Bangkok is a shopping paradise, but it’s also a foodie’s paradise! Thai cuisine is simply Aroi Mak Mak (Very Very Delicious), and you must sample as much as possible during your visit to Bangkok or Thailand.
First-time visitors to Bangkok are likely to be unaware of the must-try foods in the city. We understand how difficult it is to try everything on a three-day, two-night trip. Most of us do not have a lot of time to travel around Bangkok, so we made sure it was easily accessible and close to the city. As a result, if the cuisine is not available in the city, it will not be included in this list.
We’ve listed some must-try foods that you should try if you’re ever in Bangkok, Thailand.
To keep in mind, street food carts may not have permanent sites, so you’ll have to search the market for them. Also, Bangkok’s streets are closed on Mondays for cleaning, so if you want to do some street shopping, avoid Mondays. Outside of Central World, Pratunam, Siam Square, and Silom are the most popular street food destinations.
Fried Chicken (Gai Tod)
This Thai Fried Chicken is incredible. It’s even better and more addictive than the fast food versions! The trick is in the marinade and batter, and just one will not suffice.
Grilled Pork (Moo Ping)
The smoke and heat from charcoal are used for cooking many Thai foods and street food, which is why they taste so good. This Moo Ping produces a sweet, delicious, and soft piece of pork on a stick as the final product. Many locals prefer this particular stand, Moo Ping Hea Owen, but you can still find decent ones in Pratunam Market.
Sweet Potato Balls (Kanom Kai Nok Krata)
On the outside, it’s softly crisp, and on the inside, it’s airy and soft. Have you been enticed by the description yet? It’s so good that you won’t be able to stop at just one ball. It can only be obtained in Bangkok.
Pandan Sweetmeat / Kueh (Kanom Krok Bai Toey)
Because it is not fried, it is a healthier snack. This pandan kueh has a sponge-like cushion texture and is warm, soft, and chewy. To appreciate how delicious this is, you must eat it right away after purchasing it.
Crispy Pancake (Kanom Bueang)
It’s a thin and crispy snack that’s perfect for when you want something light but don’t want to fill yourself up! This crispy pancake is available with a variety of sweet or savory fillings/toppings, such as shredded coconut, chopped scallions, or fried eggs/egg yolks.
Grilled Honey Roast Pork (Moo Yang)
In the Chatuchak Weekend Market, there is a hidden shop. The flesh retains all of the flavors, making it sweet, soft, and tender. You can even add a bun to your order.
Fried Banana Pancake / Prata (Roti Gluay)
Thais prefer sweet foods, which is why their Banana Prata is topped with condensed milk. If you don’t like condensed milk, they also have honey, Nutella, chocolate, coconut, sugar, and a variety of other possibilities. It’s also no problem if you want to add an egg to it. Look at the menu at the food cart and order something that suits your tastes. The finished product will be quite appealing. It is crispy, light, and excellent.
Crepes (Kanom Bueang)
Crispy, soft, hot, and cold crepes with a variety of fillings are available. You can readily find this in Pratunam Market; however, we recommend “Yummy Crepe” because the packaging makes it easier to consume and doesn’t leave a mess!
They’re little, so they’re simple to eat. It has a crunchy exterior and a soft interior. Chocolate, cream, or maple are among the filling options. It’s so easy to make and yet so tasty. The scent will entice you to purchase it.
Pad Thai, Boat Noodles, and Wanton Noodles, to mention a few, are among Thailand’s most popular main courses. The focus of this section will be on the food, followed by a recommendation for where to eat that particular meal.
Thai Fried Noodles (Pad Thai)
Pad Thai is known as Thailand’s national noodles since it is the most popular noodle dish in any Thai restaurant. It’s a street food dish made of eggs, beansprouts, peanuts, shallots, tofu, prawns, and tamarind juice/sauce stir-fried rice noodles. It is sweet, spicy, tangy, and incredibly tasty. We have two Pad Thai recommendations for you.
Day Time – Pad Thai Sala Daeng
If it weren’t for my tip, this 100-year-old Thai house would be easily overlooked. They don’t have a sign, and the shop appears to be quite plain, with no frills, no portraits of famous musicians, and no newspaper clippings. They do, however, provide wonderful Pad Thai. It’s not easy to find this location.
Night Time – Thip Samai Pad Thai
Locals and tourists alike consider Thip Samai to be the best Pad Thai in Bangkok, having gone a long way since its establishment in 1966. It now resembles a factory eatery. The most popular Pad Thai variety here is “The Superb Pad Thai,” which features prawns coated in an omelet. It is not easy to get to this location, but tell the taxi driver “Pratu Phi Pad Thai.”
Tom Yum Goong Noodles
Tom Yum Goong is Thailand’s national soup, and when combined with the famed Thai rice noodles, it’s a winning combination. This is likely to be found in a variety of restaurants, but Pee’Aor is the best. The Tom Yum is real, with just the proper amount of richness and creaminess. The prawns used here are large, high-quality fresh prawns.
Boat Noodles (Kway Teow Rua)
Where can you obtain classic Thai noodles for 10 baht (S$0.40) per bowl, as they were once offered on boats? Because the serving is so little, we guarantee you won’t be able to stop at just one bowl. On every table, there will be bowls stacked. Come in and see for yourself! At the Victory Monument is where you can eat boat noodles.
Duck Rice / Noodles are readily available in Bangkok. However, the roasted duck at Prachak Pet Yang, which has been there since 1909, is amazing. The duck and pork have been marinated and cooked to perfection, leaving each piece of meat supple and succulent. Everything tastes better with the special sauce that comes with it. It’s a sweet and savory sauce combination with herbs and spices. Exceptionally tasty.
Braised Pork Rice / Wanton Noodles
Braised Pork Trotters Rice and Wanton Noodles are popular dishes at TPratunam. You will enjoy the braised pork rice since it is made with tender and soft pork that has been boiled in a braised sauce. On the other hand, having lived here for 15 years, the quality has deteriorated, and the portion sizes are becoming absurdly little.
Cafes / Desserts / Ice Creams
After You Dessert Cafe
After You is known for its thick toast, with Shibuya Honey Toast being the most popular. The outside is crispy, but the secret lies on the inside. The fluffy and soft center absorbs the evenly spread melted butter, making it as soft as a pillow. It’s topped with whipped cream and vanilla ice cream. If you’re having something sweet, don’t forget to drizzle it with maple syrup. The combination of warm butter bread, chilled ice cream, smooth whipped cream, and sweet maple syrup will make your mouth water.
Coconut Ice Cream on Chatuchak Weekend Market
Chatuchak (Jatuchak / JJ) Weekend Market has the greatest and most inexpensive Coconut Ice Cream in Bangkok! After a few hours in the market, you’ll need this to cool down. Unless you don’t like coconut, it’s also something you’ll never regret purchasing. Coconut Ice Cream is sold at various stalls; however, the one we recommend is served in a coconut husk. Because it is often crowded, you should be able to recognize this store easily. For 35 baht, you’ll get refreshing, rich, and soft coconut ice cream, slices of coconut flesh, two toppings of your choosing, and a complimentary cup of fresh coconut juice, which will come in handy when shopping in the scorching heat.
Mango Sticky Rice (Khao Niew Ma Muang)
Mango Sticky Rice is sold at a variety of locations throughout Bangkok. If you don’t want to travel, you may obtain it at large shopping malls’ food courts, such as Platinum Fashion Mall, MBK, and Terminal 21.
Thai Tea Crepe Cake on Audrey
If you enjoy Thai tea, you won’t want to miss Audrey Caf & Bistro’s Thai Tea Crepe Cake. Audrey is a beautiful restaurant with a fantastic environment and good food where you can dine in elegance. Audrey Hepburn’s grace and elegance were an inspiration to the cafe’s proprietor. The whole atmosphere of the establishment is French-inspired, making it bright and opulent. The cake is incredibly soft, and when combined with the sweetness and flavor of Thai tea, everything comes together beautifully. They also have a variety of other popular cakes and main courses. The Tom Yum Goong Baby Crusty Pizza is another must-try here. It has a thin crust yet is densely filled with flavor.
In deserts, you may essentially put whatever you want in your bowl. They don’t have ingredients like Ice Kachang or Chendol that have been pre-selected. The ingredients are placed out in front of you, and you choose what to consume. Mix and match to your heart’s content!
Thai Milk Tea
Thai Milk Tea (Cha Yen) is Thailand’s national drink; if you haven’t had it, you won’t be able to leave the country! If made correctly, Thai Milk Tea should be sweet, milky, and smooth, with a blend of tea and milk flavors. Even roadside carts in Bangkok are likely to serve good milk tea. Look for Number One Brand if you want the real deal.
Thailand is also known as the “Land of Coconuts” in addition to being the “Land of Smiles.” Coconut is an important ingredient in 90 percent of Thai meals, so don’t leave Thailand without trying some coconut juice. Normally, you buy the coconut as fruit and have to dig out the pulp if you want to eat it. It’s not ideal if your hand is occupied with other items, such as shopping bags. After placing an order, the juice, pulp, and ice are blended and placed into a bottle with the top perforated and the straw attached. And there you have it: your coconut smoothie, ready to drink whenever you want.
Overall, these are some of the foods available in Bangkok, Thailand. Bangkok is known for its culture, hospitality, and excellent cuisine. Desserts and street snacks, in particular. There are several delectable dishes with a variety of flavors. The delicious street delicacies, along with their low prices, will satisfy your appetite and brighten your day!