12 THAILAND STREET FOODS THE TOURISTS “CANNOT FORGET”
Thai cuisine has received many praises from the international tourists and the contribution of many street foods such as Pad Thai, mango sticky rice, milk tea are not less. This article is going to reveal 12 street foods in Thailand that you cannot miss.
1. Pad Thai
This is one of the most famous cuisines and the most popular in Thailand – the land of “Golden Temples”. The ingredients of this dish include fried noodles mixed with eggs, peanuts, dried shrimp, tofu, tamarind sauce, beans, sometimes accompanies with shrimp or squid. The stalls at Khao San streets are most enjoyed by numerous tourists around the world. Pad Thai costs about 70 to 80 baht (about 2 USD)
2. Som Tum Thai
Som Tum, also known as Thai papaya salad is a kind of spicy salad with the main raw material is the shredded green papaya. This dish is considered full of basic tastes of Thai cuisine: sour lime, spicy chili, salty fish sauce, and sweetness of jaggery. Traditionally, a plate of typical Thai papaya salad will consist of shredded papaya, beans, sliced cucumber, dried Thai chili, Thai basil, lime juice and roasted peanuts, pepper, crushed garlic…
3. Fried rice
Enjoying snacks all the time in Thailand maybe bored. However, if you are interested in rice, please do not forget to enjoy “fried rice” – which is sold pretty much on the street. The rice is fried with sufficient criteria to ensure not too dry, not too crushed, every grain of rice is intact and spices are soaked. Also, this dish was covered in a layer of omelet to attract the tourists. A chicken or pork fried rice dish will cost 40 Baht, beef or seafood fried rice is more expensive and cost 50 baht (about 2.5 USD).
4. Salt-grilled fish
This is one of the dishes you can easily catch while wandering on the Thailand streets. The fish is coated with a thick layer of salt, grilled over charcoal. When eating, dismissing the skin will reveal fresh white fish meat section, tasty. The price of this dish will depend on the size of fish.
5. Food on skewers
Barbecue skewers will also be a fun culinary experience that you should not ignore. The Thais grill everything, from meat, fish, eggs, sausage or animal viscera to vegetables, in which the roasted pork is served with steamed sticky rice, is the most preferred dish.
The grilled stores with a charming fragrance like this are the attractive choice for your trip. With only 10-25 baht or about 0.5 -1 USD /skewer you can comfortably eat without fearing of the budget deficit.
6. Mango sticky rice
The Mango sticky rice is a strange combination between the plastic sticky rice, greasy coconut milk and some slices of sweet yellow ripe mango. Further, the price is very cheap, only 60 baht for a portion of the dish (about 2 USD). This is one of the very popular street foods in Thailand. Slightly sour taste of mango will help to neutralize the sweetness and the greasy flavor of the coconut milk and creating an unforgettable flavor for this dish.
7. Cream of coconut sticky rice
After visiting Chatuchak weekend market or suffering from hot and tired shopping hours, it’s hard to refuse when seeing these seductive coconut cream trucks. Just waiting for you to nod, the sellers will quickly halve the coconut, drain and immediately use half of the coconut as an ice cream cup. Coconut cream is made from coconut milk, thus the cream is very soft and greasy, this dish is decorated with fresh copra, groundnut or with some dried fruits for the other choices.
8. Tong Yip,Tong Yord, Foi Tong
In Thailand, the sweet foods with orange color like this are 90% made from egg yolk and kneaded with powdered sugar. From this material, they are created into many different shapes, some types such as strands of thin vermicelli , the round-shaped type, the gaudy small flower-shaped. Depending on the shapes these dishes are called Tong Yip, Tong Yord or Foi Tong.
9. Sang Kaya Fug Tong
This is one of the very popular cakes in Thailand with a cute shape and a sweet pumpkin flavor. The bakers skillfully remove all the pumpkin gut without touching the flesh, then fill it with smooth egg cream then cook the whole pumpkin for soft-steamed. Each pumpkin will be cut into 8 to 10 pieces, each piece of the cake would be wrapped in banana leaves so that the customers can easily enjoy anytime.
10. Fried banana
Fried banana is also a snack which is very popular in Thai cuisine. Bananas used to make the cakes are thinly sliced and embedded in the mixture of coconut milk, flour, sugar, salt, coconut and then fried. Fried banana dish is covered with the sweet and greasy coconut milk, fragrant and plasticizer and also the fragrance of roasted sesame has mesmerized many tourists.
11. Milk tea
Thai milk tea, a drink which is made headlines throughout the stores in Vietnam, is also an extremely popular refreshing drink in Thailand. Thai milk tea has a characterized orange color from the red tea when being prepared with milk (which is milk powder, condensed milk and the whole milk powder used to make a greasy milk flavor without losing the characteristics of tea). In Thailand, you can see this refreshing drink anywhere.
12. Grilled coconut
The recipe for this dish is simple: the whole coconut is roasted over an open fire, then is chilled and produced the best drink in the world. The reason is that the grilling process makes the coconut water became sweet and very fragrant. However, the copra was transferred to a light purple and soft and not unappetizing as the fresh coconut. The price for a grilled coconut is about 1 USD.