Most of the street-food shops are closed on Monday.
Here are 28 must-try street food in Bangkok-
1. Pad Thai
Served with green cilantro, red pepper flakes, yellow limes, shrimp, and noodles, Pad Thai is the most colorful dish you'll ever see! These stir-fried rice noodles are one of Thailand's national dishes. Pad Thai was introduced in Bangkok when the prime minister wanted to combat rice shortage by introducing noodles into the country's cuisine. Pad Thai is now Bangkok's comfort food. Its sour, sweet, salty and spicy flavors will miraculously blend perfectly inside your mouth.
Where to try: The best place to have Pad Thai is at Pad Thai Thip Samai located in the old city quarters. The other areas are listed to hog on Pad Thai are:
1. Thip Simai, 313 Mahachai Road, Old City, Bangkok
2. Ban Pad Thai, 21-23 Charoen Krung (Soi 44), Bangkok
3. Pad Thai Ekamai, Sukhumvit 63 Soi 19, Bangkok
4. Pad Thai Mae Am, 2227 Rama IV Road, Khwaeng Khlong Toei, Bangkok
5. Rosabieng Restaurant, 102/5 Thanon Kamphaeng Phet 5, Khwaeng Samsen Nai, Phaya Thai District, Bangkok
6. Wann Pad Thai, Phetkasem Frontage Rd, Khwaeng Wat Tha Phra, Yai District, Bangkok
7. Nara, Erawan Bangkok lower Ground Floor, Bangkok
2. Fried Banana Pancakes (Roti Gluay)
Roti Gluay is the most craved street food in Bangkok. As much as a treat Roti Gluay is to your taste buds, the preparation of it is a treat to the eyes. Watching the vendors move their hands swiftly while making Roti Gluay is an experience in itself. You can also add toppings of your choice to the pancakes, ranging from coconut, sugar, and honey to Nutella! This Thai version of a pancake will leave you wanting for more.
Where to try: Soi Rangnam and Sukhumvit Soi 38 in Bangkok are some of the best places to enjoy Roti Gluay.
3. Thai Boat Noodles (Kuay Teow Reua)
Kuay Teow Reua was initially sold on boats. Though you may no longer find vendors selling it on boats, you can still enjoy this delicacy near the riverside stalls. You can customize your dish by picking your choice of noodles and noodle soup to go with it. This dish is served in small portions in bowls. There is nothing like eating a bowl of noodles with a lakeside view. This taste will have you stacking dozens of empty bowls on your table in no time!
Where to try: You can find the best Thai boat noodles near Victory monument. An alley filled with excellent boat noodle stalls - 75, Soi Ratchawithi, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Thailand.
4. Thai Steamed Dumplings (Kanom Jeeb)Who doesn't love a plate of delicious steamed dumplings? These excellent Thai dumplings will surely not disappoint you. They are served in a dough wrapper. Made with water chestnuts, crab meat, shrimp, and pork, Kanom Jeeb will leave you mesmerized. It's the perfect Bangkok street food item to eat on the go.
Where to try: These dumplings are very popular and can be found at any Bangkok street food stall.
5. Deep Fried InsectsWhat is life without a little adventure? As scary as eating insects might sound, this is an experience you do not want to miss. Fried insects are considered as a go-to snack in Bangkok. The insects include grasshoppers, water beetles, spiders, bamboo worms, and scorpions. These are served with sauce and a pinch of pepper. They also make a healthy meal, rich in calcium and protein. Moreover, a bag of fried insects will cost you just THB 10. So why not be a sport and go for it?!
Where to try: Multiple stalls selling fried insects can be found on Khao San Road.
6. Spicy Papaya Salad (Som Tam)Som Tam is Bangkok's favorite and most popular salad. It is a sour and spicy green papaya salad flavored with lemon grass, fish sauce, dried shrimp, sweet tomatoes, and crunchy peanuts. You'll find this dish in every nook and corner of Bangkok. Its low-calorie count and rich flavors are a win-win for all! Every bite of this salad is worthy of a celebration.
Where to try: You will find many small restaurants selling delicious Som Tam at the Chatuchak weekend market and also at the below-mentioned places:
1. Som Tam Nua, 392/14 Siam Square, Pathum Wan, Bangkok
2. Baan Somtum, 9/1 Si Wiang, Bang Rak, Bangkok
3. Sabaijai Kebtawan, 65 Soi Sukhumvit 63, Vadhana, Bangkok
4. Somtum Der, 5/5 Sala Daeng Rd, Bang Rak, Bangkok
5. Baan Khanitha, 36/1 Sukhumvit 23, Vadhana, Bangkok
6. Baan E-san Muang Yos, 19/3-5 Sukhumvit 31, Vadhana, Bangkok
7. Thai Crepes (Khanom Bueang)This dish is probably the most Instagram-worthy of street food in Bangkok. These crepes resemble small tacos which are hard to resist. They are stuffed with whipped cream, shredded coconut, and roasted peanuts. Some of the Khanom Bueangs have an orange filling made up of chopped shrimp topped with shredded coconut.
Where to try: MBK level 4 and Pratunam are some of the best places to have this taco-esque dish loaded with goodness. Another place you can try Khanom Bueang is Khanom Bueang Phraeng Nara Restaurant, 91 Nan Road, Chao Phraya, Bangkok, Thailand
8. Thai Green Curry Chicken (Gaeng Keow Wan Gai)This dish tastes as delicious as it looks! Curry was introduced in Thailand by Indian immigrants years ago. Since then, it has been a staple dish in Thailand. This dish is made with green chillies, sweet basil leaves, lime leaves and green eggplants which give the curry a lovely green hue. Not only is this dish nutritious and mouth-watering at the same time, but it can also cure a cold and help lower cholesterol.
Where to try: You can enjoy this dish at the famous Krua Apsorn and Baan Glom Gig.
9. Thai Tea (Cha Yen)Inspired by the masala chai of India, Thai tea is a refreshingly spicy tea made from black tea leaves and flavored with cinnamon, star anise, orange blossom water, and vanilla. Milk is poured over the tea before serving to give it a creamy texture. Fried breadstick (Youtiao) goes along well with this tea.
Where to try: Mont Nom Sod near the Bangkok city hall is best known for its Thai tea.
10. Sticky Mango Rice (Khao Neow Mamuang)Every meal is incomplete without a dessert. This traditional summer street food in Bangkok will surely satisfy your sweet tooth. Freshly cut juicy mango slices are placed on sticky rice and sprinkled with roasted sesame seeds. You can try this dessert with durian as well. Some street vendors sell this dessert with durian instead of mangoes. Even though the combination of fruit and rice sounds unusual, we assure you, you won't regret trying it.
Where to try: Pier 21 and Mae Varee sell the best sticky mango rice in the whole of Bangkok, but you better hurry up and order ahead of time as it sells out quickly!
11. Coconut Icecream (I-dtim Mat Phrao)Served in a neatly cut coconut, I-dtim Mat Phrao is not your usual coconut ice cream. It is far from ordinary! Bangkok has added its unique twist to the plain old coconut ice cream. This remarkable coconut ice cream is made with coconut milk and served with boiled corn kernels and peanuts. Heavenly is the only way to describe this devilishly good dessert!
Where to try: The Jim Thompson House's coconut ice-cream is to die for!
12. Khao Man GaiKhao Man Gai is a favorite Thai variation of Hainanese Chicken Rice (Hainan is a province of Southern China). Khao translates to rice and Mun translates to fat, Khao Man Gai means rice cooked in chicken fat. The chicken is poached to perfection, sliced, and served on a bed of jasmine rice prepared in poaching water. It is accompanied by a dipping sauce made of freshly minced Thai peppers, ginger, and garlic in a soya bean paste. A simple soup made with chicken broth is also served alongside, usually with sliced cucumbers.
Where to try: Phra Sumen Road, near Khao San Road
13. Kao Pad or Khao PhatKhao Phat is a Thai take on fried rice. As we saw before, Khao means rice, and Phat means stir-fried. Khao Phat is prepared with Thai jasmine rice instead of the regular long-grain rice used in China. It is made by tossing together meat (chicken, pork, shrimp, and crab are common), eggs, onions, garlic, and tomatoes in an extremely hot wok. The cooked rice is then added, followed by seasonings of soya sauce, brown sugar, chili sauce, and one of the main ingredients in Thai Cuisine, Nam Pla (fish sauce). The result is a vibrant Bangkok street food delicacy with a wonderful blend of hot and sweet. And sour.
Where to try:
To try some authentic Khao Phat, head to Khaosan Restaurant at 4/33 Moo 2, Chaweng Beach Road, Chaweng. They serve up all sorts of Khao Phat, and you can choose which meats you would like to have. You can also find Khao Phat at stalls in Chinatown and Banglamphu.
14. Pla PaoPla Pao is a Thai grilled fish. The most common types are Pla Nin (Tilapia), Pla Duk Dam (Catfish), and Pla Duk Yan (Snakehead fish). The fish is first gutted and then stuffed with pandanus leaves and lemongrass. Next, the stuffed fish is covered with rock salt and flour before being barbequed over a charcoal flame for the slightly charred flavor. The fish is served with a chili and lime dipping sauce that perfectly compliments its smokey taste.
Where to try:Lang Ram Meang Pla Pao is an excellent Pla Pao restaurant, serving up a vast variety of grilled fish delight. It is located at 439 Rath-Uthit Road in Min Buri, Bangkok.
15. Gaeng MassamanGaeng Massaman is a mild Thai curry influenced by Malaysian and Indian cuisine. It is flavored with coconut milk and tamarind and is loaded with dry spices and aromatic herbs that are not commonly used in other Thai dishes. For example, cardamom, cinnamon, star anise, cumin, bay leaves, and nutmeg. These spices were believed to be brought to Thailand by Muslim traders from India. It can be made with various types of meat, including beef, pork, duck, and chicken. In some instances, tofu is used as well. It brings a harmony of sweet, salty, and sour and is a must-try if you visit Thailand.
Where to try: Krua Asom, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Khet Phra Nakhon, Thailand.
16. Tom YumTom Yum is a famous hot and sour Thai soup that is, for many people, the first thing that comes to mind when asked about Bangkok street food. Tom refers to boiling, while Yam refers to a Thai salad that is spicy and sour. The soup has stock and fresh herbs like lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, and galangal. Crushed Thai peppers and fish sauce are also added with shrimp, although in some versions, the shrimp can be replaced with other meats like beef, pork, and chicken. Tom Yum's distinct sour twang has made it one of the most popular dishes in the country.
Where to try:
1. Rung Rueang at 10/1 Soi Sukhumvit 26, Khlong Toei, Bangkok.
2. Ban Khun Mae at Siam Square, Pithum Wan, Bangkok.
17. Ya DongYa Dong is a medicinal herb-infused Thai liquor made from Lao Khao (a potent rice whiskey). It is usually served in a shot glass with a touch of honey, accompanied by salt, a chili and sugar dip called Prik Glua, and sour, unripe mango. You could call it Thailand's version of the tequila shooter. Ya Dong can be found at street vendors throughout Thailand. Don't go overboard with it, though, as it has an incredibly high alcohol content.
18. Kah-Feh YenKah-Feh Yen is Thailand's Iced Coffee. The Kah-Feh Yen vendors are some of the earliest to hit the streets as thousands of locals turn to them for their early morning pick-me-up. You can recognize them from afar thanks to the sweet aromas of coffee that follow them around. Kah-Feh Yen is made by mixing a robust blend of dark-roasted black coffee, powdered milk, and sugar. Nutmeg, Cinnamon, and Cardamom are often added. This mixture is then poured over ice and topped with sweetened condensed milk or heavy cream to form a delicious drink that could rival Starbucks at a fraction of the price.
19. Moo Ping or Moo Satay
Moo Ping is Thai Grilled Pork. Bite-size pieces of Pork meat are skewered together with fat and grilled atop charcoal. The melting fat drips on the embers, creating a thick smoke that douses the pork with even more flavor. The skewers, before grilling, are marinated overnight in a sweet and salty mixture. Once the grilling is complete, they are slathered with a spicy sauce made of Thai peppers. The meat is juicy and tender. It melts in your mouth. Be sure to try it straight off the grill when it is piping hot and the most flavourful. You can have it stick after stick as is or pair it with some sticky rice for a complete meal.
20. Khao Kaa Moo
Also known as Pork Trotters Rice, this dish is a national favorite among the Thais. It comprises pork leg slowly cooked in a stew until the meat detaches from the bone. It has a salty and sweet taste and traces its roots back to Chinese cuisine. If you are not a fan of spicy food, then you'll definitely love this delectable preparation of meat and rice. Pork Trotters Rice is usually served with steamed or veggies or boiled eggs.
21. Thai Wanton Mee
Commonly also known as Bak Mee Moo Daeng, this noodle-based dish is known for its use of pork lard and spicy Thai sauce. The egg noodles can be served completely dry or be accompanied by a little bit of broth. Pork slices are the traditional protein that goes along with Thai Wanton Mee, but various versions exist which serve chicken, beef, and even seafood.
22. Thai Red Curry Noodle Soup
The Thai Red Curry Noodle Soup is a simple dish that can be read in 10 minutes. A favorite of every Thai home, this soup-based noodle dish is a hit among vegetarians and their meat-loving counterparts. Also, one can find even vegan-friendly options for this dish in Bangkok. The flavor of this dish comes from the coconut-based Thai curry, which is spiced to perfection. On chilly nights, a piping hot pot of Thai Red Curry Noodle Soup can be found being consumed across most of Bangkok.
23. Jok Moo
A comfort food among the Thais which serves both as a breakfast meal or a late-night snack, Jok Moo or Pork Rice and Porridge is a dish that the Thai people would readily agree to eat anytime. It is loved to such a great extent that most families prepare it when they go off on long trips or for picnics. What stands out for this dish is when topped with fried noodles, the crunchiness of the noodles contrasts the porridge, perfectly making for a wonderful experience in the pallet. A variety of vegetables and meat are used while preparing this dish.
24. Poo Aab Woon Sen
A variation of its Singaporean cousin CRAB BEE HOON, Poo Aab Woon Sen is a dish where primary ingredient is Thai Glass Noodles. In this dish, the glass noodles are fried to perfection along with vegetables until they are crunchy. Furthermore, fresh cilantro leaves and Thai bird chill are garnishes to amp up the flavor.
25. Khao Na Pet
When it comes to Asian cuisine, duck is one protein that is usually reserved for special occasions in most cultures. But Khao Na Pet is one dish that has found its way to the streets of Bangkok and remains one of the top local favorites. Here the duck is the hero, which is typically roasted and served on top of boiled rice and duck broth. One will also find the popular accompaniment of sliced chilies in soy sauce served alongside it.
26. Gai Tod (Fried Chicken)
Now, who doesn't love fried chicken? Every country in the world has its own take and spin on this dish, arguably one of the most consumed among a few others. Not to be left behind, Gai Tod, or Thai fried chicken, is one such snack that can be found across the streets of Bangkok. One can argue that it is almost a national obsession in the country and is the perfect evening meal. Usually, small wings and drumsticks are used to prepare the fried chicken. The use of rice flour is what lends the crispiness to Gai Tod.
27. Yum Hoi Nang RomRoughly translating to oyster salad, this dish is another of Thailand's comfort foods. Best served when the oysters are fresh, this salad also comprises sides such as fried shallots and fried vegetables called Kra Tin with the regular accompaniment of chili paste and sauce. A lot of herbs are used to enhance the flavor of the salad.
28. Kanom Pang Ping Wan
For those with a sweet tooth, Kanom Pang Ping Wan is a dish made from toasted buttered bread, topped with creams, custards, and fruits. The most basic one, which you probably might come across, is with a serving of coconut custard. A lot of vendors allow customers to choose their toppings.
These top 28 Bangkok street food dishes will surely make you smile!
Best Places for Street Food in Bangkok
Here are some of the best street food places/areas in Bangkok:
1. Lumpini Park
While the centrally located Lumpini Park is famous as a destination for fitness and jogging enthusiasts every morning, it is also famous for another phenomenon. To cater to the park visitors in the morning, countless street vendors set up their stalls around the park, starting from the area right outside the entrance/exit 5 to the plaza to the entrance/exit 8. This line-up witnesses some of the best street food in the city. Delicious Thai food, fresh juices, and delectable sweet dishes will ensure a good morning for your taste buds. The food is delicious and extremely pocket friendly. In fact, a stall in this market near Gate 8 has an all-you-can-eat buffet only for 40 Baht! This stall has around 10 dishes and appetizing curries, soups, and rice. Most of the dishes are, however, meat-based. However, one must be mindful of the fact that most of these vendors have their menus in Thai, so potential language barriers may arise. The best time to visit this street food market is Sunday late morning. Most of the stalls are open from morning to early nighttime.
Address: Lumpini Park, Rama IV Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok, Thailand
2. Liab Duan
Famous primarily as a night market for shopping, Liab Duan also has a great variety of street food stalls. It is a lesser-known market, mainly preferred by locals for the cheap rates. It is very convenient for tourists visiting the night market to stop and enjoy some delicious bites for their hunger pangs after browsing through the busy streets of the market. From homemade food, buffets, and noodle stations to delicious desserts, this market is definitely worth visiting. It is perfect for a night out as it is also surrounded by several pubs and bars, so one can go in for a drink or two after shopping. Some must-try foods of this market are spicy seafood dishes and ramen bowls. Additionally, it is important to remember that it is an authentic Thai night market, so most vendors speak in Thai and know little to no English. It is slightly far from the city center, so the best way to get here is by taxi.
Address: Liab Duan Night Market, 9 Tha Raeng, Bang Khen, Bangkok 10230, Thailand
3. Bang Rak
Popular among both tourists and locals for authentic local food restaurants and stalls, Bangrak is a haven for foodies. Also known as Bangrak-Charoenkrung, this street, located in the center of the Thai city, has some of the oldest classics, such as the roasted duck from Prachak. As soon as one enters the street, you can smell the delicious aromatics and witness the hustle-bustle at almost every food stall. Prachak, which is a century-old stall, serves perhaps the most delicious classical pork and duck dishes in the city. However, this street has endless other delights to offer. Whether you want a simple bowl of congee, seafood soups, and noodles that will set fire to your tastebuds or an authentic kanom krok, this is the perfect place to enjoy every dish without burning a hole in your pocket.
Along with the savory dishes, desserts to cool off, like the sticky mango rice at Boonsap Thai desserts or a kai nokkrasa at Soi Boonprakob Panich, is a must-try. All in all, the list of authentic but delicious food on this street is endless and cannot be understood without actually visiting this place in person. As this place is close to Pahurat, it has several South Asian options as well.
Address: Charoen Krung Rd, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500 Thailand
Colloquially referred to as Yaowarat, Chinatown in Bangkok is the best spot for eating delectable Chinese dishes in the city. This street has countless delicious selections from Chinese cuisine and hidden gems across multiple small alleys. While the food vendors set up their stalls during the daytime itself, the real hustle and bustle in this street food market begins post the sunset. It has several eccentric dishes, such as suckling pig, which cannot be found so easily elsewhere in the city. The most popular food in the market includes barbequed seafood, oyster omelets, dim sums, soupy noodles, Thai-Chinese desserts, and ice creams. It is difficult to find a seat in the restaurants here, but the best way to enjoy the wave of delicious street food here is to try multiple dishes in small quantities. What distinguishes Yaowarat from other Chinatowns is that this area also has multiple regional Chinese selections. Some popular restaurants in Chinatown include T & K Seafood for Thai-style seafood dishes, and Khao Gaeng Jake Puey for rice and curry.
Address: Phadung Dao Rd, Khwaeng Samphanthawong, Khet Samphanthawong, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100
5. Sukhumvit Soi 38
Located in Bangkok's expensive Thong Lo district, Sukhumvit Soi 38 is an excellent street food market for saving a few bahts. This street has multiple open-air Thai food options lined on both sides. It's popular among both locals and tourists for trying local cuisine. From dishes like Som tam, a Thai green papaya salad, Khao Neow (Isan style sticky rice), pad thai and stir-fried ahaan dtam song to pad ga pao moo kai dao, this area has numerous Thai street food options. It is primarily a night market and begins around 5 pm. Additionally, avoid visiting it on Monday as it is the street-cleaning day in Bangkok. It is less crowded than other night markets, making the experience of trying street food slightly more pleasant.
Address: Sukhumvit Soi 38, Bangkok
6. Khao San Road
Other than being an entertainment hub for tourists, the Khao San road is infamous as a street food destination. The street food here is finger-licking good, filling, and extremely affordable. This street is particularly known for its eccentric dishes other than the classical ones. Some of the most popular: savory street foods here are fried chicken, deep-fried spring rolls, Tom Yum Goong, which is a soup made of bold spices, herbs and served with prawns, grilled pork, pork porridge, and pad thai. For desserts, one can relish fried roti served with various toppings and dips, mango sticky rice, and coconut ice cream here. You can also try fried bugs like grasshoppers, cockroaches, beetles, worms, and others here. Several stalls are serving less spicy food for foreign taste buds. The only way to find unique dishes around this area is to explore the various nooks and corners of this street and not fill up in any one place. Instead of entering restaurants that serve below-the-par food, it is advisable to enjoy bites from carts and stalls here.
Address: Rambuttri Road Banglampu Khaosan, Phanakorn, Bangkok 10200 Thailand
7. Soi Rambuttri
Close to the Khao San road, this is also another great place to enjoy delicious street food. It is less crowded than Khao San road but has an equal number of amazing street food stalls. It is less commercial, lined with trees to provide shade to the tourists, and at night, it is lit with lanterns. From fresh fruit juices, corn on the cob, noodles, barbeque dishes, spring rolls, coconut ice cream, and mango sticky rice, this street has multiple dishes to suit every palate. The stalls here are set up on carts and carbars and are beautifully decorated. If one is looking to escape the crowded streets of Bangkok and relax a little, Soi Rambuttri is the right choice.
Address: Soi Rambuttri, Chao Fa Rd, Chana Songkhram, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
8. Ratchawat Market
Located in the Dusit district, on the Nakhon Chaisi road, the Ratchawat market is a haven for food lovers. From Kobe beef noodles, roast duck, and even curry shark! Despite finger-licking good food, the market has relaxed vibes compared to the rest of the crowded markets in Bangkok. The food here is at half the price one would pay at a fancy restaurant, but equally and sometimes even more delicious than the bland food served at some. As soon as you enter the Ratchawat market, you’ll be greeted with the spicy aromas of delicious seafood, dumplings, and jungle curry. It is located beside Sriyan market and is slightly more expensive, with multiple restaurants on the street. The best time to visit this market is during the lunch hours in the daytime.
Address: 1444 97 Thanon Nakhon Chaisi Rd, Thanon Nakhon Chai Si, Dusit District, Bangkok 10300, Thailand
9. Victory Monument (Anusawari Chai Samoraphum)
Besides being a busy transportation hub in Bangkok with numerous buses originating from here and a BTS station, it is also the seat of good food in the city. To cater to the hungry crowds, countless street vendors have set up stalls in this area. In addition to the multiple restaurants, passers-by can fill up delicious, pocket-friendly food before heading to their respective destinations. However, it is not just people using transport that eat here; this area is also crowded with locals and tourists who want to experience the delectable food here. One of the most famous parts of this food street, located towards the north-east of the roundabout, is the Boat Noodle Alley. This alley is home to several noodle restaurants and stalls lined up to the canal, serving inexpensive but delicious noodles, ample to fill one’s tummy and heart. One cannot miss trying the boat noodles here.
Address: 2/16-18 Phahonyothin Rd, Khwaeng Samsen Nai, Khet Phaya Thai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400
Located adjacent to the Victory Monument BTS station, this trendy street is a hit among tourists and locals alike. Other than being lined with multiple hip pubs, bars, restaurants, hotels, and even fancy fine dining places, this street also has food stalls that make it all the more lively and exuberant, particularly post-sunset. Some of the most popular items in this lane include Thai seafood, Isan food, hot pots, and noodles. Eccentric stalls also sell unique dishes like dancing shrimp for those looking for a food adventure. A younger crowd especially prefers this street due to the cheap street food and the number of bars in the area. This street has multiple fruit and sweet vendors for those with a sweet tooth. The grilled sticky rice served in banana leaf wrappers and durian is a must-try here.
Address: Rang Nam Phayathai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400 Thailand
11. Old Town(Rattanakosin)
Being one of the oldest streets in Bangkok, the Old town or Rattanakosin, as it is colloquially referred to, serves the most authentic Thai street food you’ll find across the entire city. With multiple famous restaurants and stalls lined up across the streets, just visiting this street and taking in the appetizing aromas is enough to make one’s stomach churn with hunger. One of the most popular and old restaurants here is Pad Thai Thip Samai, known to make the most delectable Pad Thai across Bangkok. Some local favorites include Thai-style kebabs, grilled pork liver, rice with chicken, and other cuts of pork and beef. Other than these, you’ll also find pretty much every common Thai street food item such as seafood items, noodles, soup, and omelets.
Address: Maha Chai Rd, Khwaeng Samran Rat, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200
12. Sam Yan
Located in the heart of Bangkok, around Chulalongkorn University, the Sam Yan market has countless food stalls with delicious offerings. The market is not only a top pick for students and the youth for the delectable offerings but also among the locals for the fresh produce and meat, it offers. But other than that, it has a lot of dishes and beverages suiting a sophisticated palate. For instance, you can find amazing coffee which gets the students kickstarted on their day at the university. One can easily grab pocket-friendly Thai meat dishes, fried foods, stir-fried dishes, and snacks. Somtam Jay Daeng is one of the best places to enjoy sumptuous grilled meat and Isan style-papaya salad. Joke Samyan is another popular abode to relish a simple rice porridge after consuming all the heavy spices in the city. You can also try local favorites such as the delicious Duran, which has complex flavors to beat the heat during summer. The best time to visit the market is during the daytime when the colors in the market pop.
Address: Khwaeng Wang Mai, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand