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5 Street Food to Try in Bangkok – Iconic Street Food!

When lockdowns are relaxed and you find yourself in Bangkok, one of the best ways that you can explore the city and its rich culture is by trying out the street food scene. The stories behind the gastronomic masterpieces are somethings to write home about.


Pad Thai

If you are in Thailand you will be interested in trying out two major dishes that singlehandedly took Thai cuisine to the world stage. One of those is Pad Thai. It is a colourful stir fried noodle dish that is well sprinkled in cilantro, shrimp and lemons. If you want a spicy let lemony tang to your noodles, then you will love pad thai. It's even more delicious at many a hotel in Asoke.


Thai Boat Noodles

The Thai Boat noodles can be found in street food stands and in gourmet restuarants at resorts like Avani Atrium Bangkok. The dish was originally sold off boats, hence the name. Boat noodles are a noodle soup that comes in a massive bowl and can easily be found on the side of the river at street foos stands. There's even a specific place to find what is known as the best boat noodles in Thailand and that is, Victory Monument Boat Noodle Alley.


Thai Steamed Dumplings

Steamed dumplings are great on cold days but are so delicious you wouldn't say no to them even on a hot day. It is often filled with all kinds of different fillings including crab meat, pork, chesnuts and shrimp. Wherever you might get your dumplings from there is little to no chance that you would be disappointed.


Spicy Papaya Salad

A quintessential Thai dish you would often encounter in Thai restaurants around the world is the relatively simple spicy papaya salad. It hits all the right spots on the palate despite being something simple with sweet and sour and the flavour of lemongrass. This is probably the reason why it is so popular among both Thais and tourists.


Thai Green Curry

A staple Thai dish is the green curry. It is believed to have been invented by Indian immigrants and today is considered as something highly appetising. Green curry is made of basil, eggplant, green chillies, lime leaves and is a very pretty green in colour.


Coconut Ice Cream

Coconut ice cream is a must as soon as you arrive in Thailand. This is obviously made using coconut milk, corn kernels and peanuts. The ice cream can range from being sweet to slightly spicy so be sure to try it from different places so you get to taste the different varieties. The best spot to try and put a benchmark on your experiment is Jim Thompson House.


Tom Yum

And lastly, it is the most popular Thai dish outside of Thailand. Something you have surely had plenty of times when you order Thai take out. But having Tom Yum in the birthplace of the spicy soup is where its at. It is delicious, spicy and sour at the same time and an absolute delight on the tastebuds.