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Top 10 Thai Street Food

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Thai Street FoodWhile Thailand is the favorite destination of tourists from across the world, it is an adored destination of food lovers as well. Delicious to eat, Thai street food  come in plentiful amounts at a very cheap cost. To be more precise, wherever and whenever you search, you will be able to locate the food. Here are some interesting street eats from Thailand, which you should savor while in the place.


 


 


 


 


The Must-Try 10 Thai Street Food Delicacies


 


10. Hoi Tod


Hoi Tod


This Thai delicacy is a treat for seafood lovers. Mussels are deep-fried in a batter, which contains egg also. It comes at a cost of about 30 baht.


 


9. Som Tam


Som Tam


Literally translated as Papaya salad, this is a refreshing, healthy, and tasty dish which you will be able to find anywhere across Thailand. The dish is a perfect blend of spicy, sweet, salty, and sour flavors and comprises tomatoes, green papayas, shrimp, garlic, peanuts, as well as chili peppers.


 


8. Guay Teow


Guay Teow


This Thai noodle soup actually belongs to Chinese cuisine. It is prepared with pork, beef, or chicken stock and egg or rice noodles. For added taste, ask for some wontons or fried veggie slices. Spice up the dish with fish sauce, red chili peppers, lime juice, and sugar.  


 


 7. Pad Thai


Pad Thai


This is one of the most popular Thai noodle dishes. A stir-fried noodle dish with a tangy twist, Pad Thai is enriched by the presence of tofu and shrimp.


 


6. Ka-Nom Dtoh-Gieow


Ka-Nom Dtoh-Gieow


This stuffed pancake is adored by the people of Thailand. The dish is not a native of Thailand, but owes it origin to Japan. While the stuffing varies from cart to cart, you will be able to see sausage, fish, and cream as the most common fillings used.


 


5. Yam Naem Kaao Tot


Yam Naem Kaao Tot


This is a spicy deep fried rice ball salad which is served with pork skin. Made with rice balls, ginger, peanuts, minced pork, green chilies, and onion, this street food is usually relished with raw leafy greens.


 


4. Gai Tod


Gai Tod


The people of Thailand adore fried chicken, which reasons the popularity of KFC. However, you get fried chicken, at a cheaper rate and with a better taste in the streets of Thailand. Served atop rice cooked in chicken broth, you may even get few slices of hard-boiled eggs with salad cream for a tastier delight.


 


3.  Gluay Kag


Gluay Kag - Crunchy Fried Bananas


This crunchy fried banana is a dessert that does not require any batter. The street food tastes the best when enjoyed hot with chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream.


 


2. Kao Niow Ma Muang


Khao Niaow Ma Muang


Translate into English and you will see that this dish is Thai Mango Sticky Rice. This desert is one of the most popular street foods of Thailand. The perfect way to satiate your sweet tooth, the dish is prepared with sweet rice, mangoes, and coconut.


 


1. Moo Ping


Moo Ping


These grilled skewers are exclusively meant for pork lovers. However, you may get variants of the grilled meat. Chicken and beef are the two other popular meats used to prepare this grilled, filling delicacy.  


 


The range of Thai street food items are so vast that words fall short to describe how tasty, yet inexpensive they are. Try them whenever you visit Thai and appreciate and adore them!


 


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shantihhh's picture
Pad Thai really isn't popular with Thai people. I laugh that Americans all think Pad Thai is THE Thai dish. Noodle dishes such as Pad Kee Mao are far more popular as Thai street food in Thailand!
Anonymous's picture
Thank you Shanti for the information! - Nithya
shantihhh's picture
I have traveled to Thailand 30+ times since 1987, some trips are for two months or longer. Sending prayers and good thoughts for all those struggling with the dreadful floods in Thailand now!
Anonymous's picture
Can I use peanut butter or chcolate as stuffing for these Thai pancakes?