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Famous Thai Street Foods That You Need to Try - Experience the Flavours of Thailand!

Thailand is known for its delicious street food. From Bangkok to the islands of Phuket, street food vendors can be found everywhere. Here is a list of some of the most famous Thai street foods that you should try when you visit Thailand. 


Pad Thai

One of the most popular Thai dishes, Pad Thai is a stir-fried rice noodle dish usually served with shrimp, egg, and a few other ingredients. It is often served with a sweet and sour sauce, making it a delicious and popular choice for street food. You may also try this dish at Phi Phi Islands restaurants offered by the likes of SAii Phi Phi Island Village for authentic flavours.


Som Tam

Also known as green papaya salad, Som Tam is a spicy salad made from unripe papaya, chillies, lime juice, fish sauce, and peanuts. It is a very popular dish in Thailand and can be found in most street food stalls. 


Khao Pad

Khao Pad, or fried rice, is yet another local favourite. It is usually made with pork, chicken, or seafood, and is often served with a fried egg on top. 


Gai Tod

Fried chicken is a staple of Thai street food. It is usually served with sticky rice and a spicy dipping sauce. 


Moo Ping

Moo Ping, or grilled pork skewers, is a dish made with pork that is marinated in a mix of spices and then grilled over charcoal, giving it a smoky flavour. 


Tom Yum Goong

Tom Yum Goong is a spicy and sour soup made with prawns, mushrooms, lemongrass, and other ingredients. This soup is another local favourite that you ought to try!



This is a favourite breakfast option and is an excellent way to begin one's day. This soothing rice porridge can be found for sale at almost every morning market in Thailand, but you can always count on finding at least one seller selling it. Pork is often the primary source of protein that is added to the porridge, along with a hard-boiled egg, and the jok is finished off with a topping of ginger and onions.


Khanom Krok 

Khanom Krok is a type of small pancake made with coconut and eggs. It is often served with a sweet topping such as sugar or honey. 


Khao Niaw

Khao Niaw, or sticky rice, is a popular street food in Thailand. It is usually served with a variety of side dishes such as spicy chicken, pork, or shrimp. 


Tod Mun Pla

Tod Mun Pla is a type of fish cake made with red curry paste, fish, and other ingredients. It is usually served with a sweet and spicy dipping sauce. 


Sai Oua

Sai Oua is a type of pork sausage made with lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, and a variety of other spices. It is usually served with sticky rice and a spicy dipping sauce.


Khao Soi

This is a northern Thai dish that's made of crispy egg noodles, chicken or beef, and a rich, creamy broth. It's usually served with pickled cabbage and a variety of condiments, such as chilli paste and lime wedges. Khao Soi is a great dish to enjoy for lunch or dinner.

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