Preparing a bowl of Khao Soi (Source: Streetside Bangkok)
Bangkok is known all over the world for its street food that can be found everywhere, from roadside pushcarts to food stalls. To the delight of many, street food is about to get even more vibrant with new certificates to be issued by The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA). The BMA has agreed to vendors setting up 191 stalls in five areas within four districts, namely Bang Khun Thian, Phaya Thai, Bang Phlat and Bangkok Noi, beginning this month.
Here are some of our top picks:
Coconut Egg Noodles
Phaya Thai District is home to many local street stalls, including Hang Khao Soi. So popular that it is usually sold out by lunch, the stall has earned a loyal following with its flavorsome Khao Soi Noodles. The dish fuses flavors of deep-fried crispy egg noodles, pickled mustard greens, lime, ground chilies and meat (chicken, pork or beef) in a curry-like sauce containing coconut milk. Hailing from the country’s northern region, the delicacy is guaranteed to keep stomachs fully satisfied.
Crispy Banana Fritters
The Kamen Banana Fritter Street Food Stall, run by a Cambodian woman, is all the rave for its Banana Fritters at the Bang Phlat District. Fried until golden brown, the fritters are crispy yet creamy with a combination of milk, bananas, eggs, margarine and flour. Giving the snack its unique texture and taste, the vendor’s special frying technique will have you begging for more.
Kamen Banana Fritter Street Food Staff (Source: Google Review)
Dry Meat Curry
Attracting crowds for more than three decades, street eatery Ruam Tai located in the Bangkok Noi District is famous for its Southern Thai cuisine. Here, you can whet your appetite with Khua Kling, a dry stir-fried dish consisting of minced pork or chicken, infused with curry paste, and Pad Kapi Sataw Goong (Stink Beans with Prawns). If you like it hot, then amp up the heat with a choice of spicy soup or curry at this street food spot.
Khua Kling, a Southern Thai speciality (Source: Eating Thai Food)