Part One of my Chatuchak Weekend Market Street Food Tips
Aside from being the largest outdoor market in Southeast Asia, Chatuchak Weekend Market has many street food stalls and food shacks located in and around the market area and at the vicinity and beside the chatuchak park. You can have a huge selection of assorted national and regional thai dishes and streetfood and refreshments and desserts plus a sprinkling of some international common foods (some of the thai dishes have common roots in the dishes of Vietnam, Cambodia, laos and Malaysia). There are soo many selections to choose from that you ould not get hungry while shopping and strolling this huge area!
food stalls and food carts and food shacks generally open at 6:00 am to 8:00 pm on weekends.
Favorite Dish: a lot of selections like the street food version of pad thai, assorted spicy thai soups, thai dumplings, assorted thai grilled meats and barbecue, malaysian style sate, coconut and roasted coconut juice, thai sweet coolers, iced milk tea, coffee and other selections. prices of the meals start at 20 baht and the drinks at 15 baht and the grilled meats at 15 baht. The choices are endless and are very cheap on the budget!
The most spicy of all the thai curries is the green curry as they say (the yellow curry is not that spicy and the red curry is a little bit less spicy than the green curry), as the word might suggest it looks green and usually has some vegetables in it that look like small green tomatoes, these you can eat but don't eat the green peas in this curry as they are extremely bitter. I still don't know why they keep adding these things as they are really disgusting but the curry itself is excellent and usually chicken, shrimp, pork or beef is added to it. (costs 60 Baht at Tuk Lae Dee and 45 Baht at Street Stalls and is called Kaeng khiaw waan Kai)
Sold on the streets of Thailand, this all-time favourite Thai fish cake (made from mud fish) is irresistible when served spiced with Thai curry and kaffir lime leaves. They can be eaten as appetizer or as a filling meal with rice. (Gullivers Tavern also makes good fish cakes! but it cost 120 Baht there). Cost about 40-50 Baht per order in street stalls and hawker stalls. Try them now.
Favorite Dish: assorted tod mun pla fish cakes that you can buy anywhere in bangkok
Tom Yum is the most famous of Thai soups and isn considered the national dish of thailand, particularly the Tom Yum Goong (Sour & Spicy Lemongrass Shrimp Soup). You can find them everywhere from the upscale thai restaurants, food courts and even at stret stalls. It is a clear sour which is flavored with fresh lemon grass and kaffir lime leaf. The most well-known version uses shrimp (in Thai: goong, koon, kung), but you may also use firm white-flesh fish (Tom Yum Taleh) or chicken (gy or kai).
Tom yum is characterized by its distinct hot and sour flavors, with fragrant herbs generously used. The basic broth is made of stock and fresh ingredients such as lemon grass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, shallots, lime juice, fish sauce, tamarind, and crushed chilis.
Tom Yum Goong is available everywhere in Bangkok and Thailand and costs 60-80 Baht in street stalls and 90 to 120 baht in Food Courts like Siam paragon, Central World or MBK.
Favorite Dish: there are many variations of the tom yum soup and many levels of spiciness.
Pizza, baked on a pickup truck! Thai-Street food become international!
Thailand's 1st wood fired mobile pizza oven on a pick up truck!
Pizza-Aroy sales their Pizza's at the Srivara, Town in Town area (2 locations) see more at their website.
Great and delicious Pizza's! Fresh out of the oven! Thin, crispy, 12 inch in size and 13 different toppings to choose from.
The price is 229 THB/each!
Extra toppings charged with 20 THB/each.
Isn't this amazing? I love' it!
You’ll love it!
Favorite Dish: I love the Italian classic. Pizza Margherita!
At first few attempts, I really couldn't chew the food at all. I end up eating bread and drinks juices only. Or eat at the Buffet Breakfast at the hotels restaurant. Its not just spicy but SUPER SPICY hahahah!
But I learned to love these foods on my 2nd and 3rd nights.
This place always has a line, so I knew that others knew something I didnt! it is off soi rambutri chakrapong road, right across from the gecko restaurant/hotel and they have a big menu with a few tables to sit. I couldnt believe how good their pad thai was and how cheap!!! Only 20 baht!
Favorite Dish: Pad thai!! It had more garlic than usual, and made fresh right in front of you!!
Ive been traveling in South east Asia for a few months and always came back to Bangkok because I simply love this crazy city. The food, and especially they streetfood is so addictive and I go absolutely crazy about it!
A few weeks ago I found a guide for food in Bangkok called "the famulous eateries bangkok" in a bookshop in paragon called kinokunaiya. Its funny as its actually not a book but its like playing cards, with a description and map and everything. Most of the places are indeed off the beaten track and with some I had a hard time finding them but until now I always managed and it was always worthwile.
The street stalls and restaurants are all over Bangkok. Some rather remote in areas with names I haven´t ever heard mentioning in any Bangkok guide.
Favorite Dish: My favorite places that I found in this guide so far are:
Pra Chak - that´s a goose place at Taksin Bridge with egg noodles that I can bury myself in!
Khun Ake - a soup place close to Khaosan road.... superyummy
Pathe restaurant is the best place to hang, have some decent food and beers!
Sukhumvit 38.... its street food heaven!
the only place I was not so find of is a Pad Thai place called Tip samai. It was so crowded that me and my friends stood infront of the place and watched other people eating while we where starving. The Pad Thai was alright but not as great as I would have thought after I saw the people storming the place.
As a good tourists, before I went to thailand I bought a guide book. I just happen to buy a cooking book that works as a guidebook. I bought it at Eetavontuur, kookstudio after attending a Thai cooking course. "Bangkok streetfood, Cooking and travelling in Thailand", by Tom Vandenberghe and Eva verplaetse, publ. Lannoo, Belgium. This book was a wonderfull help and a great introduction in street food in Bangkok. The size is very good for on the field use and the adressess they mention are quite authentic.
Favorite Dish: I loved the seafood ad T & K restaurant, the BBQ prawns accompanied by spicy dipsauces are a blast !
There are many kinds of street food to be had in Bangkok. Fried Rice,Pat Thai or the Egg Noodles with Pork Dumplings.All are cheap when compared to any restaurants.One of the negative aspect could be that they are often on busy roads and the hot weather makes it more uncomfortable to sit and eat.If you don't want to sit you can always order to go.Pick the one where lots of Thais are eating and you won't go wrong.
Favorite Dish: Pat Mee Sua is kinda like the famous" Pat Thai "but with egg noodle and vegetables.Very popular during the Vegetaian Festival.
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