk. Thai-style sukiyaki (personal favorite!), a wok-fried mélange of glass noodles, egg and seafood tossed in chili sauce, with a generous smear of pickled garlic!
 

Ratchawat Market

  

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Located in the heart of Bangkok, the Ratchawat Market is a place to explore some of the most authentic Thai street foods. This is a heaven for every foodie, on the quest to try some street food in Bangkok. The best part, this is tucked into a quiet corner of the green Dusit district, unlike others located on crowded, traffic-packed, noisy zones. The perfect place to follow your meal with a rejuvenating massage, given the many massage parlors here.
 
What to eat here?
Chinese style fresh buns at Som Wang Salapao, roasted duck at Rawanstar, Stir-fried noodles and rice dumplings at Ma Yodpak Radna, Kobe beef noodle soup at Neua Wooah Rai Tiem Taan and if you really really want to try something whacky then skinned frogs at Fresh Market, are in store.
 
Another gem for street food - the Syria market, is located close by.

Soi Rambuttri

  

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This hipster-cool place is again a quieter place for Thai street food indulgence. Quaintly hidden near the Khao San road, Soi Rambuttri slows down the maddening fast pace of Bangkok. A backpackers and budget travelers’ heaven, this place also has some good yet cheap dining options
 
What to eat here?
Spicy prawns, ginger chicken and the red snapper (if available) at the Penthai Food, Indian food at the Bombay Blues, and the cheap banana pancakes with chocolate are a must! This place also has some pretty good street bars. All in all, a perfect place to spend a chilled-out day!
 

Flower market (Pak Khlong Talat)

  

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Roamed quite a few markets, yet not found the trademark, crazy Thai food?! Yes, we are talking insects and animals now! Well, then this is the place to head. Your chance to savor fried insects, the Pak Khlong Talat will not cease to amuse you. 
 
What to eat here?
Deep fried grasshoppers, anyone?!

Charoen Krung

  

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The Charoen Krung will tempt you to hog onto every site of food that will pull you with its aroma of burnt garlic, steamed dumplings, and aromatic noodles. What makes this road a street food heaven are the stalls and small restaurants here. Wonderfully buzzing post evening, you can enjoy night street food in Bangkok, here. 
 
What to eat here?
Crispy oyster pancakes at Thip Hoi Thot Phu-Khao Fai, Chinese-style roasted duck served with dark, spiced sauce over rice at Prachak Pet Yang, rice congee with tender, generously sized balls of minced pork at Jok Prince, Khao Kha mu - stewed pork legs and knuckles on rice at Khao Kha Mu Trok Sung, halibut meat delicacies at Jao Long Luk Chin Pla and desserts at the Boonsap Thai Desserts!

Petchaburi Soi 5

  

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Last but not the least, nestled amidst the modern shopping area of Siam (MBK mall and Platinum Mall) and Victory Monument, Pectchaburi Soi 5 is a feast of authentic street food. Especially coming alive in the evenings, this place is perfect to spend the evening. Being a neighborhood, you will see a lot of people grabbing a takeaway as they head back home from work. Vendors of all sorts of noodles, salads, fruits and umpteen snacks blend in sync at this happening market.
 
What to eat here?
Tom yum Goong noodles at P’Aor is a must-have! Gaeng Tai pla - a spicy hot fish curry, sai krok sausages served in a bag with raw ginger, chilies, and cabbage, yum kai mod daeng red ant egg salad, which is, however seasonal, and the Khanom Krok - sweet rice-flour dumplings served with corn!
 
Thai food certainly is baffling, if not tasty for all palettes! A one-of-its-kind experience, however, Bangkok will leave you with new-fangled notions. 
 
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A deep-dyed Piscean, Seema is a dreamer. This extends to the fact that she is seldom in another world of her's or dreaming of the place she would rather be. A wild-child at heart and a keen observer otherwise, Seema's free-spirited psyche is eternally quenching for new experiences. There is no poison for her as restorative as Life, she is the one who will give you the cliched 'I-am-high-on-life', should you offer her a drink. She gets hungover on the feel of a new place, food and conversations with strangers! All this adding to the way she feels and writes!

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