besides importing the popular satay of indonesia, which you can see at street food stalls all around bangkok, there are also a wide variety of thai grilled and barbecue streetfood available around Bangkok and the various fragrant and savory aromas wafting in the air will entice you to try them as thailand is known as one of the top ten street food cities in the world, according to CNN Go.
there are various grilled and barbecued pork meats and some have a sweetish tinge and others are spicy, they also have squids, fish, the thai version of the Spanish Pork Sausage (also known as longganisa in the philippines), but their version has rice inside the sausage. they also have assorted squid balls, hotdogs, dumplings, fish cakes and more.
Favorite Dish: one grilled thai sausage will cost 10 baht per piece, a piece of the sweet and the spicy thai pork barbecue will cost 10 baht per stick, thai style satays with peanut sauce also at 10 baht. a stick of grilled spicy squid is 12 baht per stick.
Great taste on each and every corner of the city, the street vendors ... :)
Fruits, chicken, cold and hot drinks, meat, sausages, eggs, noodles and many more sorts of food available for you day and night on 24 / 7 basis.
You can just stop and eat anything. If you cruise through Bangkok at night in a kind of gentle astonishment.
In a city of 100,000 restaurants (maybe twice that if you include street food) you have an amazing and endless choice to dine in a nice way. Enjoy ... :)
All right there is not a lot I would say but the fact that you should go for street food. I for one am a fan of junk food across the globe and thai street food is no doubt one the best I have had in my days.
Favorite Dish: Thai Noodles
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
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.
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.
Pat Thai is a dish of stir-fried rice noodles with eggs, fish sauce , tamarind juice, red chilli pepper, plus any combination of bean sprouts, shrimp, chicken, or tofu, garnished with crushed peanuts and coriander. It is normally served with a piece of lime, the juice of which can be added along with the usual Thai condiments. In Thailand, it is also served with a piece of banana flower.
For good and cheap original Pat Thai just look for a lady frying it up on any Bangkok Street corner in the evenings.
Favorite Dish: Shrimp Pat Thai!
There was just another post/reply about this same subject in the same area. Curt in Bangkok had agreat web site that I will also send to you that I think you will find helpful, it was a great post with lots of information. Thanks Curt!
Don't miss out on these places as they offer cheap and tasty food you won't find in normal tourist restaurants. If you're concerned about hygiene, take a look for yourself. The basic rule of thumb applies; if the food looks fresh, the oil in the pan isn't dark sludgy brown and the food is thoroughly cooked in front of you, it's generally safe to eat. Go at lunch time, when food is freshest. Stir-frying, grilling and soup made from boiling water offer safe cooking methods. Avoid eating anything raw as this may have been washed in contaminated water and avoid crushed ice which might have come from a dubious source. Follow these basic rules and go for it!
Thai food is not just a culinary feast, but an unrivaled adventure. Arrive with an open mind and you will be hooked in no time. Don't hesitate to try something new or different. We only live once. In the West, anyway...
Even though there are a lot of good restaurants in Bangkok I am really convinced that you should try to eat food from the street vendors at least once!
It´s really cheap and it´s really good and at least you get the feeling that you do something authentic!
Favorite Dish: Just some noodles, spring rolls or fried rice... We kept it simple!
There is a bunch of hawker places just outside the Central World Trade center. Whenever I am in Bangkok I make sure I visit the one that has large prawns on ice. Instead of choosing from the menu I just choose the ingredients - prawns, squid, vegetables etc and they will cook it fresh for you. The food is delicious and cheap.
Favorite Dish: The huge prawns (king or tiger) barbequed style with a chilli dip sauce.
Some people feel that the best way to experience the local culture would be to sample the local food. You will be able to find food carts in almost every street in bangkok. For those who are adventurous enough, do try out the local street food while you're in bangkok. However do bear in mind that like most street food in the world, the food sold are not very hygienic. It will be good to observe how the food is being handled and prepared before purchasing.