Any typical Singaporean wouldn’t get enough of Bangkok‘s cheap shopping and the scrumptious street food. When everything is affordable in the land of smiles, you may not think twice before spending all your money devouring the street food in Bangkok. Alas, there’s limited space in your stomach even if Bangkok’s street food doesn’t burn a hole in your wallet. Here’s a guide to the 7 must-eat street food in Bangkok to help solve your dilemma.
1. Khanom Bueang (Thai Crepes)
Here’s a street snack found easily anywhere along Bangkok’s street — Khanom bueang, also known as Thai crepes, is a popular street food made from rice flour and filled with coconut cream. Select between sweet and savoury flavours like shredded coconut or foi thong (golden egg yolk threads).
2. Khao Neow Dam Sang Kaya
Start your day right with this little sweet humble treat wrapped in banana leaf. Khao Neow Dam Sang Kaya is a black sticky rice with sang kaya (custard) and a splash of coconut cream. Located across Sri Maha Mariamman Hindu Temple, this street food is a die die must try for those with sweet tooth!
Silom Soi 20, Bangkok, Thailand Morning Market
7am – 9am or when sold out
3. Khanom Krok (Coconut Pancake)
Khanom Krok, a coconut pancake, is a dessert that can be found everywhere in Bangkok. Made in an iron cast pan, Khanom Krok is crispy on the outside but soft and custardy on the inside. This popular street food is a favourite of many especially for coconut-lovers.
4. Khai Nok Krata (Fried Quail Eggs)
Khai Nok Krata, also known as fried quail eggs, are as simple as it looks yet it’s well-loved by many locals and toursts. Slightly undercooked, and seasoned with salt and pepper, the yolk from these fried quail eggs explodes in your mouth the moment you bite into it.
5. Mango Sticky Rice
A traditional, classic Thai dessert made with glutinous rice, fresh mango and coconut milk, Mango sticky rice is a street food needs no recommendation.
We recommend Sukhumvit Soi 38, one of the cheaper options in Bangkok that doesn’t compromise on quality.
Sukhumvit 38 Alley, Phra Khanong, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110
6pm – 11pm
6. Moo Ping (Thai Grilled Pork)
Moo Ping, yet another common street food in Bangkok, is an addictive Thai grilled marinated pork. Get a dozen (or two) of Moo Ping when you see them along the streets — it’s hard to stop at one stick after sinking your teeth into these glorious charcoal grilled meat.
7. Coconut Ice-cream
If you still haven’t tasted coconut ice cream, what are you doing with your life? A great pick-up me to cool you down in Bangkok‘s sweltering heat, it’s known by now that coconut ice cream is a default item you have to get in Bangkok. Tip: we recommend the coconut ice-cream from Chatuchak Weekend Market!
Don’t miss out these delightful street food of Bangkok or you might get teased by your peers for being a sua ku. Or even better, try making your own mango sticky rice to bring a piece of Thailand home!
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