Must Try Street Food

Must Try Street Food

Kao Niew Ma Muang - Mango Sticky Rice

In the mood for dessert? Mango sticky rice will satiate your dessert pangs instantly! It consists of glutinous rice, mango pulp, coconut milk and mung beans to top it off. Eat it fresh with a spoon or hands, if you will! It is highly refreshing and a kind of street food in Thailand that's sure to give you some respite during mid-day heat. There are a lot of variations available with different types of mangoes and toppings like dried shrimp. Eat it fresh as the sticky rice and coconut milk tend to spoil quickly.

Khao Soi

You can’t miss trying out this Northern Thai culinary masterpiece on the streets of Chiang Mai. This rich curry noodle dish traditionally combines braised chicken in a coconut curry broth, with boiled egg noodles, shrimp paste, lashings of aromatics like chillies and lime, all topped with crispy noodles and pickled shallots. It’s utterly delicious and sure to be one of your most memorable foodie experiences

Khao Pad

Fried rice is a classic dish found from India to China to Indonesia – but the Thai version gives them all a run for their money. The main ingredient in khao pad (Thai fried rice) is fragrant jasmine rice that’s tossed with vegetables and a scrumptious mix of soy sauce, fish sauce, sugar and salt.

The best part? You can customise it however you like. Add a fried egg, or protein like shrimp, chicken or tofu. However you like it, you’re sure to keep coming back for more of this addictive dish. 

Som Tam

This popular salad is found in street food carts all over Thailand, and will quickly become your favourite option for a light, fresh dish. It’s made with shredded green papaya, carrots and tomatoes, then tossed in a flavour explosion of sugar, garlic, lime juice, peanuts and plenty of chillies.

The ingredients are mixed together using a pestle and mortar to create a juicy blend of tongue-tingling flavours. Be warned that this dish can get very spicy, so be sure to ask for it ‘mai pet’ (not spicy) if you can’t handle the heat. 

Pad Thai

Pad Thai is one of Thailand’s most iconic dishes – and for good reason. The famous stir-fried dish is a culinary work of art that combines the sweet and savoury flavours of tamarind, peanuts, bean sprouts, fried egg and lime, all wok-tossed with noodles.

You can have it with meat like shrimp, or tofu for a vegetarian option, and you’ll find street food vendors whipping up this mouthwatering creation across the country. This is one divine dish you’ll crave long after you leave Thailand

Guay Teow

Guay teow, or noodle soup, is the most popular street food dish in Thailand. You’ll find big bubbling pots in Bangkok street food markets and across the country, with vendors ready to dish up a hot bowl of noodles, meat and broth. Like many Thai foods, there are many variations so it’s a bit different everywhere you eat it.

You can try it with rice noodles, egg noodles, chicken, pork or beef, and even wontons, vegetables or meatballs. However you like it, it’s always best topped with the classic Thai flavour combination of fish sauce, lime juice, sugar and dried chillies. Warm and satisfying, guay teow is simply good for the soul


As you walk around the streets of Thailand, you’ll often see locals dropping in to food stalls or whizzing by on scooters to grab something to eat and go. One of the most popular takeaway foods is satay.

These mouthwatering skewers of meat are served with homemade peanut sauce that’s the perfect balance of sweet and spicy. You can choose from chicken, beef, pork, fish and even buffalo meat or tofu. One of the local favourites is Moo Ping, grilled pork satay.

Gaeng Kiew Wan Gai

Warm and hearty, Thai green curry is one of our favourite Thai comfort foods. It’s made with a coconut milk base and gets its gorgeous green hue from green peppers, green chillies, kaffir lime leaves, basil and coriander.

You can add your choice of meat like chicken and it’s usually dished up on a steaming bed of rice. If you’re looking for a variation, why not try yellow curry or red curry, made with colourful aromatics like turmeric or red chillies.

Poh Pia Tod

Spring rolls are famous all over the world, but they get even better on the streets of Thailand. You’ll find street vendors all over the country selling these tasty snacks. They usually chop up the long deep-fried rolls into bite-sized pieces, before placing them in a bag, drenching them in sweet chilli sauce, and serving with a toothpick to eat.

They’re made with all kinds of different fillings, such as crunchy vegetables, meat or tofu and rice noodles. If you’re after something a little lighter, you can also try fresh spring rolls (pa pia sod) that also come in bite-sized pieces with a dipping sauce. They’re sure to put a spring in your step!

Kai Jeow

You’ll see kai jeow served at most food stalls around Thailand and you’ve got to try this omelette with a difference! Thai omelettes are fluffy on the inside and holden and crispy on the outside, and it’s usually cooked with fish sauce, chillies and chilli sauce then served over rice. It’s typically a delicious street-style breakfast but you can eat it any time of the day you get a craving!

Pad See Ew

If you can’t get enough of Thai noodles, you’ve got to try pad see ew. It’s made with wide rice noodles, stir-fried in a slightly sweet dark soy sauce with Chinese broccoli or cabbage and protein like chicken, pork, beef or tofu.

If you want to branch out from Pad Thai but can’t handle the spicier dishes, this is the perfect option. You can always add chili flakes or vinegar if you like a little extra kick