Besides shimmering beaches, unique culture and an estimated number of 40,000 Buddhist temples, Thailand also attracts travelers for the best culinary experiences in the world. When it comes to Thai street food, you may feel confused to choose some among uncountable mouthwatering dishes unique to this country. To get more information, click: Thailand holidays
Gai tod (fried chicken)
Even though gai tod (fried chicken) is not a typical of Thai cuisine, it is widely popular and loved by all Thai people. Who can hate fried chicken? The unique recipe of gai tod can be found at almost every street food carts on Bangkok streets, from night markets to BTS stations. Typically prepared by marinating chicken drumsticks or wings in a blend of soy and fish sauces, rice flour and many kinds of spices before deep frying the whole mixture, Thai fried chicken is revered for its light, crispy skin crackling whenever you bite. Crispy outside but tender juicy flesh inside, this is what makes gai tod attract even the chicken haters and the pickiest eaters. Indochina tours Thailand
Crispy gai tok can be enjoyed with Thai chili paste, fried garlic or with a spicy dipping sauce as a snack itself; with a bag of sticky rice (Khao Mun Gai Tod) as a full meal or a side dish to wash down with a glass of cold Thai beer after a long tiring day of shopping and sightseeing.
Where to go for best gai tod?
- Soi Polo Fried Chicken (137/1-2 Soi Sanam Khli): Open time: 7 AM – 10 PM daily; Price – 200 THB full chicken.
- Som Tam Nua restaurant (392/14 Siam Square Soi 5, Rama 1 Road)
Moo Ping (grilled pork)
Succulent pieces of pork meat with fat skewered together and grilled on top of hot charcoals, Moo Ping (grilled pork) is a favorite afternoon snack treat easily found on all streets in Bangkok. Marinated in a sweet-salty concoction and receiving an additional smoky flavor from the burning coals, this nice char, which remains juicy and moist, lures you even more and more.
These Thai pork skewers are so good that you want to have stick after stick, but it can also be served with some nam jim jaew dipping sauce and traditional sticky rice for a more filling meal. Even though moo ping can be taken away, to enjoy the taste at its best, make sure to consume this awesome grilled pork treat off the grill when the delicious pork actually melts in your mouth. This definite must-try for every carnivorous traveler can fill you up for several hours so that you will have enough energy to keep going until dinner time rolls around. It costs from 4 baht (USD $0.15) to 10 baht (USD $0.30) for a skewer of moo ping.
Where to go for the best moo ping?
- Moo Ping Hea Owen outside 7/11 on Silom Road at Soi Convent. Opening hours: from 10pm onwards till early morning.
- Moo Ping at Sukhuvit (Sukhomvit Soi 19, Watthana) and Chinatown (6 Yaowarat Road, Samphanthawong).
Khanom Buang (Thai pancake)
Made from several ingredients including rice flour, pigeon pea flour, eggs yolk, palm sugar and a pinch of salt by the hands of street vendors who have mastered the art, Khanom Buang is a sweet snack found all over Thailand. These crepes look a bit like tacos but it is actually a Thai staple food. A khanom buang is from 10 to 30 baht (USD $0.30 – $0.90). The crispy golden brown crepe contrasts nicely with the texture of the soft and juicy stuffing of candied duck egg yolk making these crepes a really delicious sweet dessert.
Where to go for the best Thai pancake?
- Khanom Buang Phraeng Nara (Phra Nakhon)
- Damnoen Saduak Floating Market (Damnoen Saduak District, Ratchaburi)
- Siam Paragon (991/1 Rama I Road).