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Delicious Street Foods to Eat in Chiang Mai, Thailand - Get the Whole Foodie Experience!

No one is a stranger to Thailand food, but the best place to try this is obviously right at the source. Here is a list of the best street food you must try when in Thailand.


Som Tum

This is a plate of goodness that will send you and your taste buds into a gastronomical journey. Basically known as a green papaya salad, this is the signature dish in Thailand that is popular for having the most unexpected ingredients that jump up at you while you eat. Along with garlic, green beans, Chili, tomato and fresh papaya, there are many other mysterious things in this dish that you will love. If you are hanging out at restaurants or even at Chiang Mai bars the likes of The Service 1921, you will be able to order yourself this green papaya salad and enjoy it at leisure.


Gaeng Daeng

If you are a person who loves curry, you must try this South Asian spicy dish. Made with thick coconut milk and red curry paste, this gravy also has a twist added to it with a dash of lime. The spicy and fragrant curry will definitely set your taste buds on fire. In Thailand, this meat is cooked to perfection until it is deliciously aromatic, soft, and tastes like heaven. Travellers say that once they taste this dish, they always keep coming back for more servings.


Pad Thai

This is a dish that will definitely come up in any discussion if you start talking about Thai food. This dish is basically a cup of noodles that is emptied into a steaming wok with onions, beans, eggs, and then mixed to perfection, to be served hot.


Khao Pad

This is a fried rice dish and is quite a simple dish to make and to eat. The usual ingredients in this dish are onions, herbs, eggs and fried rice. You can add or minus ingredients in this dish according to your taste and liking when you are ordering this at any restaurant in Thailand. To get the best kind of taste of this fried rice dish, you must try it at the street food stalls and not in the restaurants.


Gaeng Keow Wan Kai

This is a curry that uses bamboo shoots, fresh chicken, eggplant, coriander and basil to create an exotic and aromatic flavour. Though made with fairly simple ingredients, this makes for an amazing and yummy dish in the end. The mix of the green curry paste and creamy coconut milk gives you that leafy green flavour. The best way to eat this dish is with a bowl of steamed rice.


Yam Nua

If you want to try the king of salads when you are in Thailand this is what you must eat. Originating from this country, this is a spicy beef salad and even if you try this dish anywhere else in the world you will detect the Thai flavours immediately.