Hit the streets in Thailand and you'll be privy to a journey of the senses. What are the ten tastiest things to eat in Bangkok? Local denizen Achi Thamparipattra hits the pavement for the best street food. Watch the video above and check out recipes you can make at home below.
Khao man gai (ข้าวมันไก่) is the Thai variation of Hainanese chicken rice, a dish that’s extremely popular throughout Southeast Asia. Throughout Bangkok, you can’t walk more than a few blocks without finding a chicken rice cart. It's a favourite for breakfast, lunch, and dinner alike.
Thailand's best known dessert is juicy mango meets coconut-laced sticky rice. Khao Niao Mamuang consists of glutinous sticky rice, seasoned with salty-sweet coconut milk and served with tender, fragrant slices of mango.
Asian pork meatballs (Look Chin Moo ลูกชิ้นหมู) are a smoky pork meatball, lathered with sauce. You can put them in noodle soups, eat them alone on skewers, or eat them straight as appetisers.
Known as "pink noodle soup" (เย็นตาโฟ), this sweet pink soup is filled with squid, pork and more. You might think Yen Ta Fo is a dish you leave to the experts (i.e. street vendors and restaurants), but once it's actually quite easy to make at home.
This is a hybrid of wheat noodles and tender dumplings with two kinds of pork. Try it dry or with soup. Most Thais would simply buy from a street vendor, however those of us outside of Thailand don’t have this option and can make it themselves with some patience.
Similar to Bamee Giao Moo Daeng, but serviced on rice, Thai pork (Khao Moo Daeng) is lean and tender.
Known simply as Pad Gaprao, this is a "holy" stir-fried with minced pork and topped with a fried egg. It's the most popular lunch you'll find in Thailand.
They might look like miniature tacos, but Ka Nom Bueng are actually sweet crepes topped with cream and shreds of sugary egg yolk.
"Pok pok pok" - you'll know you're near a papaya salad vendor when you hear this sound on the streets of Bangkok. This salad is best enjoyed with smoky grilled chicken.
Most Thai desserts are a sweet and sometimes filling snack, as opposed to a light and airy Western style dessert. They are characterised by sweet syrups, coconut cream, tropical fruits, and sweet sticky rice. Khanom Waan, a form of gelatinous Thai delight, are made from pumpkin, red bean, or lotus, and topped with shaved ice.
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